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Consultation

Title

Consultation on Update of the European Union's Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

Policy field(s)

Environment

Target group(s)

- Citizens
- Public authorities (national, regional and local governments)
- European Agencies (EFSA, ECHA, EMA, EEA, etc.)
- NGO (civil society, environmental group, charity)
- Business and business associations
- Public and private research institutions, universities and academic scientists

- and all other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in the implementation of obligations of the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants in the EU.

Period of consultation

                        From 02.08.2012  to 25.10.2012

Objective of the consultation

Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP Regulation) requires the Commission to draw up a plan for the implementation of the Union's obligations under the Stockholm Convention and, when appropriate, to review the plan and update it.

The Community Implementation Plan was developed as a Commission staff working document in 2007 and subsequently submitted to the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention. The Plan covers the substances listed in the Stockholm Convention and also those listed in the UNECE POP Protocol. The overall purpose of the Plan has been to take stock of legal and other European Union level measures taken, assess their efficiency and adequacy in meeting the obligations of the Convention, identify needs for possible additional measures and lay down an action plan for the implementation of these measures.

A significant number of the actions identified in the 2007 Plan have now been finalized or are about to be finalised. The 1st Commission report of 2010 on the application of the POP Regulation identified several new actions that should be carried out for the EU to meet its international obligations.. In addition, new substances were added to the Stockholm Convention and the POP Protocol in the course of 2009 and 2011. As a result of these developments, the European Commission decided to review and update the Plan taking them into account.

The consultation aims at providing the European Commission with views and comments of stakeholders on the draft Implementation Plan on POPs.

How to submit your contribution

Your contribution should be submitted by completing the questionnaire following the appropriate link for citizens/individuals, organisations or public authorities. It is advised to read the draft of the European Union's Implementation Plan before completing the questionnaire.

To the extent possible please submit your contribution in English.
Answering all questions will take about 10-15 minutes. Depending on your expertise and interest, please skip any question or entire section you wish (except the first questions about who you are).

Most questions are closed which means that the answers can be selected from a set of predefined options. Five questions are open and allow submitting any views or suggestions the respondent deems important for the review of the Implementation Plan.

We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.

  • 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 consultation document

Consultation document

View the questionnaire

Questionnaire

Reference documents and other, related consultations

POPs on Europa website

Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on persistent organic pollutants

Community Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants SEC(2007) 341

Consultation on the Community Implementation Plan of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the application of Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 on persistent organic pollutants in accordance with Article 12(6) of the Regulation

The Stockholm Convention homepage

The UNECE POP's Protocol homepage

Contact details

responsible service

DG Environment, Unit D3 – Chemicals, Biocides and Nanomaterials

e-mail

env-uip-pops@ec.europa.eu

postal address

DG Environment, Unit D3 – Chemicals, Biocides and Nanomaterials, Avenue de Beaulieu 29, 1049 Brussels, 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 those by registered organisations.

Results of consultation and next steps

 

Protection of personal data

Specific privacy statement