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Second meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC)
6-10 November 2006 | Geneva, Switzerland

ENB Summary

November 2006
Daily highlights:
Monday, 6 Nov - Tuesday, 7 Nov - Wednesday, 8 Nov - Thursday, 9 Nov - Friday, 10 Nov

POPRC-2 Highlights: Wednesday, 8 November 2006

On Wednesday, delegates discussed documents on three chemicals newly proposed for listing in the Convention's Annexes: octabromodiphenyl ether, pentachlorobenzene, and short-chained chlorinated paraffins. Chair Reiner Arndt (Germany) established contact groups to elaborate the draft proposals on these chemicals.

In the afternoon, Ecuador presented a format for submission of information on socioeconomic considerations, as specified in Annex F of the Convention. Canada and Uruguay made presentations on the processes of risk management at their respective national levels.

Delegates discussed components of the format for submission of Annex F information, and Chair Arndt established a contact group, chaired by Ecuador, to make changes and report to the Committee later in the week.

The IISD Reporting Services (IISD RS) summary report of POPRC will be available online on Monday, 13 November 2006.

POPRC Vice-Chair Jacqueline Alvarez (Uruguay) presented a developing country approach to risk management
US Observer Chris Blunck complimented the UK on the proposal on short-chained paraffins
Chair Reiner Arndt (Germany) closed the afternoon session on Wednesday, urging delegates to join their respective contact groups
L-R: Thomas Brima (Sierra Leone), Hala Sultan Al-Easa (Qatar), Dario C. Sabularse (the Philippines), and Liselott Säll (Norway) took note of the presentation on c-octaBDE by the EC
Daily highlights:
Monday, 6 Nov - Tuesday, 7 Nov - Wednesday, 8 Nov - Thursday, 9 Nov - Friday, 10 Nov
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