Recapture Ratified


Welcoming the 2005 progress report of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel,

Noting in particular that the report was inconclusive on recommendations on recapturing, recycling and destruction (Section 7.6, p. 147 of the 2005 progress report) but highlighted local environmental and occupational health and safety concerns,

Recalling decision XI/13, paragraph 7, “To encourage the use of methyl bromide recovery and recycling technology (where technically and economically feasible) to reduce emissions of methyl bromide, until alternatives to methyl bromide for quarantine and pre-shipment uses are available”,

Noting that recapture of methyl bromide from small-scale fumigations in containers is already carried out in several countries,

Recognizing the need to further reduce methyl bromide emissions in an effort to protect the ozone layer,

1. To encourage Parties who have deployed in the past, currently deploy or plan to deploy technologies to recapture/recycle/destroy or reduce methyl bromide emissions from fixed facilities or sea container fumigation applications to submit to the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel details of efficacy, including Destruction and Removal Efficiency (DRE), logistical issues, and the economic feasibility of such fumigations by 1 April 2006;
2. To encourage Parties to report on any harmful by-products created using this technology;
3. To adopt the form annexed to this decision for the purpose of submitting data;
4. To include the findings of data submitted in the 2006 progress report of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel and summarize Parties’ positive and negative past experiences of recovery and destruction technologies

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