The Stockholm Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants

Original Language Title: Par Stokholmas Konvenciju par noturīgajiem organiskajiem piesārņotājiem

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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants, article 1. May 22, 2001, the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (hereinafter referred to as the Convention) with this law is accepted and approved. 2. article. Ministry of the environment shall coordinate the fulfilment of the obligations provided for in the Convention. 3. article. The Convention shall enter into force on the 26, within the time limit laid down in the article and in order, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall notify the newspaper "journal". 4. article. The law shall enter into force on the day following its promulgation. With the law put the Convention in English and its translation into Latvian language. The law adopted by the Parliament in September 9, 2004. State v. President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga in Riga 2004 September 28 STOCKHOLM CONVENTION ON PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANT of the parties to this Convention, Recognizing that persistent organic pollutant will posses a toxic properties, resist degradation, bioaccumulat and transported, through air, the water and migratory species, across international boundaries and deposited far from their place of release, where they in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems accumulat, Aware of the health concerns , especially in developing countries, resulting from local exposure to persistent organic pollutant, in particular impacts upon women and, through them, upon future generations, Acknowledging that the Arctic ecosystems and indigenous Australians are particularly at risk with the communities because of the biomagnification of persistent organic pollutant and that contamination of their traditional foods is a public health issue, conscious of the need for global action on persistent organic pollutant in Mindful of decision 19/13, C of 7 February 1997 of the Council for Each of the United Nations Environment Programme to international action the initiat protect human health and the environment through the measure which will reduce and/or the emission and discharge eliminat of persistent organic pollutant, Recalling the provision of the pertinen to relevant international environmental convention, especially the Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent to the procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticide in International trade , and the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal including the regional agreements developed within the framework of its article 11, also Recalling the provision of the pertinen the Rio Declaration on environment and development and Agenda 21, Acknowledging that precaution to the underl concern of all the parties and is embedded within this Convention, Recognizing that this Convention and other international agreements in the field of trade and the environment are mutually supportive , Reaffirming that States have, in accordanc with the Charter of the United Nations and the principles of international law, the sovereign right to exploit their own resources to their own environmental and pursuan developmental policies, and the responsibility to ensur that activities within their jurisdiction or control do not cause damage to the environment of other States or of areas beyond the limits of national jurisdiction , Taking into account the particular requirements of circumstanc and developing countries, in particular the least developed among them, and countries with economies in transition, especially the need to strengthen their national capabilities for the management of chemicals, including through the transfer of technology, the provision of financial and technical assistance and the promotion of cooperation among the parties, Taking full account of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable development of Small Island Developing States , adopted on 6 May 1994 in Barbado, Noting the respectiv capabilities of the developed and developing countries, as well as the common but differentiated responsibilities of States as set forth in Principle 7 of the Rio Declaration on environment and development, Recognizing the important contribution that the private sector and non-governmental organizations can make to achieving the reduction and/or elimination of emission and discharge of persistent organic pollutant in , Underlining the importanc of manufacturers of persistent organic pollutant in taking responsibility for reducing adverse effects caused by their products and for providing information to users, Governments and the public on the hazardous properties of those chemicals, conscious of the need to take measure to prevent adverse effects caused by persistent organic pollutant at all stages of their life cycle, Reaffirming Principle 16 of the Rio Declaration on environment and development which States that national authorities should endeavour to promote the internalization of environmental costs and the use of economic instruments, taking into account the approach that the polluter should, in principle, bear the cost of pollution, with due regard to the public interest and without distorting international trade and investment, Encouraging parties not having regulatory and assessment schemes for pesticide and industrial chemicals to develop such schemes, Recognizing the importanc of developing and using environmentally sound alternative processes and chemicals, , Determined to protect human health and the environment from the harmful impacts of persistent organic pollutant, have agreed as follows: article 1 the objective of the Mindful approach as set forth in the banks in Principle 15 of the Rio Declaration on environment and development, the objective of this Convention is to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutant. Article 2 Definition For the purpose of this Convention: (a) "Party" means a State or regional economic integration organization that has consented to be bound by this Convention and for which the Convention is in force; (b) "Regional economic integration organization" means an organization constituted by sovereign States of a given region to which its member States have transferred competence in respect of matters governed by this Convention and which has been duly authorized, in accordanc with its internal procedures, to sign, accept, approve, ratify.â or accede to this Convention; (c) "Parties present and voting" means Parties present and casting an affirmativ or negative vote. Article 3 Measure to reduce releases from intentional or eliminat the production and use of 1. Each Party shall: (a) be Prohibi and/or take the legal and administrative measure cessary to eliminat not: (i) its production and use of the chemicals listed in Annex A subject to the provision of that Annex; and (ii) its import and export of the chemicals listed in Annex A in accordanc with the provision of paragraph 2; and (b) to Restrict its production and use of the chemicals listed in Annex B in accordanc with the provision of that Annex. 2. Each Party shall take measure to ensur: (a) that a chemical listed in Annex A or Annex B is imported only: (i) For the purpose of environmentally sound disposal as set forth in paragraph 1 (d) of article 6; or (ii) For a use or purpose which is permitted for that Party under Annex A or Annex B; (b) that a chemical listed in Annex A for which any production or use specific exemption is in effect or a chemical listed in Annex B for which any production or use specific exemption or purpose is in effect a acceptabl, taking into account any relevant provision in existing international prior informed consent instruments, is exported only a will: (i) For the purpose of environmentally sound disposal as set forth in paragraph 1 (d) of article 6; (ii) To a Party which is permitted to use that chemical under Annex A or Annex B; or (iii) To a State not Party to this Convention which has provided an annual certification to the exporting Party. Such certification shall specify the intended use of the chemical and include a statement that, with respect to that chemical, the importing State is committed to: a. protect human health and the environment by taking the measure to minimize cessary or prevent releases; (b) Comply with the provision of paragraph 1 of article 6; and c. Comply, where appropriate, with the provision of paragraph 2 of part II of Annex b. The certification shall also include any appropriate supporting documentation, such as legislation, regulatory instruments, or administrative or policy guidelines. The exporting Party shall transmit the certification to the Secretariat within sixty days of receipt. (c) that a chemical listed in Annex A, for which production and use specific exemption with no longer in effect for any Party, is not exported from it except for the purpose of environmentally sound disposal as set forth in paragraph 1 (d) of article 6; (d) For the purpose of this paragraph, the term "State not Party to this Convention" shall include, with respect to a particular chemical, a State or regional economic integration organization that has not agreed to be bound by the Convention with respect to that chemical. 3. Each Party that has one or more regulatory and assessment schemes for new pesticide or new industrial chemicals shall take measure to regulat with the aim of preventing the production and use of a new pesticide or new industrial chemicals which, taking into considerations the criteria in paragraph 1 of Annex D, exhibit "the characteristics of persistent organic pollutant. 4. Each Party that has one or more regulatory and assessment schemes for pesticide or industrial chemicals shall, where appropriate, take into considerations within these schemes the criteria in paragraph 1 of Annex D when conducting assessments of pesticide or industrial chemicals currently in use. 5. Except as otherwise provided in this Convention, paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not apply to the chemical to be a quantit of used for laboratory-scale research or as a reference standard. 6. Any Party that has a specific exemption in accordanc with Annex A or a specific exemption or an acceptabl is purpose in accordanc with Annex B shall take appropriate measure to ensur that any production or use under such exemption or purpose is carried out in a manner that prevents or minimizes human exposure and release into the environment. For us or is exempted for that purpose involv acceptabl is intentional release into the environment under the conditions of normal use, such release shall be to the minimum to exten cessary, taking into account any applicable standards and guidelines. Article 4 Register of specific exemption in the Register is hereby established 1 A for the purpose of identifying the parties that have a specific exemption listed in Annex A or Annex B It shall not identify parties that make use of the provision in Annex A or Annex B that may be exercised by all parties. The Register shall be maintained by the Secretariat and shall be available to the public. 2. The Register shall include: (a) A list of the type of specific exemption is reproduced from Annex A and Annex B; (b) A list of the parties that have a specific exemption listed under Annex A or Annex B; and (c) A list of the expiry dates for each registered specific exemption. 3. Any State may, on becoming a Party, by means of a notification in writing to the Secretariat, register for one or more types of specific exemption listed in Annex A or Annex b. 4. Unless an earlier date is indicated in the Register by a Party, or an extension is granted to it in paragraph 7, all pursuan registration exemption for specific IR of a five year expires after the date of entry into force of this Convention with respect to a particular chemical. 5. At its first meeting, the Conference of the Parties shall decide upon its review process for the entries in the Register. 6. Prior to a review of an entry in the Register, the Party concerned shall submit a report to the Secretariat justifying its continuing need for registration of that exemption. The report shall be circulated by the Secretariat to all parties. The review of a registration shall be carried out on the basis of all available information. Thereupon, the Conference of the parties may make such recommendations to the Party concerned as it will appropriate deemas. 7. The Conference of the parties may, upon request from the Party concerned, decide to extend the expiry date of a specific exemption for a period of up to five years. In making its decision, the Conference of the Parties shall take due account of the special circumstanc of the developing country Parties and parties with economies in transition. 8. A Party may, at any time, withdraw an entry from the Register for a specific exemption upon written notification to the Secretariat. The withdrawals shall take effect on the date specified in the notification. 9. When there are no longer any parties registered for a particular type of specific exemption from new registration may be made with respect to article 5 of the it. "to reduce releases from unintentional or eliminat the production Each Party shall at a minimum take the following measure to reduce the total releases derived from anthropogenic sources of each of the chemicals listed in Annex C , with the goal of their continuing minimization and, where feasibl, ultimate elimination: (a) Develop an action plan or, where appropriate, a regional or subregional action plan within two years of the date of entry into force of this Convention for it, and subsequently of the implementations in its implementation plan specified in article 7, designed to identify, and address the characteriz release of the chemicals listed in Annex C and to the implementation of subparagraph facilitat (b) to (e). The action plan shall include the following elements: (i) An evaluation of current and projected releases, including the development and maintenance of source inventor and release estimate, taking into considerations the source categories identified in Annex C; (ii) An evaluation of the efficacy of the laws and policies of the Party relating to the management of such releases; (iii) strategies to meet the obligations of this paragraph, taking into account the evaluations in (i) and (ii); (iv) steps to promote education and training with regard to, and awareness of, those strategies; (v) A review every five years of those strategies and of their success in meeting the obligations of this paragraph; such reviews shall be included in reports submitted to their article 15 pursuan; (vi) A schedule for implementation of the action plan, including for the strategies and measure the identified therein; (b) promote the application of available, feasibl and practical measure of that can expeditiously achieve a realistic and meaningful level of release reduction or source elimination; (c) promote the development and, where it is appropriate, deemas require the use of substitute or modified materials, products and processes to prevent the formation and release of the chemicals listed in Annex C, taking into considerations the general guidance on prevention and release reduction measure in Annex C and guidelines to be adopted by decision of the Conference of the parties; (d) promote and, in accordanc with the implementation schedule of its action plan, require the use of best available techniques for new sources within source categories which a Party has identified as warranting such action in its action plan, with a particular initial focus on source categories identified in part II of Annex c. In any case, the requirement to use best available techniques for new sources in the categories listed in part II of that Annex shall be phased in as soon as practicabl bu from later than four years after the entry into force of the Convention for that Party. For the identified categories, Parties shall promote the use of best environmental practices. When applying best available techniques and best environmental practices, parties should take into considerations the general guidance on prevention and release reduction measure in that Annex and guidelines on best available techniques and best environmental practices to be adopted by decision of the Conference of the parties; (e) promote, in accordanc with its action plan, the use of best available techniques and best environmental practices: (i) For existing sources, within the source categories listed in part II of Annex C and within source categories such as those in part III of that Annex; and (ii) For new sources, within source categories such as those listed in part II of Annex C which a Party has not addressed under subparagraph (d). When applying best available techniques and best environmental practices, parties should take into considerations the general guidance on prevention and release reduction measure in Annex C and guidelines on best available techniques and best environmental practices to be adopted by decision of the Conference of the parties; (f) For the purpose of this paragraph and Annex c: (i) "best available techniques" means the most effective and advanced stage in the development of activities and their methods of operation which indicates the suitability of particular practical techniques for providing in principle the basis for release limitations designed to prevent and, where that is not practicabl, generally to reduce releases of chemicals listed in Annex C and On the I of their impact on the environment as a whole. In this regards: (ii) "techniques" includes both the technology used and the way in which the installation is designed, built, maintained, operated and decommissioned; (iii) "available" techniques means those techniques that are accessible to the operator and that are developed on a scale that allows implementation in the relevant industrial sector, under economically and technically viabl condition, taking into considerations the Costa and advantage; and (iv) "best" means most effective in achieving a high general level of protection of the environment as a whole; (v) "best environmental practices" means the application of the most appropriate combination of environmental control measure and strategies; (vi) "New source" means any source of which the construction or substantial modification is commenced at least one year after the date of: a. Entry into force of this Convention for the Party concerned; or (b). the Entry into force for the Party concerned of an amendment to Annex C where the source become subject to the provision of of this Convention only by virtue of that amendment. (g) release limit values or performance standards may be used by a Party to fulfill its commitment for best available techniques under this paragraph. Article 6 Measure to reduce or eliminat the releases from waste 1 and stockpil. In order to ensur that stockpil consisting of or containing chemicals listed either of in Annex A or Annex B and waste, including products and articles upon becoming waste consisting of, containing or contaminated with a of chemicals listed in Annex A, B or C, are managed in a manner protective of human health and the environment, each Party shall: (a) Develop appropriate strategies for identifying : (i) consisting of or containing chemicals of Stockpil listed either in Annex A or Annex B; and (ii) products and articles in use and waste consisting of, containing or contaminated with a of chemicals listed in Annex A, B or C; (b) Identify, to the exten to practicabl, consisting of or containing chemicals of stockpil listed either in Annex A or Annex B on the basis of the strategies referred to in subparagraph (a); (c) manage, as appropriate, stockpil in a safe, efficient and environmentally sound manner. Stockpil of chemicals listed either in Annex A or Annex B, after they are no longer allowed to be used according to any specific exemption specified in Annex A or any specific exemption or purpose specified in Annexe a acceptabl (B), except the which of the allowed stockpil to be exported according to paragraph 2 of article 3, shall be deemed to be waste and shall be managed in accordanc with subparagraph (d); (d) take the appropriate measure of such waste so that, including products and articles upon becoming waste, with: (i) Handled, collected, transported and stored in an environmentally sound manner; (ii) Disposed of in such a way that the persistent organic pollutan content is destroyed or irreversibly transformed so that they do not exhibit "the characteristics of persistent organic pollutant or otherwise disposed of in an environmentally sound manner when destruction or irreversibl transformation does not represen the environmentally preferabl option or the persistent organic pollutan content is low, taking into account international rules , standard, and guidelines, including those that may be developed pursuan to paragraph 2, and relevant global and regional regime each of the management of hazardous waste; (iii) Not permitted to be subjected to disposal operations that may lead to recovery, recycling, reclamation, direct use or alternative Reuss of persistent organic pollutant; and (iv) Not transported across international boundaries without taking into account relevant international rules, standards and guidelines; (e) Endeavour to develop appropriate strategies for identifying sites contaminated by chemicals listed in Annex A, B or C; if remediation of those sites is undertaken it shall be performed in an environmentally sound manner. 2. The Conference of the Parties shall cooperate in closely with the appropriate bodies of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal to, inter alia: (a) Establish levels of destruction and transformation does not irreversibl the cessary ensur that the characteristics of persistent organic pollutant as specified in paragraph 1 of Annex D are not exhibited; (b) Determin what they consider to be the methods of environmentally sound disposal constitut that it referred above; and (c) Work to establish, as appropriate, the concentration levels of the chemicals listed in Annex A, B and C in order to define the low persistent organic pollutan content referred to in paragraph 1 (d) (ii). Article 7 Implementation plans 1. Each Party shall: (a) Develop and endeavour to implementations that a plan for the implementation of its obligations under this Convention; (b) transmit its implementation plan to the Conference of the parties within two years of the date on which this Convention will enter into force for it; and (c) Review and update, as appropriate, its implementation plan on a periodic basis and in a manner to be specified by a decision of the Conference of the parties. 