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IISD Reporting Services (IISD RS) has produced daily web updates and a summary and analysis of the POPRC-9 meeting. To download our report, kindly click the HTML or PDF icons below. In addition, IISD RS has produced web updates from the POPRC9/CRC Joint Session and CRC-9 meeting. A summary and analysis of CRC9/CRC-POPRC9 Joint Session will be available on this site on Monday, 28 October 2013.
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Ninth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC9) of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, Ninth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC9) of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, and
POPRC and CRC Joint Session

14-25 October 2013, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters, Rome, Italy

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Highlights for Wednesday, 23 October 2013
CRC-9 opened for its second day on Wednesday, 23 October 2013, with news of the appointments of new Bureau members: Boniface Mbewe (Zambia) for the African Group; Amal Al-Rashdan (Kuwait) for the Asian and Pacific Group; Magdalena Frydrych (Poland) for the Central and Eastern European Group; Gilberto Fillmann (Brazil) for the Latin American and Caribbean Group; and Jürgen Helbig (Spain) for the Western European and Others Group. The Committee then heard progress reports from the Co-Chairs of the contact groups on lead arsenate and methamidophos.

Michael Ramsay (Jamaica), Co-Chair of the task group on fenthion 640 ULV, reported that the group concluded that Chad's proposal to list fenthion 640 ULV as a severely hazardous pesticide formulation (SHPF) meets the Rotterdam Convention’s criteria for listing. A contact group co-chaired by Ramsay and Anja Bartels (Austria) was established to draft a rationale for the decision.

Leonarda van Leeuwen (The Netherlands), Co-Chair of task group on lead carbonate, reported on the group's review of notifications from Latvia and Jordan. The Committee accepted the group’s recommendation that neither notification meets all the criteria set out in Annex II to the Rotterdam Convention and therefore should not be proposed for listing.

The Committee considered, and took note of, the Secretariat's report on activities for effective participation in the work of the CRC.

During lunch and the early afternoon, the contact groups on lead arsenate, methamidophos and fenthion 640 ULV met. When plenary reconvened at 4 p.m., the Secretariat introduced the draft decision on trichlorfon, which the CRC adopted without amendment.

The Secretariat then introduced the draft decision and draft rationale for methamidophos and the draft work plan for the preparation of the draft decision guidance document. At the request of a member, Chair Al-Easa agreed to postpone a decision until Thursday morning so all members would have a chance to fully review the documentation. The Secretariat also introduced the draft rationale and decision on fenthion 640 ULV, and the Committee agreed to defer its decision to Thursday morning to allow Committee members time to review the documents.

In the evening, the contact group on lead arsenate continued editing the draft decision rationale with a view to finalizing it for the Committee's consideration on Thursday in plenary.
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Elisabetta Tagliati, the Secretariat; Anja Bartels, Austria; and Michael Frank Ramsay, Jamaica, work on the decision rationale for fenthion 640 ULV in the contact group.
Michael Frank Ramsay, Jamaica, presents the task group report on the proposal to list fenthion 640 ULV as a severely hazardous pesticide formulatiion.
Mehdi Ghaemian, Iran, asks a clarifying question during the Committee’s discussion on fenthion 640 ULV.
L-R: Trine Celius and Christina C. Tolfsenfs, observers from Norway, enjoy a quick coffee break before contact groups reconvene.
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L-R: Magdalena Frydrych, Poland; Chair Al-Easa, and Amal Al-Rashdan, Kuwait, discuss the CRC’s progress before plenary reconvenes.
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Related Links
POPRC 9 resources

*Meeting website

*Meeting provisional agenda

*Meeting documents

*Provisional agenda of the POPRC-9 pre-meeting, 13 October 2013

*POPRC Members


CRC 9 resources

*Meeting website

*Meeting documents

*Meeting provisional agenda

*CRC overview and mandate

*PIC CRC 9 Members


CRC and POPRC Joint meeting resources

*Meeting website

*Meeting documents


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (BC COP11), Sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (RC COP6), Sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (SC COP6) and Second simultaneous extraordinary meetings of the three Conferences of the Parties to the three conventions (ExCOPs2), 28 April - 10 May 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS summary and analysis of POPRC-8, 15-19 October 2012, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary and analysis of CRC 8, 19-23 March 2012, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of RC COP-5, 20-24 June 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS summary and analysis of POPRC-7, 10-14 October 2011, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of SC COP-5, 25-29 April 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS summary and analysis of POPRC-6, 11-15 October 2010, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of ExCOPs-1 and Eleventh Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GCSS-11/GMEF), 22-26 February 2010, Bali, Indonesia

*IISD RS briefing note of the POPRC-5, 12-16 October 2009, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of SC COP4, 4-8 May 2009, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS coverage of RC COP-4, 27-31 October 2008, Rome, Italy

*IISD RS coverage of BC COP-9, 23-27 June 2008, Bali, Indonesia

*IISD RS coverage of BC COP-8, 27 November - 1 December 2006, Nairobi, Kenya

*IISD RS archive of meetings on chemicals management

*Chemicals-L - A news and announcement list on chemicals and wastes news and policy developments

*Chemicals and Wastes Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Addressing Chemicals and Wastes Policy

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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