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11th Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-11)
to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

19-23 October 2015 | Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

Highlights for Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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Delegates discuss PFOA in a contact group

POPRC-11 On Tuesday, 20 October, POPRC-11 convened for its second day. In the morning, delegates heard an update from the contact group on decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE), which reported on its discussions on the waste provisions in Article 6 of the Stockholm Convention and on the possible exemptions for use in aviation and vehicles.

The POPRC also initiated discussion of the draft risk profile for short-chained chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs), establishing a contact group on the issue, and considered the proposal for the inclusion of pentadecafluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds in Annexes A, B and/or C to the Convention. Hearing general support for the proposal, the Committee established a contact group to discuss whether the screening criteria are met.

Participants discussed the draft risk profile for dicofol in the morning and afternoon, and established a contact group on the issue. Participants then discussed activities for effective participation in the work of the Committee and agreed to continue this discussion on Wednesday.

Contact groups on decaBDE, PFOA and SCCPs met during the late afternoon and evening. The PFOA contact group was expected to close to a drafting group later in the evening.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web updates and a summary and analysis report from the 11th Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-11). The report is available in HTML and PDF. In addition, IISD Reporting Services, has provided daily web updates from the 11th Meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC.11). A summary and analysis report of CRC-11 is available in HTML and PDF. Available in ENB Mobile at:

The dais during Tuesday’s proceedings

L-R: Marcus Richards, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Kyunghee Choi, Republic of Korea

Katinka van der Jagt, the EU, presents the proposal to list PFOA.

Ousmane Sow, Senegal, presents the draft risk profile on SCCPs.

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