2. The Parties shall, where appropriate, cooperate directly or through global, of regional and subregional organizations, and consult their national enterprise, including women's groups and groups involved in the health of children, in order to facilitat the development, implementation and updating of their implementation plans. 3. The Parties shall endeavour it utilizes and, where not, establish the cessary means to integrate national implementation plans for persistent organic pollutant in their sustainable development strategies where appropriate. Article 8 Listing of chemicals in Annex A, B and C 1 A Party may submit a proposal to the Secretariat for listing a chemical in Annex A, B and/or c. The proposal shall contain the information specified in Annex d. In developing a proposal, a Party may be assisted by other parties and/or by the Secretariat. 2. The secretariat shall verify whethers the proposal contains the information specified in Annex d. If the Secretariat is satisfied that the proposal contains the information so specified, it shall forward the proposal to the Persistent Organic Pollutant Review Committee. 3. The Committee shall examin the proposal and apply the screening criteria specified in Annex D in a flexible and transparent way, taking all information provided into account in an balanced manner and integrativ. 4. If the Committee decide's that: (a) It is satisfied that the screening criteria have been fulfilled, it shall, through the Secretariat, make the proposal and the evaluation of the Committee available to all parties and the observer and invite them to submit the information specified in Annex E; or (b) It is not satisfied that the screening criteria have been fulfilled, it shall, through the Secretariat, inform all parties and the observer and make the proposal and the evaluation of the Committee available to all parties and the proposal shall be set aside. 5. Any Party may resubmit a proposal to the Committee that has been set aside by the Committee to paragraph pursuan 4. The resubmission may include any concerns of the Party as well as a justification for additional considerations by the Committee. If, following this procedure, the Committee again sets the proposal aside, the Party may challenge the decision of the Committee and the Conference of the Parties shall consider the matter at its next session. The Conference of the parties may decide, based on the screening criteria in Annex D and taking into account the evaluation of the Committee and any additional information provided by any Party or observer, that the proposal should proceed. 6. Where the Committee has decided that the screening criteria have been fulfilled, or the Conference of the parties has decided that the proposal should proceed, the Committee shall further review the proposal, taking into account any relevant additional information received, and shall prepare a draft risk profile in accordanc with Annexe E. It shall, through the Secretariat, make that draft available to all parties and the observer for the , collect technical comments from them and, taking those comments into account, complete the risk profile. 7. If, on the basis of the risk profile conducted in accordanc with Annex E, the Committee decide: (a) that the chemical is likely as a result of its long-range environmental transport to lead to significant adverse human health and/or environmental effects such that global action is warranted, the proposal shall proceed. Lack of full scientific certainty shall not prevent the proposal from proceedings. The Committee shall, through the Secretariat, invite information from all parties and relating it to the observer the considerations specified in Annex f. It shall then prepare a risk management evaluation that includes an analysis of possible control measure for the chemicals in accordanc with that Annex; or (b) that the proposal should not proceed, it shall, through the Secretariat, make the risk profile available to all parties and the observer and set the proposal aside. 8. For any proposal set aside pursuan to paragraph 7 (b), a Party may request the Conference of the parties to consider instructing the Committee to invite additional information from the proposing Party and other parties during a period not to 12 one year. After that period and on the basis of any information received, the Committee shall reconsider the proposal to paragraph 6 with pursuan a priority to be decided by the Conference of the parties. If, following this procedure, the Committee again sets the proposal aside, the Party may challenge the decision of the Committee and the Conference of the Parties shall consider the matter at its next session. The Conference of the parties may decide, based on the risk profile prepared in accordanc with Annex E and taking into account the evaluation of the Committee and any additional information provided by any Party or observer, that the proposal should proceed. If the Conference of the parties decide that the proposal of shall proceed, the Committee shall then prepare the risk management evaluation. 9. The Committee shall, based on the risk profile referred to in paragraph 6 and the risk management evaluation referred to in paragraph 7 (a) or paragraph 8, recommend whethers the chemical should be considered by the Conference of the parties for listing in Annex A, B and/or c. The Conference of the parties, taking due account of the recommendations of the Committee, including any scientific uncertainty, shall decide, in a manner, whethers the banks list the chemical, and specify its related control measure, in Annex A, B and/or c. Article 9 Information Exchange 1. Each Party shall facilitat undertak or the exchange of information relevant to: (a) the reduction or elimination of the production , use and release of persistent organic pollutant; and (b) alternatives to persistent organic pollutant, including information relating to their risks as well as to their economic and social costs. 2. The Parties shall exchange the information referred to in paragraph 1 directly or through the Secretariat. 3. Each Party shall-(a) national focal point designat for the exchange of such information. 4. The secretariat shall serve as a clearing house mechanism-for information on persistent organic pollutant, including information provided by parties, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations. 5. For the purpose of this Convention, information on health and safety of humans and the environment shall not be regarded as confidential. Parties that Exchange other information to this Convention shall pursuan protect any confidential information as mutually agreed. Article 10 Public information, awareness and education 1. Each Party shall, within its capabilities, promote and facilitat: (a) awareness among its policy and decision makers with regard to persistent organic pollutant; (b) Provision to the public of all available information on persistent organic pollutant, taking into account paragraph 5 of article 9; (c) development and implementation, especially for women, children and the least educated, of educational and public awareness programmes on persistent organic pollutant, as well as on their health and environmental effects and on their alternatives; (d) Public participation in addressing persistent organic pollutant and their health and environmental effects and in developing an adequat responses, including opportunities for providing input at the national level regarding implementation of this Convention; (e) Training of workers, scientist, educator and technical and managerial personnel; (f) development and exchange of educational and public awareness materials at the national and international level; and (g) development and implementation of education and training programmes at the national and international level. 2. Each Party shall, within its capabilities, ensur that the public has access to the public information referred to in paragraph 1 and that the information is to kep up-to-date. 3. Each Party shall, within its capabilities, and encourag industry professional users to promote and facilitat the provision of the information referred to in paragraph 1 at the national level and, as appropriate, subregional, regional and global levels. 4. In providing information on persistent organic pollutant and their alternatives, parties may use safety data sheets, reports, mass media and other means of communication, and may establish information centres at national and regional level. 5. Each Party shall give sympathetic considerations to developing mechanisms, such as pollutan release and transfer register, for the collection and dissemination of information on the estimate of the annual to quantit of the chemicals listed in Annex A, B or C that are released or disposed of. Article 11 Research, development and monitoring 1. The Parties shall, within their capabilities, at the national and international level, and/or undertak encourag appropriate research, development, monitoring and cooperation pertaining to persistent organic pollutant and, where relevant, to their alternatives and to candidate persistent organic pollutant, including on their: (a) sources and releases into the environment; (b) presence, levels and trends in humans and the environment; (c) Environmental transport, fate and transformation; (d) effects on human health and the environment; (e) socio-economic and cultural impacts; (f) release reduction and/or elimination; and (g) Harmonized methodolog for making inventor of generating sources and analytical to techniques for the measurement of releases. 2. In undertaking action under paragraph 1, the Parties shall, within their capabilities: (a) support and further develop, as appropriate, international programmes, networks and organizations aimed at defining, conducting, assessing and financing research, data collection and monitoring, taking into account the need to minimize duplication of effort; (b) support national and international efforts to strengthen national scientific and technical research capabilities, particularly in developing countries and countries with economies in transition, and to promote access to, and the exchange of, data and analyses; (c) take into account the concerns and needs, particularly in the field of financial and technical resources, of developing countries and countries with economies in transition and cooperate in improving their capability to participat in the efforts referred to in subparagraph (a) and (b); (d) research work geared towards Undertak alleviating the effects of persistent organic pollutant on reproductive health; (e) make the results of their research, development and monitoring activities referred to in this paragraph accessible to the public on a timely and regular basis; and (f) and/or undertak Encourag the cooperation with regards to storage and maintenance of information generated from research, development and monitoring. Article 12 Technical assistance 1. The parties recognize that rendering of timely and appropriate technical assistance in response to requests from developing country Parties and parties with economies in transition is essential to the successful implementation of this Convention. 2. The Parties shall cooperate to provide timely and appropriate technical assistance to developing country Parties and parties with economies in transition, to assist them, taking into account their particular needs, to develop and strengthen their capacity to implementations that their obligations under this Convention. 3. In this regard, technical assistance to be provided by developed country Parties, and other parties in accordanc with their capabilities, shall include, as appropriate and as mutually agreed, technical assistance for capacity-building relating to implementation of the obligations under this Convention. Further guidance in this regard shall be provided by the Conference of the parties. 4. The Parties shall establish, as appropriate, arrangements for the purpose of providing technical assistance and promoting the transfer of technology to developing country Parties and parties with economies in transition relating to the implementation of this Convention. These arrangements shall include regional and subregional by the Centre for capacity-building and transfer of technology to assist developing country Parties and parties with economies in transition to fulfil their obligations under this Convention. Further guidance in this regard shall be provided by the Conference of the parties. 5. The Parties shall, in the context of this article, take full account of the specific needs and special situation of least developed countries and small island developing States in their actions with regard to technical assistance. Article 13 Financial resources and mechanisms 1. Each Party to provide, within undertak its capabilities, financial support and incentives in respect of those national activities that are intended to achieve the objective of this Convention in accordanc with its national plan, kesko and the program. 2. The developed country Parties shall provide new and additional financial resources to enable developing country Parties and parties with economies in transition to meet the agreed full incremental costs of implementing a measure of which fulfill their obligations under this Convention as agreed between a recipient Party and an entity participating in the mechanism described in paragraph 6. Other parties may also on a voluntary basis and in accordanc with their capabilities to provide such financial resources. Contributions from other sources should also be encouraged. The implementation of the commitment of these shall take into account the need for adequacy, predictability, the timely flow of funds and the importanc of burden sharing among the contributing parties. 3. Developed country Parties, and other parties in accordanc with their capabilities and in accordanc with their national plans, allocation and programme, may also provide and developing country Parties and parties with economies in transition themselves of financial availa ... resources to assist in their implementation of this Convention through other bilateral, regional and multilaterals sources or channels. 4. The exten to which the developing country Parties will effectively implementations that their commitment under this Convention will depend on the effective implementation by developed country Parties of their commitment under this Convention relating to financial resources, technical assistance and technology transfer. The fact that sustainable economic and social development and the eradication of poverty are the first and overriding to kesko of the developing country Parties will be taken fully into account, giving due considerations to the need for the protection of human health and the environment. 5. The Parties shall take full account of the specific needs and special situation of the least developed countries and small island developing States of the in their actions with regard to funding. 6. A mechanism for the provision of sustainable financial adequat and resources to developing country Parties and parties with economies in transition on a grant or concessional basis to assist in their implementation of the Convention is hereby defined. The mechanism shall function under the authority, as appropriate, and guidance of, and be accountabl to the Conference of the parties for the purpose of this Convention. Its operations shall be entrusted to one or more existing international entities, including entities, as may be decided upon by the Conference of the parties. The mechanism may also include other entities in providing regional and bilateral and multilaterals, financial technical assistance. Contributions to the mechanism shall be additional to other financial transfers to developing country Parties and parties with economies in transition as reflected in, and in accordanc with, paragraph 2.7. Pursuan to the objective of this Convention and paragraph 6, the Conference of the Parties shall at its first meeting to adop appropriate guidance to be provided to the mechanism and shall agree with the entity or entities participating in the financial mechanism upon arrangements in the will to give effect theret. The guidance shall address, inter alia: (a) the determination of the policy, strategy and programme allocation, as well as clear and detailed criteria and guidelines regarding eligibility for access to and utilization of financial resources including monitoring and evaluation on a regular basis of such utilization; (b) the provision by the entity or entities of regular reports to it on the Conference of the parties on adequacy and sustainability of funding for activities relevant to the implementation of this Convention; (c) the promotion of multiple-source funding approaches, mechanisms and arrangements; (d) the modalit for the determination in a identifiabl manner of predictabl and of the amount of funding not cessary and available for the implementation of this Convention, keeping in mind that the phasing out of persistent organic pollutant might require sustained funding, and the conditions under which that amount shall be periodically reviewed; and (e) the provision for the modalit to interested parties of assistance with needs assessment, information on available sources of funds and on funding patterns in order to facilitat of coordination among them. 8. The Conference of the Parties shall review, not later than its second meeting and thereafter on a regular basis, the effectiveness of the mechanism established under this article, its ability to address the changing needs of the developing country Parties and parties with economies in transition, the criteria and guidance referred to in paragraph 7, the level of funding as well as the effectiveness of the performance of the institutional entities entrusted to operate the financial mechanism in it. It shall, based on such review, take appropriate action, if not, it improves the cessary effectiveness of the mechanism, including by means of recommendations and guidance on measure to ensur is adequat and sustainable funding to meet the needs of the parties. Article 14 interim financial arrangements the institutional structure of the Global Environment Facility, operated in accordanc with the instrument for the establishment of the Restructured Global Environment Facility, shall, on an interim basis, be the principal entity entrusted with the operations of the financial mechanism referred to in the article 13, for the period between the date of entry into force of this Convention and the first meeting of the Conference of the parties , or until such time as the Conference of the parties to decide which of the institutional structure will be designated in accordanc with article 13. The institutional structure of the Global Environment Facility should fulfill this function through operational measure of the related specifically to persistent organic pollutant is taking into account that new arrangements for this area may be needed. Article 15 Reporting 1. Each Party shall report to the Conference of the parties on the measure it has taken to implementations that the provision of this Convention and on the effectiveness of such measure in meeting the objective of the Convention. 2. Each Party shall provide to the Secretariat: (a) Statistical data on its total of production, to import quantit and export of each of the chemicals listed in Annex A and Annex B or a reasonable estimate of such data; and (b) To the exten to practicabl, a list of the States from which it has imported each such substance and the States to which it has exported each such substance. 3. Such reporting shall be at periodic intervals and in a format to be decided by the Conference of the parties at its first meeting. Article 16 effectiveness evaluation 1. Commencing four years after the date of entry into force of this Convention, and periodically thereafter at intervals to be decided by the Conference of the parties, the Conference shall evaluate the effectiveness of this Convention. 2. In order to facilitat of such evaluation, the Conference of the Parties shall, at its first meeting, the initiat the establishment of arrangements to provide itself with comparabl monitoring data on the presence of the chemicals listed in Annex A, B and C as well as their regional and global environmental transport. These arrangements: (a) Should be implemented by the parties on a regional basis when appropriate, in accordanc with their technical and financial capabilities, using existing monitoring programmes and mechanisms to the exten the possible and promoting harmonization of approaches; (b) May be supplemented where cessary, not taking into account the difference between the regions and their capabilities to their monitoring activities implementations; and (c) Shall include reports to the Conference of the parties on the results of the monitoring activities on a regional and global basis at intervals to be specified by the Conference of the parties. 3. The evaluation described in paragraph 1 shall be conducted on the basis of available scientific, environmental, technical and economic information, including: (a) reports and other monitoring information provided pursuan to paragraph 2; (b) National reports submitted to their article 15 pursuan; and (c) Non-compliance information provided pursuan to the procedures established under article 17 article 17 Non-compliance the Conference of the Parties shall, as soon as practicabl, develop and approve procedures and institutional mechanisms of the for determining non-compliance with the provision of this Convention and for the treatment of parties found to be in non-compliance. Article 18 settlement of dispute 1. Parties shall settle any dispute between them concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention through negotiation or other peaceful means of their own choice. 