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UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/1Provisional agenda31.6 K
 
 
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1. Opening of the meeting.

2. Organizational matters:

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/1/Add.1Annotations to the provisional agenda226.5 K55.92 K
 
 
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Item 1

Opening of the meeting

1. The ninth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee will be held at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, Rome, from 22 to 25 October 2013. The meeting will be opened at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, 22 October 2013.

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/2Report of the Bureau on the preliminary review of notifications of final regulatory action116.5 K51.23 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. In its decision RC-2/2, the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention adopted the process for the preparation of draft decision guidance documents. According to the process, task groups are to be established for each chemical and severely hazardous pesticide formulation to be considered by the Chemical Review Committee. Furthermore, to promote efficiency in its work, the Committee agreed on a procedure for dealing with notifications of final regulatory action to ban or severely restrict chemicals. For ease of reference, the procedure is set out in a compilation of working procedures and policy guidance for the Chemical Review Committee in document UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/INF/6.

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/3Draft decision guidance document for trichlorfon551.5 K475.31 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

1. At its eighth meeting, the Chemical Review Committee reviewed notifications of final regulatory action for trichlorfon from Brazil and the European Community, along with the supporting documentation referenced therein, and concluded that the requirements set out in Annex I and Annex II to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade had been met.

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/3/Rev.1Draft decision guidance document for trichlorfon546.5 K452.92 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

1. At its eighth meeting, the Chemical Review Committee reviewed notifications of final regulatory action for trichlorfon from Brazil and the European Community, along with the supporting documentation referenced therein, and concluded that the requirements set out in Annex I and Annex II to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade had been met.

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/4Fenthion 640 ULV1003.08 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. Under Article 6 of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, any party that is a developing country or country with an economy in transition and that is experiencing problems caused by a severely hazardous pesticide formulation under conditions of use in its territory may propose to the Secretariat the listing of the formulation in Annex III to the Convention. The proposal shall contain the information required by part 1 of Annex IV to the Convention.

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/4/Add.1Fenthion 640 ULV: additional information provided by Chad214 K39.74 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

The annex to the present note sets out additional information provided by Chad to support its proposal for the inclusion of fenthion 640 ULV as a severely hazardous pesticide formulation in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention. The annex has not been formally edited.

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/4/Add.2Fenthion 640 ULV: information collected by the Secretariat3.65 MB
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

Addendum

1. As indicated in document UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/4, in February 2012 the Secretariat received a proposal from Chad to list fenthion 640 ULV in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade. In accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 6 of the Convention, the Secretariat requested parties and observers to review the formulation identified in the proposal and to submit any information set out in part 2 of Annex IV to the Convention.

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/5Cyhexatin: notifications of final regulatory action2.01 MB
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. Under Article 5 of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, when the Secretariat has received at least one notification of final regulatory action to ban or severely restrict a chemical from each of two prior informed consent (PIC) regions that it has verified as containing the information required in Annex I to the Convention, it shall forward the notifications and accompanying documentation to the members of the Chemical Review Committee. The Committee shall review the information provided in such notifications and, in accordance with the criteria set out in Annex II to the Convention, recommend to the Conference of the Parties whether the chemical in question should be included in Annex III to the Convention and whether a decision guidance document should be drafted.

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/5/Add.1Cyhexatin: rationale for the conclusion of the Committee that the notification provided by Canada met the requirements of the Convention218 K39.24 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

Addendum

The notification of final regulatory action for cyhexatin provided by Canada was considered by the Chemical Review Committee at its second meeting. The annex to the present note sets out the rationale for the Committee’s conclusion that the notification met the criteria set forth in annexes I and II to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade. The rationale was originally made available in annex II to the report of the Committee’s second meeting (UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.2/20) and is reproduced in the annex to the present note without formal editing.

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/5/Add.2Cyhexatin: supporting documentation provided by Brazil3.37 MB
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

Addendum

The annex to the present note sets out the documentation received from Brazil to support its notification of final regulatory action for cyhexatin as a pesticide. The documentation has not been formally edited.

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/6Lead arsenate: notifications of final regulatory action910.36 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. Under Article 5 of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, when the Secretariat has received at least one notification of final regulatory action to ban or severely restrict a chemical from each of two prior informed consent (PIC) regions that it has verified as containing the information required in Annex I to the Convention, it shall forward the notifications and accompanying documentation to the members of the Chemical Review Committee. The Committee shall review the information provided in such notifications and, in accordance with the criteria set out in Annex II to the Convention, recommend to the Conference of the Parties whether the chemical in question should be included in Annex III to the Convention and whether a decision guidance document should be drafted.

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/6/Add.1Lead arsenate: supporting documentation provided by Japan73.17 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

Addendum

The annex to the present note sets out the documentation provided by Japan to support its notification of final regulatory action for lead arsenate as a pesticide. The documentation has not been formally edited.

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/6/Add.2Lead arsenate: supporting documentation provided by Peru2.14 MB
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

Addendum

The annex to the present note sets out the documentation provided by Peru to support its notification of final regulatory action for lead arsenate as a pesticide. The documentation has not been formally edited.

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/6/Add.3Lead arsenate: additional supporting information provided by Peru on an environmental risk assessment of lead arsenate1017.01 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

Addendum

The annex to the present note sets out additional information provided by Peru on an environmental risk assessment of lead arsenate to support its notification of final regulatory action for lead arsenate as a pesticide. The information is provided in Spanish, as submitted by Peru, with a summary provided in English based on an informal translation. The documentation has not been formally edited.

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/7Lead carbonate: notifications of final regulatory action453.79 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. Under Article 5 of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, when the Secretariat has received at least one notification of final regulatory action to ban or severely restrict a chemical from each of two prior informed consent (PIC) regions that it has verified as containing the information required in Annex I to the Convention, it shall forward the notifications and accompanying documentation to the members of the Chemical Review Committee. The Committee shall review the information provided in such notifications and, in accordance with the criteria set out in Annex II to the Convention, recommend to the Conference of the Parties whether the chemical in question should be included in Annex III to the Convention and whether a decision guidance document should be drafted.

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/7/Add.1Lead carbonate: supporting documentation provided by Jordan117.27 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

Addendum

The annex to the present note sets out the documentation provided by Jordan to support its notification of final regulatory action for lead carbonate as an industrial chemical. The documentation has not been formally edited.

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/8Methamidophos: notifications of final regulatory action2.76 MB
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. Under Article 5 of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, when the Secretariat has received at least one notification of final regulatory action to ban or severely restrict a chemical from each of two prior informed consent (PIC) regions that it has verified as containing the information required in Annex I to the Convention, it shall forward the notifications and accompanying documentation to the members of the Chemical Review Committee. The Committee shall review the information provided in such notifications and, in accordance with the criteria set out in Annex II to the Convention, recommend to the Conference of the Parties whether the chemical in question should be included in Annex III to the Convention and whether a decision guidance document should be drafted.

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/8/Add.1Methamidophos: supporting documentation provided by Brazil1.36 MB
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

Addendum

The annex to the present note sets out the documentation provided by Brazil to support its notification of final regulatory action for methamidophos as a pesticide. The documentation has not been formally edited.

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/8/Add.2Methamidophos: supporting documentation provided by the European Union2.21 MB
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

Addendum

The annex to the present note sets out the documentation provided by the European Union to support its notification of final regulatory action for methamidophos as a pesticide. The documentation has not been formally edited.

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/9Pentachlorobenzene: additional information submitted by Japan113.08 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. At its seventh meeting, the Chemical Review Committee reviewed two notifications of final regulatory action related to pentachlorobenzene from two prior informed consent (PIC) regions: Asia (Japan) and North America (Canada). The Committee concluded that the notification from Canada met the criteria set forth in Annex II to the Convention and adopted a rationale, while the notification from Japan did not meet the criteria in paragraph (b) of Annex II. The details of those conclusions may be found in the report of the seventh meeting.1

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/10Report on activities for effective participation in the work of the Committee218 K30.82 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

1. As part of the technical assistance programme of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, the Secretariat held a webinar on 16 July 2013 on enhancing effective participation of Parties in the work of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants and the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention.

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.9/11Report of the Chemical Review Committee on the work of its ninth meeting386 K225.18 K
 
 
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I. Opening of the meeting

1. The ninth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee under the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade was held at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, Rome, from 22 to 24 October 2013. The meeting was opened at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, 22 October 2013, by the Chair of the Committee, Ms. Hala Sultan Saif Al-Easa (Qatar).