Tenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC.10)

Rome, Italy, from 27 to 30 October 2014

Venue: FAO Headquarters, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy.

Summary of the outcomes

The tenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee was held from 27 to 30 October 2014 in Rome back to back with the tenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention.

The Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee adopted a risk management evaluation on pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters and recommended listing of those chemicals in Annex A with specific exemptions for the production and use of pentachlorophenol for utility poles and cross-arms. The Committee also adopted a risk profile on decabromodiphenyl ether (commercial mixture, c-decaBDE) and established an intersessional working group to prepare a draft risk management evaluation. With regard to dicofol, the Committee was satisfied that the screening criteria have been fulfilled and established an intersessional working group to prepare a draft risk profile on dicofol. In addition, the Committee commenced the work of the intersessional working group on short-chained chlorinated paraffins to prepare a revised draft risk profile on those chemicals. Furthermore, as requested by the Conference of the Parties in decision SC-6/4, the Committee completed the assessment of alternatives to perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride (PFOSF) and reviewed the draft report of the Secretariat for the evaluation of information on those chemicals. The Committee also provided comments on the draft guidance to assist parties to the Rotterdam Convention and the Chemical Review Committee in their work when a chemical under consideration is a persistent organic pollutant listed under the Stockholm Convention and requested the joint intersessional working group established at the first joint meeting of the Chemical Review Committee and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee held in October 2013 to finalize and submit it to the Conference of the Parties.

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Webinars

Outcome of the tenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the tenth meeting of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC)

The objective of this webinar is to inform Parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, observers and other stakeholders on the outcome of the tenth meetings of the CRC and POPRC.

Recording  13 November 2014

Outcome of the tenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the tenth meeting of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC)

Outcome of the tenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the tenth meeting of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC)

Schedule and registration

Date and Time
(Geneva time: UTC/GMT+1 hour)
Please register a few days in advance of the webinar.
To register, please use the following link:
Tuesday, 11 November, at 10 am
Concluded
Thursday, 13 November at 4 pm
Concluded

Objectives

The objective of this webinar is to inform Parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, observers and other stakeholders on the outcome of the tenth meetings of the CRC and POPRC.

Contents

  1. Introduction - 5 min.
  2. Presentations by the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions:
    • Outcome of the tenth meeting of the CRC - 15 min.
    • Outcome of the tenth meeting of the POPRC - 15 min.
  3. Questions and answers – 25 min.

Background

The tenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-10) of the Rotterdam Convention took place at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, from 22 to 24 October 2014. The tenth meeting of the CRC included in its agenda the review of new notifications of final regulatory action received from Parties on short-chained chlorinated paraffins, tributyltin compounds and polychlorinated naphthalenes, for inclusion in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention and the consideration of draft Decision Guidance Documents on methamidophos and fenthion (ultra low volume (ULV) formulations at or above 640 g active ingredient/L), for submission to the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention, in May 2015.
The tenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-10) of the Stockholm Convention was held at the same venue, from 27 to 30 October 2014. During this meeting, the Committee reviewed the draft risk management evaluation on pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters, the draft risk profile on decabromodiphenyl ether, and the proposal for listing dicofol in Annexes A, B, and/or C to the Stockholm Convention and undertook other tasks assigned to it by the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention.

Target group

Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions national focal points, official contact points, designated national authorities, permanent missions and interested stakeholders, POPRC members, CRC members and members of the Basel Convention Small Intersessional Working Group (SIWG) on POPs guidelines.

Equipment requirements

The internet-based software, Webex, will be used for the video/teleconference session which allows sharing voice and data, such as PowerPoint presentations. Webinar participants would need to use the following items: a headset (preferred) a computer, a phone, a microphone, speakers and a good internet connection.

Additional information

For more information, please contact:
Technical Assistance Programme
Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Convention
Email: technical.assistance@brsmeas.org
Briefing on the tenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the tenth meeting of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC)
The objective of this webinar is to inform Parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, observers and other stakeholders in order to enable their full participation in the work of POPRC and CRC.

Recording   7 October 2014

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Briefing on the tenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the tenth meeting of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC)

Briefing on the tenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the tenth meeting of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC)

Schedule and registration

Date and Time
(Geneva time: UTC/GMT+2 hour)
Please register a few days in advance of the webinar.
To register, please use the following link:
Tuesday 7 October at 10 am
Concluded
Thursday 9 October at 4 pm
Concluded

Objectives

The objective of this webinar is to inform Parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, observers and other stakeholders in order to enable their full participation in the work of POPRC and CRC.

Contents

  1. Introduction - 5 min.
  2. Presentations by the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions:
    • Tenth meeting of the CRC - 15 min.
    • Tenth meeting of the POPRC - 15 min.
  3. Questions and answers - 25 min. 

Background

The tenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-10) of the Rotterdam Convention will be held at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, from 22 to 24 October 2014. The tenth meeting of the CRC includes in its agenda the review of new notifications of final regulatory action received from Parties on short-chained chlorinated paraffins, tributyltin compounds and polychlorinated naphthalenes, for inclusion in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention and the consideration of draft Decision Guidance Documents on methamidophos and fenthion (ultra low volume (ULV) formulations at or above 640 g active ingredient/L), for submission to the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention in May 2015.
The tenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-10) of the Stockholm Convention will be held at the same venue, from 27 to 30 October 2014. During this meeting the Committee will review the draft risk management evaluation on pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters, draft risk profile on decabromodiphenyl ether, and the proposal for listing dicofol in Annexes A, B, and/or C to the Stockholm Convention and undertake further tasks assigned to it by the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention.

Target group

Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions national focal points, official contact points, designated national authorities, permanent missions and interested stakeholders, POPRC members, CRC members and members of the Basel Convention Small Intersessional Working Group (SIWG) on POPs guidelines.

Equipment requirements

The internet-based software, Webex, will be used for the video/teleconference session which allows sharing voice and data, such as PowerPoint presentations. Webinar participants would need to use the following items: a headset (preferred) a computer, a phone, a microphone, speakers and a good internet connection.

Additional information

For more information, please contact:
Technical Assistance Programme
Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Convention
Email: technical.assistance@brsmeas.org

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