2. When ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to the Convention, or at any time thereafter, a Party that is not a regional economic integration organization may declare in a written instrument submitted to the depositary that, with respect to any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention, it recognizes one or both of the following means of dispute settlement as compulsory the oft in relations to any Party accepting the same obligation : (a) Arbitration in accordanc with procedures to be adopted by the Conference of the parties in an annex as soon as practicabl; (b) Submission of the dispute to the International Court of Justice. 3. A Party that is a regional economic integration organization may make a declaration with like effect in relations to arbitration in accordanc with the procedure referred to in paragraph 2 (a). 4. A declaration made to paragraph 2 or paragraph pursuan 3 shall remain in force until it expires in accordanc with its terms or until three months after written notice of its revocation has been deposited with the depositary. 5. The expiry of a declaration, a notice of revocation or a new declaration shall not in any way be affec proceedings pending before the tribunal or the CAs UN International Court of Justice unless the parties to the dispute otherwise agree. 6. If the parties to a dispute have not accepted the same or any procedure pursuan to paragraph 2, and if they have not been able to settle their dispute within the twelve months following notification by one party to another that a dispute exists between them, the dispute shall be submitted to (a) the ACAS commission at the request of any party to the dispute. The ACAS commission shall render a report with recommendations. Additional procedures relating to the ACAS commission shall be included in an annex to be adopted by the Conference of the parties of the later than at its second meeting. Article 19 Conference of the parties 1. (A) the Conference of the parties is hereby established. 2. The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties shall be convened by the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme from later than one year after the entry into force of this Convention. Thereafter, ordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall be held at regular intervals to be decided by the Conference. 3. Extraordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall be held at such other times as may be deemed not cessary by the Conference, or at the written request of any Party provided that it is supported by at least one third of the parties. 4. The Conference of the Parties shall by consensus agree upon and at its adop first meeting rules of procedure and financial rules for itself and any subsidiary bodies, as well as the financial provision for each of the functioning of the Secretariat. 5. The Conference of the Parties shall keep under continuous review and evaluation the implementation of this Convention. It shall perform the functions assigned to it by the Convention and, to this end, shall: (a) Establish, further to the requirements of paragraph 6, such subsidiary bodies as it does not consider cessary for the implementation of the Convention; (b) Cooperate, where appropriate, with competent international organizations and intergovernmental and non-governmental bodies; and (c) Regularly review all information made available to the parties to article 15, pursuan including considerations of the effectiveness of paragraph 2 (b) (iii) of article 3; (d) Consider and any additional action undertak that may be required for the achievement of the objective of the Convention. 6. The Conference of the Parties shall, at its first meeting, establish a subsidiary body to be called the Persistent Organic Pollutant Review Committee for the purpose of performing the functions assigned to that Committee by this Convention. In this regard: (a) the members of the Persistent Organic Pollutant Review Committee shall be appointed by the Conference of the parties. Membership of the Committee shall be Government-designated consis of experts in chemical assessment or management. The members of the Committee shall be appointed on the basis of equitable distribution location; (b) the Conference of the Parties shall decide on the terms of reference, organization and operation of the Committee; and (c) the Committee shall make every effort to make its recommendations by adop consensus. If all efforts at consensus have been exhausted, and no consensus reached, such recommendations shall as a last resort be adopted by a two-thirds majority vote of the members present and voting. 7. The Conference of the Parties shall, at its third meeting, evaluate the continued need for the procedure led in paragraph 2 (b) of article 3, including considerations of its effectiveness. 8. The United Nations, its specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency, as well as any State not Party to this Convention, may be represented at meetings of the Conference of the parties as an observer. Any body or agency, national or international, governmental whethers or non-governmental, qualified in matters covered by the Convention, and which has informed the Secretariat of its wish to be represented at a meeting of the Conference of the parties as an observer may be admitted unless at least one third of the Parties present object. The participation of the observer in the admissions and shall be subject to the rules of procedure adopted by the Conference of the parties. Article 20 Secretariat 1. A secretariat is hereby established. 2. The functions of the Secretariat shall be: (a) To make arrangements for meetings of the Conference of the parties and its subsidiary bodies and to provide them with services as required; (b) It is facilitat assistance to the parties, particularly developing country Parties and parties with economies in transition, on request, in the implementation of this Convention; (c) It is not the cessary ensur coordination with the secretariat of other relevant international bodies; (d) To prepare and make available to the parties periodic reports based on information received to their article 15 pursuan and other available information; (e) To enter, under the overall guidance of the Conference of the parties, into such administrative and contractual arrangements as may be required for the effective discharge of its functions; and (f) To perform the other Secretariat functions specified in this Convention and such other functions as may be determined by the Conference of the parties. 3. The secretariat functions for this Convention shall be performed by the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, unless the Conference of the parties to decide, by a three-fourth majority of the parties in the present and voting, to entrust the secretariat functions to one or more other international organizations. Article 21 Amendments to the Convention 1 Amendments to this Convention. may be proposed by any Party. 2. Amendments to this Convention shall be adopted at a meeting of the Conference of the parties. The text of any proposed amendment shall be communicated to the parties by the Secretariat at least six months before the meeting at which it is proposed for adoption. The Secretariat shall also communicate proposed amendments to the signator to this Convention and, for information, to the depositary. 3. The Parties shall make every effort to reach agreement on any proposed amendment to this Convention by consensus. If all efforts at consensus have been exhausted, and no agreement reached, the amendment shall as a last resort be adopted by a majority of a three-fourth vote of the Parties present and voting. 4. The amendment shall be communicated by the depositary to all parties for ratification, acceptance or approval. 5. Ratification, acceptance or approval of an amendment shall be notified to the depositary in writing. An amendment adopted in accordanc with paragraph 3 shall enter into force for the parties having accepted it on the ninetieth day after the date of the deposit of the instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval by at least three-fourth of the parties. Thereafter, the amendment shall enter into force for any other Party on the ninetieth day after the date on which that Party deposits its instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval of the amendment. Article 22 Adoption and amendment of annex 1 of the Annex to this Convention. shall form an integral part thereof and, unless expressly provided otherwise, be a reference to this Convention at the same of the constitut time a reference to any of the annexe theret. 2. Any additional annex shall be restricted to procedural, the scientific, technical or administrative matters. 3. The following procedure shall apply to the proposal, adoption and entry into force of additional annex to this Convention: (a) the Additional annex shall be proposed and adopted by the according to the procedure let down in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of article 21; (b) Any Party that is unable to accept an additional annex shall so notify the depositary, in writing, within one year from the date of communication by the depositary of the adoption of the additional annex. The depositary shall without delay notify all parties of any such notification received. A Party may at any time withdraw a previous notification of non-acceptance in respect of any additional annex, and the annex shall thereupon enter into force for that Party subject to subparagraph (c); and (c) On the expiry of one year from the date of the communication by the depositary of the adoption of an additional annex, the annex shall enter into force for all parties that have not submitted a notification in accordanc with the provision of subparagraph (b). 4. The proposal, adoption and entry into force of amendments to Annex A, B or C shall be subject to the same procedures as for the proposal, adoption and entry into force of additional annex to this Convention, except that an amendment to the Annex (A), (B) or (C) shall not enter into force with respect to any Party that has made a declaration with respect to the amendment to Annex those in accordanc with paragraph 4 of article 25 , in which case any such amendment shall enter into force for such a Party on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit with the depositary of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with respect to such amendment. 5. The following procedure shall apply to the proposal, adoption and entry into force of an amendment to Annex D, E or F: (a) Amendments shall be proposed according to the procedure in the paragraphs 1 and 2 of article 21; (b) the Parties shall take decisions on an amendment to Annex D, E or F by consensus; and (c) A decision to amend Annex D, E or F shall forthwith be communicated to the parties by the depositary. The amendment shall enter into force for all parties on a date to be specified in the decision. 6. If an additional annex or an amendment to an annex is related to an amendment to this Convention, the additional annex or amendment shall not enter into force until such time as the amendment to the Convention enter into force. Article 23 right to vote 1. Each Party to this Convention shall have one vote, except as provided for in paragraph 2 (A) regional economic integration 2. organization, on matters within its competence, shall exercise its right to vote with a number of votes equal to the number of its member States that are parties to this Convention. Such an organization shall not exercise its right to vote if any of its member States exercises its right to vote, and vice versa. Article 24 signature this Convention shall be open for signature at Stockholm by all States and regional economic integration organizations on 23 May 2001, and at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 24 May 2001 to 22 May 2002. Article 25 Ratificati, acceptance, approval or accession 1. This Convention shall be subject to ratification, acceptance or approval by States and by regional economic integration organizations. It shall be open for accession by States and by regional economic integration organizations from the day after the date on which the Convention is closed for signature. The instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession shall be deposited with the depositary. 2. Any regional economic integration organizations that become a Party to this Convention without any of its member States being a Party shall be bound by all the obligations under the Convention. In the case of such organizations, one or more of whose member States is a Party to this Convention, the organization and its member States shall decide on their respectiv has responsibilities for the performance of their obligations under the Convention. In such cases, the organization and the member States shall not be entitled to exercise rights under the Convention concurrently. 3. In its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, a regional economic integration organization shall declare the exten of its competence in respect of the matters governed by this Convention. Any such organization shall also inform the depositary, who shall in turn inform the parties, of any relevant modification in the exten of its competence. 4. In its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, any Party may declare that, with respect to it, any amendment to Annex A, B or C shall enter into force only upon the deposit of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with respect to theret. Article 26 Entry into force this Convention shall enter 1 into force on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit of the fiftieth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. 2. For each State or regional economic integration organizations that accept or approve ratif, of this Convention or of the theret after accede the deposit of the fiftieth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, the Convention shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit by such State or regional economic integration organization of its instrument of ratification, acceptance , approval or accession. 3. For the purpose of paragraphs 1 and 2, any instrument deposited by a regional economic integration organization shall not be counted as additional to those deposited by member States of that organization. Article 27 reservations Of reservations may be made to this Convention. Article 28 Withdrawals 1. At any time after three years from the date on which this Convention has entered into force for a Party, that Party may withdraw from the Convention by giving written notification to the depositary. 2. Any such withdrawals shall take effect upon the expiry of one year from the date of receipt by the depositary of the notification of withdrawals, or on such later date as may be specified in the notification of withdrawals. Article 29 Depositary the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall be the depositary of this Convention. Article 30 Authentic texts the the original of this Convention, of which the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish texts are equally authentic, shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations. In WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly authorized to that effect, have signed this Convention. Done at Stockholm on this twenty-second day of May, two thousand and one.

Annex A ELIMINATION Of Chemical Activity Specific exemption I Aldrin Production none CAS * From: 309-00-2 ectoparasiticid of the Insecticid of the Local use of Production allowed Sharp Chlordan for the parties listed in the Register Of the CAS: 57-74-9 ectoparasiticid of the Insecticid the use of Termiticid Local Termiticid in building and raising Termiticid in roads of Additives in the Production of plywood adhesiv Dieldrin none CAS: 60-57-1 From use In agricultural operations Endrin Production none CAS * From : 72-20-8 use none Heptachlor Production none CAS * From: 76-44-8 use of Termiticid in Termiticid structures of houses Termiticid (subterranean) Wood treatment In use in underground cable boxes Hexachlorobenzen Production As allowed for the parties listed in the Register CAS No: 118-74-1 use an intermediate solvent in pesticide Closed system site limited intermediate Mirex * Production As allowed for the parties listed in the Register in the CASE Of : 2385-85-5 use the Toxaphen * Termiticid Production none CAS No: 8001-35-2 use none Polychlorinated Biphenyl Production none (PCB) use articles in USA in accordanc with the provision of part II of this Annex notes: (i) Except as otherwise specified in this Convention, to a chemical occurring as quantit of unintentional trace contaminant in products and articles shall not be considered to be listed in this Annex; (ii) this note shall not be considered as a production and use specific exemption for the purpose of paragraph 2 of article 3 of a chemical occurring as Quantit to constituent of articles manufactured or already in use before or on the date of entry into force of the relevant obligation with respect to that chemical, shall not be considered as listed in this Annex , provided that a Party has notified the Secretariat that a particular type of article remains in use within that Party. The Secretariat shall make such notifications publicly available; (iii) this note, which does not apply to (a) a chemical that has an asterisk following its name in the columns in The Chemical I of this Annex, shall not be considered as a production and use specific exemption for the purpose of paragraph 2 of article 3. Given the significant from the to of the chemical with quantit is expected to reach humans and the environment during the production and use of a closed-system site-limited intermediate , a Party, upon notification to the Secretariat, may allow the production and use of a chemical listed in a quantit of this Annex as a closed-system site-limited intermediate that is chemically transformed in the manufacture of other chemicals that, taking into considerations the criteria in paragraph 1 of Annex D, do not exhibit "the characteristics of persistent organic pollutant. This notification shall include information on total production and use of such chemical or a reasonable estimate of such information and information regarding the nature of the closed-system site-limited process including the amount of any non-transformed and unintentional trace contamination of the persistent organic starting material pollutan-in the final product. This procedure applies except as otherwise specified in this Annex. The Secretariat shall make such notifications available to the Conference of the parties and to the public. Such production or use shall not be considered a production or use specific exemption. Such production and use shall cease after a ten-year period, unless the Party concerned to submit a new notification to the Secretariat, in which case the period will be extended for an additional ten years unless the Conference of the parties, after a review of the production and use of otherwise decide. The notification procedure can be repeated; (iv) All the specific exemption in this Annex may be exercised by parties that have registered in respect of the exemption shall be in accordanc with article 4 with the exception of the use of polychlorinated biphenyl in articles in use in accordanc with the provision of part II of this Annex, which may be exercised by all parties. Polychlorinated biphenyl in part II Each Party shall: (a) With regard to the elimination of the use of polychlorinated biphenyl in equipment (e.g. transformers, capacitor or other receptacl-containing liquid stocks) by 2025, subject to review by the Conference of the parties, take action in accordanc with the following allocation: (i) make determined efforts to identify, label and remove from use equipment containing greater than 10 per cent polychlorinated biphenyl and volumes greater than 5 litres; (ii) make determined efforts to identify, label and remove from use equipment containing greater than 0.05 per cent polychlorinated biphenyl and volumes greater than 5 litres; (iii) Endeavour to identify and remove from use equipment containing greater than 0.005 percent polychlorinated biphenyl and volumes greater than 0.05 litres; (b) consistent with the allocation to in subparagraph (a), promote the following measure to reduce exposure and risk to control the use of polychlorinated biphenyl: (i) use only in intact and non-leaking equipment and only in areas where the risk from environmental release can be minimised and quickly remedied; (ii) Not use in equipment in areas associated with the production or processing of food or feed; (iii) When used in populated areas, including schools and hospitals, all reasonable measure to protect from electrical failure which could result in a fire, and regular inspection of equipment for leak; (c) Notwithstanding paragraph 2 of article 3, ensur that polychlorinated biphenyl containing equipment, as described in subparagraph (a), shall not be exported or imported except for the purpose of environmentally sound waste management; (d) Except for maintenance and servicing operations, not allow recovery for the purpose of Reuss in other equipment of polychlorinated biphenyl liquid with content above 0.005 per cent; (e) make determined efforts designed to lead to environmentally sound waste management of polychlorinated biphenyl containing a liquid and contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyl equipment having a polychlorinated biphenyl content above 0.005 per cent, in accordanc with paragraph 1 of article 6, as soon as possible but from later than 2028, subject to review by the Conference of the parties; (f) In lieu of note (ii) in part I of this Annex, endeavour to identify other articles containing more than 0.005 per cent polychlorinated biphenyl (e.g. cable-sheath, cured caulk and painted objects) and manage them in accordanc with paragraph 1 of article 6; (g) provide a report every five years on progress in eliminating polychlorinated biphenyl in and submit it to the Conference of the parties to the article 15 pursuan; (h) the reports described in subparagraph (g) shall, as appropriate, be considered by the Conference of the parties in its reviews relating to polychlorinated biphenyl. The Conference of the Parties shall review progress towards elimination of polychlorinated biphenyl at five years interval or other period, as appropriate, taking into account such reports.
