Request for comments on guidance documents

Decision SC-8/8, adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention at its eighth meeting, took note of the newly developed inventory guidance and also of revised and updated guidance documents, as listed in paragraph 4 of the decision. The Conference invited Parties to submit comments to the Secretariat by 30 June 2018 on the documents and on their experience using them and on how to improve their usefulness.

Guidance documents are the following:

 Calls for information  Respondents Methods of submission Deadlines for submission

Parties and others are invited to provide comments to the Secretariat on the following guidance documents[1]:

  1. Guidance on developing a national implementation plan for the Stockholm Convention (January 2017);
  2. Guidance on preparing inventories of PFOS and related chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention (January 2017);
  3. Guidance on preparing inventories of polybrominated diphenyl ethers listed under the Stockholm Convention (January 2017);
  4. Guidance on socio-economic assessment for national implementation plan development and implementation under the Stockholm Convention (March 2017);
  5. Guidance on the calculation of action plan costs for specific POPs (March 2017);
  6. Guidance on the control of the import and export of POPs (April 2017);
  7. Guidance on the labelling of products or articles that contain POPs – initial considerations (March 2017);
  8. Guidance on the sampling, screening and analysis of persistent organic pollutants in products and articles (March 2017);
  9. Guidance on preparing inventories of hexabromocyclododecane (March 2017);
  10. Draft guidance on preparing inventories of hexachlorobutadiene[2];
  11. Draft guidance on preparing inventories of polychlorinated naphthalenes[3];
  12. Draft guidance on preparing inventories of pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters and on identifying alternatives for the phase out of those chemicals[4].
  • Parties
  • Others
Please make submissions to the Secretariat via the contact point provided below.  30 June 2018

Contact point

Mr. Suman Sharma
Email: suman.sharma@brsmeas.org
Tel: +41 22 917 82 10, Fax: +41 22 917 8098

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[1] The documents listed in paragraphs (a)–(i) are available at: http://chm.pops.int/Implementation/NIPs/Guidance/tabid/2882/Default.aspx.

[2] Available as document UNEP/POPS/COP.8/INF/18 at: http://chm.pops.int/TheConvention/ConferenceoftheParties/Meetings/COP8/tabid/5309/Default.aspx.

[3] Available as document UNEP/POPS/COP.8/INF/19 at: http://chm.pops.int/TheConvention/ConferenceoftheParties/Meetings/COP8/tabid/5309/Default.aspx.

[4] Available as document UNEP/POPS/COP.8/INF/20 at: http://chm.pops.int/TheConvention/ConferenceoftheParties/Meetings/COP8/tabid/5309/Default.aspx.