Guidance

Draft guidance on identification and management of sites contaminated with persistent organic pollutants

This draft guidance document has been developed to guide Parties in their actions to minimize and prevent releases of POPs from contaminated sites.

Scope

This draft guidance has been developed with the support of the experts on Best Available Techniques (BAT) and Best Environmental Practices (BEP) under the Stockholm Convention, to guide Parties in the identification, assessment, management, and remediation of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) contaminated sites.

This guidance also provides information to protect human health in the process of assessment and remediation of sites.

Main target audience

Staff responsible for developing action plans for the identification, assessment, management, and remediation of POPs contaminated sites and technical staff involved in their implementation.

Guidance update

The draft guidance is being updated taking into account comments received from Parties and others with the support of the Joint Toolkit and best available techniques and best environmental practices expert roster.

Parties and observers are invited to submit comments on the May 2024 version of the guidance by 1 July 2024 using the attached form for providing comments.

All comments should be sent to the Secretariat by e-mail to: Mr. Alain Wittig (alain.wittig@un.org).

Click here to view comments received on the 1 May 2024 version of the guidance.

Draft guidance on best available techniques and best environmental practices for the management of sites contaminated with persistent organic pollutants (May 2024)

 

ModuleTitleEnglish
Items: 11Load time table: 1092.0125 msec 
 Executive Summary and Introduction64.07 K 326.11 K
1Background on POPs Contaminated Sites1.17 MB 586.2 K
2Principles and Approaches for POPs Contaminated Sites Management and Remediation108.7 K 372.93 K
3Site Investigation, Assessment and Conceptual Site Model1.79 MB 1.7 MB
4Environmental Risk Assessment1.8 MB 1.73 MB
5Remediation Technologies and Techniques12.13 MB 1.74 MB
6Technology Selection Tool for remedial options to be used in Phase 3 - the Remediation Assessment6.01 MB 1.43 MB
7Stakeholder Engagement, Public and Worker Safety and Health221.46 K 725.55 K
8Contaminated Sites Remediation and Monitoring and Aftercare284.31 K 657.73 K
9Getting Started: Legislation, Policy, Inventory Development and Financing Remediation112.85 K 506.62 K
10Case study - Environmental Management Plan Lâm Hoá site, Viet Nam32.06 MB