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Halons TOC Members

Halons TOC Members

TOC Co-Chair

Name
Affiliation
Country
Collins Aerospace
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Adam, Chattaway, nominated by the United Kingdom, residing in the United Kingdom, co-chair of the Halons Technical Options Committee, member of the Technology and Economics Assessment Panel.

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am a Chief Engineer at Kidde Graviner Ltd, Ashford, TW15 1TZ, UK, part of Collins Aerospace, a company that makes fire protection equipment for aircraft and vehicles. My responsibilities include Halon Replacement projects, and I also provide advice and guidance to all companies in the group, (Kidde Aerospace, Kidde Graviner, L’Hotellier, Kidde Deugra and other business in Collins Aerospace) on matters relating to halon science and fire suppression.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of spouse include the following – 
    • Proprietary interests: Neither I nor my spouse have a proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process (e.g., ownership of a patent) to be considered by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or any of its technical options committees or temporary subsidiary bodies.
    • Financial interests: Neither I nor my spouse own or exercise control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work except for shareholdings through general mutual funds where we have no control over the selection of shares.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Except for my work for Kidde Graviner Ltd. on fire protection and halon issues, neither I nor my spouse are employed by, do not consult for, do not serve as a director of or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.
    • Government advice and other policy development: Neither I nor my spouse provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: Neither I nor my spouse are the recipients of any paid research activities or any fellowships or grants for work related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.
    • Other interests: Neither I nor my spouse have other interests related to the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or the Montreal Protocol.
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Halons Technical Options Committee, the Technology and Economics Assessment Panel, the Task Force on Decision XXVIII/4, the Working Groups on Decisions XXXIX/8, XXXIX/9 and XXX/7, and attending Montreal Protocol meetings comes from my employer, Kidde Graviner, with some contributions from the U.K. Government.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of HTOC.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Signed: Adam Chattaway

Date: 28th January, 2019

Russian Res. Institute for Fire Protection
Russian Federation
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Sergey N. Kopylov, nominated by the Russian Federation, co-chair of the Halons Technical Options Committee, member of the Technology and Economics Assessment Panel, declare as follows:

 1)    I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2)    I am the Head of the Scientific Centre of the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute for Fire Protection (VNIIPO), that conducts R&D projects, certification and provides consulting services in area of fire and explosion protection. My main active for VNIIPO is focused on issues related to fixed suppression systems of any type, flame detectors and portable extinguishers. VNIIPO has an interest in the topics of the Montreal Protocol because it is a body responsible for technical control of Montreal Protocol related issues in Russia.

3)    This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4)    My interests, and those of my spouse include the following – 
 

  • Proprietary interests: Neither I nor my spouse, have a proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process (e.g., ownership of a patent) to be considered by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or any of its Technical Options Committees or Temporary Subsidiary Bodies.
  • Financial interests: Neither I nor my spouse own or exercise control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work except for shareholdings through general mutual funds where we have no control over the selection of shares.
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Except for my work for VNIIPO, neither I nor my spouse are employed by, do not consult for, do not serve as a director of or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.
  • Government advice and other policy development: Neither I nor my spouse provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: Except for my work for VNIIPO, neither I nor my spouse are the recipients of any paid research activities or any fellowships or grants for work related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.
  • Other interests: Neither I nor my spouse have other interests related to the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or the Montreal Protocol.

5)    The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Halons Technical Options Committee and the Technology and Economics Assessment Panel typically comes from UNEP’s Ozone Secretariat.

6)    Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.

7)    I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8)    I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the Halons Technical Options Committee and the Technology and Economics Assessment Panel

9)    I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

 

Signed: Sergey N. Kopylov

Date: 9th January, 2019

Jensen Hughes Inc
United States of America
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

 I, Daniel P. Verdonik, nominated by the United States of America, residing in the United States of America, co-chair of the Halons Technical Options Committee, member of the Technology and Economics Assessment Panel, and member of the Working Group for Decision XXIX/8 on Future Availability of Halons and their Alternatives declare as follows:

 1)    I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2)    I am a full-time, salaried employee at Jensen Hughes, Inc., a specialty consulting company, working in Baltimore, Maryland and Arlington, Virginia, providing consulting services in fire protection and environmental management. Jensen Hughes, Inc., has an interest in the topics of the Montreal Protocol because it provides a wide range of fire protection research, design and consulting services to government and corporate clients, including work related to halons, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and their alternatives.

