Forms and guidance documents

At its first meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury adopted forms and guidance to assist Parties with its effective implementation.

These forms and guidance, as adopted, are presented below.


Guidance on completing the forms required under article 3 related to trade in mercury

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Forms relating to Article 3 on Mercury supply sources and trade

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Guidance on the identification of individual stocks of mercury or mercury compounds exceeding 50 metric tons and sources of mercury supply generating stocks exceeding 10 metric tons per year

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Format for the registration of exemptions for the products and processes listed in Part I of Annexes A and B

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Guidance on best available techniques and best environmental practices in relation to emissions of mercury from point sources falling within the source categories listed in Annex D-

BAT/BEP- - introduction

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BAT/BEP- - Common Techniques

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BAT/BEP- - Monitoring

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BAT/BEP- - Coal-fired power plants and coal-fired industrial boilers

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BAT/BEP- - Smelting and roasting processes used in the production of non-ferrous metals (lead, zinc, copper and industrial gold)

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BAT/BEP- - Waste incineration facilities

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BAT/BEP- - Cement clinker production facilities

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BAT/BEP- - New and emerging techniques

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Support for parties in implementing the measures for existing sources of mercury emissions

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Guidance on criteria that Parties may develop pursuant to the definition of a relevant source under Article 8

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Guidance on the methodology for preparing inventories of emissions

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The intergovernmental negotiating committee at its seventh session also agreed to the provisional use of the guidance on developing a national action plan to reduce, and where feasible, eliminate mercury use in artisanal and small scale gold mining in its current form to assist countries in the period between that session and the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties. The committee also requested the secretariat to seek further comments from Governments and others to improve the guidance with a view to presenting a revised version of it for consideration and possible adoption by the Conference of the Parties at its first meeting.


Draft guidance on developing a national action plan to reduce and, where feasible, eliminate mercury use in artisanal and small-scale gold mining

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