Annex B RESTRICTION part I Chemical Activity the purpose or specific exemption Acceptabl DDT Production of purpose: Acceptabl (1, 1, 1-2.2-bis-trichlor disease vector control use inaccordanc (4-chlorophenyl) with ethan), part II of this Annex CAS No: 50-29-3 Specific exemption: intermediate in production of dicofol intermediate use of multi-purpose Acceptabl: disease vector control in accordanc with part II of this Annex Specific exemption : Production of dicofol intermediate notes: (i) Except as otherwise specified in this Convention, to a chemical occurring as quantit of unintentional trace contaminant in products and articles shall not be considered to be listed in this Annex; (ii) this note shall not be considered as a production and use specific exemption acceptabl purpose or for the purpose of paragraph 2 of article 3 of a chemical occurring as Quantit to constituent of articles manufactured or already in use before or on the date of entry into force of the relevant obligation with respect to that chemical, shall not be considered as listed in this Annex , provided that a Party has notified the Secretariat that a particular type of article remains in use within that Party. The Secretariat shall make such notifications publicly available; (iii) this note shall not be considered as a production and use specific exemption for the purpose of paragraph 2 of article 3. Given the significant from the to of the chemical with quantit is expected to reach humans and the environment during the production and use of a closed-system site-limited intermediate, a Party, upon notification to the Secretariat, may allow the production and use of a chemical listed in a quantit of this Annex as a closed-system site-limited intermediate that is chemically transformed in the manufacture of other chemicals that, taking into considerations the criteria in paragraph 1 of Annex D, do not exhibit "the characteristics of persistent organic pollutant. This notification shall include information on total production and use of such chemical or a reasonable estimate of such information and information regarding the nature of the closed-system site-limited process including the amount of any non-transformed and unintentional trace contamination of the persistent organic starting material pollutan-in the final product. This procedure applies except as otherwise specified in this Annex. The Secretariat shall make such notifications available to the Conference of the parties and their the publication. Such production or use shall not be considered a production or use specific exemption. Such production and use shall cease after a ten-year period, unless the Party concerned to submit a new notification to the Secretariat, in which case the period will be extended for an additional ten years unless the Conference of the parties, after a review of the production and use of otherwise decide. The notification procedure can be repeated; (iv) All the specific exemption in this Annex may be exercised by parties that have registered in respect of them in accordanc with article 4. Part II DDT (1,1,1-trichlor-2.2-bis (4-chlorophenyl) ethan) 1. The production and use of DDT shall be eliminated except for parties that have notified the Secretariat of their intention to produce and/or use it. A Register is hereby established and DDT shall be available to the public. The Secretariat shall maintain the DDT Register. 2. Each Party that produces and/or of the use of DDT shall restrict such production and/or the use for disease vector control in accordanc with the World Health Organization recommendations and guidelines on the use of DDT and when locally safe, effective and affordable alternatives are not available to the Party in question. 3. In the event that a Party not listed in the DDT Register of determin that it requires DDT for disease vector control, it shall notify the Secretariat as soon as possible in order to have its name added forthwith to the DDT Register. It shall at the same time notify the World Health Organization. 4. Every three years, each Party that use of DDT shall provide to the Secretariat and the World Health Organization information on the amount used, the conditions of such use and its relevance to that Party's disease management strategy, in a format to be decided by the Conference of the parties in consultation with the World Health Organization. 5. With the goal of reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of DDT, the Conference of the Parties shall: (a) encourag Each Party using DDT to develop and an action plan by the implementations of the implementation plan specified in article 7. That action plan shall include: (i) development of regulatory and other mechanisms to ensur that DDT use is restricted to disease vector control; (ii) Implementation of alternative products, suitabl methods and strategies, including resistance management strategies to ensur the continuing effectiveness of these alternatives; (iii) Measure to strengthen health care and to reduce the incidence of the disease. (b) the parties, within their capabilities, to promote research and development of safe alternative chemical and non-chemical products, methods and strategies for parties using DDT, relevant to the conditions of those countries and with the goal of decreasing the human and economic burden of disease. Factors to be promoted when considering alternatives or combinations of alternatives shall include the human health risks and environmental implications of such alternatives. A Viabl alternatives to DDT shall pose less risk to human health and the environment, be suitabl for disease control based on conditions in the parties in question and be supported with monitoring data. 6. Commencing at its first meeting and at least every three years thereafter, the Conference of the Parties shall, in consultation with the World Health Organization, evaluate the continued need for DDT for disease vector control on the basis of available scientific, technical, environmental and economic information, including: (a) the production and use of DDT and the conditions set out in paragraph 2; (b) the availability, suitability and implementation of the alternatives to DDT; and (c) progress in strengthening the capacity of countries to transfer safely to reliance on such alternatives. 7. A Party may, at any time, withdraw its name from the DDT Registry upon written notification to the Secretariat. The withdrawals shall take effect on the date specified in the notification.
Annex C UNINTENTIONAL PRODUCTION part i: persistent organic pollutant subject to the requirements of article 5 this Annex applies to the following persistent organic pollutant when formed and released unintentionally from anthropogenic sources: Chemical Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxin and dibenzofuran (PCDD/PCDF) Hexachlorobenzen (HCB) (CAS No: 118-74-1) Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) part II: source categories Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxin and dibenzofuran and polychlorinated biphenyl, hexachlorobenzen with an unintentionally formed and released from thermal processes involving organic matter and chlorin as a result of incomplete combustion or chemical reaction. The following industrial source categories have the potential for comparatively high formation and release of these chemicals to the environment: (a) waste incinerator, including co-incinerator of municipal, hazardous or medical waste or of sewag in sludg; (b) cement kiln firing hazardous waste; (c) Production of pulp using elemental chlorin or chemicals generating elemental chlorin for bleaching; (d) the following thermal processes in the metallurgical industry: (i) Secondary copper production; (ii) Sinter plants in the iron and steel industry; (iii) Secondary aluminium production; (iv) Secondary zinc production. Part III: source categories Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxin and dibenzofuran and polychlorinated biphenyl, hexachlorobenzen may also be unintentionally formed and released from the following source categories, including: (a) Open burning of waste, including burning of landfill sites; (b) Thermal processes in the metallurgical industry not mentioned in part II; (c) Residential combustion sources; (d) Fossil fuel-fired utility and industrial boilers; (e) Firing installation for wood biomass fuels and others; (f) Specific chemical production processes unintentionally formed persistent organic pollutant releasings, especially production of chlorophenol and chloranil; (g) Crematori; (h) Motor vehicles, particularly those burning leaded Gasolina; (i) Destruction of animal carcass; (j) textile and leather dyeing (with chloranil) and finishing (with alkaline extraction); (k) Shredder plants for the treatment of end of life vehicles; (l) Smouldering of copper cables; (m) waste oil refiner. Part IV: Definition 1. For the purpose of this Annex: (a) "Polychlorinated biphenyl" means aromatic compounds formed in such a manner that the hydrogen atoms on the biphenyl molecul (two of the rings bonded together by benzen a single carbon-carbon bond) may be replaced by up to ten chlorin atom; and (b) "Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxin and polychlorinated dibenzofuran will" "" are tricyclic, aromatic compounds formed by two benzen ring connected by two oxygen atoms in polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin and by one oxygen atom and one carbon-carbon bond in polychlorinated dibenzofuran and the hydrogen atoms of which may be replaced by up to eight chlorin atom. 2. In this Annex, the toxicity of dibenzo-p-dioxin polychlorinated and dibenzofuran is expressed using the concept of toxic equivalency which measure the relative dioxin-like toxic activity of different congener of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin and dibenzofuran and polychlorinated biphenyl coplanar in comparison to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenz-p-dioxin. The toxic equivalent factor values to be used for the purpose of this Convention shall be consistent with accepted international standards, commencing with the World Health Organization 1998 mammalian toxic equivalent factor values for polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin and dibenzofuran and polychlorinated biphenyl coplanar. Concentration is expressed in toxic equivalent to. Part V: General guidance on best available techniques and best environmental practices this part provides general guidance to parties on preventing or reducing releases of the chemicals listed in part i. a. General prevention measure relating to both of the best available techniques and best environmental practices Priority should be given to the considerations of approaches to prevent the formation and release of the chemicals listed in part i. Useful measure could include the : (a) the use of low-waste technology; (b) the use of less hazardous substances; (c) the promotion of the recovery and recycling of waste and of substances generated and used in a process; (d) replacement of feed materials which are persistent organic pollutant or where there is a direct link between the materials and releases of persistent organic pollutant from the source; (e) Good housekeeping and preventive maintenance programmes; (f) improvements in waste management with the aim of the cessation of open and other uncontrolled burning of waste, including burning of landfill sites, the. When considering proposals to construct new waste disposal facilities, considerations should be given to alternatives such as activities to minimize the generation of municipal and medical waste, including resource recovery, recycling, Reuss, waste separation and promoting products that generate less waste. Under this approach, public health concerns should be carefully considered; (g) Minimization of these chemicals as a contaminant in products; (h) «Avoiding elemental chlorin or chemicals generating elemental chlorin for bleaching. B. best available techiqu the concept of best available techniques is not aimed at the prescription of any specific technique or technology, but at taking into account the technical characteristics of the installation concerned, its location and the local environmental location conditions. Appropriate control techniques to reduce releases of the chemicals listed in part I with in general the same. In determining best available techniques, special considerations should be given, generally or in specific cases, to the following factors, bearing in mind the likely costs and benefits of a measure and the considerations of precaution and prevention: (a) General considerations: (i) the nature, effects and mass of the releases concerned: techniques may vary depending on source size; (ii) the commissioning dates for new or existing installation; (iii) the time needed to introduce the best available technique; (iv) the consumption and nature of raw materials used in the process and its energy efficiency; (v) the need to prevent or reduce to a minimum the overall impact of the releases to the environment and the risks to it; (vi) the need to prevent accidents and to minimize their consequences for the environment; (VII) the need to ensur a occupational health and safety at the workplace; (VIII) a Comparabl processes, facilities or methods of operation which have been tried with success on an industrial scale; (ix) Technological advance and changes in scientific knowledge and understanding. (b) General release reduction measure: When considering proposals to construct new facilities or significantly modify existing facilities using processes that release chemicals listed in this Annex, priority considerations should be given to alternative processes, techniques or practices that have similar usefulness but which avoid the formation and release of such chemicals. In cases where such facilities will be constructed or significantly modified, in addition to the measure outlined in section (A) of the prevention of part V the following reduction measure could also be considered for in determining best available techniques: (i) use of improved methods for flu-gas cleaning such as thermal or catalytic oxidation, dust precipitation, or adsorption; (ii) the treatment of residual waste, wastewater, and the sewag sludg by, for example, thermal treatment or rendering them iner or chemical processes that detoxify them; (iii) process changes that lead to the reduction or elimination of releases, such as moving to closed systems; (iv) Modification of process designs to improve combustion and prevent formation of the chemicals listed in this Annex, through the control of parameters such as incineration temperature or residence time. C. best environmental practices to the Conference of the parties may develop guidance with regard to best environmental practices.
Annex D INFORMATION requirements AND SCREENING criteria 1 (A) submitting a proposal the Party. list a chemical in Annex A, B and/or C shall identify the chemical in the manner described in subparagraph (a) and provide the information on the chemical, and its transformation products where relevant, relating to the screening criteria set out in subparagraph (b) to (e): (a) Chemical identity : (i) names, including trade name or names, commercial name or name and synonym, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry number, International Union of pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) name; and (ii) structure, including specification of isomer, where applicable, and the structure of the chemical class; (b): (i) Persistenc evidence that the half-life of the chemical in water is greater than two months, or that its half-life in soil is greater than six months, or that its half-life in the sedimen is greater than six months; or (ii) evidence that the chemical is otherwise sufficiently persistent to justify its considerations within the scope of this Convention; (c) bio-accumulation: (i) evidence that the Bio-concentration factor or bio-accumulation factor in aquatic species for the chemical is greater than 5.000 or, in the absence of such data, that the log Kow is greater than 5; (ii) evidence that a chemical presents other reasons for concern, such as high bio-accumulation in other species, high toxicity or ecotoxicity; or (iii) Monitoring data in biota indicating that the bio-accumulation potential of the chemical is sufficient to justify its considerations within the scope of this Convention; (d) the Potential for long-range environmental transport: (i) Measured levels of the chemical in locations distant from the sources of its release that are of potential concern; (ii) Monitoring data showing that long-range environmental transport of the chemical, with the potential for transfer to a receiving environment, may have occurred via air, water or migratory species; or (iii) Environmental fate properties and/or model results that demonstrates that the chemical has a potential for long-range environmental transport through air, water or migratory species, with the potential for transfer to a receiving environment in locations distant from the sources of its release. For a chemical that significantly through the air of migrat, its half-life in air should be greater than two days; and (e) adverse effects: (i) evidence of adverse effects to human health or to the environment that justif to considerations of the chemical within the scope of this Convention; or (ii) Toxicity or ecotoxicity data that indicates the potential for damage to human health or to the environment. 2. The proposing Party shall provide a statement of the reasons for concern including, where possible, a comparison of toxicity or ecotoxicity data with detected or predicted levels of a chemical resulting or anticipated from its long-range environmental transport, and a short statement indicating the need for global control. 3. The proposing Party shall, to the exten the possible and taking into account its capabilities, provide additional information to support the review of the proposal referred to in paragraph 6 of article 8. In developing such a proposal, a Party may draw on technical expertise from any source.
Annex E INFORMATION requirements FOR the RISK profile the purpose of the review is to evaluate whethers the chemical is likely, as a result of its long-range environmental transport, to lead to significant adverse human health and/or environmental effects, such that global action is warranted. For this purpose, a risk profile shall be developed that further elaborat on, and evaluate, the information referred to in Annex D and includes, as far as possible, the following types of information: (a) sources, including as appropriate: (i) Production data, including quantity and location; (ii) Us; and (iii) releases, such as discharge, emission and loss; (b) Hazard assessment for the endpoint or endpoint of concern, including (a) the considerations of toxicological interactions involving multiple chemicals; (c) Environmental fate, including data and information on the chemical and physical properties of a chemical as well as its persistenc and how it linked ut300r2u its environmental transport, transfer within and between environmental degradation and transformation of their compartment, other chemicals. (A) a determination of the Bio-concentration factor or bio-accumulation factor, based on measured values, shall be available, except when monitoring data are judged to meet this need; (d) Monitoring data; (e) exposure in local areas and, in particular, as a result of the long-range environmental transport, and including information regarding bio-availability; (f) National and international risk evaluations, assessments or profiles and labelling information and hazard classification, as available; and (g) status of the chemical under international convention.
