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Rotterdam/Stockholm Convention | Online Briefings Announced for CRC-19 and POPRC-19 Meetings

In preparation for the nineteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-19) and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-19), two online briefings have been scheduled on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. These informative sessions, conducted in English, aim to shed light on the key issues set to be discussed during the upcoming conventions.

During the online briefings, participants will have the opportunity to delve into critical matters that will take center stage at CRC-19 and POPRC-19. 


CRC-19 is scheduled to convene from October 3 to October 6, 2023, at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. One of the primary objectives of this meeting is the consideration of draft decision guidance documents for methyl bromide and paraquat. Additionally, the committee will review notifications of final regulatory action for several chemicals as outlined in Annex II to the Convention, including diarsenic pentaoxide, bromacil, Chlorpyrifos, ethion, and Mercury.

POPRC-19, which will be held at the same venue as CRC-19, is set to take place from October 9 to October 13, 2023. Among the items on its agenda, the committee will examine the draft risk profile for chlorpyrifos, evaluate risk management strategies for chlorinated paraffins with carbon chain lengths in the range C14-17 and chlorination levels at or exceeding 45 per cent chlorine by weight, and assess risk management strategies for long-chain perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFCAs), their salts, and related compounds3. Other topics include a draft document on long-range environmental transport, persistent organic pollutants in stockpiles, products, and articles in use, as well as an indicative list of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts, and PFOA-related compounds, along with an indicative list of perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), its salts, and PFHxS-related compounds4.

These online briefings offer a valuable opportunity for stakeholders and interested parties to gain insights into the forthcoming discussions and decisions that will impact global environmental and chemical management efforts. Register now to stay informed and engaged in these critical conversations.



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