ii Agriculture including aquaculture and forestry iii Biota biodiversity iv

Ii agriculture including aquaculture and forestry iii

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(ii) Agriculture, including aquaculture and forestry (iii) Biota (biodiversity) (iv) Economic aspects
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(v) Movement towards sustainable development (vi) Social costs Explanatory notes: 15. Socio-economic considerations could include: Any information on the impact (if any), costs and benefits to the local, national and regional economy, including the manufacturing sector and industrial and other users (e.g., capital costs and benefits associated with the transition to the alternatives); and impacts on agriculture and forestry; Any information on the impact (if any) on the wider society, associated with the transition to alternatives, including the negative and positive impacts on public, environmental, and occupational health. Consideration should also be given to the positive and negative impacts on the natural environment and biodiversity. Information should be provided on how control measures fit within national sustainable development strategies and plans. D. Waste and disposal implications (in particular, obsolete stocks of pesticides and clean-up of contaminated sites) (provide summary information and relevant references): (i) Technical feasibility (ii) Costs Explanatory note: 16. Specify if the information provided is connected to the specific needs and circumstances of developing countries. E. Access to information and public education (provide summary information and relevant references): Explanatory note: 17. Please provide details here of access to information and public education with respect to both control measures and alternatives. F. Status of control and monitoring capacity (provide summary information and relevant references): Explanatory note: 18. With regard to control capacity, the information required is on legislative and institutional frameworks for the chemical under consideration and their enforcement. With regard to monitoring capacity, the information required is on the technical and institutional infrastructure for the environmental monitoring and biomonitoring of the chemical under consideration, not monitoring capacity for alternatives. G. Any national or regional control actions already taken, including information on alternatives, and other relevant risk management information: Voluntary phase out of production in the US of octaBDE went into effect January 1, 2005, followed by a TSCA Significant New Use Rule (71 FR 34015; June 13, 2006, 40 CFR 721.10000) to require notification upon restart of manufacture or import, for any use. Explanatory notes: 19. Actions or measures taken could include prohibitions, phase-outs, restrictions, cleanup of contaminated sites, waste disposal, economic incentives, and other non-legally binding initiatives. 20. Information could include details on whether these control actions have been cost-effective in providing the desired benefits and have had a measurable impact on reducing levels in the environment and contributed to risk reduction.
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