3)    This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4)    My interests, and those of my spouse and step-son include the following – 

  • Proprietary interests: Neither I, my spouse, nor my stepson have a proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process (e.g., ownership of a patent) to be considered by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or any of its Technical Options Committees or Temporary Subsidiary Bodies.
  • Financial interests: I am a share-holder in Jensen Hughes, Inc., which does not own stock in companies producing ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) or HFCs, or alternatives or substitutes to ODSs and HFCs. I also have shareholdings through general mutual funds where I have no control over the selection of shares.  My spouse and step-son do not own or exercise control overshares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work except for shareholdings through general mutual funds where they  have no control over the selection of shares. 
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Jensen Hughes, Inc., provides consulting services to many organizations that may be affected positively or negatively by the phase-out of ODSs and phase-down of HFCs. I currently provide consulting services through Jensen Hughes, Inc. for the U.S. Government on matters related to the Montreal Protocol.  Neither my spouse nor my step-son serve as a director of or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.
  • Government advice and other policy development: I provide advice to the U.S. Government on policies for use or phase-out of halons, other ODSs, HFCs and their alternatives. Neither my spouse nor my step-son provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: Neither I, my spouse, nor my step-son are the recipients of any paid research activities or any fellowships or grants for work related to a proposed use of an ODS or HFC or an alternative to a proposed use of an ODS or HFC.
  • Other interests: Neither I, my spouse, nor my step-son have other interests related to the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or the Montreal Protocol.

5)    The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Halons Technical Options Committee, the Technology and Economics Assessment Panel and the Working Group for Decision XXX/9 on Future Availability of Halons and their Alternatives comes from the U.S. Government and the Halon Alternatives Research Corporation, which is a not-for-profit industry coalition that in turn receives contributions for this funding from members. Recent past contributors have been BP Exploration Alaska, ConocoPhillips Alaska, ChemoursTM (a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont), Firetrace International, and Amerex.  Any additional corporate contributors will be reported under the provisions of paragraph 7 below.  From time-to-time, Jensen Hughes, Inc., may also provide its internal support for labour and travel for me to attend Halons Technical Options Committee, Technology and Economics Assessment Panel, Temporary Subsidiary Body, or Montreal Protocol meetings.

6)    Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.

7)    I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8)    I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a co-chair of the Halons Technical Options Committee, and a member of the Technology and Economics Assessment Panel and member of the Working Group for Decision XXX/7 on Future Availability of Halons and their Alternatives.

9)      I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

 

Signed: Daniel P. Verdonik

Date: 31st January 2019

Member

Name
Affiliation
Country
Independent Expert
Kuwait
Disclosure of Interest

I, Jamal Alfuzaie, nominated by Kuwait, residing in Kuwait, a member of the Halons Technical Options Committee, declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I worked full time at the Kuwait Fire Department as Fire Protection Engineer from 1984 until 2013 when I retired. I was the head of the fire protection division from 1995 to 2003, and I was the head of the projects department2003 – 2009 in Kuwait Fire Dep. In 2010 I became the director of the Aljahra fire prevention area in KFD. I have been a member of the Kuwait Ozone Protection committee since 1993. I was responsible for approval of halon and halon alternatives systems in KFD. Now I am the Head Of Scientific committee on Kuwait Fire Protection Association and a voluntary fire prevention advisor.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service. 
  4. My interests, and those of my spouse include the following –
    • Proprietary interests: Neither I nor my spouse, have a proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process (e.g., ownership of a patent) to be considered by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or any of its technical options committees or temporary subsidiary bodies.
    • Financial interests: Neither I nor my spouse own or exercise control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work except for shareholdings through general mutual funds where we have no control over the selection of shares.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Neither I nor my spouse are employed by, do not consult for, do not serve as a director of or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.
    • Government advice and other policy development: Neither I nor my spouse provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: Neither I nor my spouse are the recipients of any paid research activities or any fellowships or grants for work related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.
    • Other interests: Neither I nor my spouse have other interests related to the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or the Montreal Protocol.
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Halons Technical Options Committee comes from the UNEP Ozone secretariat.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.  
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change. 
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the Halons Technical Options Committee.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Signed: Jamal Alfuzaie
Date:  15/1/2018
State of Kuwait

FMV
Sweden
Disclosure of Interest

I, Johan Åqvist, nominated by Sweden, residing in Sweden, member of the Halons Technical Options Committee, declare as follows:

1)    I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2)   I am a Fire Protection consultant at Aqvist Consulting group. My responsibilities include advising the Swedish Armed Forces and FMV (Swedish Defence Material Administration) regarding legislation and gaseous- and other extinguishing agents, in particular halon and halon replacement agents.

3)   This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4)   My interests, and those of my spouse, include the following –

a.         Proprietary interests:

b.   Financial interests:Neither I nor my spouse own or exercise control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work except for shareholdings through general mutual funds where we have no control over the selection of shares.

c.   Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions:Except for my work advising FMV and the armed forces on fire protection and halon issues, neither I nor my spouse are employed by, do consult for, do serve as a director of or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.

d.   Government advice and other policy development:Except for my work advising FMV and the armed forces on fire protection and halon issues, neither I nor my spouse provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.

e.   Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:Neither I nor my spouse are the recipients of any paid research activities or any fellowships or grants for work related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.

5)   The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Halons Technical Options Committee is FMV.

