Draft guidance on best available techniques and best environmental practices for the production and use of hexabromocyclododecane listed with specific exemptions under the Stockholm Convention

Scope

The Convention prohibits the production and use of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) except for production as allowed for the Parties listed in the Register of Specific Exemptions and for use in expanded polystyrene (EPS) and extruded polystyrene (XPS) in buildings (decision SC-6/13). Parties that produce and/or use HBCD have to register with the Secretariat of the Convention and take into account phasing-in BAT and BEP. This guidance document has been developed to guide Parties in their actions to minimize and prevent releases of HBCD in accordance with the provisions of the Convention.

Main target audience

Staff responsible for developing management plans for the application of BAT and BEP for this chemical and technical staff involved in their implementation.

Guidance

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Draft guidance on best available techniques and best environmental practices for the production and use of hexabromocyclododecane listed with specific exemptions under the Stockholm Convention, January 2017 (re-issued for technical reasons in March 2017)

Review of the Guidance

This document has been developed by the experts on best available techniques and best environmental practices nominated by parties and others in accordance with the process for the review and update of the guidelines and guidance on best available techniques and best environmental practices which has been initiated by decision SC-6/10.The process for review and update on the guidelines and guidance is conducted by experts nominated by parties and others through the joint Toolkit and best available techniques and best environmental practices expert roster.