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SC-1/23 Format for the Register of Specific Exemptions124 K82.56 K
 
 
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Adopts, for the purposes of paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article 4 of the Convention, the format for the Register of Specific Exemptions as set out in annex I to the present decision;

Endorses the form for submission of registrations of specific exemptions by Parties set out in annex II to the present decision.
SC-1/24 Review process for entries in the Register of Specific Exemptions76.5 K41.43 K
 
 
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Adopts, for the purposes of paragraph 5 of Article 4 of the Convention, the review process for the entries in the Register of Specific Exemptions set out in annex I to the present decision, with the exception of paragraphs 4 and 5, with a view to taking a decision on those paragraphs at a subsequent meeting of the Conference of the Parties;

Endorses the form for requesting an extension of a specific exemption set out in annex II to the present decision.
SC-1/25 Decision on the format of the DDT register; the format and questionnaire contained in annex III; and the evaluation of the continued need for DDT for disease vector control set out in annex IV365 K245.79 K
 
 
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Takes note of the report of the expert group contained in annex II to the note by the Secretariat on evaluation of the continued need for DDT for disease vector control, including the conclusions and recommendations contained therein, and based on them: (a) Concludes that countries that are currently using DDT for disease vector control may need to continue such use until locally appropriate and cost-effective alternatives are available for sustainable transition away from DDT; (b) Concludes that sufficient capacity at the national and subnational levels is necessary for effective implementation, monitoring and impact evaluation (including associated data management) of the use of DDT and its alternatives in disease vector control, and recommends that the financial mechanism of the Convention support activities to build and strengthen such capacity as well as measures to strengthen relevant public health systems; (c) Requests the Secretariat, in cooperation with the World Health Organization, to elaborate further the reporting and evaluation process on DDT, as envisaged in the first recommendation of the expert group report on DDT, and to prepare cost estimates on such a process for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its second meeting; (d) Requests the Secretariat, in cooperation with the World Health Organization, to provide an overview of alternatives and their effectiveness to assist Parties in their goal of reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of DDT; (e) Decides that adequate resources should be budgeted for 2006 to meet the needs specified for activities 2 and 3 of the work plan outlined in annex III to the note by the Secretariat on evaluation of the continued need for DDT for disease vector control, on immediate actions to support the preparations of Parties for reporting on DDT and the review and assessment process required for future evaluations of the continued need for DDT, and invites countries to provide in 2005 the resources necessary for activity 1; (f) Requests the financial mechanism of the Convention, and invites other international financial institutions, to support ongoing processes to develop global partnerships on long-term strategies for developing and deploying cost-effective alternatives to DDT, including the development of insecticides for indoor residual spraying, long-lasting insecticide treated materials and nonchemical alternatives; (g) Requests the Secretariat to work closely with the World Health Organization on ongoing efforts to provide global leadership for the partnerships referred to in subparagraph 8 (f) above; 9. Invites States that are non-Parties to the Convention to participate in the activities outlined above.
SC-2/3 Review process for entries in the Register of Specific Exemptions66.5 K17.37 K
 
 
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1. Adopts, for the purposes of paragraphs 5, 6 and 7 of Article 4 of the Convention, the criteria to be applied in the review process for entries in the Register of Specific Exemptions established under Article 4 of the Convention set out in the annex to the present decision;
2. Decides to resume consideration of the unresolved issues in the review process for entries in the Register of Specific Exemptions, as adopted by the Conference in decision SC-1/24, at its next ordinary meeting;
3. Notes that the criteria set out in the annex to the present decision shall be taken into account by the Conference when it considers the review process referred to in paragraph 2 above.
SC-3/3 Revised process for the review of entries in the Register of Specific Exemptions67.5 K14.51 K
 
 
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Adopts the revised process for the review of entries in the Register of Specific Exemptions contained in the annex to the present decision and agrees to review paragraph 4 of the process at its next meeting; Requests the Secretariat to undertake the activities in the review process regarding the specific exemptions in the Register that are due for review at the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties; Reminds each Party that has a specific exemption in the Register and is seeking an extension of that exemption to submit a report to the Secretariat at least twelve months prior to the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, in 2009, justifying its continued need for registration of that exemption and providing the information requested in the review process.
SC-4/3Exemptions75.5 K9.32 K
 
 
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1. Notes the cancellation of all specific exemptions that were recorded in the Register of Specific Exemptions for the persistent organic pollutant chemicals listed in Annexes A or B of the Convention at the time of its adoption;

2. Also notes that, with the exception of polychlorinated biphenyls, all current exemptions listed in Annex A and Annex B of the Convention will be unavailable to Parties after 17 May 2009;

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4. Agrees to extend the expiration date in paragraph 6 of the review process for entries in the Register of Specific Exemptions to 2015;

SC-4/14Listing of hexabromodiphenyl ether and heptabromodiphenyl ether80.5 K13.69 K
 
 
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Having considered the risk profile and risk management evaluation for commercial octabromodiphenyl ether transmitted by the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee,

Taking note of the recommendation by the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee to list hexabromodiphenyl ether and heptabromodiphenyl ether in Annex A of the Convention,

SC-4/15Listing of lindane79 K9.74 K
 
 
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Having considered the risk profile and risk management evaluation for lindane transmitted by the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee,

Taking note of the recommendation by the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee to list lindane in Annex A of the Convention,

SC-4/17Listing of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride86 K21.88 K
 
 
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Having considered the risk profile, risk management evaluation and addendum to the risk management evaluation for perfluorooctane sulfonate transmitted by the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee,

Taking note of the recommendation by the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee to list perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride in Annex A or Annex B of the Convention,

