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Imp- Draft Notification on POP(Persistent Organic Pollutant) under Stockholm Convention

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  12th Sept 2017





Imp- Draft Notification on POP(Persistent Organic Pollutant) under


Stockholm Convention



Dear Members,


This is in continuation of our earlier communication  regarding forthcoming meeting  POPRC / CRC under Stockholm / Rotterdam Convention during October 2017.


As you might be aware, the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutant (hereinafter referred to as the said Convention) came into force on the 17 May, 2004 and India ratified the said Convention on the 13 January, 2006.  


Kindly note that Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOE&FC) has issued attached draft notification dated 29th August   2017 so as to regulate the manufacture, trade, use, import and export of  following  seven chemicals   which  have been listed as Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the Annex 'A' of the Stockholm Convention:


i)   Chlordecone;
Ii)  Hexabromobiphenyl;
iii) Hexabromodiphenyl ether and heptabromodiphenyl ether (commercial octa-BDE);
iv) Tetrabromodiphenyl ether and pentabromodiphenyl ether (commercial penta-BDE);
v) Pentachlorobenzene;
vi) Hexabromocyclododecane and
vii) Hexachlorobutadine


The said draft rules are hereby published for information of all members  likely to be affected thereby; and notice is hereby given that the draft rules will be taken into consideration by the Central Government on or after the expiry of a period of thirty days from the date on which copies of the Gazette containing these rules are made available to the public.


Any objections or suggestions which may be received from any member with respect to the said draft rules before the period specified above will be considered by the Central Government. Objections or suggestions, if any, may be sent to us latest by  28th September  2017 to enable  us submit to the Ministry within the deadline of 30 days,  for their consideration. 


The comments, if any,  be mailed on ids- &


Thanking you,


Yours faithfully,




Encl : Draft Notification dated 29th August 2017


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