Annex F INFORMATION ON socio-ECONOMIC considerations An evaluation should be undertaken regarding possible control measure for chemicals under considerations for inclusion in this Convention, encompassing the full range of options, including management and elimination. For this purpose, relevant information should be provided relating to socio-economic considerations associated with possible control measure to enable a decision to be taken by the Conference of the parties. Such information should reflec due regard for the differing capabilities and conditions among the parties and should include considerations of the following list of indicativ items: (a) Efficacy and efficiency of possible control measure in meeting risk reduction goals: (i) Technical feasibility; and (ii) the costs, including environmental and health costs; (b) alternatives (products and processes): (i) Technical feasibility; (ii) costs, including environmental and health costs; (iii) Efficacy; (iv) Risk; (v) Availability; and (vi) Accessibility; (c) positive and/or negative impacts on society of implementing possible control measure of: (i) Health, including public, environmental and occupational health; (ii) agriculture, including aquaculture and forestry; (iii) Biota (biodiversity); (iv) Economic aspects; (v) movement towards sustainable development; and (vi) Social costs; (d) waste and disposal implications (in particular, obsolet stocks of pesticide and clean-up of contaminated sites): (i) Technical feasibility; and (ii) cost; (e) access to information and public education; (f) status of control and monitoring capacity; and (g) Any national or regional control actions taken, including information on alternatives, and other relevant risk management information.

Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants States, recognizing that persistent organic pollutants possess toxic properties, they are resistant to degradation and bio-accumulate and move with the air, water and migratory species, across international borders through and alight at locations far from their original outlet, which, in turn, they accumulate in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, being aware of the health concerns, especially in developing countries, resulting from local exposure to persistent organic pollutants and their impact on women in particular, and through them to the next generations, acknowledging that the Arctic ecosystems and indigenous communities are particularly at risk because of the persistent organic pollutants biological and that the possibility of their traditional source of food poisoning is public health policy issue, realizing the need to launch a global action with respect to persistent organic pollutants, taking into account the United Nations Environment Programme to the Management Council of 7 February 1997, decision 19/13 C, to launch international human health and the environment through measures which will reduce and/or led turns off emission of persistent organic pollutants and, with reference to the corresponding provisions of the relevant international environmental conventions, in particular, of the Rotterdam Convention on the prior informed consent procedure and the international trade in certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides and the Basel Convention on the transport of dangerous the cross-border transport and waste disposal, control, including the regional agreements developed under its article 11, with reference also to the relevant Rio Declaration on environment and development and the programme of action for the 21st century, recognizing that the precautionary principle is based on consideration of all parties and is embedded within this Convention, recognising that this Convention and other international agreements on trade and environment protection are complementary , reaffirming that, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the principles of international law, States have the sovereign right to exploit their natural resources pursuant to their own environmental and developmental policies and the responsibility for the fact that its jurisdiction or control the activity of the territories do not cause environmental harm to other States or areas beyond the limits of national jurisdiction, noting that there are special circumstances and needs of developing countries, especially the less developed from the following countries and countries with economies in transition, especially the need to strengthen the capabilities of national chemical control and monitoring in the field, including technology transfer, providing financial and technical assistance and cooperation of the parties, incentives, in full respect of 6 May 1994, adopted in Barbados in small island developing States sustainable development programme of action, noting the developed and developing countries, as well as the relevant features of the common but differentiated State responsibility as defined in the Rio Declaration on environment and development, principle 7. Recognizing that the private sector and non-governmental organizations can make a significant contribution to emissions of persistent organic pollutants and reducing leaks and/or prevention, stressing that persistent organic pollutants is important for producers to take responsibility for their products and reduce the harmful effects of the dissemination of information to users, Governments and the public on the following hazardous properties of chemicals, conscious of the need to take measures for persistent organic pollutants elimination of negative effects for the whole chain of the time , reaffirming the Rio Declaration on environment and development, principle 16 national institutions to promote the internalisation of environmental costs and, sticking to the principle that the polluter should bear the costs associated with pollution, the use of economic instruments to protect the public interest and does not undermine the international trading and investment processes, encouraging parties that have no pesticides and industrial chemicals and assessment programs, develop such programs, recognizing the need to develop and use environmentally sound alternative processes and chemicals, , determined to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants exposure, agreed on the following: article 1 objectives bearing in mind the Rio Declaration on environment and development set out in principle 15 of the precautionary approach, the objective of this Convention is to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants. Article 2 definitions for the purposes of this Convention: (a) "party" means a State or regional economic integration organization that has consented to be bound by this Convention and for which this Convention is in force; (b) "regional economic integration organization" shall mean a sovereign State or specific region create an organization where Member States have transferred their competence to the matters governed by this Convention and which has been duly authorized, in accordance with its internal procedures, to sign, ratify, accept, approve, and to accede to this Convention; (c) "Parties present and voting" means Parties, participating in the vote and give their affirmative or negative vote. Article 3 the measures identified in the manufacture and use of results in the reduction or elimination of leakages 1. Each Party undertakes: (a) prohibit and/or initiate administrative or legal steps necessary to prevent: (i) listed in Annex A chemicals production and use in accordance with the provisions of this annex; and (ii) listed in Annex A to the chemical exports and imports in accordance with paragraph 2 of this annex; and (b) (B) restrict the chemicals listed in annex a and the exploitation of the production in accordance with the provisions of this annex. 2. each Party shall take measures to ensure that: (a) in Annex A or Annex B chemicals listed are imported only to: (i) the disposal of environmentally safe way as specified in article 6 paragraph 1 point (d); or (ii) use for the purposes permitted in certain party under Annex A or Annex B; (b) listed in Annex A chemicals on the production or use of which is subject to specific exemptions listed in Annex B chemicals to the production or use of which is subject to specific exceptions or permissible uses, subject to the relevant existing international instruments preceding informed consent rules, is exported only: (i) to be disposed of in an environmentally sound manner as defined in article 6 paragraph 1 point (d); or (ii) a party which allowed the use of this chemical in accordance with Annex A or Annex B; or (iii) to a State not party to this Convention, but which has presented an annual certificate of the exporting Party. Such certificate must indicate the use of the chemical and to include a statement about the commitment of the country of importation in respect of the chemical: (a) to ensure human and environmental health, taking the necessary measures to minimize or prevent releases; (b) to comply with article 6, paragraph 1; and (c). when due, (B) in annex II, part 2. The certificate must be accompanied by appropriate additional documents such as legislation, regulatory provisions and administrative or policy guidelines. The exporting Party must submit a certificate to the Secretariat within 60 days of receipt. (c) chemicals listed in Annex A and to the production and use of which applied derogations no longer in effect for any party, is not exported only to dispose of them in an environmentally sound manner, in accordance with article 6, paragraph 1 (d); (d) for the purposes of this paragraph, when it comes to specific chemical substances, the term "State not party to this Convention" refers to a State or regional economic integration organization that has not undertaken the obligations of this Convention in respect of a given chemical. 3. Each party that has one or more developed new pesticides or industrial chemicals used and the evaluation of the programme, measures must be taken to prevent the creation of new pesticides and industrial chemicals production and use, in accordance with paragraph 1 of Annex D, exhibit the characteristics of persistent organic pollutants. 4. each party that has one or more developed new pesticides or industrial chemicals used and the evaluation of the programme, as appropriate, in the framework of the programme comply with the annex D criteria listed in paragraph 1, making use of pesticides and industrial chemicals to be used in the assessment. 5. Except as specifically stipulated in this Convention, paragraphs 1 and 2 do not apply to the quantities of chemicals used for laboratory-scale research or as a reference benchmark. 6. Each of the parties, to which the specific exemptions applied in accordance with Annex A or a specific exceptions and permissible uses in accordance with the provisions of Annex B, take measures to ensure that production and use of the circumstances in which exceptions apply and permissible use are implemented to minimise contact with the people and leaked into the environment. In cases where the relevant exceptions and permissible uses include the deliberate release into the environment under normal conditions of use, the amount of such distribution shall be the minimum required, pursuant to all relevant standards and guidelines. Article 4 register of specific exceptions 1. for the purpose of identifying the parties that apply specific exceptions listed in Annex A or Annex B, is created in the registry. The registry does not specify the parties that use A and (B) the derogations listed in the annexes, where they can be used by all the parties. The registry shall establish and maintain a secretariat, and it is accessible to the public. 2. the register must contain the following information: (a) (A) and (B) the specific exceptions listed in the annexes; (b) a list of the Parties covered in Annex A or Annex B specific exceptions listed in; and (c) a list of each registered specific exemption expiry date of validity. 3. each of the States, registering on the side, you can register one or more types in Annex A or Annex B lists the specific exception for use by notification in writing to the Secretariat. 4. If a party has not indicated to the registry other earlier date or a specific exception period is extended in accordance with the provisions of article 7, then all specific exception use registration deadlines expire five years after the entry into force of this Convention in respect of the chemical. 5. The Conference of the parties at its first meeting discusses and decides on the Register period review. 6. Prior to each term of review of the register, the party concerned shall provide a report to the Secretariat justifying the prolongation of the registration. It is the responsibility of the Secretariat to send out a message to all parties. Registry expiry review takes place on the basis of all available information. Thus, the Conference of the parties may make recommendations to the party concerned as it deems necessary. 7. The Conference of the parties at the request of an interested party may be extended in exceptional specific registration deadline for a period of up to five years. Deciding on the extension, the Conference takes note of the developing and transition economies to the specific circumstances of the parties. 8. a party may at any time remove from the register a specific exception to the registration by notification in writing to the Secretariat. The exception expires in time specified in the notice in writing. 9. If a single application of a specific exception is no longer registered to neither side, the new registration will not run. Article 5 measures of production result in the unconscious underlying leak reduction or prevention for each of the parties listed in Annex C chemicals leakage reduction of anthropogenic sources, or, if possible, for the complete elimination of leakages must be carried out at least the following measures: (a) action plans be developed or when due, regional or subregional action plan within two years of the date when this Convention enters into force with respect to a particular chemical and ensure implementation of the action plan as part of article 7 implementation plans described in , the aim of which is to identify, characterize and solve chemical listed in Annex C substances and contribute to (b) and (e). The action plan should contain the following elements: (i) the current and expected magnitude of leakage, including the leak source and leakages records creation and maintenance, following the leak source categories as specified in Annex C; (ii) the party's legislative and policy effectiveness evaluation in relation to the management of such releases; (iii) of this paragraph, obligations respecting the enforcement strategy, (i) and (ii) the assessment described in subparagraphs; (iv) a description of the measures to ensure the training and education in relation to these strategies; (v) prepare every five years a report on strategy execution process and progress in the implementation of the provisions of paragraph 1; This report should be included in the report under the provisions of article 15; (vi) the execution of the action plan, including a timetable for the measures set out in the strategy and execution; (b) promote affordable, practical and reasonable measures that can achieve a realistic and meaningful faster leakage reduction or elimination of the leakage source; (c) promote alternate and modified materials development and when acceptable to require the use of Annex C chemicals listed in place to prevent the formation and chemical leaks, under the instruments listed in Annex C of the General guidance on prevention and release reduction measures the leakage and other guidance that the Conference of the parties will adopt in the future in relation to these chemicals; (d) promote and, in accordance with its action plan due dates, require best available techniques for new sources in the leak leak source categories which a party has identified in its action plan, as appropriate, paying special attention to in part II of Annex C lists the leakage source categories. In any case the requirement of best available technology for part II of this annex lists the leakage source categories are applicable as soon as practicable, but not later than four years after this Convention has entered into force for the party concerned. For the categories listed parties should promote best environmental practice. When applying best available techniques and best environmental practices, parties should be guided by the General guidance on leakage reduction and prevention measures as specified in this annex and the General guidance on best available technologies and best environmental practices that are adopted by the Conference of the parties; (e) promote and, in accordance with its action plan for the use of best available technology and best environmental practices with respect to: (i) for existing sources, within the annex C, part II, and part III of this annex the leakage source listed in categories; and (ii) for new sources, within part III of Annex C lists source categories in the leaks and that the party has not addressed under subparagraph (d). The application of the requirement of best available technology and best environmental practices, parties must abide by the listed in Annex C general instructions about measures the leakage reduction and prevention and general guidance on best available technologies and best environmental practices that are adopted by the Conference of the parties; (f) of this paragraph and Annex C, as follows: the meaning of the term (i) "best available technology" means the most effective and the latest developments regarding the activities and action methods, which provide useful in special techniques for the control of leakages in order to prevent, but when this is not possible, minimise listed in part II of Annex C chemicals spills and their effects on the environment as a whole. In this sense: (ii) "techniques" includes both the technology used and the design, construction, maintenance, operation and dismantling; (iii) "available" technology means the technology and techniques that are available to the user and that are developed on a scale which permits their use in appropriate industrial sector economically and technically acceptable conditions, subject to the cost-benefit ratio; and (iv) "best" means most effective technique a high environmental protection in the General level of achievement as a whole; (v) "best environmental practices" means the most appropriate environmental control measures and strategies in combination; (vi) "new source" means any source of which the construction or substantial modification is commenced at least one year after: (a) the entry into force of this Convention for the party concerned; or (b) the appendix to Annex C, in accordance with which the source becomes subject to the provisions of the Convention entered into force for the party concerned. (g) a party may determine the extent of the leakage limits or standards of the actions, in order to fulfil their obligations concerning the application of the best available technology in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph. Article 6 measures to reduce leakages or prevention of chemical savings and waste 1. to ensure that chemical stocks, which consist of or contain or partly in Annex A Annex B chemicals listed in, and wastes, including products and articles which will become waste, which consists of, contains or is contaminated with annex (A), (B) or (C) chemicals listed in are managed in human health and the environmentally sound way, each Party shall: (a) develop appropriate strategies to make it possible to identify: (i) stockpiles consisting of or containing (A) or (B) chemicals listed in the annexes; and (ii) the use of existing products and articles and wastes consisting of or containing, or contaminated with annexes A, B or C listed chemicals; (b) to the extent practicable, identify the appropriate (a) these strategies all stockpiles consisting of or containing in Annex A or Annex B chemicals listed; (c) to ensure the management of stocks of chemicals in a safe, efficient and environmentally sound manner. In annex a and Annex B chemicals listed in stocks after it has elapsed the permissible period of use in accordance with the specific exception list in Annex A or a specific exemption and permissible uses of the list in Annex B, except stockpiles of chemicals that export is allowed pursuant to article 3 (2), are considered to be waste and shall be managed in accordance with subparagraph (d); (d) take appropriate measures so that such wastes, including products and articles becoming waste, are: (i) knowingly, collected, transported and stored in an environmentally sound manner; (ii) disposed of in the manner in which those existing persistent organic pollutants have been destroyed or permanently changed so that it does not exhibit persistent organic pollutant characteristics or buried in another environmentally friendly way, if destruction or irreversible change, not from an environmental point of view, the best option or the persistent organic pollutant content is low, according to the international rules, standards and guidelines, including those that will be adopted in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2. and global and regional hazardous waste management rules; (iii) not to be disposed of or recovered in ways that result in the possible recovery of persistent organic pollutants, recycling, restoration, reuse or alternative direct application; and (iv) not transported across international boundaries without taking into account relevant international rules, standards and guidelines; (e) encourage the development of appropriate strategies to identify with in annexes A, B and C the listed chemicals contaminated sites; the following site bailouts, it must be carried out in an environmentally sound manner. 