Registers of Specific Exemptions for chemicals listed in Annex A

Article 4 of the Convention provides for the establishment of a Register for the purpose of identifying the Parties that have specific exemptions listed in Annex A or Annex B.

Please click on the chemical names listed below in the table to display respective registers. 

For information on how to register specific exemptions please click here.

List of registers for chemicals listed in Annex A

By decision SC-9/1 on Exemptions, adopted in May 2019, the Conference of the Parties noted, among other things, that as there were no longer any Parties registered for specific exemptions for lindane for use as a human-health pharmaceutical for the control of head lice and scabies as a second-line treatment, no new registrations may be made with respect to that chemical.

Chemical
Activity
Specific exemptions
Decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209) present in commercial decabromodiphenyl ether
(CAS No: 1163-19-5)

Production

As allowed for the Parties listed in the Register of Specific Exemptions
Use  In accordance with the provisions of Part IX of Annex A
Hexabromocyclododecane [1]

Production

As allowed for the Parties listed in the Register of Specific Exemptions in accordance with the provisions of Part VII of Annex A of the Convention
Use  Expanded polystyrene and extruded polystyrene in buildings in accordance with the provisions of Part VII of Annex A
Hexabromodiphenyl ether and
heptabromodiphenyl ether
 [1]
Use Articles in accordance with provisions of Part IV of Annex A
Lindane
CAS No: 58-89-9
Use Human health pharmaceutical for control of head lice and scabies as second line treatment
Pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters

Production

As allowed for the Parties listed in the Register of Specific Exemptions in accordance with the provisions of Part VIII of Annex A
Use  Pentachlorophenol for utility poles and cross-arms in accordance with the provisions of Part VIII of Annex A
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds

Production

Fire-fighting foam: None.
For other production, as allowed for the Parties listed in the Register in accordance with the provisions of Part X of Annex A
Use  In accordance with the provisions of Part X of Annex A
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB)  Use  Articles in use in accordance with the provisions of Part II of Annex A.
Polychlorinated naphthalenes, including dichlorinated naphthalenes, trichlorinated naphthalenes, tetrachlorinated naphthalenes, pentachlorinated naphthalenes, hexachlorinated naphthalenes, heptachlorinated naphthalenes, octachlorinated naphthalene

Production

Intermediates in production of polyfluorinated naphthalenes, including octafluoronaphthalene
Use  Production of polyfluorinated naphthalenes, including octafluoronaphthalene
Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (Alkanes, C10-13, chloro)+ : straight-chain chlorinated hydrocarbons with chain lengths ranging from C10to C13and a content of chlorine greater than 48 per cent by weight.
For example, the substances with the following CAS numbers may contain short-chain chlorinated paraffins:
CAS No. 85535-84-8;
CAS No. 68920-70-7;
CAS No. 71011-12-6;
CAS No. 85536-22-7;
CAS No. 85681-73-8;
CAS No. 108171-26-2.

Production

As allowed for the Parties listed in the Register
Use 
  • Additives in the production of transmission belts in the natural and synthetic rubber industry 
  • Spare parts of rubber conveyor belts in the mining and forestry industries 
  • Leather industry, in particular fatliquoring in leather 
  • Lubricant additives, in particular for engines of automobiles, electric generators and wind power facilities, and for drilling in oil and gas exploration, petroleum refinery to produce diesel oil 
  • Tubes for outdoor decoration bulbs 
  • Waterproofing and fire-retardant paints 
  • Adhesives 
  • Metal processing 
  • Secondary plasticizers in flexible polyvinyl chloride, except in toys and children’s products
Technical endosulfan and its related isomers

Production

As allowed for the Parties listed in the Register of Specific Exemptions
Use  Crop-pest complexes as listed in accordance with the provisions of Part VI of Annex A
Tetrabromodiphenyl ether and
pentabromodiphenyl ether
 [1]
Use Articles in accordance with the provisions of Part V of Annex A

[1] Please refer to the definitions as provided in Part III of Annex A of the Convention, for more information