POPRC.1 Meeting Report

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UNEP/POPS/POPRC.1/10 Report of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee on the work of its first meeting323 K297.84 K
 
 
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Introduction

At its first meeting, held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, from 2 to 6 May 2005, the Conference of the Parties of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants adopted decision SC-1/7, by which it established, pursuant to paragraph 6 of Article 19 of the Convention, a subsidiary body, to be called the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee, for the purposes of performing the functions assigned to that Committee by the Convention.

Following adoption of that decision, and in accordance with the rules of procedure for the Conference of the Parties and the terms of reference of the Committee, as set out in the annexes to decisions SC-1/1 and SC-1/7 respectively, the Conference of the Parties agreed that Mr. Reiner Arndt (Germany) would serve as Chair of the Committee


Report Annexes

Annex I: Decisions


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POPRC-1/1 Provisional confidentiality arrangements60.5 K61.35 K
 
 
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Requests the Secretariat to develop draft confidentiality arrangements for consideration by the Committee at its next meeting;
Decides to apply the following provisional arrangements to confidential information until final arrangements are established by the Committee:
Any Party or any observer, when submitting information to the Committee, through the Secretariat, may identify and clearly label specific items of information submitted as confidential and requiring application of the provisional procedures for treatment of confidential information;
When receiving information labelled as confidential, the Secretariat or the Committee shall consider with the Party or the observer referred to in paragraph 2 (a) above the need for such labelling and mutually agree on the applicability of the provisional confidentiality arrangements to the information item in question;
POPRC-1/2 Invited experts50 K37.54 K
 
 
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1. Establishes the following criteria to be taken into consideration when selecting experts pursuant to paragraphs 10–12 of its terms of reference:
The need for areas of expertise or specific substance knowledge to support its work; and
The need to achieve an appropriate balance between developed and developing countries;
2. Decides to forward the criteria listed in paragraph 1 above to the Conference of the Parties for consideration and possible adoption at its second meeting;
3. Agrees to the process for inviting experts listed in the annex to the present decision.
POPRC-1/3 Pentabromodiphenyl ether57.5 K67.87 K
 
 
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1. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 4 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, that it is satisfied that the screening criteria have been fulfilled for PentaBDE, as set out in the evaluation contained in the annex to the present decision;
2. Decides furthermore, in accordance with paragraph 6 of Article 8 of the Convention and paragraph 29 of decision SC-1/7 of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention, to establish an ad hoc working group to review the proposal further and to prepare a draft risk profile in accordance with Annex E to the Convention;
3. Invites, in accordance with paragraph 4 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, Parties and observers to submit to the Secretariat the information specified in Annex E before 27 January 2006.
POPRC-1/4 Chlordecone56 K61.7 K
 
 
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1. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 4 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, that it is satisfied that the screening criteria have been fulfilled for chlordecone, as set out in the evaluation contained in the annex to the present decision;
2. Decides furthermore, in accordance with paragraph 6 of Article 8 of the Convention and paragraph 29 of decision SC-1/7 of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention, to establish an ad hoc working group to review the proposal further and to prepare a draft risk profile in accordance with Annex E to the Convention;
POPRC-1/5Hexabromobiphenyl56 K62.13 K
 
 
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1. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 4 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, that it is satisfied that the screening criteria have been fulfilled for hexabromobiphenyl, as set out in the evaluation contained in the annex to the present decision; 2. Decides furthermore, in accordance with paragraph 6 of Article 8 of the Convention and paragraph 29 of decision SC-1/7 of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention, to establish an ad hoc working group to review the proposal further and to prepare a draft risk profile in accordance with Annex E to the Convention;
POPRC-1/6Lindane Evaluations and Assessments59.5 K72.1 K
 
 
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1. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 4 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, that it is satisfied that the screening criteria have been fulfilled for lindane, as set out in the evaluation contained in the annex to the present decision; 2. Decides furthermore, in accordance with paragraph 6 of Article 8 of the Convention and paragraph 29 of decision SC-1/7 of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention, to establish an ad hoc working group to review the proposal further and to prepare a draft risk profile in accordance with Annex E to the Convention; 3. Invites, in accordance with paragraph 4 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, Parties and observers to submit to the Secretariat the information specified in Annex E before 27 January 2006.
POPRC-1/7Perfluorooctane sulfonate56 K63.6 K
 
 
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1. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 4 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, that it is satisfied that the screening criteria have been fulfilled for perfluorooctane sulfonate, as set out in the evaluation contained in the annex to the present decision; 2. Decides also, in accordance with paragraph 6 of Article 8 of the Convention and paragraph 29 of decision SC-1/7 of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention, to establish an ad hoc working group to review the proposal further and to prepare a draft risk profile in accordance with Annex E to the Convention; 3. Decides further that issues related to the inclusion of potential perfluorooctane sulfonate precursors should be dealt with in developing the draft risk profile; 4. Invites, in accordance with paragraph 4 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, Parties and observers to submit to the Secretariat the information specified in Annex E before 27 January 2006.

Annexes II–VII

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UNEP/POPS/POPRC.1/10/AnnexIIStandard workplan for the preparation of a draft risk profile55 K41.21 K
 
 
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UNEP/POPS/POPRC.1/10/AnnexIIIDefinitions of bioconcentration, bioaccumulation and biomagnification49 K35.06 K
 
 
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UNEP/POPS/POPRC.1/10/AnnexIVRisk profile outline46.5 K37.63 K
 
 
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UNEP/POPS/POPRC.1/10/AnnexVProposal on synthesis of risk characterization by some experts48 K8.2 K
 
 
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UNEP/POPS/POPRC.1/10/AnnexVIComposition of intersessional working groups72.5 K22 K
 
 
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UNEP/POPS/POPRC.1/10/AnnexVIIList of documents63 K37.21 K
 
 
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