6)   Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines and I undertake to ensure that I am completely excluded from discussions and decisions on topics related to the information that I have declined to disclose. 
7)   I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
8)   I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the Halon Technical Options Committee.
9)   I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

                  Signed: Johan Åqvist

                  Date: 15th January, 2018

European Aviation Safety Agency
France
Disclosure of Interest

I, Youri Auroque, nominated by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), residing in the Republic of Germany, member of the Halons Technical Options Committee, declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  1. I am Regulations Officer, Initial Airworthiness at the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). My responsibilities include development of EASA rulemaking deliverables on various subjects (Halon, Runway excursions, Cyber-Security,…).
  1. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
     
  2. My interests include the following -
     
    1. Proprietary interests:I have no proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process (e.g., ownership of a patent) to be considered by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or any of its technical options committees or temporary subsidiary bodies.
    2. Financial interests:I own nor exercise no control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work except.
    3. Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions:Except for my work at EASA on Halon issues, I am not employed by, do not consult for, do not serve as a director of or hold any position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel
    4. Government advice and other policy development:I do not provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.
    5. Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:I am not the recipient of any paid research activities or any fellowships or grants for work related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.
    6. Other interests:I have no other interests related to the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or the Montreal Protocol.
  1. The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Halons Technical Options Committee is the European Aviation Safety Agency, which is a not-for-profit public Agency established by the European Union to regulate safety and some environmental aspects of civil aviation.
  1. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
     
  2. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
     
  3. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the Halons Technical Options Committee.
     
  4. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Signed: Youri Auroque

Date: 17 Jan. 2018

Independent Expert
United States of America
Disclosure of Interest

I, Michelle M. Collins, nominated by the United States of America, residing in the U.S.A., a Member of the HTOC declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees, and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am President/Owner of Environmental Engineering & Consultants, LLC. My responsibilities include research on criteria air pollutants, halon alternatives, and halon banking.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests (my husband and two small children have no interest) include the following:
    • a.   Proprietary interests:Neither I, my spouse, nor my two children have a proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process (e.g., ownership of a patent) to be considered by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or any of its Technical Options Committees or Temporary Subsidiary Bodies.
    • b.   Financial interests:Neither I, my spouse, nor my two children own or exercise control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work except for shareholdings through general mutual funds where we have no control over the selection of shares.
    • c.   Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions:Except for my occasional contract work for UNDP and UNEP, neither I, my spouse, nor my two children are employed by, do not consult for, do not serve as a director of or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.  I currently am not on any contracts.
    • d.   Government advice and other policy development:Neither I, my spouse, nor my two children provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.
    • e.   Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:Neither I, my spouse, nor my two children are the recipients of any paid research activities or any fellowships or grants for work related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.
    • f.    Other interests:Neither I, my spouse, nor my two children have other interests related to the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or the Montreal Protocol.
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Halon Technical Options Committee is my personal funds.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the Halons Technical Options Committee.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Signed: Michelle M. Collins        

Date: January 12, 2018

Modern Systems Engineering
Egypt
Disclosure of Interest
Embraer
Brazil
Disclosure of Interest

I, Carlos Moacir Grandi, nominated by the Environmental Ministry of Brazil, residing in São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil, member of the Halons Technical Options Committee, declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am a mechanical engineer working for the aerospace company Embraer SA, in São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil. My responsibilities include Design for Environment methodology implementation in the company, dealing with all issues related to the environmental aspects along the development of the aircraft. In those issues are hazardous substances that can affect health and the environment. I am member of the halon group inside the company.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my spouse include the following –
     
    • Proprietary interests:Neither I nor my spouse, have a proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process (e.g., ownership of a patent) to be considered by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or any of its technical options committees or temporary subsidiary bodies.
    • Financial interests:Neither I nor my spouse own or exercise control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work except for shareholdings through general mutual funds where we have no control over the selection of shares.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions:Except for my work as a design for environment engineer at Embraer, neither I nor my spouse are employed by, do not consult for, do not serve as a director of or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.
    • Government advice and other policy development:Neither I nor my spouse provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:Neither I nor my spouse are the recipients of any paid research activities or any fellowships or grants for work related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.
    • Other interests:Neither I nor my spouse have other interests related to the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or the Montreal Protocol.
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Halons Technical Options Committee, comes from UNEP Ozone Secretariat, as a Brazilian member, which country is Article 5 Party.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the Halons Technical Options Committee.
     
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Carlos Moacir Grandi

Date: January 25th, 2018

Hilcorp Alaska, LLC
United States of America
Disclosure of Interest

I, Laura Green, nominated by the United States of America, residing in the United State of America, a member of the Halons Technical Options Committee, declare as follows:

  1.  I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am a full time, salaried employee at Hilcorp Alaska, LLC; an oil and gas production company working in various locations throughout Alaska. My main responsibilities include management of fire protection system projects for existing facility upgrades and new facilities construction as well as determining the technical requirements for existing fire protection systems maintenance program. Hilcorp has an interest in the topics of the Montreal Protocol because it is an owner and end user of fire protection systems in the arctic oil and gas industry which employ ODSs, ODS substitutes, and alternatives to ODSs.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my spouse and children include the following –
    • Proprietary interests: Neither I, my spouse, nor my children have a proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process (e.g., ownership of a patent) to be considered by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or any of its technical options committees or temporary subsidiary bodies.
    • Financial interests: Neither I, my spouse, nor my children own or exercise control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work except for shareholdings through general mutual funds where we have no control over the selection of shares.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Neither I, my spouse, nor my children are employed by, do not consult for, do not serve as a director of or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.
    • Government advice and other policy development: Neither I, my spouse, nor my children provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: Neither I, my spouse, nor my children are the recipients of any paid research activities or any fellowships or grants for work related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.
    • Other interests: Neither I, my spouse, nor my children have other interests related to the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or the Montreal Protocol.
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Halons Technical Options Committee is partly provided by Hilcorp Alaska, LCC and partly by my own funds.
  6. ​Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
  7. ​I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. ​I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the Halons Technical Options Committee.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Signed: Laura Green

