Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants - Amendments of Annexes A and B | Proposal for EU commission positions



Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union at the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants as regards the proposals for amendments of Annexes A and B

[...] The position to be taken on behalf of the Union at the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention shall be, in accordance with the relevant recommendations of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee, to support the:

listing of dicofol in Annex A to the Convention without specific exemptions;

listing of perfluorooctanoic acid  (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds in Annex A with specific exemptions for manufacture of semiconductors or related electronic devices, photographic coatings applied to films, textiles for oil and water repellency for the protection of workers from dangerous liquids that comprise risks to their health and safety, invasive and implantable medical devices, fire-fighting foam for liquid fuel vapour suppression and liquid fuel fires;

deletion of the following ‘acceptable purposes’ from the entry on pefluorooctane sulphonic acid and its derivatives in Annex B to the Convention: photo imaging, aviation hydraulic fluids, certain medical devices (such as ethylene tetrafluoroethylene copolymer (ETFE) layers and radioopaque ETFE production, in vitro diagnostic medical devices, and CCD colour filters), photo-resist and anti-reflective coatings for semi-conductors, etching agent for compound semi-conductors and ceramic filters;

deletion of the following ‘specific exemptions’ from the entry on pefluorooctane sulphonic acid (PFOS) and its derivatives in Annex B to the Convention: photo masks in the semiconductor and liquid crystal display (LCD) industries, metal plating (hard metal plating) and metal plating (decorative metal plating), electric and electronic parts for some colour printers and colour copy machines, insecticides for control of red imported fire ants and termits, chemically driven oil production;

amendment of the ‘acceptable purpose’ for PFOS and its derivatives for production and use of firefighting foam to a ‘specific exemption’ for the use of fire-fighting foam for liquid fuel vapour suppression and liquid fuel fires;

amendment of the ‘acceptable purpose’ for PFOS and its derivatives for use in insect baits for control of leafcutting ants from Atta spp. and Acromyrmex spp. by including sulfuramid and specifying that the ‘acceptable purpose’ is for agricultural use only.

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