2. The Conference of the Parties shall cooperate closely with the relevant authorities, acting in accordance with the Basel Convention on the transboundary transport of hazardous waste and disposal of controls to, inter alia: (a) determine the destruction and irreversible transformation levels necessary to persistent organic pollutants characteristics no longer terms as defined in paragraph 1 of Annex D; (b) determine the methods to be considered above environmentally friendly disposal methods; and (c) work on concentration level of refinement in annexes A, B and C the listed chemicals to define paragraph 1 point (d) (ii) referred to sustainable organic contaminants at lower concentrations. Article 7 implementation plans 1. Each Party shall: (a) develop and endeavour to implement its plan of implementation the obligations under this Convention; (b) submit its implementation plan to the Conference of the parties within two years of the entry into force of the Convention for the party concerned; and (c) periodically review and, where necessary, supplement their implementation plans pursuant to the recommendations of the Conference of the parties. 2. When preparing its implementation plan, implementation and completion, the Parties shall cooperate, either directly or through global, regional and subregional organizations, and consult with national stakeholders, including women's groups and groups involved in children's health. 3. the Parties shall endeavour to use and, when necessary, find ways of national implementation plans for persistent organic pollutants in their sustainable integration into development strategies. Article 8 the inclusion of chemicals in annexes A, B and C lists 1. Each Party may submit to the Secretariat a proposal to include a specific chemical (A), (B) and/or the list in Annex C hereto. The proposal must contain the information required in Annex D. When preparing a proposal, a party may cooperate with other parties and/or the Secretariat. 2. The secretariat to verify whether the proposal contains all the information required in Annex D. When the Secretariat has verified that all required information has been incorporated into the proposal, it would send a further proposal for consideration by the persistent organic pollutants Review Committee. 3. The Commission shall examine the proposal in a flexible and transparent way, applying the evaluation criteria, as set out in Annex D and assessing all of the information provided in related and balanced context. 4. If the Commission decides that: (a) the proposal is in line with the evaluation criteria, then it drafts a proposal along with assessments, available to all parties and observers and invite them to submit the information specified in Annex D; or (b) the proposal does not meet the assessment criteria, then it's through the Secretariat, inform all parties and observers and to prepare a proposal and assessment, available to all parties and observers and the proposal shall be considered rejected. 5. any of the parties in accordance with paragraph 4 may be submitted to the Commission proposal, which had previously been rejected. The application can add their comments and reasons for further consideration by the Commission. If we follow the following procedure, the Commission rejects the proposal, the party may challenge the Commission's decision and the matter dealt with by the Conference of the parties at its next meeting. The Conference may decide, on the basis set out in Annex D, evaluation criteria and in the light of the Commission's assessment, and any other information provided by the party or observer, that the proposal moves forward. 6. If the Commission decided that the evaluation criteria are satisfied, or if the Conference of the parties has decided that the proposal should be pursued further, the Commission again review the proposal, taking into account the additional information received, and shall prepare a risk profile in accordance with Annex E to the conditions. The draft prepared by the Secretariat be made available to all parties and observers, collect technical comments received, and, in the light of these technical comments, complete the risk profile. 7. If, on the basis of the provisions of Annex E risk profile prepared accordingly, the Commission concludes that: (a) there is a possibility that chemical sustained exposure to the environment can lead to significant adverse effects on human health and/or the environment, and the need for global measures, the proposal moves forward. Complete scientific basis and the lack of evidence is not regarded as an obstacle to further progress of the proposal. The Commission shall, through the Secretariat, invite Parties and observers to submit the information specified in Annex D. Then the Commission shall draw up a risk management evaluation that includes a possible chemical analysis control measures according to the requirements of the annex; or (b) the proposal is not to be driven on, it provides through the Secretariat to all parties and observers and the risk profile of the motion is rejected. 8. for any proposal that it rejected in accordance with article 7 (b) of the conditions, the party may propose to the Conference of the parties to consider the opportunity to ask the Commission to collect additional information from the requesting party and other parties during a period not exceeding one year. By the end of this period, on the basis of all the information received, the Commission shall re-examine the proposal in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 6, priority is determined by the Conference of the parties. If after these procedural rules, the Commission again rejected the proposal, a party may challenge the decision of the Commission, and the Conference of the parties consider that question next meeting. The Conference of the parties may decide, on the basis of the provisions of Annex E risk profile prepared in accordance with, and subject to the Commission's assessment of all parties or observers in addition to the information submitted, that the proposal should be pushed further. If the Conference of the Parties adopted decision to put forward a proposal, the Commission shall draw up a risk management assessment. 9. on the basis of the risk profile prepared in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 6 and the risk management evaluation under paragraph 7 (a) or the provisions of paragraph 8, the Commission shall draw up a recommendation to the Conference of the parties whether the chemical in question should be included in (A), (B) and/or (C) of the chemicals listed in the list. The Conference of the parties, taking due account of the recommendations of the Commission, including any scientific doubt, with the proper precautions shall decide whether the chemical to be included (A), (B) and/or (C) chemicals listed in annex a list and indicate this substance the applicable control measures. Article 9 exchange of information 1. each Party shall promote or undertake the exchange of information on: (a) persistent organic pollutants and the production, use, leakage reduction, or prevention; and (b) alternatives to persistent organic pollutants, including information about risks, economic and social costs associated with them. 2. The parties referred to in paragraph 1, the exchange of information directly or through the Secretariat. 3. each Party shall designate a national contact for the exchange of such information. 4. the Secretariat shall perform the information processing functions of the Centre for all information about persistent organic polluted, including information received from Parties, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations. 5. in accordance with the objectives of this Convention, information on human and environmental health and safety is not considered confidential. The parties who perform other information exchange within the framework of the provisions of this Convention, by agreement, may apply to the protection of confidential information as they deem necessary. Article 10 public information, awareness and education 1. each Party shall, within its capabilities, promote and facilitate: (a) political and other decisions decision-makers awareness with regard to persistent organic pollutants; (b) all available information on persistent organic pollutants transfer of knowledge to the public pursuant to article 9 of the Convention, the provisions of paragraph 5; (c) education and public awareness in the development and implementation of the programme on persistent organic pollutants, with special emphasis on women, children and the least educated population education group on the effects of contaminants on their health and available alternatives; (d) public participation, looking at issues of persistent organic pollutants, their effects on health and the environment, as well as the promotion of adequate response to the opportunity to express their views at the national level on issues arising from the implementation of this Convention; (e) training of workers, scientists, workers, as well as technical and management personnel training; (f) education and public awareness materials intended for the development and exchange of national and international level; (g) education and training in the development and implementation of the national and international levels. 2. each party, within its capabilities, ensure that the public has access to all the information to the public, as indicated in paragraph 1, and that this information is out of date. 3. each party, within its capabilities, supports industrial and professional users to provide information to the public in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1, when the national and relevant, subregional, regional and global level. 4. Ensure the dissemination of information to the public on persistent organic pollutants, parties may use safety data sheets, reports, mass media and other means of communication, and may establish information centres at national and regional level. 5. each Party shall endeavour to consider developing and introducing mechanisms such as pollutant release and transfer registers to collect and disseminate information on the year of streaming or disposed of (A), (B) and (C) of the chemicals listed in the annexes to the approximate volume. Article 11 research, development and monitoring 1. Party, within its capabilities, promote and/or appropriate launches the appropriate research, development, monitoring and cooperation on national and international levels with regard to persistent organic pollutants, but when necessary, their alternatives and potential persistent organic pollutants, including on their: (a) sources and releases of environment; (b) presence, levels and trends in humans and the environment; (c), decomposition and transformation in the environment; (d) effects on human health and the environment; (e) the socio-economic and cultural impacts; (f) release reduction and/or elimination; and (g) harmonised methodologies to develop generating source records and leaks of the establishment of the analytical methods. 2. the measures listed in paragraph 1, the Parties shall, within its capabilities: (a) support and further develop the international framework of cooperation programs and organizations aimed at defining, conducting, assessing and financing research, data collection and monitoring, taking into account the need to minimise duplication of effort; (b) support national and international measures of scientific and technical research capacity building, especially in developing countries and countries with economies in transition, as well as the data and the results of the availability and exchange with them; (c) take into account the developing countries and countries with economies in transition, the specific needs of the financial and technical assistance and works with them to improve their capacity to contribute to the measures referred to in (a) and (b) subparagraphs; (d) initiate research on the effects of persistent organic pollutants reduction on human reproductive health; (e) their research, development and monitoring results shall be made available to the public in a timely and regular basis; and (f) encourage and/or initiate cooperation on research, development and monitoring the storage and maintenance of results. Article 12 technical assistance 1. Parties recognize that the timely provision of technical assistance by developing countries and countries with economies in transition, at the request of the Convention is essential for successful implementation. 2. the Parties shall cooperate in order to provide timely and appropriate technical assistance to developing countries and countries with economies in transition and to assist them, taking into account their particular needs, to improve its capacity to meet the obligations imposed by this Convention. 3. To this end, the parties that are developed countries, and the other party, within its capabilities, provide technical assistance to States, which according to the mutual agreements and as necessary will be provided technical assistance required for the implementation of the obligations of the Convention capacity. Further instructions on this matter provided by the Conference of the parties. 4. The Parties shall establish the mechanisms necessary for technical assistance and technology transfer to developing countries and countries with economies in transition relating to the implementation of this Convention. These mechanisms provide for regional and subregional centres for capacity-building and technology transfer centres, to help developing countries and countries with economies in transition to fulfil their obligations under this Convention. Further instructions on this matter provided by the Conference of the parties. 5. in the context of this article, the Parties shall respect fully the specific needs and special situation of least developed countries and small island developing States with regard to technical assistance. Article 13 financial resources and mechanism 1. Each of the parties undertake, within the limits of their resources, to provide financial support and interest for the activities aimed at achieving the objectives of this Convention in accordance with their national plans, priorities and programmes. 2. the parties that are developed countries, the allocate new and additional financial resources to parties that are developing countries and countries with economies in transition, to cover expenses related to the implementation of this Convention, in the performance of their obligations under this Convention, in accordance with bilateral agreements between recipient countries and institutions that work in the outlined in paragraph 6 of the mechanism. Other parties may, within the limits of their resources, to allocate financial resources on a voluntary basis. Grants from other sources is also supported. This commitment measures should take into account the need to achieve adequate, sufficient, timely and predictable flow of funds and financial responsibility division between dotējoš parties. 3. the developed country Parties and other parties, within its capabilities and in accordance with their national plans, priorities and programmes, may also grant financial resources, and developing country Parties and parties with economies in transition to adopt such means of its obligations provided for under this Convention through bilateral, regional and multilateral agreements. 4. the extent to which developing countries could effectively comply with their obligations under this Convention, is directly dependent on the developed country Parties of their commitments effectively under this Convention in respect of the execution of financial resources, technical assistance and technology transfer activities. The fact that the developing countries first and main priorities are sustainable economic development, social development and poverty eradication are fully recognized and respected, considering the need to protect human and environmental health. 5. In their activities, allocation of resources, the Parties shall take into account the least developed and small island developing States, the specific needs and special circumstances. 6. This is defined mechanism adequate and sustainable financial resources for parties that are developing countries and countries with economies in transition, in the form of grants and rebates to help them to fulfil the obligations of this Convention. The mechanism works under the supervision of the Conference of the parties, if necessary, and management, and reporting to the Conference of the parties takes the objective of this Convention. Its operation is entrusted to one or more authorities, including existing international institutions, according to the decision of the Conference of the parties. Mechanism may operate other bilateral, regional and multilateral institutions dealing with technical and financial assistance. The grant mechanism will add to their financial transfers made for the benefit of the parties, developing countries and countries with economies in transition, as reflected in paragraph 2 and in accordance with it. 7. in accordance with the objectives of this Convention and paragraph 6, the Conference of the parties at its first meeting adopt appropriate guidance to the financial mechanism and agree with the institutions or bodies which participate in the activities of the financial mechanism, to launch the operation. Instructions should be provided for, inter alia: (a) policy, strategy and programme priorities, as well as clear and detailed criteria and guidelines under which certain rights to use the assigned financial resources, including the following use the regular assessment and monitoring; (b) instructions to the institution or institutions of the regular reports to the Conference of the parties on the implementation of this Convention measures of adequacy and sustainability of funding; (c) financing from different sources, mechanisms and the promotion of the Treaty; (d) the execution of this Convention the methodology necessary for determining the amount of the funds expected to know, and bearing in mind that the phasing out of persistent organic pollutants to stop using may require sustained funding, and the rules according to which such an amount is periodically revised; and (e) the methodology by which interested parties can get help identifying their needs, information on available sources of funding and funding in order to facilitate coordination among them. 8. The Conference of the parties not later than their second time together and further revised at regular intervals, in accordance with the provisions of this article, the effectiveness of the mechanism established, it could satisfy the parties, developing countries and countries with economies in transition, specific needs, point 7 criteria and guidelines referred to in the implementation, the adequacy of the resources allocated, as well as institutions, entrusted the operation of the mechanism, the effectiveness of the action. On the basis of such a review is carried out, where appropriate, the necessary measures for improving the effectiveness, including the development of the recommendations and guidelines for adequate and sustainable funding to ensure the needs of the parties. Article 14 transitional financial provisions in the global environment facility, operated in accordance with the rules on the reformed World Environment Fund, is a key institution entrusted with the article 13 mechanism described in the financial activity during the transition period from the date of entry into force of the Convention to the Conference of the parties for the first time together or the moment when the decision is adopted by the Conference of the parties, which will be administered by the institution in accordance with the provisions of article 13. Global environmental institutional framework the Agency carries out its activities with the operational measures, which apply to specific persistent organic pollutants, taking into account that this area may require the development of new measures. Article 15 reports and messages 1. each Party shall report to the Conference of the parties on the measures taken for the execution of the provisions of this Convention, and the effectiveness of the Convention's objectives. 2. each Party shall provide to the Secretariat: (a) statistical data for each Annex A and Annex B chemicals listed in total produced, imported and exported quantities, or a reasonable estimate of the quantity; and (b) to the extent practicable, a list of the countries, to which each of these chemicals is exported and imported. 3. Such reports shall be submitted at periodic intervals according to the format adopted by the Conference of the parties at its first meeting. Article 16 effectiveness evaluation 1 the first time four years after the entry into force of the Convention and periodically at intervals in the future, established by the Conference of the parties, the Conference of the Parties shall evaluate the effectiveness of the Convention. 2. in order to facilitate such evaluation, the Conference of the parties at its first meeting, initiate measures to guard with comparable monitoring data on the listed in annexes A, B and C the presence of chemicals, as well as their global movements. These measures: (a) the parties should implement the regional framework, in accordance with their technical and financial capabilities, using existing monitoring programmes and mechanisms and promoting harmonisation of approaches; (b) may be supplemented, if necessary, on the basis of regional differences and their capabilities to implement monitoring activities; and (c) shall include reports to the Conference of the parties in the regional and global level in monitoring the results obtained after periodic intervals that are determined by the Conference of the parties. 3. paragraph 1, as defined in the evaluation is implemented on available scientific, environmental, technical and economic information base, including: (a) reports and other monitoring information obtained pursuant to the provisions of paragraph 2; (b) national reports submitted in accordance with the provisions of article 15; and (c) information on infringements of the provisions of the Convention in accordance with the provisions of article 17. violations of article 17, the Conference of the parties, as soon as practicable, develop and approve procedures and international mechanism for violations of the provisions of this Convention for the detection and punishment of offending parties. Article 18 disputes 1. All disputes and disagreements that arise in connection with the interpretation of this Convention and the rules, the Parties shall be settled through negotiations or other peaceful form, at its sole discretion. 