Date: 22 January 2018

A-Gas Australia
Australia
Disclosure of Interest

I, Elvira Nigido, appointed by the Halons Technical Options Committee Co-Chairs, residing in Melbourne Australia, a Member of Halons Technical Options Committee, declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am a Senior Manager for A-Gas Australia Pty Ltd.  My role is Regional Fire Protection Manager for the Asia Pacific region which includes my role as Project Director for the Australian National Halon Bank.
  3. My main responsibilities for A-Gas include overseeing the contract delivery of the National Halon Bank; involvement in the facilitation of sourcing international used halon for my sister company A-Gas Americas; liaising with key stakeholders in the Australian Government namely the Department of the Environment & Energy, the Australian Defence Force & the wider Australian Fire protection industry in matters relating to the collection, recovery, recycling, reclamation, supply, storage, laboratory activities & destruction of halons & other Ozone Depleting Substances & Synthetic Greenhouse Gases regulated under the Commonwealth Ozone Protection & Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act & regulations.
  4. I was appointed as member of the Australian Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG)Board in December 2016.As a Board Member I assist in the administration of the fire protection division of the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Regulations 1995 on behalf of the Australian Government.
  5. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  6. My interests include the following –
    • Proprietary interests:I have no proprietary interest in alternatives or substitutes to ODSs, technology or process to be considered by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or any of its technical options committees or temporary subsidiary bodies; neither I have ownership of a patent related to any halon alternative substance.
    • Financial interests:I have neither financial proprietary interest, or exercise control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions:Except for my work at A-Gas, I am not employed by, do not consult for, do not serve as a director of, or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.
    • Government advice and other policy development:I do not provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:I am not involved in any paid/granted research activities related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.
    • Other interests:I have  no other interests related to the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or the Montreal Protocol.
  7. The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Halons Technical Options Committee is by A-Gas Australia Pty Ltd.
  8. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
  9. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  10. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of Halons Technical Options Committee.
  11. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Signed: Elvira Nigido

Date: 17th January 2018

Safety Hi-tech srl
Italy
Disclosure of Interest

I, Emma Palumbo, appointed by the Halons Technical Options Committee Co-Chairs, residing in Italy, a Member of Halons Technical Options Committee, declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am senior engineer and projects manager at Safety Hi-Tech srl (SHT); my main responsibilities for SHT include consulting service in fire protection research of environmentally friendly halon alternatives both for flooding and streaming applications, management of factory production control and work as company reference point for notified body. SHT has an interest in the topics of the Montreal Protocol because it is a manufacturer of patented fire extinguishing products that formerly employed ODSs and substitutes and alternatives to ODSs.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests include the following –
    • Proprietary interests:I have no proprietary interest in alternatives or substitutes to ODSs, technology or process to be considered by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or any of its technical options committees or temporary subsidiary bodies; neither I have ownership of a patent related to any halon alternative substance.
    • Financial interests:I have neither financial proprietary interest, or exercise control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions:Except for my work at SHT, I’m not employed by, do not consult for, do not serve as a director of or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.
    • Government advice and other policy development:I do not provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:I’m not involved in any paid/granted research activities related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.
    • Other interests:I’ve no other interests related to the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or the Montreal Protocol.
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Halons Technical Options Committee is partly by Safety Hi-Tech and partly by my own funds.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of Halons Technical Options Committee.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Signed: Emma Palumbo

Date: 15th January, 2018

Independent Expert
Denmark
Disclosure of Interest

I, Erik Pedersen, nominated by Denmark, residing in the United States of America, member of the Halons Technical Options Committee declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am a Civil Engineer working part time as consultant for The World Bank, Montreal Protocol Program, South East Asia Department (GENR). As part of the Work Bank MP team, my main role is to provide technical advice to the Bank Montreal Protocol Team and its client countries in developing their ODS phase-out programs and assisting them in implementing the programs after they have been approved and financed by the Multilateral Fund of the Montreal Protocol. As fire protection engineer, I have provided technical advice on Halon phase-out activities, halon alternatives and halon banking and management to the countries in SEA region.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my spouse include the following –
     
