Guidance for the inventory, identification and substitution of Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) (draft, April 2015)

Scope

The objective of this document is to provide step-by-step guidance that enables Parties to establish inventories of Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) listed under the Convention in 2013. This guidance document also contains information on alternatives to HBCD which could support the phasing-out of the chemical.

Main target audience

This document will be of use to national Stockholm Convention focal points, the project coordination unit implementing the NIP review and update project and the different task teams responsible for conducting inventories and developing action plans. It will also be of interest to other stakeholders concerned with the elimination of HBCD.

Latest version of the Guidance (April 2015)

Review of the Guidance

The process for the review of the guidance was initiated by decision SC-7/10 on Implementation plans, which requested the Secretariat to continue, subject to availability of resources, to update the guidance on the basis of comments received from Parties and others by 31 March 2016. The request for information pursuant to decision SC-7/10 can be accessed here. The comments received to date on the draft guidance are available here.

Comments received (as of 31 March 2016)

List of comments and responses on the Guidance for the inventory, identification and substitution of Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) (draft, April 2015)