By Decicion BC-11/4, Paragraph 5, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention has requested the lead country, if one is selected, or the Secretariat, if one is not, in consultation with the small intersessional working group, to prepare draft revised technical guidelines, taking into account the submissions by Parties and others received by the Secretariat to date and the discussions at the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties, for publication on the Convention website by 30 November 2013. As there has no country been willing to take lead, the Secretariat with a consultant’s support has proceeded to revise the abovementioned draft Technical Guidelines as identified as the 23 December 2013 version and presented with the link below.
23 December 2013 Version is published pursuant to paragraph 5 of Decision BC-11/4.
The Secretariat would like to thank Canada, European Union, Japan, Norway, Republic of Central Africa, South Korea and DITTA (Global Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare IT and Radiation Therapy Trade Association) for their submission of information related to Paragraph 26(b) of the draft Technical Guidelines as also published on this webpage.
The Secretariat would also remind Parties and others, as requested by the BC-COP-11 by Decision BC-11/4, Paragrpah 6, to submit comments on the draft revised technical guidelines, in particular on the issues referred to in paragraph 26 (b) of the above-mentioned draft technical guidelines to the Secretariat, by 28 February 2014.