    • Proprietary interests:Neither I nor my spouse, have a proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process (e.g., ownership of a patent) to be considered by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or any of its technical options committees or temporary subsidiary bodies.
    • Financial interests:Neither I nor my spouse own or exercise control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work except for shareholdings through general mutual funds where we have no control over the selection of shares.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions:Except for my consultancy work at the World Bank on the Montreal Protocol, fire protection and halon issues, neither I nor my spouse are employed by, do not consult for, do not serve as a director of or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.
    • Government advice and other policy development:Neither I nor my spouse provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:Neither I nor my spouse are the recipients of any paid research activities or any fellowships or grants for work related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.
    • Other interests:Neither I nor my spouse have other interests related to the subject matter of the Halon Technical Option Committee, Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or the Montreal Protocol.
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Halons Technical Options Committee comes from my own financial resources. If possible, I try to link travel related to HTOC with other work-related travel activities.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the Halons Technical Options Committee.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Signed: Erik Pedersen

Date: February 20, 2018

CFEES, DRDO
India
Disclosure of Interest

I, R.P. Singh, appointed by the Halons Technical Options Committee co-chairs as a member, residing in India, a member of the Halons Technical Options Committee, declare as follows:

  1. 1)   I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. 2)   I am working full time as Associate Director at the Centre for Fire, Explosives & Environment Safety(CFEES), Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Govt. of India and Scientist from 1987 till date. I am head of the Fire Chemistry, Protective Clothing and Halon Banking division from 1997 till date. In addition I am also supervising the environment safety group working at national level.  

My Research and allied areas incorporate following:

  • Design, Development, Characterization, Up-scaling, Performance evaluation and Fire suppression system development of Organofluoro compounds used as Halon alternatives
  • Development of Fire resistant and suppression materials & systems and fire protective clothing & gears
  • Test and evaluation of Halon and Halon alternatives, refrigerants,  FR fabric, Fire extinguishing chemicals & equipment as per National and International standards
  • To provide advice and guidance to armed forces and private sectors involved in  manufacturing fire extinguishing chemicals , equipment and systems for total flooding and streaming applications
  • Halon banking and management: reclamation, recycling, purification, testing and  refilling, etc.
  1. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  2. My interests, and those of my spouse include the following -
    • Proprietary interests:Neither I nor my spouse, have a proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process (e.g., ownership of a patent) to be considered by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or any of its technical options committees or temporary subsidiary bodies.
    • Financial interests:Neither I nor my spouse own or exercise control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work except for shareholdings through general mutual funds where we have no control over the selection of shares.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions:Except for my employment at CFEES, Delhi Neither I nor my spouse are employed by, do not consult for, do not serve as a director of or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.
    • Government advice and other policy development:Neither I nor my spouse provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:Neither I nor my spouse are the recipients of any paid research activities or any fellowships or grants for work related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.
    • Other interests:Neither I nor my spouse have other interests related to the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or the Montreal Protocol.
  3. The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Halons Technical Options Committee comes from the UNEP Ozone secretariat.
  4. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
  5. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  6. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the Halons Technical Options Committee.
  7. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Signed:Dr. R.P. Singh

Date:15/01/2018 India

MOPIA
Canada
Disclosure of Interest

I, Donald L Thomson, nominated by Canada, residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Member of the Halon Technical Options Committee, declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  1. I retired as Fire Marshal for Manitoba Hydro in 2013. I am a volunteer member on the Board of Directors for the Manitoba Ozone Protection Industry Association (MOPIA) and chairperson of their Halon Section.
  1. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
     
  2. My interests, and those of my partner include the following –
     
    • Proprietary interests:Neither I nor my partner, have a proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process (e.g., ownership of a patent) to be considered by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or any of its technical options committees or temporary subsidiary bodies.
    • Financial interests:Neither I nor my partner own or exercise control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions:Except for my volunteer position advising MOPIA on fire protection and halon issues, neither I nor my partner are employed by, do not consult for, do not serve as a director of or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.
    • Government advice and other policy development:Neither I nor my partner provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:Neither I nor my partner are the recipients of any paid research activities or any fellowships or grants for work related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.
    • Other interests:Neither I nor my partner have other interests related to the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or the Montreal Protocol.
  1. The source of funding for my travel and accommodation to participation in the work of the Halon Technical Options Committee comes from MOPIA which is a not-for-profit industry association. MOPIA provides administration of the Manitoba Ozone Depleting Substances Act and regulations, primarily the Manitoba ODS Regulation 103/94. Support to Manitoba Conservation re development of the program and support to the refrigeration/air conditioning/fire service ozone depleting substances industry. MOPIA is a coalition of industry, environmental groups, educational institutions, unions, and government.  
  1.   Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
     
  2.   I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
     
  3.   I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the Halons Technical Options Committee.
     
  4.   I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

    Signed: Donald L Thomson

    Dated this 12th day of January, 2018

Nohmi Bosai Ltd & Fire and Environment Prot. Network
Japan
Disclosure of Interest

