Request for Annex E information on<br/> hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD)

Information request:





Invitation to submit information specified in Annex E of the Stockholm Convention on hexabromocyclododecane to the POPs Review Committee

Form and submission guidance:

Guidance on how to complete the form14.62 K

Reference documents:

Annex EUNEP/POPS/COP/CONVTEXT/E96.12 K 155.19 K 9.26 K 8.05 K 77.45 K 10.12 K
Risk profile outlineUNEP/POPS/POPRC.1/10/AnnexIV52.5 K 63.37 K 41.5 K 95.12 K 46.5 K 37.63 K 38 K 16.47 K 61.5 K 102.9 K 49.5 K 17.06 K
Summary of a proposal to list hexabromocyclododecane in Annex A to the ConventionUNEP/POPS/POPRC.5/4260.5 K 222.91 K 208.5 K 252.14 K 232 K 116.09 K 693.5 K 180.59 K 243.5 K 194.61 K 178 K 109.91 K
Proposal to list hexabromocyclododecane in Annex A to the ConventionUNEP/POPS/POPRC.5/INF/16  727.68 K   
Additional information submitted on hexabromocyclododecaneUNEP/POPS/POPRC.5/INF/17  655.5 K 309.2 K   
HexabromocyclododecaneUNEP/POPS/POPRC.5/POPRC-5/6  70.5 K 71.48 K   

In accordance with Article 8 of the Convention, the POPRC-5 evaluated the proposal for listing hexabromocyclodecane submitted by Norway, and decided that the screening criteria had been fulfilled and that further work should therefore be undertaken in accordance with the provisions of the Convention.

The next step in the process is to prepare a risk profile for hexabromocyclododecane, as noted in Annex E, “evaluate whether the chemical is likely, as a result of its long-range environmental transport, to lead to significant adverse human health and/or environmental effects, such that global action is warranted”.

The risk profile shall further evaluate and elaborate on the information referred to in Annex D and include, as far as possible, the information listed in Annex E. As provided for by the Convention, the risk profile will take into account information to be submitted by Parties and observers.

How to submit information?

Please collect and submit information specified in Annex E to the Stockholm Convention.

A submission form with a general guidance and explanatory notes developed by the Committee to facilitate the submission of information is available above. Please complete the form and submit it to the Secretariat, preferably by e-mail to

Deadline for submission in English: 8 January 2010. Information in other UN official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish and Russian) should be submitted by 17 December 2009.

Concerning the submission of confidential information, please note that the code of practice for the treatment of confidential information in the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee adopted in decision SC-3/9 by the Conference of the Parties is available on the Convention’s website.

For questions, please contact: Ms. Kei Ohno (e-mail:; telephone +41 22 917 8201).