CRC.13 Task Group Reports and Pre-meeting Schedule

Task Groups are created by the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) to undertake a preliminary review of new candidate chemicals scheduled for consideration by the CRC at its 13th meeting.

Each Task Group prepares a report, which includes their assessment of whether the individual notifications and proposals for severely hazardous pesticides formulations meet the criteria set out in the Rotterdam Convention. The initial review by the Task Group is intended to facilitate the work of the Committee and does not replace the requirement for each of the candidate chemicals to be considered by the entire Committee.

The draft reports that will be posted on this page are the result of intersessional work by the Task Groups and are to be finalized at the Task Group pre-meeting, held on Sunday, 22 October and Monday, 23 October 2017. These Task Group pre-meetings are open to all Committee members as well as to observers.

The final reports from the Task Groups are being made available to the whole Committee as electronic Conference Room Papers (CRP).

Pre-meeting schedule

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Roma

Sunday, 22 October 2017:

  • 13.00 – 16.00: Task Group 1 (acetochlor and chlordecone) in Philippines room (C-277)
  • 13.00 – 16.00: Task Group 5 (carbon tetrachloride, hexabromocyclododecane, polychlorinated naphthalenes and endosulfan) in Ethiopia room (C-285)
  • 16.00 – 18.00: Task Group 2 (hexazinone and triazophos) in Philippines room (C-277)
  • 16.00 – 18.00: Task Group 3 (mirex, pentachlorobenzene, phorate, PFOS and its salts and PFOSF) in Ethiopia room (C-285)

Monday, 23 October 2017:

  • 9.00 – 10.00: Task Group 2 (continued) in Ethiopia room (C-285)
  • 10.00 – 11.00: Task Group 3 (continued) in Ethiopia room (C-285)
  • 9.00 – 11.00: Task Group 4 (SHPF proposals) in Philippines room (C-277)

Download the tentative schedule of pre-meetings.