The eleventh meeting of the CRC to the Rotterdam Convention on the PIC Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade convened for its second day on Tuesday at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy.
In the morning, delegates initiated consideration of the review of two notifications of final regulatory action for carbosulfan, from the EU, and from Cabo Verde, Chad, the Gambia, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo, members of the Sahelian Pesticides Committee.
The Committee then turned its attention to the proposal from Georgia to list dimethoate emulsifiable concentrate 400 g/L as a severely hazardous pesticide formulation, and agreed the nomination did not meet all of the criteria for listing in Annex III of the Convention. CRC-11 also adopted the draft decision guidance document (DGD) on short-chained chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) and forwarded it to the COP for its consideration. The Committee also agreed to recommend that the COP list carbofuran in Annex III to the Convention as a pesticide, and decided to prepare a draft DGD on carbofuran.
In the afternoon participants heard an update from the contact group on atrazine and from the drafting group on tributyltin. Contact groups then convened on carbosulfan, and reconvened on tributyltin and atrazine into the evening.
IISD Reporting Services, has provided daily web updates from the 11th Meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-11), which was held from 26 to 28 October 2015. A summary and analysis report of CRC-11 is available in HTML and PDF. Available in ENB Mobile at: http://enb.iisd.mobi/chemical-poprc11-crc11/