2. The Convention of the deposit of instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval and accession or at any time thereafter, each party that is not a regional economic integration organisation may declare in a written statement, which shall be submitted to the depositary that, in all disputes arising from the interpretation or application of this Convention, it recognises one or both of the following types of dispute settlement as compulsory in relation to any binding the party which entered into these same commitments : (a) arbitration in accordance with the procedural rules adopted by the Conference of the parties in the form of the annex as soon as practicable; (b) submission of the dispute to the International Court of Justice. 3. a party that is a regional economic integration organization may make a statement with similar findings in relation to arbitration in accordance with the procedures referred to in paragraph 2 (a) above. 4. Declaration, submitted in accordance with paragraph 2 or of paragraph 3, the conditions remain in effect until the expiry of three months after written notice of its revocation has been deposited with the depositary. 5. the expiry of a declaration, a notice of revocation or a new Declaration Declaration does not in any way affect the claims submitted for consideration by the arbitral tribunal or the International Court of Justice, unless the parties agree on. 6. If the parties to the dispute have not accepted the same or any procedure, the dispute named in paragraph 2 and if they have not been able to resolve the dispute within twelve months after one of the parties has notified the other party of the existence of a dispute between them, the dispute shall be submitted for examination to the Conciliation Commission, if so requested by any of the parties to the dispute. The Conciliation Commission shall draw up a report with recommendations. In addition to procedural actions relating to the Conciliation Commission shall prepare the form in the annex and adopted by the Conference of the parties no later than the second in their gatherings. Article 19 Conference of the parties 1. A Conference of the parties is hereby established. 2. the first meeting of the Conference of the parties organized by the United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director no later than one year after the entry into force of this Convention. Further, the Conference of the Parties shall meet periodically at intervals established in the Conference. 3. extraordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties shall be convened when necessary to recognize the Conference of the parties or any party's written request, provided that the request is supported by at least one third of the parties. 4. The Conference of the parties at its first meeting, by common accord, adopt and approve the rules of procedure and financial rules for itself and for its activities to any subordinate bodies, as well as the financial rules on the basis of which the secretariat operates. 5. the Conference constantly monitor and evaluate the implementation of this Convention. It shall perform the functions in accordance with the provisions of this Convention, and: (a) in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 6 shall establish such subsidiary bodies as it considers necessary for the implementation of the provisions of the Convention; (b) when necessary, cooperate with other competent international organizations, governmental and non-governmental organizations; and (c) regularly review all information made available to the parties in accordance with the provisions of article 15, including article 3, paragraph 2 (b) (iii) the above considerations of efficiency; (d) consider and undertake any other action that may be required for the achievement of the objectives of this Convention. 6. The Conference of the parties at its first meeting, establish a subsidiary body, which called for a review of persistent organic pollutants, the Commission for the implementation of this Convention the Commission objectives. For this purpose; (a) report of the persistent organic pollutants, the Commission shall be appointed and approved by the Conference of the parties. Commission members are appointed by the Governments of the chemical assessment or management experts. The members of the Commission shall be appointed on the basis of equal geographical representation; (b) the Conference of the Parties shall decide on the Commission's report, rules, actions, and rules of the Organization; and (c) the Commission shall endeavour to accept all its recommendations by mutual agreement. If all attempts to reach an agreement have been unsuccessful, as a last resort, use the vote, and the decision shall be taken by a two-thirds majority of members present and voting in the majority. 7. The Conference of the parties in its third time getting decide on article 3 (2) (b) the procedures specified in the further application of the utility and its effectiveness. 8. the United Nations, the specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency, as well as any State which is a party to this Convention, may be represented at the Conference of the parties as observers. Any organization or institution, as national, international, governmental or non-governmental, which is qualified in matters covered by this Convention may participate in the Conference of the parties as an observer, if it has previously notified the Secretariat of its intention and if the objection at least a third of the parties. Article 20 Secretariat 1. A secretariat is hereby established. 2. the Secretariat has the following functions: (a) to organize a Conference of the parties and meetings of the institutions and provide them with necessary services; (b) to provide support and assistance to the parties, developing countries and countries with economies in transition in the implementation of this Convention; (c) ensure the necessary coordination with other relevant international organizations and the Secretariat; (d) to prepare and distribute to the parties information received pursuant to the provisions of article 15 and other available information; (e) the Conference of the parties to the General leadership take such administrative and contractual arrangements as may be necessary for the efficient performance of its functions; and (f) to perform other Secretariat functions specified in this Convention, as well as other functions imposed by the Conference of the parties. 3. the secretariat functions for this Convention will take the United Nations Environment Program Executive Director, unless the Conference of the parties to the three-fourths of the Parties present and voting majority decides to entrust the secretariat functions to one or more of the other international institutions. Article 21 amendments to the Convention 1. Corrections and additions to this Convention may be proposed by any party. 2. corrections and additions to the Convention adopted by the Conference of the parties. Proposed amendments and additions to the knowledge of the Parties sent at least six months before the Conference of the parties at which it is proposed for consideration and adoption. The Secretariat shall also forward to the proposed addition and amendment of the text of the Convention signatories and information-to the depositary. 3. the Parties shall use their best endeavours to reach agreement on any proposed additions or alterations. If all efforts to reach consensus have been exhausted, and no agreement has been reached, then as a last resort adopt a decision by a three-quarters majority of the Parties present and voting. 4. corrections and additions adopted by the depositary to all parties for ratification, acceptance and approval. 5. The correction or addition of the ratification, acceptance, approval and shall notify the depositary in writing. Addition or amendment, adopted in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 3 shall enter into force for the parties which adopted it on the 90th day after the deposit of instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval with the depositary of the instruments deposited by at least three fourths of the parties. Following this addition or amendment shall enter into force on the 90th day in respect of any party which submits your correction or addition to the instrument of ratification, acceptance or depository. Article 22 amendment of the annexes and Appendix 1 of the acceptance of the annexes to this Convention form an integral part of the Convention and, unless specifically stated, a reference to this Convention constitutes at the same time a reference to any annexes thereto. 2. Any further attachments is limited to procedural, scientific, technical or administrative nature. 3. the following procedure shall apply to the addition to the annex of the Convention of the accession initiative, adoption and entry into force: (a) additional annexes to the Convention may propose, in accordance with article 21, 1, 2, and 3. the procedure laid down in paragraph 1; (b) any party that is unable to accept an additional annex to the Convention for shall notify the depositary in writing, within one year after the receipt of the notification from the depositary of the adoption of the additional annex. The depositary shall without delay notify all parties. A party may at any time withdraw his statement about the addition of the annex, and the annex shall thereupon enter into force for that party (c) in accordance with the procedure laid down in point; and (c) after the expiry of one year from the time when the depositary has provided all parties notice of the additional acceptance, it shall enter into force for all parties that have not submitted this year to the depositary of the notification of non-acceptance in writing in accordance with (b). 4. (A), (B) or (C) of the annex, additions, and revisions to the initiation, adoption and entry into force is subject to the same procedure set out in respect of any additional annex to the Convention proceedings, adoption and entry into force, except that (A), (B) or (C) additions and corrections to annex shall not enter into force for any party that has submitted a declaration pursuant to article 25 of the conditions of paragraph 4, in this case, the following additions and amendments shall enter into force for this party on the 90th day after this correction or addition of the ratification acceptance, approval or accession with the Depositary of the deposit. 5. the following procedure shall apply to Annex D, E or F correction and suggestion of initiative, adoption and entry into force: (a) amendments proposed under article 21, paragraphs 1 and 2 of the procedures laid down; (b) the Parties shall decide on amendments and additions to them by common agreement; and (c) the decision on Annex D, E or F for the correction and addition to the acceptance of the Parties notify the depositary. Amendments shall enter into force for all parties to the decision date. 6. If the additional annex or amendment to an annex or appendix follows from the amendment to the Convention or Appendix, the additional annex or amendment to an annex or Appendix shall not enter into force until such time as the correction or addition in the text of the Convention has not entered into force. Article 23 right to Vote 1. Each party to the Convention shall have one vote, except in the case in point 2. 2. Regional economic integration organisations within the limits of their competence, are entitled to vote with the number of votes of its Member States are parties to this Convention. This organization does not have the right to exercise their right to vote if any of its Member States which are party to this Convention shall exercise their voting rights and vice versa. Article 24 signature this Convention shall be open for signature by all States and regional economic integration organizations from 23 May 2001 in Stockholm and from 24 May 2001 to 22 May 2002 in New York, United Nations Headquarters. Article 25 ratification, acceptance, approval or accession 1 this Convention States and regional economic integration organisations necessary to ratify, approve or accept. States and regional economic integration organizations may join, starting from the day when it is closed for signature. The instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval and accession shall be deposited with the depositary. 2. Any regional economic integration organization which becomes a party to this Convention, although none of its Member States is a party, shall assume all obligations under this Convention. In the case of such organizations, one or more of its Member States are parties to the Convention, agree on the separation of responsibility in respect of its obligations arising from the Convention. In such cases, the Member States and the regional economic integration organization shall not be entitled to exercise their concurrent with the Convention rights. 3. In its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, the regional economic integration organisation must indicate the extent of their competence with respect to the question of the moderated this Convention. Any such organization shall inform the depositary, who shall in turn inform the parties of any changes in the limits of their jurisdiction. 4. In its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, any party may declare that, with respect to the annex (A), (B) or (C) any correction or addition shall enter into force only after the deposit of the relevant Depositary instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. Article 26 entry into force 1 this Convention shall enter into force on the 90th day after the date of deposit of the depositary the 50th instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. 2. with respect to the State or regional economic integration organization which ratifies, accepts, approves or accedes to this Convention after the deposit of the 50th instrument with the depositary its instrument of ratification, acceptance approval or accession, this Convention shall enter into force on the 90th day after its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession deposit of the depositary. 3. paragraphs 1 and 2 within the meaning of any instrument, which shall be deposited in the regional economic integration organization shall not be counted as yet another instrument in addition to the Member States of this organization. Article 27 reservations to this Convention are not permissible reservations. Article 28 withdrawal 1. a party may at any time after the expiry of three years from the When the Convention entered into force for that party may withdraw from the Convention by giving written notification to the depositary. 2. Any such withdrawal shall take effect one year after the depositary received written notice of the withdrawal or another at a later date, if any, specified in the withdrawal notice. Article 29 depositary the Secretary-General of the United Nations will be the depositary of the Convention. Article 30 authentic texts the original of this Convention are equally authentic texts the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Stating the above, the undersigned, duly authorized for that purpose, have signed this Convention. Drawn up in Stockholm, two thousand the first year of the twenty-second of May.


Annex a cessation of the production and use of chemical substances to part I of the action of the Specific exceptions in production Not aldrin CAS No: 309-00-2 use local ektoparaziticīd to insecticides chlordane production as an allowed parties listed in the register Of the CAS: 57-74-9 use local ektoparaziticīd to insecticides for buildings and Termiticīd in Termiticīd dambjo in Termiticīd kneeling additives plywood adhesives production is dieldrin CAS No 60-57-1 action exploitation in agriculture production of endrin CAS From : 72-20-8 use of heptachlor production is Not CAST From: 76-44-8 use of Termiticīd Termiticīd to the building structure in Termiticīd (underground) wood processing for use in underground cable boxes hexachlorobenzene Production as an allowed parties listed in the register CAS No: 118-74-1 intermediate solvent Use in pesticides intermediate in closed systems within the production company the production of Mireks as an allowed parties listed in the register Of the CAS: 2385-85-5 use of toxaphene production Termiticīd CAS No: 8001-35-2 is polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) * not use articles located in accordance with this annex for the use of the terms part 2 notes: (i) If this Convention does not provide otherwise, the chemicals that unconsciously as poisonous by-products in trace amounts found in products and articles are not included in this annex; (ii) this note shall not be valued as a specific exception for production and use article 3, paragraph 2 for the intended purpose. The amount of chemicals that produce or use as an ingredient in a product before or at the time of entry into force of the relevant obligations, these chemicals are not to be included in this annex, provided that the party has informed the Secretariat that a particular type of article remains in use within that party. The Secretariat shall make such notifications publicly available; (iii) this note, which does not apply to chemicals, chemical column in part I of the present annex marked with an asterisk by its name, is not valued as a specific exception to the production or for use in the article 3, paragraph 2, for the intended purpose. Indicating that it is not expected that the production of intermediate products or the use of closed systems during production the company significantly limits the quantities of chemicals could reach humans and the environment, the party after submission of the notification to the Secretariat, may allow the closed systems of production within the company as an intermediate in the production and use of chemicals listed in this annex and that is chemically transformed in the manufacture of other chemical products, which having regard to paragraph 1 of Annex D criteria specified in not possess the characteristics of persistent organic pollutants. Such notification shall include information on the chemicals production and use for total amount or a reasonable estimate of such information as well as information about closed systems limit the establishment of production process, including any modified and manslaughter poisonous byproducts of organic pollutants persistent-quantity of raw material in the finished product. The following procedure shall apply, unless otherwise specified in this annex. The Secretariat shall make the following information available to the Conference of the parties and the public. Such production or use is to be valued as a specific exception for production or use. Such production or use should be stopped after ten years, unless the interested party does not submit a new notification to the Secretariat, in which case the period shall be extended by an additional ten years unless the Conference of the parties at the use in the production or testing decides otherwise. The reporting procedure can be repeated; (iv) all of the exceptions laid down in this annex can be used by the parties which have registered exemptions to itself in accordance with article 4, except the use of polychlorinated biphenyls in articles in use in accordance with this annex, part 2, conditions that can be used by all the parties. Part II polychlorinated biphenyls each Party shall: (a) taking into account the content of polychlorinated biphenyls on the restriction of the use of the equipment (e.g. transformers, capacitors or other containers containing liquids) until 2025, under the supervision of the Conference of the parties to act in accordance with the following priorities: (i) the effort to identify, resolutely to label and remove from use equipment containing polihlorēto biphenyls no more than 10% and volumes greater than 5 litres; (ii) efforts to identify, resolutely to label and remove from use equipment containing polihlorēto biphenyls more than 0.05% and volumes greater than 5 litres; (iii) endeavour to identify and remove from use equipment containing polihlorēto biphenyls more than 0.005% and volumes greater than 0.05 litres; (b) in accordance with (a) the priorities, promote the following measures to reduce the impact and control of the risks of the use of polychlorinated biphenyls: (i) use only in intact plants and equipment, one of which does not leak, and the only places where leakage risks can be reduced and be resolved quickly; (ii) not use in equipment in areas associated with food and fodder production and processing; (iii) use in populated areas, including schools and hospitals, to take any reasonable measures to protect from electrical interference, which could result in a fire, and regular inspection of equipment to prevent leakage; (c) Notwithstanding article 3, paragāf 2, ensure that the polihlorēto biphenyls containing, as described in (a) above, may not be exported or imported except for cases when it is done to manage waste in an environmentally friendly manner. (d) If one is not carried out maintenance and repair works, does not allow to recover fluid containing polihlorēto biphenyls more than 0.005 percent for reuse in other equipment. (e) take measures to ensure that waste containing polihlorēto biphenyls-containing liquids with polychlorinated biphenyl-contaminated products and equipment containing polychlorinated biphenyls are the content above 0.005 percent, management of environment-friendly manner, in accordance with paragraph 1 of article 6, as soon as possible but no later than 2028. year. These activities are monitored by the Conference of the parties. (f) of part I of this annex (ii) notes instead of trying to identify other articles containing polychlorinated biphenyls are the content above 0.005 percent (for example, cable housings and painted objects) and take action on them, in accordance with article 6, paragraph 1. (g) every five years, prepare a report on the progress made in the removal of polychlorinated biphenyls from circulation, and submit it to the Conference of the parties pursuant to article 15. (h) (g) the reports described in the Conference of the Parties shall evaluate the reports on the polychlorinated biphenyl. The Conference of the Parties analysing the progress made in the removal of polychlorinated biphenyls from circulation five years or other appropriate periods, taking into account such reports.
