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

Introduction

At its eighth meeting held in Geneva from 24 April to 5 May 2017, 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.8/32. Many of the decisions included invitations to Parties and others to provide information.

The following letter was sent to Parties and observers to solicit information sought in the decisions adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention at its eighth meeting. The individual invitations to submit information are organized by decisions. Information sought in each decision can be transmitted separately, since the deadlines for submission vary.

Similar letters have also been prepared to solicit information sought in the decisions adopted by the conferences of the Parties to the Basel and Rotterdam conventions at their 2017 meetings and are available on the Basel and Rotterdam convention’s websites.

Letter related to calls for information

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Letter related to calls for information in follow-up to the decisions taken by the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention at its eighth meeting Download the Information Request Communication  Download the Information Request Communication  Download the Information Request Communication 

Specific calls for information

Where no submission form is specified, requested information should be transmitted to the Secretariat via the contact point(s) provided in the individual invitations.

Call for information Submission form / Documents for commenting Deadline Additional information
(1) Specific exemptions, acceptable purposes and other exemptions or notifications Exemptions /acceptable purposes forms
Articles in use/ closed-system forms
As soon as possible
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(2) Polychlorinated biphenyls




a. Information on progress in eliminating PCBs as part of the fourth national reports submitted pursuant to Article 15 of the Convention Electronic reporting system
31 August 2018
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b. Expressions of interest to serve as lead country in the preparation of the report on progress towards the elimination of PCBs -
30 June 2017 View lead country
c. Nominations of experts to participate in the small intersessional working group
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30 June 2017
View experts

(3) Evaluation and review of brominated diphenyl ethers pursuant to paragraph 2 of parts IV and V of Annex A to the Stockholm Convention




a. Information on:
- The types and quantities of brominated diphenyl ethers in articles in use and in the waste and recycling stream;
- Measures taken to ensure their environmentally sound management.
- 31 December 2019 -
b. Information on progress in the implementation of the recommendations set out in the annex to decision POPRC-6/2 -
31 December 2019
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(4) Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride




a. Information on the production and use of sulfluramid;
b. Information on local monitoring of releases of PFOS from the use of sulfluramid;
c. Information on research on and the development of safe alternatives to PFOS, its salts and PFOSF as stipulated in paragraph 4 (c) of part III of Annex B to the Convention.
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15 February 2018
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(5) Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Releases of Dioxins, Furans and Other Unintentional Persistent Organic Pollutants and guidelines and guidance on best available techniques and best environmental practices




a. Information on:
  • The identification and quantification of releases of, and on BAT and BEP, relevant to the POPs listed in Annex C, in particular those listed in the Convention since 2009;
  • BAT and BEP relevant to the POPs listed in Annexes A or B, in particular those listed in the Convention since 2009;
  • Remediation of contaminated sites.
- 31 March 2017
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b. Comments on draft updated guidance and/or draft new guidance (to be available by 29 April 2018) -
31 July 2018
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c. Comments on revised draft updated guidance and/or draft new guidance (to be available by 28 September 2018) -
19 October 2018
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d. Nominations of experts to the joint Toolkit and BAT and BEP expert roster Anytime
10 June 2016
View roster

(6) Implementation plans




a. Comments on experiences in using the guidance documents listed in paragraph 4(a)-(h) of decision SC-8/8, on how to improve their usefulness View webpage
30 June 2018
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b. Comments on draft guidance documents listed in paragraph 4(j)-(l) of decision SC-8/8, on how to improve their usefulness UNEP/POPS/COP.8/INF/18
UNEP/POPS/COP.8/INF/19
UNEP/POPS/COP.8/INF/20
30 June 2018
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(7) Review of information related to specific exemptions for decabromodiphenyl ether

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31 December 2019
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(8) Review of information related to specific exemptions for short-chain chlorinated paraffins

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31 December 2019  -

(9) Financial mechanism




Information on the ways in which they can support the Convention Available soon 30 September 2018 -

(10) Reporting pursuant to Article 15 of the Stockholm Convention




a. Transmission of the fourth national reports pursuant to Article 15 of the Convention Electronic reporting system
31 August 2018  -

b. Nomination of experts to participate in the small intersessional working group for the development of the manual referred to in paragraph 7 of decision SC 8/17

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31 July 2017

c. Expressions of interest to serve as lead country for the development of the manual referred to in paragraph 7 of decision SC-8/17 - 31 July 2017 -

(11) Enhancing cooperation and coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions*



Suggestions for possible further actions to enhance cooperation and coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions -
30 June 2018  -

(12) Synergies in preventing and combating illegal traffic and trade in hazardous chemicals and wastes*




a. Information under each convention on the measures relevant to illegal traffic and trade that Parties have adopted in order to implement the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions - 31 August 2018 -
b.
  • Experiences pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision SC-8/24,
  • Information on cases of illegal trade in hazardous chemicals and wastes.
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31 August 2018
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c. Comments on further areas, including areas common to two or three conventions in which legal clarity could be improved as a means of preventing and combating illegal traffic and trade in hazardous chemicals and wastes - 31 August 2018 -

(13) From science to action




a. Nominations of experts to assist in further revising the draft road map - 30 June 2017 View experts
b. Comments on the revised draft road map
Document
28 February 2018
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* Joint decisions adopted by the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions at their meetings in 2017.

 

Call for information English French Spanish
1. Specific exemptions, acceptable purposes and other exemptions or notifications Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
2. Polychlorinated biphenyls Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
3. Evaluation and review of brominated diphenyl ethers pursuant to paragraph 2 of parts IV and V of Annex A to the Stockholm Convention Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
4. Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
5. Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Releases of Dioxins, Furans and Other Unintentional Persistent Organic Pollutants and guidelines and guidance on best available techniques and best environmental practices Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
6. Implementation plans Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
7. Review of information related to specific exemptions for decabromodiphenyl ether Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
8. Review of information related to specific exemptions for short-chain chlorinated paraffins Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

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9. Financial mechanism Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
10. Reporting pursuant to Article 15 of the Stockholm Convention Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
11. Enhancing cooperation and coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
12. Synergies in preventing and combating illegal traffic and trade in hazardous chemicals and wastes Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
13. From science to action Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish