Candidate Chemicals

When two notifications for the same chemical from two different PIC regions have been verified to meet the information requirements of Annex I of the Convention, this chemical becomes a "candidate chemical" and is scheduled for review by the Chemical Review Committee (CRC).

When one proposal for a severely hazardous pesticide formulation (SHPF) from a developing country or a country with an economy in transition has been verified to contain the information required by Part 2 of Annex IV of the Convention, this formulation becomes a candidate formulation for listing in Annex III and is scheduled for review by the CRC.

Chemicals scheduled for review by the Chemical Review Committee

The following chemicals are scheduled for review by the thirteenth session of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-13), to be held in Rome from 23 - 27 October 2017.

Chemical CAS No. Category (as per notification submitted) 
Acetochlor 34256-82-1 Pesticide
Atrazine 1912-24-9 Pesticide
Carbon tetrachloride 56-23-5 Industrial chemical
Chlordecone 143-50-0 Pesticide and industrial chemical
Endosulfan 115-29-7*,
959-98-8,
33213-65-9
Industrial chemical
Hexabromocyclododecane 25637-99-4,
3194-55-6,
134237-50-6,
134237-51-7,
134237-52-8
Industrial chemical
Hexazinone 51235-04-2 Pesticide
Lambda-cyhalothrin (EC) 50 g/L 91465-08-6 Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulation
Lambda-cyhalothrin (CS) 50 g/L 91465-08-6 Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulation
Mirex 2385-85-5 Pesticide and industrial chemical
Pentachlorobenzene 608-93-5 Pesticide and industrial chemical
Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts and
perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride
2795-39-3**,
70225-14-8**,
29081-56-9**,
29457-72-5**,
307-35-7**
Pesticide
Phorate 298-02-2 Pesticide
Polychlorinated naphthalenes 28699-88-9,
1321-65-9,
1335-88-2,
1321-64-8,
1335-87-1,
32241-08-0,
2234-13-1
Industrial chemical
Triazophos 24017-47-8 Pesticide

* The chemical is listed in Annex III under this CAS number in the category pesticide.
** The chemical is listed in Annex III under this CAS number in the category industrial.

Chemicals for which Decision Guidance Documents (DGDs) are under development

For each chemical that the Chemical Review Committee has decided to recommend for listing in Annex III, it shall prepare a draft decision guidance document (DGD). The recommendation together with the draft DGD shall be forwarded to the Conference of the Parties. The Conference of the Parties shall decide whether the chemical should be made subject to the Prior Informed Consent procedure and, accordingly, list the chemical in Annex III and approve the draft decision guidance document.

Decision CRC-9/4
Composition of the drafting group
Workplan Fenthion  
Decision CRC-9/3
Composition of the drafting group
Workplan methamidophos  
Decision CRC-10/4
Composition of the drafting group
Workplan for the preparation of DGDs  
Decision CRC-10/5
Composition of the drafting group
Workplan for the preparation of DGDs  
Decision CRC-11/3
Composition of the drafting group
Workplan Carbofuran
Decision CRC-11/4
Composition of the drafting group
Workplan Fenthion