Rome, Italy, from 22 to 24 October 2014
Venue: FAO Headquarters, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy.
Summary of the outcomes
The tenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee was held from 22 to 24 October 2014 in Rome back to back with the tenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention.
The Chemical Review Committee adopted the draft decision guidance documents on methamidophos and fenthion (ultra low volume (ULV) formulations at or above 640 g active ingredient/L) and forwarded them to the Conference of the Parties for its consideration. The Committee also reviewed the notifications of final regulatory action and concluded that those for polychlorinated naphthalenes submitted by Canada, for short-chained chlorinated paraffins submitted by Norway and Canada, and for tributyltin compounds under the industrial category submitted by Canada met the criteria set out in Annex II to the Convention. The Committee established intersessional drafting groups to prepare draft decision guidance documents on short-chained chlorinated paraffins and tributyltin compounds for consideration at its eleventh meeting. The Committee will take no further action on polychlorinated naphthalenes at the current time as only one notification met the Annex II criteria. Furthermore, the Committee provided comments on the draft guidance to assist parties to the Rotterdam Convention and the Chemical Review Committee in their work when a chemical under consideration is a persistent organic pollutant listed under the Stockholm Convention and requested the joint intersessional working group established at the first joint meeting of the Chemical Review Committee and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee held in October 2013 to submit it to the Conference of the Parties.