REGISTER OF SPECIFIC EXEMPTIONS

 

Format adopted by the 1st meeting of the Conference of the Parties in decision SC-1/23

 

Chemical

Activity

Specific exemption

Party

Expiry date

Estimated quantity of production/use

Purpose(s) of production/use

Reason(s) for exemption

Remarks[1]

 

Aldrin

CAS No:
309-00-2

Use

Local ectoparasiticide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insecticide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chlordane

CAS No:
57-74-9

Production

As allowed for Parties listed in the Register

China

May 2009

The annual output of chlordane oil is about 500 tons.

 

For termiticide use

 

There are 9 enterprises having the capability to produce chlordane, among which 6 enterprises produce it at present.

 

 

Use

Local ectoparasiticide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insecticide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Termiticide

China

May 2009

The annual consumption of chlordane oil is in the range of 400-500 tons.

 95% of chlordane is used in structures of houses, 4% of chlordane is used in dams, and the rest 1% of chlordane is used in underground cable boxes to control termites.

 

 

 

Termiticide in buildings and dams

Botswana

17 May 2009

 

Chlordane is used in the construction industry. 

The purpose of this exemption is to allow time to follow the necessary measures to ban it, e.g. educating the public, research on alternatives and consulting the relevant authorities on this requirement.  These actions will be undertaken under the NIP..

 

 

Termiticide in roads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additive in plywood adhesives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DDT[2]

CAS No:
50-29-3

Production

Intermediate in production of dicofol

 China

 May 2009

 About 80% of DDT is used as the intermediate in the production of dicofol.  There are 6 enterprises having the capability to produce dicofol among which 4 enterprises keep on producing till now.

  DDT used as the intermediate in the production of dicofol, an organochlorine used as miticide for a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and crops.

 About 60% of DDT used as the intermediate in the production of dicofol is in non-closed-systems and needs to be applied for the specific exemption.

 

 

India April 2011 150  , 000 Kg of DDT Manufacture of Dicofol Dicofol is a cost effective and most useful acaricide in tropical and sub tropical agriculture in India .dicofol does not posses any characteristic of parent POP Only one public sector unit manufactures Dicofol.

Intermediate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use

Production of dicofol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate

 India

 April 2011

 150  , 000 Kg of DDT

 Manufacture of Dicofol

 Dicofol is a cost effective and most useful acaricide in tropical and sub tropical agriculture in India .dicofol does not posses any characteristic of parent POP

 

Dieldrin

CAS No:
60-57-1

Use

In agricultural operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heptachlor

CAS No:
76-44-8

Use

Termiticide

 

 

 

 

 

 

Termiticide in structures of houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wood treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

In use in underground cable boxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hexachloro-benzene

CAS No:
118-74-1

Production

As allowed for the Parties listed in the Register

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use

Intermediate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solvent in pesticide

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closed system site limited intermediate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mirex

CAS No:
2385-85-5

Production

As allowed for the Parties listed in the Register

China

May 2009

The annual output of Mirex powder is in the range of 10-30 tons.

 

 

 There are 5 enterprises having the capability to produce mirex and 3 enterprises  produce it at present

Use

Termiticide

Australia

17 May 2009

 

Mirex is used under licence in northern Australia as a bait control for the giant termite (Mastotermes darwiniensis). 

 

Research is underway to find a suitable alternative with the aim of phasing out the use of mirex.

 

 

 

China

May 2009

The annual consumption of mirex powder is in the range of 10-30 tons. 

20-30% of mirex is used to control termites in structures of houses, dams and underground cable boxes.

 

 

                 

 


[1]   The remarks column may be used to specify further limitations on the scope of the specific exemptions to be applied by the Party (e.g., area, timing and techniques of applications as well as target organisms in the case of pesticides); expected emissions from production; whether intermediates are to be further processed on- or off-site; degree of purity of the chemical with type of impurities; and the number of extensions to the specific exemption that have been granted to a particular party.

[2]     Production and use of DDT for the acceptable purpose of disease vector control in accordance with part II of Annex B are registered in a separate DDT register.