Call for information and follow-up to the thirteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee

At its thirteenth meeting held in Rome from 17 to 20 October 2017, the POPs Review Committee agreed on the decisions contained in annex I to the report of the meeting (UNEP/POPS/POPRC.13/7).

A letter dated 27 October 2017 requesting the submission of information as agreed by the POPs Review Committee at its thirteenth meeting was sent to Parties and observers.

Call for specific expertise on the use of PFOS, its salts and PFOSF

An email communication dated 9 November 2017 calling for specific expertise on the use of PFOS, its salts and PFOSF was sent to Parties and observers. In line with the process set out in decision SC-6/4 for the evaluation of the continued need for the acceptable purposes and specific exemptions for PFOS, its salts and PFOSF listed in Annex B, the POPs Review Committee, at its thirteenth meeting, agreed on the terms of reference to prepare a report on the assessment of alternatives to those chemicals (UNEP/POPS/POPRC.13/INF/9) and established an intersessional working group to undertake the activities. The assessment report will be finalized at the Committee’s fourteenth meeting in 2018, and considered at the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties in 2019.

According to section V. of the terms of reference, the assessment should be prepared in consultation with experts with specific expertise in BAT/BEP (UNEP/POPS/COP.8/INF/14) and other observers with specific expertise in the use of PFOS, its salts and PFOSF and their alternatives.

Please send an email to kei.ohno-woodall@brsmeas.org by 31 January 2018 to express your interest in participating in or contributing information/expertise to the intersessional work of the Committee to prepare a report on the assessment of alternatives to PFOS, its salts and PFOSF.

Information Request Letter

 

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Items: 7 
Request for information in follow up to the decisions taken by the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee at its thirteenth meeting295.81 K
1. Request for information on pentadecafluorooctanoic acid (CAS No: 335-67-1, PFOA, perfluorooctanoic acid), its salts and PFOA-related compounds83 K
2.1 Request for information specified in Annex E for perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (CAS No: 355-46-4, PFHxS), its salts and PFHxS-related compounds (including Annex E form)102.5 K
2.2 Non-exhaustive lists of perfluorohexane sulfonic acid and its related substances as of 6 July 2017 704.02 K
2.3 Supporting information: Potential PFBS and PFHxS Precursors (2017)2.26 MB
3.1 Request for information on perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride (PFOSF) (including submission form)71.43 K
3.2 Terms of reference for the assessment of alternatives to perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride (UNEP/POPS/POPRC.13/INF/9)164.83 K

Information Requests Submissions

Requests for informaiton
Letter date
Deadline
Submissions received
Request for information on PFOA
27 October 2017
12 January 2018
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Request for information on PFHxS
27 October 2017
8 December 2017
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Request for information on PFOS
27 October 2017
15 February 2018
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