Call for comments and follow-up to the online segment of the twelfth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group

At the online segment of its twelfth meeting held from 1 to 3 September 2020, the Open-ended Working Group agreed to invite Parties, observers and others, as applicable, to provide written comments to the Secretariat in any of the six official languages of the United Nations, but preferably in English, on the various products of the intersessional processes (e.g., draft reports, manuals, technical guidelines, guidance or recommendations).

A letter inviting the submission of comments and information as agreed by the Open-ended Working Group at its twelfth meeting was sent to Parties and observers on 4 September 2020. A compilation of timelines for transmitting such comments is annexed to that letter.

Follow-up letter related to the invitations to provide written comments on the various products of the intersessional processes

 
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Follow-up to the invitations to provide written comments on the various products of the intersessional processes agreed to by the twelfth meeting of the Open-ended Working group during its online segment (Geneva (online), 1-3 September 2020)262.35 K 283.74 K 235.31 K

Specific invitations to provide written comments

Invitations Documents for commenting Deadline Information/
Comments received
Strategic framework
Comments on the draft report on the final evaluation of the strategic framework for the implementation of the Basel Convention for 2012-2021 UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/4, annex   By 15 September 2020
Development of guidelines for environmentally sound management
Comments on the revised draft practical manual for stakeholders to ensure that notifications of transboundary movements meet environmentally sound management requirements
UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/5, annex By 30 October 2020
 
Technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants
Comments on the draft updated general technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants
UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/7, annex By 21 September 2020 ⃰ ⃰
 
Comments on the draft updated technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds
UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/8, annex By 21 September 2020 ⃰ ⃰  
Comments on the draft updated technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with the pesticides aldrin, alpha hexachlorocyclohexane, beta hexachlorocyclohexane, chlordane, chlordecone, dicofol, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, hexachlorobutadiene, lindane, mirex, pentachlorobenzene, pentachlorophenol and its salts, perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, technical endosulfan and its related isomers or toxaphene or with hexachlorobenzene as an industrial chemical
 UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/9, annex By 21 September 2020 ⃰ ⃰
 
Technical guidelines on incineration on land and on specially engineered landfill
Comments on the draft updated technical guidelines on incineration on land (D10)
 UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/11, annex By 15 September 2020 ⃰

Comments on the draft updated technical guidelines on specially engineered landfill (D5)
 UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/12, annex By 15 September 2020 ⃰
 
Technical guidelines on the identification and environmentally sound management of plastic wastes and for their disposal
Comments on the draft updated technical guidelines on the identification and environmentally sound management of plastic wastes and for their disposal
UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/14, annex By 15 September 2020  
Technical guidelines on transboundary movements of electrical and electronic waste and used electrical and electronic equipment, in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste under the Basel Convention
Comments on the use and testing of the technical guidelines on transboundary movements of electrical and electronic waste and used electrical and electronic equipment, as well as the results of such use and testing (decision BC-14/5, paras. 8 and 9)
- By 30 October 2020
Technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with mercury or mercury compounds
Comments on the draft updated technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with mercury or mercury compounds
UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/13, annex By 15 September 2020 ⃰
Consideration of whether to update the technical guidelines on the physico-chemical treatment and the biological treatment of hazardous waste
Comments on whether the technical guidelines on hazardous waste physico-chemical treatment (D9) and biological treatment (D8) should be updated
- By 30 November 2020
Consideration of whether to update the technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of waste lead-acid batteries
Comments on whether the technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of waste lead-acid batteries should be updated - By 30 November 2020
National reporting
Comments on the draft practical guidance on the development of an inventory of plastic waste
 UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/15, annex By 15 September 2020


Comments on the draft practical guidance on the development of an inventory of obsolete pesticides and pesticide-container waste
UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/16, annex By 15 September 2020

Comments on the draft practical guidance on the development of an inventory of waste batteries containing lithium
 UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/17, annex By 15 September 2020

Electronic approaches to the notification and movement documents
Comments on the report on experiences, at the national and international levels, in developing and implementing electronic systems for exchanging information on or controlling the movements of goods and wastes, and lessons learned from such experiences
 UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/18, annex By 30 November 2020

Plastic waste
Comments on the background information related to a possible future assessment of the effectiveness of the measures taken under the Basel Convention to address plastic waste and to possible further activities that could be conducted under the Basel Convention
 UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/20, annexes I and II By 30 September 2020

Waste containing nanomaterials
 

Further information concerning activities aimed at addressing issues related to waste containing nanomaterials, including case studies about and best practices pertaining to the management of waste containing nanomaterials
- By 30 November 2020

Consultation with the Committee Administering the Mechanism for Promoting Implementation and Compliance
Comments on the guidance on the implementation of paragraph 4 of Article 6 of the Convention on transit transboundary movements
UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/23, annex By 15 September 2020 ⃰

Comments on the guidance to improve the implementation of paragraph 11 of Article 6 of the Basel Convention on insurance, bond and guarantee
UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/24, annex By 15 September 2020 ⃰

Providing further legal clarity
Comments on the recommendations and findings of the expert working group on the review of annexes
UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/25, annex By 15 September 2020

Comments on the note by the co-chairs of the expert working group on the review of annexes
UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/26, annex By 15 September 2020

Comments on the consequential implications of the review of Annex IV to the Convention
UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/28, annex By 15 September 2020

National legislation, notifications, enforcement of the Convention and efforts to combat illegal traffic
Comments on the information collected from Parties on the definition of “State of transit”
 UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/11 and UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/19, annex By 30 November 2020

Basel Convention Partnership Programme
Comments on the revised draft overall guidance document on the environmentally sound management of household waste
 UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/29, annex
By 5 October 2020

Comments on the terms of reference for the follow-up partnership to the Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment and the programme of work for the biennium 2020-2021 for the working group of the follow-up partnership to the Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment
 UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/32, annexes I and II By 5 October 2020

Cooperation with the World Customs Organization on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System
Comments on the draft proposal on amendments to the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System with respect to plastic waste
UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/INF/10, annex III By 15 September 2020

Work programme of the Open-ended Working Group for the biennium 2022-2023
Comments on the work programme of the Open-ended Working Group for the biennium 2022-2023
UNEP/CHW/OEWG.12/14, annex By 15 September 2020

⃰ For those Parties and observers who are unable to submit their comments by 15 September, please do so by 21 September at the latest.

⃰ ⃰ Parties and observers are kindly requested to submit their comments by 15 September if possible.