Annex b restriction part I chemical activity acceptable purpose or specific exemption which DDT production allowable use: (1, 1, 1-trichloro-2.2-bis use the vector control (4-hlorofenil) ethane) in accordance with part II of this annex CAS No: 50-29-3 Specific exceptions: intermediate in production of dicofol intermediate acceptable purpose of Use: the use of vector control in accordance with part II of this annex Specific exceptions production of Dicofol intermediate: Notes: (i) If this Convention does not provide otherwise, the chemicals that unconsciously as poisonous by-products in trace amounts found in foods and products that are not included in this annex; (ii) this note shall not be valued as a specific exception for production and use article 3, paragraph 2. The amount of chemicals that produce or use as an ingredient in a product before or at the time of entry into force of the relevant obligations relating to such chemicals should not be included in this list, ensuring that the party has informed the Secretariat that a particular type of article remains in use within that party. The Secretariat shall make such notifications publicly available; (iii) this note shall not be valued as a specific exception to the production or for use in the article 3, paragraph 2. Indicating that the It is not expected that the production of intermediate products or the use of closed systems during production the company significantly limits the quantities of chemicals could reach humans and the environment, the party after submission of the notification to the Secretariat, may allow the closed systems of production within the company as an intermediate in the production and use of chemicals listed in this annex and that is chemically transformed in the manufacture of other chemicals, which in the light of paragraph 1 of Annex D criteria specified in not possess the characteristics of persistent organic pollutants. Such notification shall include information on the chemicals production and use for total amount or a reasonable estimate of such information that relates to closed systems limit the establishment of production process, including any modified and manslaughter poisonous byproducts of organic pollutants persistent-quantity of raw material in the finished product. The following procedure shall apply, unless otherwise specified in this annex. The Secretariat shall make the following information available to the Conference of the parties and the public. Such production or use is to be valued as a specific exception for production or use. Such production or use should be stopped after ten years, unless the interested party does not submit a new notification to the Secretariat, in which case the period shall be extended by an additional ten years unless the Conference of the parties at the use in the production or testing decides otherwise. The reporting procedure can be repeated; (iv) all the specific exemptions in this annex may be used, which is registered in accordance with the exceptions in article 4. Part II DDT (1,1,1-trichloro-2.2-bis (4-hlorofenil) ethane) 1. Ddt production and use must be stopped, except for those parties that have notified the Secretariat of their intention to produce, use or produce and use. This is DDT Register established and should be available to the public. The Secretariat shall maintain a Register of DDT. 2. Each party that produces, uses, or produce and use DDT to reduce such production or production and use to combat disease vectors, according to the World Health Organization recommendations and guidelines on the use of DDT, and in those cases, if the party in question is not locally safe, effective and affordable alternatives. 3. If DDT is not included in the register, the Party decides that its vector control DDT, it needed as quickly as possible, it shall notify the Secretariat that its name be added immediately to DDT Register. At the same time it shall inform the World Health Organization. 4. Every three years, each party that uses DDT shall provide to the Secretariat, and the World Health Organization information on the amount used, the conditions of use and compliance with this part of the strategy to combat the disease, in a way, as determined by the Conference of the parties, in consultation with the World Health Organization. 5. to reduce and finally stop the use of DDT, the Conference of the Parties recommends that: (a) each party that uses DDT, to develop and implement an action plan as part of the implementation plan, described in article 7. This action plan should include: (i) regulatory and development of other mechanisms to ensure that DDT use is restricted and only allowed to combat disease vectors; (ii) suitable alternative products, methods and strategies, including resistance management systems, to ensure the continued effectiveness of these alternatives; (iii) measures to strengthen health and reduce disease. (b) the parties, within its capabilities, promote research on the safe alternative chemical and non-chemical products, methods and strategies, and the development needed for parties that use DDT, according to the national circumstances and to reduce diseases caused by the adverse effects on human health and on the economy. The main factors to be taken into account when considering alternatives or more alternatives at the same time, this is an alternative to the risks to human health and changes in the environment. Viable alternatives to DDT should be reduced risk to human health and the environment, be suitable for disease control based on conditions in the parties in question and be supported with monitoring data. 6. Starting with its first and subsequent appointments at least every three years, the Conference of the parties, in consultation with the World Health Organization, evaluate the continued need for DDT use in vector control on the basis of available scientific, technical, environmental and economic information, including: (a) the production and use of DDT and the conditions set out in paragraph 2; (b) the availability of alternatives to DDT, and implementation; and (c) national capacity-building in progress to move to this use. 7. a party may at any time withdraw from the DDT Register, inform the Secretariat in writing in advance. Withdrawal shall take effect on the date specified in the notice.
Annex c Unintentional production part i: persistent organic pollutants subject to the requirements of article 5 this annex applies to the following persistent organic pollutants that are not consciously formed and released from anthropogenic sources: chemical polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PDD/PDF) hexachlorobenzene (HCB) (CAS No: 118-74-1) polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) part II: source categories polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans, hexachlorobenzene and polychlorinated biphenyls are unintentionally formed and released thermal processes involving organic matter and chlorine, incomplete combustion or chemical reactions. The following industrial source categories have relatively high potential to create and extract these chemicals in the environment: (a) waste incinerators, including municipal, hazardous or medical waste or of sewage sludge combined combustion plants; (b) cement kilns that burn hazardous waste; (c) production of pulp using elemental chlorine or bleaching chemicals which constitute elemental chlorine; (d) the following thermal processes in the metallurgical industry: (i) secondary copper production; (ii) the sintering equipment in iron and steel industry; (iii) secondary aluminium production; (iv) secondary zinc production. Part III: source categories polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans, hexachlorobenzene and polychlorinated biphenyls are unintentionally can be formed and released from the following source categories, including (a) open burning of waste, including burning at landfills; (b) thermal processes in the metallurgical industry not mentioned in part II; (c) residential combustion sources; (d) utilities and industrial boilers that as fuel use fossil fuels; (e) combustion equipment used as fuel wood and other biomass; (f) specific chemical production processes, mainly chlorophenols and hloranil production, which exudes unconsciously compounded by persistent organic pollutants; (g) crematoria; (h) road vehicles, especially those running on leaded petrol; (i) destruction of animal carcasses; (j) textile and leather dyeing (with hloranil) and finishing (with alkaline extraction); (k) companies where the final crushing of the means of transport; (l) copper cable it's smouldering combustion; (m) waste oil recycling. Part IV: definitions 1 in this Annex: (a) "polychlorinated biphenyls" means aromatic compounds formed in such a way that hydrogen atoms on the biphenyl molecule (two benzene rings connected with one carbon-carbon bond) may be replaced by up to ten chlorine atoms; and (b) "polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins" and "polychlorinated dibenzofurans" are triciklisk, aromatic compounds that are made of two benzene rings connected by two oxygen atoms in polychlorinated dibenzo-p-polihlorēto dioksīno and one oxygen atoms and one carbon-carbon link in the dibenzofurāno polihlorēto, and the hydrogen atoms of which may be replaced by up to eight chlorine atoms. 2. for the purposes of this annex the polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans is expressed using the toxicity toxicity equivalence concept, which evaluates the relative dioxin toxic activity of different PCB dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans, and biphenyls PCB isomers in comparison to 2,3,7,8-TCDD-dioxin. The purpose of this Convention the toxicity equivalent factors used should be appropriate accepted international standards, commencing with the World Health Organization 1998 mammalian toxic equivalent factor values for polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans, polychlorinated biphenyls, and other. Concentrations are expressed in toxic equivalents. Part v: General information on the best available technologies and best environmental practices this part the parties provide general information about the listed in part I of the chemical spill prevention and reduction. A. the general preventive measures associated with the best available technologies and best environmental practices on the priority to be considered as a solution to prevent (I) chemicals listed in formation and leakage. Useful would be: (a) mazatlikum technologies; (b) less dangerous substances use; (c) the process the generated and disposed of chemicals and waste recycling; (d) the raw materials which are persistent organic pollutants, replacement, or replacement in the event there is a direct link between the materials and releases of persistent organic pollutants from a specific source; (e) reasonable housekeeping and preventive maintenance programmes; (f) improvements in waste management to break open and uncontrolled waste incineration, including the burning of the disposal site. In considering proposals for new waste treatment facility construction in the extreme, consider alternatives such as activities to reduce household and medical waste, including resource recovery, reuse, recycling, waste separation and product that creates less waste, use. In implementing this approach, careful evaluation of the impact on public health; (g) chemical substances as toxic substances in products, reduction of use; (h) avoiding elemental chlorine or chemicals, which constitute elemental chlorine bleaching of use. B. best available techniques best available technology not featuring any notion of a technique or technology, but includes the technical characteristics of the installation concerned, its geographical location and the local environmental conditions. Containment measures applied to reduce part I chemicals listed in the debris, the universe is like. In determining the best available technology in general or on a case by case basis, take into account the special considerations with regard to the following factors, bearing in mind the likely costs and benefits, as well as the principles of precaution and prevention: (a) General considerations: (i) the nature, impact of the spill and the amount: measures can vary considerably depending on source size; (ii) the start-up dates for new or existing installations; (iii) best available technology the time needed for implementation; (iv) the consumption of raw materials used in the process and characteristics, energy efficiency; (v) the need to prevent or reduce to a minimum the environmental impact of emissions and the associated risks; (vi) the need to prevent accidents and to minimise their impact on the environment; (VII) the need to ensure the health and safety of workers at work; (VIII) comparable processes, facilities and methods of operation, which has been successfully tested on an industrial scale; (ix) technological advances and changes in scientific level and understanding; (b) the main emission reduction measures: when considering proposals to construct new facilities or significantly modify existing facilities, which led to this annex lists chemicals emissions should focus on the use of equivalent alternative processes, technologies and practices that does not result in the use of such chemicals and spills. In cases where such facilities will be constructed or significantly modified, in addition to the preventive measures outlined in section A of part V in determining the best available techniques, you can evaluate the following emission reduction measures: (i) improved exhaust treatment methods, such as thermal or catalytic oxidation, dust precipitation, or adsorption; (ii) residues, sewage, garbage and sewage treatment plant sludge treatment, for example, by acting on those with high temperatures or their chemical inertness, or using chemical processes, and ensuring their detoxification; (iii) process replacement, resulting in a decrease or emissions is eliminated, such as moving to closed systems; (iv) modification of process to ensure complete combustion and prevent this chemical listed in annex a, with the parameter as incineration temperature or residence time machine control. C. best environmental practices, the Conference of the parties may develop guidelines for best environmental practice.
Annex d information requirements and evaluation criteria 1. Party submitted a proposal to record the chemicals A, B and/or C shall identify the chemical in the annex, the substances described in subparagraph (a), and shall provide information on the chemical, and its transformation products, according to (b) and (e) referred to the assessment criteria set out in: (a) chemical characteristics: (i) names, including trade name or names and synonyms, Chemical Abstracts Service registry number of the log (Chemical Abstract Service) list The international theoretical and practical chemistry (IUPAC) name of Association; and (ii) structure, including a description of the isomers, if possible, and chemicals group structure; (b) persistence: (i) evidence that the half-life of the substance in water is greater than two months, or the half-life in soil is greater than six months, or the half-life in sediment is greater than six months; or (ii) evidence that the chemical is otherwise sufficiently persistent to justify are beyond the scope of this Convention; (c) bio-accumulation: (i) evidence that the chemical substances of the bioconcentration factor or bioaccumulation factor in aquatic species is greater than 5.000 or the absence of such data, that the log Ko/w is greater than 5; (ii) evidence that the chemical to other threats, such as high bioaccumulation potential in other species, high toxicity or ecotoxicity; or (iii) monitoring data in the biotic environment shows that the bioaccumulation potential of the chemical is sufficient to justify the inclusion of the chemical in the Convention; (d) the possibility of transmission over long distances: (i) the chemical levels in areas that are far from the emission sources; (ii) monitoring data showing the potential transfer of the chemical over large distances with the option to move to another environment through air, water or migratory species; or (iii) environmental characteristics and/or model results that demonstrate the potential to transfer the chemical over large distances through air, water or migratory species, and the ability to move other environment areas located far from the emission sources. The half-life in the atmosphere a chemical that significant amounts are transferred by air should be greater than two days; and (e) adverse effects: (i) evidence of adverse effects to human health or the environment justifying the inclusion of the chemical in the Convention; or (ii) information on the toxicity or ecotoxicity, pointing to potential harm to human health or the environment. 2. the party which proposed the inclusion of the chemical in the Convention, submit a report on the causes, including, where possible, a comparison of toxicity and ecotoxicity to open and predicted chemical substance concentration levels expected of them or transfer over long distances, and a short message about the need to limit emissions on a global scale. 3. The party who proposed to include the chemical in the Convention, and taking into account its capabilities, provide additional information to help analyze the proposal in accordance with article 8, paragraph 6. In developing such a proposal, a party may use any source of technical expertise.
Annex e RISK assessment requires information goal of such analysis is to evaluate whether the chemical long distance transfer would be likely to result in significant harm to human health and/or the environment, such a scale that requires global action. This objective requires a risk assessment, which reviews and evaluates the information detailed under Annex D and includes, as far as possible, the following information: (a) sources, including: (i) production, including volume and location; (ii) use; and (ii) leaks, such as discharges, losses and emissions; (b) risk assessment characteristics or characteristics, including a consideration of toxicological interactions, if involved in a number of chemical substances; (c) environmental perspectives, including data and information on chemicals the chemical and physical properties as well as its persistence and how they are related to the transfer of the chemical, the environmental component of movement within and between them, the degradation and transformation to other chemical substances. Should be available to measure the value of basic in the bioconcentration and bioaccumulation of certain factors, except when monitoring data to satisfy these requirements; (d) monitoring data; (e) exposure in local level and, in particular, to transfer over long distances in the results, including information about the incidence of biological environment; (f) national and international risk evaluations, assessments or profiles and labelling information and hazard classifications of; and (g) status of the chemical under international conventions.
Annex f information on socio-economic circumstances considering the possibility to incorporate in this Convention, the chemical potential control measures must be taken, which include a wide range of options, including management and liquidation. This objective to provide appropriate information on socio-economic considerations associated with possible control measures to facilitate the decision of the Conference of the parties. The following information must be adequately reflects the parties ' different capabilities and circumstances and must include consideration of the following indicative percentages: (a) the effectiveness of possible control measures for risk reduction and efficiency objectives: (i) use of technical options; and (ii) costs, including environmental and health costs; (b) alternatives (products and processes): (i) use of technical options; (ii) costs, including environmental and health costs; (iii) efficacy; (iv) risk; (v) interoperability; and (vi) accessibility; (c) the possible implementation of the control measures of the positive and/or negative impacts on society: (i) health, including environmental and workers ' health; (ii) agriculture, including animal husbandry and forestry in water; (iii) biota (biodiversity); (iv) economic aspects; (v) action to ensure sustainable development; and (vi) social costs; (d) waste and disposal of it threats (in particular, obsolete pesticides and contaminated sites site treatment): (i) use of technical options; and (ii) cost; (e) access to information and public education; (f) control and monitoring capacity in the State; and (g) any control action at national and regional level, including information on alternatives, and other relevant information for the risk management.

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