In May 2021, Eight Chemical Substances are submitted to the Stockholm Convention by the European Union for the evaluation of identification under POP regulation. There are more steps for a chemical substance which is declared as POP under Annex I, II, III, and IV of the convention starting from the draft proposal, assessment, Risk Profile, Risk Management Evaluation, Recommendation, Decision. These Eight substances are in the first stage of the process where the draft proposal was submitted to the Conventions.

POP Review Committee involved in the later stages of the process where 80% of the decision taken. The whole process will be completed within 2 years of the date of the draft proposal. Any amendments to the Annexes will be effective after one year of adoption of the proposal by the committee.

The eight unique chemical substances submitted by different countries and their status as follows:

Substance Name CAS No Status Submitter Country
1,6,7,8,9,14,15,16,17,17,18,18-Dodecachloropentacyclo [,9.02,13.05,10] octadeca-7,15-diene (“Dechlorane Plus” ™) - Risk profile - under development Norway
Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid, its salts, and related substances - Recommended for listing under the Stockholm Convention Norway
perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts, and PFOA-related substances - Listed under the Stockholm Convention European Union
Dicofol 115-32-2 Listed under the Stockholm Convention European Union
2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4,6-ditertpentylphenol 25973-55-1 Risk profile - under development Switzerland
Chlorpyrifos 2921-88-2 Proposal - under preparation European Union
Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane 556-67-2 Proposal - under preparation European Union
Methoxychlor 72-43-5 Risk management evaluation - under development European Union


If this regulation is applicable to you and you are interested in knowing more about this topic and available solutions, then schedule a free consult with our experts.