I, Mitsuru Yagi, nominated by Japan, residing in Japan, a member of the Halons Technical Options Committee, declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am a Manager working full time for Nohmi Bosai Ltd., a Tokyo based Japanese fire protection company, manufacturing, sales and contracting for installation of fire detection-alarm systems and all kinds of fire extinguishing systems, and a Manager of the Fire and Environment Protection Network, which is a not-for-profit organization regarded as the National Halon Bank of Japan. My main active for Nohmi Bosai is to advise the company on technical planning matters. Nohmi Bosai has an interest in the topics of the Montreal Protocol because it uses halons (halon 1301, 2402, and 1211) for explosion prevention and fire suppression mainly in buildings in Japan.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my spouse include the following –
    • Proprietary interests:Neither I nor my spouse, have a proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process (e.g., ownership of a patent) to be considered by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or any of its technical options committees or temporary subsidiary bodies.
    • Financial interests:Neither I nor my spouse own or exercise control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work except for shareholdings through general mutual funds where we have no control over the selection of shares.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions:Except for my work for Nohmi Bosai, neither I nor my spouse are employed by, do not consult for, do not serve as a director of or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.
    • Government advice and other policy development:Neither I nor my spouse provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:Neither I nor my spouse are the recipients of any paid research activities or any fellowships or grants for work related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.
    • Other interests:Neither I nor my spouse have other interests related to the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or the Montreal Protocol.
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Halons Technical Options Committee comes from the Fire and Environment Protection Network described above.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the Halons Technical Options Committee.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Signed:Mitsuru Yagi

Date: 18th January, 2018

Consulting Expert

Name
Affiliation
Country
Halon Alternatives Research Corporation
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Thomas A. Cortina, appointed by the Halon Technical Options Committee Co-chairs, residing in U.S.A., a Consulting Expert to the TEAP/HTOC declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am President of Cortina Environmental Consulting Inc., a government affairs and association management firm located in Arlington, VA, USA, and currently serve as Executive Director of the Halon Alternatives Research Corporation (HARC) and the Halon Recycling Corporation (HRC).
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my spouse include the following –
    • Proprietary interests: Neither I nor my spouse, have a proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process (e.g., ownership of a patent) to be considered by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or any of its technical options committees or temporary subsidiary bodies.
    • Financial interests: Neither I nor my spouse own or exercise control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work except for shareholdings through general mutual funds where we have no control over the selection of shares.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions:HARC and HRC have an interest in the topics of the Montreal Protocol because they are non-profit associations focused on issues related to halon recycling and replacement. In addition, I do consulting for companies that sell alternatives to ODS.
    • Government advice and other policy development:Neither I nor my spouse provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting. However, in their roles as industry trade associations, HARC and HRC may provide input on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:Neither I nor my spouse are the recipients of any paid research activities or any fellowships or grants for work related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.
    • Other interests:Neither I nor my spouse have other interests related to the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or the Montreal Protocol.
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Halons Technical Options Committee is the Halon Alternatives Research Corporation (HARC).
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the Halons Technical Options Committee.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Signed: Thomas A. Cortina

Date: 2 March 2018

Halon Alternatives Research Corporation
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Thomas A. Cortina, appointed by the Halon Technical Options Committee Co-chairs, residing in U.S.A., a Consulting Expert to the TEAP/HTOC declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am President of Cortina Environmental Consulting Inc., a government affairs and association management firm located in Arlington, VA, USA, and currently serve as Executive Director of the Halon Alternatives Research Corporation (HARC) and the Halon Recycling Corporation (HRC).
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my spouse include the following –
    • Proprietary interests: Neither I nor my spouse, have a proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process (e.g., ownership of a patent) to be considered by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or any of its technical options committees or temporary subsidiary bodies.
    • Financial interests: Neither I nor my spouse own or exercise control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work except for shareholdings through general mutual funds where we have no control over the selection of shares.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions:HARC and HRC have an interest in the topics of the Montreal Protocol because they are non-profit associations focused on issues related to halon recycling and replacement. In addition, I do consulting for companies that sell alternatives to ODS.
    • Government advice and other policy development:Neither I nor my spouse provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting. However, in their roles as industry trade associations, HARC and HRC may provide input on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:Neither I nor my spouse are the recipients of any paid research activities or any fellowships or grants for work related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.
    • Other interests:Neither I nor my spouse have other interests related to the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or the Montreal Protocol.
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Halons Technical Options Committee is the Halon Alternatives Research Corporation (HARC).
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the Halons Technical Options Committee.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Signed: Thomas A. Cortina

Date: 2 March 2018

Nohmi Bosai Ltd & Fire and Environment Prot. Network
Japan
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Matsuo Ishiyama, appointed by the Halons Technical Options Committee co-chairs as a Consulting Expert, residing in Japan, declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am a Corporate Advisor working full time for Nohmi Bosai Ltd., a Tokyo based Japanese fire protection company, manufacturing, sales and contracting for installation of fire detection-alarm systems and all kinds of fire extinguishing systems, an Advisor of the Japan Fire Extinguishing Systems Manufacturers’ Association, and a Board Auditor of the Fire and Environment Protection Network, which is a not-for-profit organization regarded as the National Halon Bank of Japan. My main activity for Nohmi Bosai is to advise the company on varieties of operating matters. Nohmi Bosai has an interest in the topics of the Montreal Protocol because it uses halons (halon 1301, 2402, and 1211) for explosion prevention and fire suppression mainly in buildings in Japan.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my spouse include the following –
    • Proprietary interests:Neither I nor my spouse, have a proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process (e.g., ownership of a patent) to be considered by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or any of its technical options committees or temporary subsidiary bodies.
    • Financial interests:Neither I nor my spouse own or exercise control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work except for shareholdings through general mutual funds where we have no control over the selection of shares.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions:Except for my work for Nohmi Bosai, neither I nor my spouse are employed by, do not consult for, do not serve as a director of or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.
    • Government advice and other policy development:Neither I nor my spouse provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:Neither I nor my spouse are the recipients of any paid research activities or any fellowships or grants for work related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.
    • Other interests:Neither I nor my spouse have other interests related to the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or the Montreal Protocol.
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Halons Technical Options Committee comes from the Fire and Environment Protection Network described above.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the Halons Technical Options Committee.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Signed:Matsuo Ishiyama

