CRC.15 Task Group Reports and Pre-meeting Schedule

Task Groups are created by the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) to undertake a preliminary review of candidate chemicals scheduled for consideration by the CRC at its 15th meeting.

Each Task Group prepares a report, which includes their assessment of whether the individual notifications meet the criteria set out in the Rotterdam Convention. The notifications are available as meeting documents on the Meeting Documents page. 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 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 Monday, 7 October 2019. These Task Group pre-meetings are open to all Committee members as well as to observers.

Members and observers of the Committee are invited to provide comments on the draft reports to the Secretariat ( These comments will be considered at the pre-meetings.

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

Monday, 7 October 2019:

  • 14.30 – 16.00: Task Group on amitrole in Ethiopia room (C-285)
  • 14.30 – 16.00: Task Group on decabromodiphenyl ether in Philippines room (C-277)
  • 16.00 – 17.30: Task Group on nonylphenols and nonylphenol ethoxylates in Philippines room (C-277)

Download the tentative schedule of pre-meetings.

Draft Task Group Reports


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Draft report of the Task Group on NP/NPE79.98 K
Draft report of the Task Group on Amitrole50.09 K
Draft report of the Task Group on decaBDE76.53 K