SC-4/18Listing of tetrabromodiphenyl ether and pentabromodiphenyl ether80.5 K13.66 K
 
 
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Having considered the risk profile and risk management evaluation for commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether transmitted by the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee,

Taking note of the recommendation by the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee to list tetrabromodiphenyl ether and pentabromodiphenyl ether in Annex A of the Convention,

SC-5/3Listing of technical endosulfan and its related isomers144 K13.98 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

Having considered the risk profile and risk management evaluation for endosulfan (technical endosulfan, its related isomers and endosulfan sulfate) as transmitted by the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee,
Taking note of the recommendation by the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee to list technical endosulfan, its related isomers and endosulfan sulfate in Annex A to the Convention, with specific exemptions,

SC-5/8Exemptions191 K28.63 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Approves the forms for notification of specific exemptions, acceptable purposes and chemicals occurring as constituents of articles manufactured or already in use set out in annexes I–IV to the present decision and requests the Secretariat to continue to make them publicly available on the website of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants;

SC-6/2Exemptions151 K173.94 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Approves the form for notification of specific exemption(s) for production and use of technical endosulfan and its related isomers set out in the annex to the present decision;

SC-7/1Exemptions15.1 K14.48 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Agrees to amend paragraph 6 of the review process for entries in the Register of Specific Exemptions to read as follows:

“6. This review process will be open-ended. It will continue to be reviewed, as necessary, by the Conference of the Parties as part of its consideration of specific exemptions and amended as the Conference of the Parties deems appropriate.”;

Other relevant decisions

 
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SC-3/4 Evaluation of the continued need for the procedure under paragraph 2 (b) of Article 363.5 K9.89 K
 
 
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1. Concludes that the information that has been gathered to date on the experience of using the procedure under paragraph 2 (b) of Article 3 of the Convention is insufficient to complete an evaluation of the continued need for the procedure; 2. Requests the Secretariat to provide a report, based on Party reports submitted pursuant to Article 15, certifications from exporting Parties pursuant to paragraph 2 (b) (iii) of Article 3 and other relevant information, for consideration by the Conference at its fourth meeting; 3. Decides to evaluate the procedure further at its fourth meeting.
SC-4/4Evaluation of the continued need for the procedure under paragraph 2(b) of Article 376.5 K9.72 K
 
 
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1. Takes note of the report by the Secretariat on information to be taken into account in the evaluation of the continued need for the procedure under paragraph 2 (b) of Article 3 of the Convention;

Concludes that the information currently available on the experience of using the procedure under paragraph 2 (b) of Article 3 is insufficient as a basis for evaluating the continued need for the procedure;

SC-5/5Work programme on brominated diphenyl ethers and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride134 K13.9 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

Taking note of decision SC-4/19, the recommendations of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee on the elimination of brominated diphenyl ethers from the waste stream and on risk reduction for perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride and the key findings and gaps identified by the Committee in the submissions by parties and observers,

SC-5/10Evaluation of the continued need for the procedure under paragraph 2 (b) of Article 3130.5 K8.91 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Takes note of the report by the Secretariat on information to be taken into account in the evaluation of the continued need for the procedure under paragraph 2 (b) of Article 3 of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants;

SC-6/3Process for the evaluation of progress parties have made towards eliminating brominated diphenyl ethers contained in articles and the review of the continued need for specific exemptions for those chemicals45 K19.62 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Takes notes of the information submitted by parties for the evaluation and review of brominated diphenyl ethers listed in Annex A to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants pursuant to paragraph 2 of parts IV and V of that Annex and on their experiences in implementing the recommendations on the elimination from the waste stream of brominated diphenyl ethers set out in the annex to decision POPRC-6/2;

SC-6/4Process for the evaluation of the continued need for perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride for the various acceptable purposes and specific exemptions52 K21.11 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Adopts the process set out in the annex to the present decision to enable the Conference of the Parties to undertake the evaluation of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride in accordance with paragraphs 5 and 6 of part III of Annex B to the Convention;

SC-6/5Evaluation of the continued need for the procedure under paragraph 2 (b) of Article 392 K31.4 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Takes note of the report set out in annex I to the note by the Secretariat on the evaluation of the continued need for the procedure under paragraph 2 (b) of Article 3 of the Stockholm Convention;

SC-7/4Revised format for the submission of information for the evaluation and review of brominated diphenyl ethers pursuant to paragraph 2 of parts IV and V of Annex A to the Stockholm Convention25.08 K34.4 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Adopts the format for the submission of information for the evaluation and review of brominated diphenyl ethers pursuant to paragraph 2 of parts IV and V of Annex A to the Convention set out in the annex to the present decision and decides to use it for the evaluation and review at its eighth meeting and at every second ordinary meeting thereafter in accordance with the process set out in decision SC-6/3;

SC-7/5Evaluation of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride pursuant to paragraphs 5 and 6 of part III of Annex B to the Convention18.92 K26.6 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

Recalling its decision SC-7/1, in which it notes, pursuant to paragraph 9 of Article 4 of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, that as there are no longer any parties registered for the specific exemptions for the production and use of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride for carpets, leather and apparel, textiles and upholstery, paper and packaging, coatings and coating additives and rubber and plastics, no new registrations may be made with regard to them,

SC-7/6Evaluation of the continued need for the procedure under paragraph 2 (b) of Article 314.15 K12.72 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Takes note of the report set out in the annex to the note by the Secretariat on the evaluation of the continued need for the procedure under paragraph 2 (b) of Article 3, and of the conclusions contained therein;

2. Concludes that there is a continued need for the procedure under paragraph 2 (b) of Article 3;