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Consultation

Title

 

 

Public Consultation on the Ratification by the EU of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Policy field(s)

 

Environment, Chemicals, Mercury Strategy

Target group(s)

 

Citizens, public authorities, research organisations, academia, non-profit/non-governmental organisations, consultancies, private companies

Period of consultation

 

                        From 14/8/2014 to 14/11/2014

Objective of the consultation

 

 

The aim of this consultation is to solicit stakeholders' input on specific issues related to the implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. The results of the consultation will be used as input for the preparation of the Impact Assessment covering specific key areas where EU legislation may need to be amended such as:

  • Import restrictions for metallic mercury from non-Parties to the Convention;
  • Export ban for certain products containing mercury;
  • Mercury use in new products and processes;
  • Restrictions on certain processes where mercury is used;
  • Mercury use in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM);
  • Environmentally sound storage of non-waste mercury stocks.

How to submit your contribution

 

Interested contributors are invited to fill in the questionnaire using the link provided below.

  • If you are answering this consultation as a citizen, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of an organisation, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of a public authority, please click here to submit your contribution.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

View the questionnaire

Reference documents and other, related consultations

 

Background documents are provided, as needed, by using hyperlinks.
A pdf version of the questionnaire can be downlowaded here.

Contact details

 

responsible service

European Commission, DG ENV.C.3

 

e-mail

ENV-MERCURY@ec.europa.eu

 

postal address

200, Rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles, BELGIUM

View the contributions

 

In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Results of consultation and next steps

Protection of personal data

Specific privacy statement