Updating and or Development of Technical Guidelines for the Environmentally Sound Management of Wastes Consisting of, Containing or Contaminated with Persistent Organic Pollutants

By decision BC-12/3, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention adopted the General technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants, and specific technical guidelines that had been updated or prepared to address the chemicals listed in Annexes A, B and C to the Stockholm Convention by decisions SC-4/10 to SC-4/18, SC-5/3 and SC-6/13 of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention. The adopted technical guidelines are available in the Publications-Technical Guidelines page. 

Following BC-12/3 decision, Parties and others were invited to provide comments on different aspects related to the development of the technical guidelines. Please find below, several requests and comments provided by Parties and others on the various requests. These also include requests made in decision OEWG-10/4 of the Open-ended Working Group at its tenth meeting. 

Comments or queries should be sent to Ms. Carla Valle-Klann, Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (Email:
carla.valle@brsmeas.org, Tel: +41 22 917 86 86)

Comments received from Parties and others on the second revised draft general and pesticides technical guidelines as per OEWG-10/4, paragraph 5 and Annex B (versions of 17 January 2017)

In decision OEWG-10/4, paragraph 6, parties and others were invited to submit comments, by 28 February 2017, on the second revised draft general technical guidelines and pesticides technical guidelines, referred to in Section B of the Annex to the decision. Comments received by the Secretariat are listed below.

 
TitleEnglish
Items: 4 
China – comments on the general technical guidelines16.12 K
EU – comments on the general technical guidelines335.14 K
EU – comments on the pesticides technical guidelines406.94 K
IPEN – comments on the general technical guidelines336.33 K

Second revised draft general and pesticides technical guidelines as per OEWG-10/4, paragraph 6 and Annex B

According to paragraph 6, of decision OEWG-10/4, the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention at its tenth meeting invited Parties and others to submit, to the Secretariat, by 28 February 2017, comments on the second revised drafts of the general technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants , as well as comments on the technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with the pesticides aldrin, alpha hexachlorocyclohexane, beta hexachlorocyclohexane, chlordane, chlordecone, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, lindane, mirex, pentachlorobenzene, perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, technical endosulfan and its related isomers or toxaphene or with hexachlorobenzene as an industrial chemical, which was revised to include hexachlorobutadiene and pentachlorophenol and its salts.

 
TitleDateEnglish
Items: 2  

Second revised draft general technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants

(General technical guidelines on POPs waste)

1/17/2017298.4 K

Second revised draft technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with the pesticides aldrin, alpha hexachlorocyclohexane, beta hexachlorocyclohexane, chlordane, chlordecone, 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

(Technical guidelines on pesticides)

1/17/2017444.66 K

Comments received from Parties and others on the first revised draft general and pesticides technical guidelines as per OEWG-10/4, paragraph 5 and Annex B (versions of 7 October 2016)

In decision OEWG-10/4, paragraph 5, parties and others were invited to submit comments, by 15 November 2016, on the first revised draft general technical guidelines and pesticides technical guidelines, referred to in Section B of the Annex to the decision. Comments received by the Secretariat are listed below.
 
PartiesTitleEnglish
Items: 5  
ColombiaColombia - Comments on the General and Pesticides technical guidelines199.07 K
European UnionEU – comments on the General technical guidelines291.62 K
European UnionEU – comments on the Pesticides technical guidelines440.43 K
JapanJapan – information on PCN and HCBD (relevant for the General technical guidelines)34.53 K
NorwayNorway – change in Annex II to the General technical guidelines265.48 K

First revised draft general and pesticides technical guidelines as per OEWG-10/4, paragraph 5 and Annex B

According to paragraph 5, of decision OEWG-10/4, the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention at its tenth meeting invited Parties and others to submit, to the Secretariat, by 15 November 2016, comments on the first revised drafts of the general technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants , as well as comments on the technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with the pesticides aldrin, alpha hexachlorocyclohexane, beta hexachlorocyclohexane, chlordane, chlordecone, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, lindane, mirex, pentachlorobenzene, perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, technical endosulfan and its related isomers or toxaphene or with hexachlorobenzene as an industrial chemical, which was revised to include hexachlorobutadiene and pentachlorophenol and its salts.

 
TitleDateEnglish
Items: 2  
First revised draft general technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants

(General technical guidelines on POPs waste)

10/7/2016332.55 K
First revised draft technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with the pesticides aldrin, alpha hexachlorocyclohexane, beta hexachlorocyclohexane, chlordane, chlordecone, 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

(Technical guidelines on pesticides)

10/7/2016435.04 K

Comments on the draft technical guidelines set out in documents UNEP/CHW/OEWG.10/INF/18, UNEP/CHW/OEWG.10/INF/19, UNEP/CHW/OEWG.10/INF/20 and UNEP/CHW/OEWG.10/INF/21

In decision OEWG-10/4, paragraph 4, parties and others were invited to submit comments, by 15 September 2016, on the draft technical guidelines referred to in Section A of the Annex to the decision (draft of HCBD, PCP, PCB and UPOPs technical guidelines). Comments received by the Secretariat are listed below.
  • Parties
  • Others

Submissions regarding the low persistent organic pollutant content values – supporting documents

 
SubmitterDateEnglish
Items: 2  
European Eunion2/24/201731.36 K
IPEN2/17/2017412.7 K

Submissions regarding the low persistent organic pollutant content values - as per OEWG-10/4 decision, paragraph 7

In decision OEWG-10/4, paragraph 7, parties and others were invited to submit comments, by 15 December 2016, on the low persistent organic pollutant content values included in the technical guidelines. Comments received by the Secretariat are listed below.
  • Parties
  • Others

Submissions regarding the low persistent organic pollutant content values - as per BC-12/3 decision, paragraph 9

In decision BC-12/3, paragraph 9, parties and others were invited to provide comments on the low persistent organic pollutant content values included in the technical guidelines. Comments received by the Secretariat are listed below.

  • Parties
  • Others

Submissions regarding decaBDE

In decision BC-12/3, paragraph 15, parties and others were invited to submit waste-related information on decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE) to the secretariat and Norway by 30 August 2016. Comments and documents received by the Secretariat regarding decaBDE are listed below.

 
PartiesDateTitleEnglish
Items: 7   
Canada9/7/2016Letter75.31 K
Canada9/7/2016Background Study on the Content of Shredder Residue2.07 MB
European Union9/13/2016Comments25.34 K
India8/22/2016Letter189.87 K
Japan8/22/2016Letter89.11 K
Norway9/7/2016Consultancy service on collecting, summarising and analysing information on c-decaBDE in waste574.26 K
Norway5/18/2016Literature Study – DecaBDE in waste streams3.2 MB

Small Intersessional Working Group on Technical Guidelines for POPs Waste.

As of March 2017, Members of the Intersessional Working Group for the Development of Technical Guidelines on POPs Waste.