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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 Thursday, 22 October 2015

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Delegates discuss dicofol in a contact group.

POPRC-11 On Thursday, POPRC-11 met for its fourth day. The Committee first heard reports from the seven working groups that convened on Wednesday afternoon and evening. POPRC members then considered the draft decision on unintentional releases of hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD) and adopted it with minor amendments. The Committee also considered the draft risk profile on short-chained chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) and the draft decision on pentadecafluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds.

In the afternoon, POPRC members and observers met in contact groups on PFOA and dicofol. Members met in a drafting group for decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE), and Chair Estefânia Gastaldello Moreira held informal consultations on SCCPs.

Plenary reconvened at 5:00pm. The POPRC reviewed the proposal for revising the guidance on alternatives to perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride (PFOSF) and their related chemicals and adopted the related decision. After adopting a decision on effective participation, the Committee heard a report back from the dicofol contact group and convened a drafting group on this issue.

In the evening, drafting groups on dicofol and decaBDE met.

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:

L-R: Joe DiGangi, IPEN, and Mariann Lloyd-Smith, IPEN

L-R: POPRC member Agus Haryono, Indonesia, and Kei Ohno Woodall, BRS Secretariat

L-R: Observers Ana Corado, US; Timo Seppälä, Finland;
and Darren Byrne, Ireland

L-R: Jianxin Hu, China; POPRC member Ram Niwas Jindal, India; and POPRC member Zaigham Abbas, Pakistan

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