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1 Background and mandate of the new Task Force on POPs Richard Ballaman Chairman of the Working Group on Strategies and Review (WGSR) Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape Air Pollution Control Division, CH-3003 Berne

2 Artic Ocean Atlantic Ocean Pacific Ocean Slovenia Hungary Slovakia Poland Lithuania Latvia Estonia Finland Armenia Sweden Georgia Norway Belarus Czech Rep. Ukraine Denmark Moldova Germany Yugoslavia Austria Bulgaria Liechtenstein Turkey Italy Monaco Cyprus Switzerland Malta Netherlands Greece Belgium F.Y.R.of Macedonia Luxembourg Albania France Bosnia and Herzegovina Spain Croatia Portugal Ireland United Kingdom Romania Russian Federation Iceland Kara Sea Barents Sea North Sea Atlantic Ocean Mediterranean Sea Black Sea Caspian Sea Aral Sea Canada of America Kyrgyzstan Canada of America Kyrgyzstan Kazakhstan Geographical coverage of the Convention LRTAP (49 Parties)

3 Organes intergouvernementaux, groupes d’experts and scientific centres Intergovernmental Bodies, scientific centresexperts groups

4 Functions of the TF will be to:  Plan and conduct the technical work necessary for the use reassessments, re-evaluations and reviews for submission to the WGSR in 2004;

5 Requirements as specified in annexes I and II:  Review the availability and feasibility of alternatives to DDT;  Re-evaluate the remaining use of heptachlor;  Reassess the production and use of PCTs and “Ugilec”;  Reassess DDT use as a chemical intermediate to produce Dicofol;  Reassess the restricted uses of lindane.  Take account of the available results of the work done by the former Expert group (EB.AIR/WG.5/2002/2).

6 Functions of the TF will be to:  Plan and conduct the technical work necessary for the use reassessments, re- evaluations and reviews for submission to the WGSR in 2004;  Plan and conduct the technical work necessary for the review of sufficiency and effectiveness of the obligations as set out in Art. 10 para. 3.

7 Review the sufficiency and effectiveness of the obligations (Art. 10, para. 3)  … take into account the best available scientific information on the effects of the deposition of POPs, assessments of technological develop- ments, changing economic conditions and the fulfilment of the obligations on emission levels.  The first such review shall be completed no later than 3 years after the Protocol enters into force (i.e ).

8 Functions of the TF will be to:  Plan and conduct the technical work necessary for the use reassessments, re- evaluations and reviews for submission to the WGSR in 2004;  Plan and conduct the technical work necessary for the review of sufficiency and effectiveness of the obligations (Art. 10 para. 3);  Prepare technical reviews on dossiers of new substances proposed by Parties for inclusion into annexes I, II or III in accordance with the relevant provisions of the protocol and EB decision 1998/2.  The technical reports will reflect the full range of views expressed during the meetings.

9 Work-plan for submission to WGSR  Use reassessments, re-evaluations and reviews 2004  Annotated chapter headings for the techn. components of the review for approval by the WGSR 2004  Generic guidelines and/or procedures for the technical review of dossiers of new substances that may be proposed by Parties 2004  Elements of the sufficiency and effectiveness review, drawing upon information from experts, Parties and the subsidiary bodies under the EB 2005

10 Progress report of the chairmen on TF work  The TF will approve those parts of its report that constitutes the key elements of its deliberations relating to the tasks assigned to it by EB.  Will be distributed by the secretariat to the focal points nominated by the Parties and to the observers and experts who were present at the meeting.

11 The WGSR will then:  Report and make recommendations to the EB at it XXII session in December  Review para. 2 of the EB decision 1998/2 and provide guidance respecting how “deemed acceptable” is to be understood and applied by the EB.


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