Liquid formulations (emulsifiable concentrate and soluble concentrate) containing paraquat dichloride at or above 276 g/L, corresponding to paraquat ion at or above 200 g/L

Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulation: Liquid formulations (emulsifiable concentrate and soluble concentrate) containing paraquat dichloride at or above 276 g/L, corresponding to paraquat ion at or above 200 g/L
Recommended to the COP for inclusion in Annex III: CRC 7 (March 2011)
Rationale for the recommendation for inclusion in Annex III: Approved by CRC 7 (March 2011)
Draft Decision Guidance Document: Finalized by CRC 8 (March 2012)

The Chemical Review Committee recommended to the Conference of the Parties that liquid formulations (emulsifiable concentrate and soluble concentrate) containing paraquat dichloride at or above 276 g/L, corresponding to paraquat ion at or above 200 g/L be listed in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention and developed a rationale setting out how the criteria in Annex IV, part 3, had been met (paragraph 174 of the report of CRC 7 and Annex IV of document UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.7/15).

The seventh meeting of the Chemical Review Committee agreed to establish a drafting group to prepare a draft decision guidance document (paragraph 180 of the report of CRC 7, document UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.7/15).

The draft decision guidance document was finalized by CRC 8 in March 2012.

 

Draft DGD approved by CRC8

Draft DGD

Rationale for the recommendation that paraquat dichloride (EC, at or above 276 g/L) should become subject to the PIC procedure

Excerpt of the report of CRC 7

Workplan for the inter-sessional drafting group on paraquat dichloride (EC, at or above 276 g/L)

Excerpt of the report of CRC 7

Proposal and supporting documentation on paraquat dichloride (EC, at or above 276 g/L) reviewed by CRC 7

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.7/11 - Gramoxone super: Proposal to list a severely hazardous pesticide formulation

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.7/11/Add.1 - Gramoxone super: Supporting documentation provided by Burkina Faso

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.7/11/Add.2 - Gramoxone super: Additional information collected by the Secretariat from parties

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.7/11/Add.3 - Gramoxone super: Additional information collected by the Secretariat from observers

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.7/11/Add.4 - Gramoxone super: Additional information collected by the Secretariat

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.7/11/Add.5 - Gramoxone super: Additional information received by the Secretariat

UNEP/FAO/RC/CRC.7/11/Add.6 - Gramoxone super: Additional information received by the Secretariat CPAC

The sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties in 2013 considered the listing of liquid formulations (emulsifiable concentrate and soluble concentrate) containing paraquat dichloride at or above 276 g/L, corresponding to paraquat ion at or above 200 g/L in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention. The relevant decision is contained in RC-6/8.