Any substance used in or resulting from a reaction involving changes to atoms or molecules. (Source: GEMET/CED). In the context of environment a hazardous substance that poses a threat to human health and/or the environment. (Source: GEMET/LEE)
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2. “Management” means the collection, transport and disposal of hazardous wastes or other wastes, including after-care of disposal sites;
4. Taking into account the needs of developing countries, co-operation between Parties and the competent international organizations is encouraged to promote, inter alia, public awareness, the development of sound management of hazardous wastes and other wastes and the adoption of new low-waste technologies.
Measures to Reduce or Eliminate Releases from Intentional Production and Use
(i) (i) For the purpose of environmentally sound disposal as set forth in paragraph 1 (d) of Article 6; or
(ii) (ii) For a use or purpose which is permitted for that Party under Annex A or Annex B;
(i) (i) For the purpose of environmentally sound disposal as set forth in paragraph 1 (d) of Article 6;
(ii) (ii) To a Party which is permitted to use that chemical under Annex A or Annex B; or
Measures to Reduce or Eliminate Releases from Stockpiles and Wastes
1 1. In order to ensure that stockpiles consisting of or containing chemicals listed either in Annex A or Annex B and wastes, including products and articles upon becoming wastes, consisting of, containing or contaminated with a chemical listed in Annex A, B or C, are managed in a manner protective of human health and the environment, each Party shall:
The Parties to this Convention
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(a) (a) "Chemical" means a substance whether by itself or in a mixture or preparation and whether manufactured or obtained from nature, but does not include any living organism. It consists of the following categories: pesticide (including severely hazardous pesticide formulations) and industrial;
(i) (i) "Chemical Review Committee" means the subsidiary body referred to in paragraph 6 of Article 18.
PROCEDURES FOR BANNED OR SEVERELY RESTRICTED CHEMICALS
6. 6. The Chemical Review Committee shall review the information provided in such notifications and, in accordance with the criteria set out in Annex II, recommend to the Conference of the Parties whether the chemical in question should be made subject to the Prior Informed Consent procedure and, accordingly, be listed in Annex III.
PROCEDURES FOR SEVERELY HAZARDOUS PESTICIDE FORMULATIONS
5. 5. The Chemical Review Committee shall review the information provided in the proposal and the additional information collected and, in accordance with the criteria set out in part 3 of Annex IV, recommend to the Conference of the Parties whether the severely hazardous pesticide formulation in question should be made subject to the Prior Informed Consent procedure and, accordingly, be listed in Annex III.
CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES
6. 6. The Conference of the Parties shall, at its first meeting, establish a subsidiary body, to be called the Chemical Review Committee, for the purposes of performing the functions assigned to that Committee by this Convention. In this regard:
Minamata Convention on Mercury
Article 11 Mercury wastes
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Recognizing that mercury is a chemical of global concern owing to its long-range atmospheric transport, its persistence in the environment once anthropogenically introduced, its ability to bioaccumulate in ecosystems and its significant negative effects on human health and the environment,
Convention on Migratory Species
Guidelines for AGREEMENTS
i) i) prevention, reduction or control of the release into the habitat of the migratory species of substances harmful to that migratory species;
Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
Article 9: IMPLEMENTATION AND FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF THE COOPERATIVE PROGRAMME FOR THE MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF THE LONG-RANGE TRANSMISSION OF AIR POLLUTANTS IN EUROPE
(h) the need to monitor chemical components in other media such as water, soil and vegetation, as well as a similar monitoring programme to record effects on health and environment
Article I: Definitions
6. “Harmful substance”: Any substance whose introduction or presence in the marine environment causes a danger threatening or impairing that environment.
Article 2 Scope of the Convention
2. Wastes which, as a result of being radioactive, are subject to any international control systems, including international instruments, applying specifically to radioactive materials, are included in the scope of this Convention.
Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management