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7th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention

Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0H3

 

Dear Madam/Sir,

RE: 7th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention

Canada is a Party to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (Rotterdam Convention).  The 7th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, in May 2015. 

The following industrial chemicals and pesticides will be considered for listing to Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention at this meeting:

  • Chrysotile asbestos (CAS No. 12001-29-5)
  • Paraquat (CAS No. 4685-14-7)
  • Methamidophos (CAS No. 10265-92-6)
  • Fenthion (CAS No. 55-38-9)
  • Trichlorfon (CAS No. 52-68-6)

Listing of these chemicals to Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention would make them subject to the Prior Inform Consent Procedure under the Convention.

We welcome your comments on the possible listing of these chemicals by January 23, 2015.  Please send your comments to SEC-ECS@ec.gc.ca.

Attached is an information note describing the Rotterdam Convention and the Prior Inform Consent Procedure. If you would like further information regarding the possible listing of these chemicals, please do not hesitate to contact Jeffery Goodman at 819-938-4228 or at jeffery.goodman@ec.gc.ca.

Yours sincerely,

 

Lucie Desforges
Director, Chemical Production Division
Environment Canada
351 St. Joseph Blvd, 11th Floor
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3

Attachment: Information Note

 
Invitation Letter to Stakeholders
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