This has reference to the letter received from The Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).
As per same, 17th meeting of Persistent Organic Pollutant Review Committee (POPRC) of the Stockholm Convention is scheduled to be held from 20-24 January, 2021.
The provisional agenda is enclosed.
The detailed information is available on Stockholm convention website at:
As per the provisional agenda, the POPRC-17 will consider the following technical matters
1. Consideration of a draft risk management evaluation on methoxychlor;
2. Consideration of draft risk profiles in respect of the following chemicals:
· Dechlorane Plus;
3. Consideration of chemicals proposed for listing in Annexes A, B and/or C to the Convention:
· Chlorinated paraffins with carbon chain lengths in the range Cl4-17 and chlorination levels at or exceeding 45 per cent chlorine by weight;
· Long-chain perfluorocarboxylic acids, their salts and related compounds;
Annex A (Elimination)
Parties must take measures to eliminate the production and use of the chemicals listed under Annex A. Specific exemptions are available in Annex A and apply only to Parties that have registered for them.
It may be noted that to enable this Ministry in firming up a 'Country Position' on the above mentioned chemicals, comments/ inputs on status of registration, its usage and technical studies w.r.t. Chemicals, impact of their ban is required.
Annex B (Restriction)
Parties must take measures to restrict the production and use of the chemicals listed under Annex B in light of any applicable acceptable purposes and/or specific exemptions listed in the Annex.
Annex C (Unintentional production)
Parties must take measures to reduce the unintentional releases of chemicals listed under Annex C with the goal of continuing minimization and, where feasible, ultimate elimination.
Please note if this proposal is concluded in above convention then it will badly impact the interests of manufactures of these chemicals.
In view of the above we request you to send information/ comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com cc to firstname.lastname@example.org to enable us to inform the Ministry in firming up a view on various chemicals of interest for POPRC-17 and subsequent COP meetings.
Thanks and Regards
Acting Executive Director
Encl : http://chemexcil.in/uploads/files/Provisional_agenda.pdf