Date: 7th February, 2018

Russian Res. Institute for Fire Protection
Russian Federation
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Sergey N. Kopylov, nominated by the Russian Federation, co-chair of the Halons Technical Options Committee, member of the Technology and Economics Assessment Panel, declare as follows:

 1)    I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2)    I am the Head of the Scientific Centre of the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute for Fire Protection (VNIIPO), that conducts R&D projects, certification and provides consulting services in area of fire and explosion protection. My main active for VNIIPO is focused on issues related to fixed suppression systems of any type, flame detectors and portable extinguishers. VNIIPO has an interest in the topics of the Montreal Protocol because it is a body responsible for technical control of Montreal Protocol related issues in Russia.

3)    This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4)    My interests, and those of my spouse include the following – 
 

  • Proprietary interests: Neither I nor my spouse, have a proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process (e.g., ownership of a patent) to be considered by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or any of its Technical Options Committees or Temporary Subsidiary Bodies.
  • Financial interests: Neither I nor my spouse own or exercise control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work except for shareholdings through general mutual funds where we have no control over the selection of shares.
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Except for my work for VNIIPO, neither I nor my spouse are employed by, do not consult for, do not serve as a director of or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.
  • Government advice and other policy development: Neither I nor my spouse provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: Except for my work for VNIIPO, neither I nor my spouse are the recipients of any paid research activities or any fellowships or grants for work related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.
  • Other interests: Neither I nor my spouse have other interests related to the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or the Montreal Protocol.

5)    The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Halons Technical Options Committee and the Technology and Economics Assessment Panel typically comes from UNEP’s Ozone Secretariat.

6)    Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.

7)    I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8)    I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the Halons Technical Options Committee and the Technology and Economics Assessment Panel

9)    I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

 

Signed: Sergey N. Kopylov

Date: 9th January, 2019

United States Army
United States of America
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Steven J. McCormick, appointed by the Halons Technical Options Committee co-chairs as a Consulting Expert, residing in the United States of America declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am a full time researcher at the US Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, MI.  For more than 30 years, I have developed fire protection systems to protect soldiers and their equipment, have led Army efforts to replace halons in ground vehicles, and conducted research on alternative fire extinguishing agents.  TARDEC has an interest in the topics of the Montreal Protocol because the vehicles it supports rely on halons and their replacements for fire protection. 
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my spouse include the following –
    • Proprietary interests:Neither I nor my spouse, have a proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process (e.g., ownership of a patent) to be considered by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or any of its technical options committees or temporary subsidiary bodies.
    • Financial interests:Neither I nor my spouse own or exercise control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work except for shareholdings through general mutual funds where we have no control over the selection of shares.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions:Except for my work for TARDEC, neither I nor my spouse are employed by, do not consult for, do not serve as a director of, or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.
    • Government advice and other policy development:Except for research & development advice to the US Army, neither I nor my spouse provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: Except for my salary as an employee of TARDEC, neither I nor my spouse are the recipients of any paid research activities or any fellowships or grants for work related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.
    • Other interests:Neither I nor my spouse have other interests related to the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or the Montreal Protocol.
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Halons Technical Options Committee comes from the US Army TARDEC.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.  
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change. 
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a consulting expert to the Halons Technical Options Committee. 
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Signed: Steven J. McCormick

Date: 17 January 2018

3M Company
United States of America
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, John G. Owens nominated by the Unites States of America, residing in the United States of America, a Member of the Medical and Chemicals Technical Options Committee declare as follows.

