Updating of technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of elemental mercury and wastes containing or contaminated with mercury

 

Small Intersessional Working Group (SIWG)

Members of the Small Intersessional Working Group on the Development of Technical Guidelines on the ESM of Mercury Waste (as of 31 July 2013). Further nominations are invited to the SBC (att: ibrahim.shafii@unep.org)

Draft updated technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing, or contaminated with mercury or mercury compounds (Draft of 20 November 2014 - Rev.5)

Pursuant to paragraph 4 of decision OEWG-9/4, parties and others are invited to provide comments by 15 February 2015. A final draft will then be presented to the Conference of the Parties by 21 March 2015 as information document taking into account comments received. Comments should be sent to the Basel Convention Secretariat for attention of ibrahim.shafii@brsmeas.org and dadan.wardhana@brsmeas.org
 
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Draft updated technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing, or contaminated with mercury or mercury compounds (Draft of 29 October 2014 - Rev.4)

 
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Comments received on draft technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of elemental mercury and wastes containing or contaminated with mercury on document UNEP/CHW/OEWG.9/INF/8

 
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Comments from parties on Technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of elemental mercury and wastes containing or contaminated with mercury, 20 December 2013 Version

 
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Technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of elemental mercury and wastes containing or contaminated with mercury

Pursuant to paragraph 5 of Decision BC-11/5, Japan has taken lead in the revision of the Basel Convention Technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of elemental mercury and wastes containing or contaminated with mercury. Having consulted with the small intersessional working group, Japan has prepared the draft updated technical guidelines for publication on the Convention website by 31 December 2013 as downloadable by the link below.

Draft technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of elemental mercury and wastes containing or contaminated with mercury
20 December 2013 Version

The Secretariat would like to thank Japan for its willingness to take lead in the abovementioned work and also the SIWG members who have provided comments on the first revised draft of the technical guidelines.

The Secretariat would also remind Parties and others to submit comments on the draft updated technical guidelines to the lead country and to the Secretariat, as requested by the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (paragraph 6 of decision BC-11/5), by 31 March 2014.


Previous Postings

  • Decision taken by the Conference of the Parties at its tenth meeting on the technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of elemental mercury and wastes containing or contaminated with mercury. (unedited advance version) 
  • Technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of elemental mercury and wastes containing or contaminated with mercury, revised final version (31 October 2011). (unedited advance version)
  • Draft Technical Guidelines for the Environmentally Sound Management of Wastes Consisting of Elemental Mercury and Wastes Containing or Contaminated with Mercury, 7th Draft (26 July 2011)
  • Letter from the Goverment of Japan on the development of the technical guidelines on mercury wastes