Call for information and follow-up to the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention

Introduction

At its sixth meeting held in Geneva from 28 April to 10 May 2013, the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention agreed on the decisions contained in annex I to the report of the meeting, document UNEP/POPS/COP.6/33. Many of the decisions included invitations to parties and others to provide information.

The Executive Secretary sent a first letter on 12 June 2013 to parties and observers to transmit information requests contained in decisions that had early deadlines. A second letter was sent on 6 September 2013 containing all relevant information requests set out in the decisions adopted by the Conference of the Parties at its sixth meeting, including the three requests set forth in the first letter. The information requests are organized by decisions.

Information in response to the request(s) in each decision can be transmitted separately, since the deadlines vary.

Information request letters

Information request letter English French Spanish
First letter related to information requests in follow-up to the decisions taken by the Conference of the Parties at its sixth meeting that had early deadlines Download the Information Request Communication Download the Information Request Communication Download the Information Request Communication
Second letter related to information requests in follow-up to the decisions taken by the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention at its sixth meeting 
Download the Information Request Communication Download the Information Request Communication Download the Information Request Communication

Specific information requests

Where no submission form is specified, please transmit the requested information to the Secretariat via the contact point(s) provided in the individual request annexed to the information request letters.

Request Documents for comments Submission form Deadline Additional information
(1) Request for information for the revision of the draft format supporting the evaluation and review of brominated diphenyl ethers   
 
 
a. Nominations of experts to the SIWG  -  - 30 June 2013 -
b. Expressions of interest to serve as lead country for the SIWG  -  - 30 June 2013  -
c. Suggestions on revising the draft format  - 30 November 2013  -
(2) Request on guidelines on BAT and provisional guidance on BEP  


 
a. New information for the update of the BAT and BEP guidelines relevant to Article 5 and Annex C View  - 31 October 2014  -
b.
- First round of comments on the draft guidance on BAT and BEP for PFOS and PBDEs
- Second round of comments on the revised draft guidance
View BAT & BEP on PFOS

View BAT & BEP on PBDEs

 - 30 September 2013

31 October 2014

 View comments

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c. Comments on experiences in taking the guidelines and guidance into consideration when applying BAT and BEP pursuant to Article 5
View  - 31 October 2014  -
d. Nominations of experts to the joint Toolkit and BAT and BEP expert roster  -  - Anytime View roster 
(3) Request on implementation plans        

a. First round of comments and experiences using the revised, updated and additional guidance for NIP development, update and revision

View
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30 September 2013

View comments

b. Second round of comments on the revised draft guidance  -  - 31 October 2014
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(4) Request for information supporting the evaluation of the continued need for PFOS, its salts and PFOSF for the various acceptable purposes and specific exemptions        
a. Information on progress made to eliminate PFOS, its salts and PFOSF, in the process of reporting under Article 15
 - National reporting system
31 August 2014
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b. Information on production and use of PFOS, its salts and PFOSF, in the process of reporting under Article 15 -
 National reporting system 31 August 2014
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c. Submission of information on alternatives to PFOS -
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31 March 2014
 View comments
d. Information on progress made in building the capacity of countries to transfer safely to reliance on alternatives to PFOS, its salts and PFOSF -
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31 August 2014
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(5) Request for information on brominated diphenyl ethers and PFOS        
a. Submission of information on experiences in implementing the recommendations set out in the annex to decision POPRC-6/2
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31 October 2014
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b. Results of studies undertaken by parties that still use PFOS and their related chemicals for the control of leaf-cutting ants from Atta spp. and Acromyrmex spp. on the feasibility of using alternatives to those chemicals within an integrated pest management approach -
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31 October 2014
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(6) Request for comments on the Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Releases of Dioxins, Furans and Other Unintentional Persistent Organic Pollutants View
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31 October 2014
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(7) Request for information on technical assistance        
a. Information on needs for technical assistance and technology transfer and the barriers and obstacles
 - View
16 June 2014
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b. Information on technical assistance and technologies available to be transferred  -  Available soon  16 June 2014 -
c. Information on experiences in implementing the guidance on technical assistance (decision SC-1/15) -
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16  June 2014
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(8) Request for information on needs assessment  -  - 31 December 2014
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(9) Request on official contact points and national focal points
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OCP page
NFP page 
As soon as possible
Database on OCPs and NFPs 

 

Request 1 English French Spanish
Revision of the draft format for the evaluation and review of BDEs Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 2 English French Spanish
Guidelines on BAT and BEP Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 3
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Implementation plans Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 4
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Evaluation of the continued need for PFOS, its salts and PFOSF Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 5
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Work programme on BDEs and PFOS Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 6
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Toolkit                                
Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 7
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Technical assistance                  
Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 8
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Needs assessment                              
Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 9
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Official contact points and national focal points Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish