Thirteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC.13)

Rome, Italy, from 23 to 26 October 2017

Venue: FAO Headquarters, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy.

Overview

The thirteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention was held from 23 to 26 October 2017 at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, back-to-back with the thirteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention which convened from 17 to 20 October 2017 at the same venue. 

At its thirteenth meeting, the Committee recommended listing acetochlor, hexabromocyclododecane and phorate in Annex III to the Convention. The Committee found the related notifications of final regulatory action to meet the criteria set out in Annex II to the Convention. Draft decisions guidance documents will be developed for consideration by CRC-14. 

 
The Committee also adopted an updated version of the Handbook of Working Procedures and Policy Guidance for the Chemical Review Committee

The Committee agreed that a notification from Canada on mirex met the criteria in Annex II to the Convention, but as there was only one notification meeting the criteria, no further action was taken on the chemical at CRC-13. With regard to atrazine, a chemical that had been deferred from the eleventh and twelfth meetings, the Committee concluded that the situation on criterion (b) (iii) remained unclear in the absence of further supporting documentation. The Committee decided that atrazine would only be considered at future CRC meetings if additional information was made available by the notifying Parties. 

In reviewing notifications of final regulatory action on carbon tetrachloride, chlordecone, endosulfan, hexazinone, pentachlorobenzene, PFOS, its salts and PFOSF, polychlorinated naphthalenes and triazophos, the Committee decided that these did not meet the criteria of Annex II to the Convention. The two proposals for listing severely hazardous pesticide formulations in Annex II to the Convention were not recommended for listing: while the proposal for lambda-cyhalothrin capsule suspension (CS) 50 g/L was found to not meet the criteria in part 3 of Annex IV, the Committee was not able to determine whether the proposal for lambda-cyhalothrin emulsifiable concentrate 50 (EC) g/L met the criteria. It agreed to take the proposal up at future meetings if new information was submitted to the Committee. 

The Committee concurred to hold its fourteenth meeting at FAO headquarters in Rome from 10 – 14 September 2018 back to back with the fourteenth meeting of the Stockholm Convention's Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee.

Working Documents

 

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Items: 20 Files: 26
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/1Provisional Agenda106.81 K108.13 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/1/Add.1Annotations to the provisional agenda113.17 K137.21 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/2Report of the Bureau on the preliminary review of notifications of final regulatory action and the proposals for severely hazardous pesticide formulations119.4 K234.3 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/3Acetochlor: notifications of final regulatory action8.95 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/4Atrazine: notifications of final regulatory action108.16 K124.17 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/5Carbon tetrachloride: notifications of final regulatory action333.38 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/6Chlordecone: notifications of final regulatory action3.47 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/7Endosulfan: notifications of final regulatory action1.11 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/8Hexabromocyclododecane: notifications of final regulatory action8.72 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/9Hexazinone: notifications of final regulatory action7.96 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/10Mirex: notifications of final regulatory action5.84 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/11Pentachlorobenzene: notifications of final regulatory action3 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/12Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride: notifications of final regulatory action3.76 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/13Phorate: notifications of final regulatory action7.81 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/14Polychlorinated naphthalenes: notifications of final regulatory action1.22 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/15Triazophos: notifications of final regulatory action7.54 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/16Lambda-cyhalothrin emulsifiable concentrate 50 g/L6.73 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/17Lambda-cyhalothrin capsule suspension 50 g/L18.17 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/18Updates to the Handbook of working procedures and policy guidance for the Chemical Review Committee159.31 K321.27 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/19Report of the Chemical Review Committee on the work of its thirteenth meeting205.46 K660.01 K

Information Documents

 

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Items: 38 Files: 48
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/1Scenario note for the thirteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee100.64 K118.78 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/2Tentative schedule for the meeting115.64 K56.7 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/3Outcomes of the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade relevant to the work of the Committee136.19 K208.67 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/4Information on the rotation of the membership of the Chemical Review Committee4.17 MB3.51 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/5Information on trade in chemicals under consideration by the Chemical Review Committee644.51 K455.32 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/6Summary record of notifications of final regulatory action for chemicals reviewed by the Interim Chemical Review Committee or the Chemical Review Committee and of notifications scheduled for review by the Chemical Review Committee151.61 K153.78 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/7Acetochlor: supporting documentation provided by the European Union1.43 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/8Acetochlor: supporting documentation provided by Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Chad, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger, Senegal and Togo8.51 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/9Carbon tetrachloride: notification from Canada reviewed by the Chemical Review Committee and the rationale for its conclusion498.3 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/10Carbon tetrachloride: supporting documentation provided by Jordan418.76 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/11Chlordecone: supporting documentation provided by China515.59 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/12Chlordecone: supporting documentation provided by Japan50.02 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/13Chlordecone: supporting documentation provided by Peru2.14 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/14Endosulfan: notifications from the European Union and Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, the Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger and Senegal reviewed by the Chemical Review Committee and the rationale for its conclusions2.6 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/15Endosulfan: supporting documentation provided by Japan492.04 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/16Hexabromocyclododecane: supporting documentation provided by China3.13 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/17/Rev.2Hexabromocyclododecane: supporting documentation provided by Japan629.31 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/18Hexabromocyclododecane: supporting documentation provided by Norway31.34 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/19Hexazinone: supporting documentation provided by Norway1.58 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/20Hexazinone: supporting documentation provided by Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Chad, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger, Senegal and Togo1.06 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/21Mirex: notification from Canada reviewed by the Chemical Review Committee and the rationale for its conclusion422.13 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/22Mirex: supporting documentation provided by Canada11.19 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/23Mirex: supporting documentation provided by Colombia60.64 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/24Pentachlorobenzene: notification from Canada reviewed by the Chemical Review Committee and the rationale for its conclusion387.16 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/25Pentachlorobenzene: supporting documentation provided by China565.83 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/26Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride: notifications from Canada, the European Union and Japan reviewed by the Chemical Review Committee and the rationale for its conclusions1.75 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/27Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride: supporting documentation provided by China538.81 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/28Phorate: notification from Canada reviewed by the Chemical Review Committee and the rationale for its conclusion516.34 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/29Phorate: supporting documentation provided by Brazil15.81 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/30Polychlorinated naphthalenes: notification from Canada reviewed by the Chemical Review Committee and the rationale for its conclusion1.56 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/31Polychlorinated naphthalenes: supporting documentation provided by Japan569.1 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/32Triazophos: supporting documentation provided by Malaysia2.47 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/33Triazophos: supporting documentation provided by Cabo Verde, Chad, the Gambia, Mauritania, the Niger, Senegal and Togo1.44 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/34/Rev.2Lambda-cyhalothrin emulsifiable concentrate 50 g/L: information collected by the Secretariat12.24 MB
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/35/Rev.2Lambda-cyhalothrin capsule suspension 50 g/L: information collected by the Secretariat107.85 K55.7 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/36Comments and further information related to the draft revision of the Handbook of working procedures and policy guidance for the Chemical Review Committee137.93 K144.79 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/37List of pre-session documents by agenda item110.31 K65.37 K
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/INF/38List of participants349 K65.5 K

Report

 

Document SymbolTitleDownload
Items: 1 Files: 2
UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.13/19Report of the Chemical Review Committee on the work of its thirteenth meeting205.46 K660.01 K

Decisions

 

UN-numberTitleDownload
Items: 4 Files: 8
CRC-13/1Acetochlor32.51 K66.81 K
CRC-13/2Hexabromocyclododecane26.24 K50.02 K
CRC-13/3Mirex18.03 K20.15 K
CRC-13/4Phorate27.34 K48.51 K

Meeting Documents

  • Report
  • Decisions
  • Working Documents
  • Information Documents

Webinars

Outcomes of the thirteenth meeting of POPs Review Committee (POPRC) and the thirteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC)

The objective of this online briefing is to inform Parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, observers and other stakeholders on the outcomes of the thirteenth meetings of the CRC and POPRC.

Outcomes of the thirteenth meeting of POPs Review Committee (POPRC) and the thirteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC)

Outcomes of the thirteenth meeting of POPs Review Committee (POPRC) and the thirteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC)
 
Briefing on the thirteenth meetings of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC) and of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC)

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Briefing on the thirteenth meetings of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC) and of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC)

Briefing on the thirteenth meetings of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC) and of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC)
 

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