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am a lead research specialist at 3M Company, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA. My responsibilities include product development and environmental impact assessment for fluorinated fluid technologies, including cleaning and deposition solvents and aerosol components.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents, include the following
    • Proprietary interests: I to not proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any of its TOCs or temporary subsidiary bodies (e.g. task forces).
    • Financial interests: I have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work. I own shares of stock in my employer, 3M Company, which is an entity with an interest in the Montreal Protocol as a manufacturer of alternatives to ozone depleting substances. Should a conflict arise due to activities related to my employer, I will recuse myself as delineated in Decision XXIV/8.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Except for my employment at 3M Company, neither I nor my spouse are employed by, do not consult for, do not serve as a director of or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.
    • Government advice and other policy development: Neither I nor my spouse provide advice on issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: None.
    • Other interests: None.
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Medical and Chemicals Technical Options Committee is my employer, 3M company.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the Medical and Chemicals Technical Options Committee.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

 

Name: John G. Owens

Date: 13 March 2019

Bureau Veriitas
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, John J O’Sullivan, MBE, appointed by the Halons Technical Options Committee co-chairs as a Consulting Expert, residing in the United Kingdom, declare as follows:

1)   I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2)   I am the Technical Director Fire Consultancy working full time for Bureau Veritas UK & I (based in London) which is one of the largest (in the world) International Environmental Consultancy Companies and operates in over 150 countries. My main objective is working with Aviation Airframe and Engine Design Manufacturers, Commercial Aviation Airlines (IATA) and Regulatory Bodies to deal with the complex and technical issues of Halon 1301 to be replaced with a more environmentally friendly acceptable fire suppression agent on new design/build for commercial aircraft. I also develop, with Regulators, practical training standards for Aviation Flight Crews that can be delivered in an environmentally friendly manner to meet the competency requirements with Halon 1211 replacements.

3)   This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4)   My interests, and those of my spouse include the following –

a.   Proprietary interests:Neither I nor my spouse, have a proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process (e.g., ownership of a patent) to be considered by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or any of its technical options committees or temporary subsidiary bodies.

b.   Financial interests: Neither I or my spouse have neither financial proprietary interest, or exercise control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter relating to meetings or work.

c.   Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions:Except for my work advising IATA and other Aviation Bodies on fire protection and halon issues, neither I nor my spouse are employed by, do not consult for, do not serve as a director of or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.

d.   Government advice and other policy development:Neither I nor my spouse provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.

e.   Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:Neither I nor my spouse are the recipients of any paid research activities or any fellowships or grants for work related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.

f.    Other interests:Neither I nor my spouse have other interests related to the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or the Montreal Protocol.

5)   The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Halons Technical Options Committee, comes from Bureau Veritas UK & I and British Airways Plc.6)   Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.  

7)   I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change. 

8)   I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the Halons Technical Options Committee, and the Technology and Economics Assessment Panel. 

9)   I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Signed:  John J O’Sullivan

Date: 15th January 2018

Chemours Co
United States of America
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Mark L. Robin, appointed by the Halons Technical Options Committee co-chairs as a Consulting Expert, residing in the United States of America, declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am a Senior Technical Services Consultant for Chemours in Wilmington, Delaware working in the areas of fire suppression, foam blowing and specialty solvents.  I have over 25 years of experience in the synthesis and applications of specialty organofluorine compounds, including HCFCs and HFCs in fire suppression, propellant, foam blowing, solvent and refrigeration applications.  Chemours has an interest in the topics of the Montreal Protocol because they are a major manufacturer of ODSs and substitutes to ODSs.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my spouse include the following –
    • Proprietary interests:Neither I nor my spouse, have a proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process (e.g., ownership of a patent) to be considered by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or any of its technical options committees or temporary subsidiary bodies.
    • Financial interests:Neither I nor my spouse own or exercise control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work except for shareholdings through general mutual funds where we have no control over the selection of shares.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions:Except for my work for Chemours in the areas of fire suppression, foam blowing and specialty solvents, neither I nor my spouse are employed by, do not consult for, do not serve as a director of or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.
    • Government advice and other policy development:Neither I nor my spouse provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:Neither I nor my spouse are the recipients of any paid research activities or any fellowships or grants for work related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.
    • Other interests:Neither I nor my spouse have other interests related to the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or the Montreal Protocol.
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Halons Technical Options Committee comes from my employer, Chemours.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the Halons Technical Options Committee.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Signed: Mark L. Robin

Date: 15th January 2018

FireMetrics LLC
United States of America
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Joseph A. Senecal, appointed by the Halons Technical Options Committee co-chairs as a Consulting Expert, residing in the United States of America, declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am an Engineering Senior Fellow at Kidde-Fenwal, Inc., a United Technologies, Corporation Climate Controls and Security company.  My responsibilities include engineering product development and technical support for fire protection systems.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my spouse include the following – 
    • Proprietary interests:Neither I nor my spouse, have a proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process (e.g., ownership of a patent) to be considered by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or any of its technical options committees or temporary subsidiary bodies.
    • Financial interests:Neither I nor my spouse own or exercise control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work except for shareholdings through general mutual funds where we have no control over the selection of shares.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions:Except for my duties to my employer, which include participation of development of fire protection systems that use alternatives to halon 1301, neither I nor my spouse are employed by, do not consult for, do not serve as a director of or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.
    • Government advice and other policy development:Neither I nor my spouse provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:Neither I nor my spouse are the recipients of any paid research activities or any fellowships or grants for work related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.
    • Other interests:Neither I nor my spouse have other interests related to the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel or the Montreal Protocol.
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of the Halons Technical Options Committee is my employer, United Technologies Corporation / Kidde-Fenwal, Inc.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.  
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change. 
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the Halons Technical Options Committee. 
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Signed: Joseph A. Senecal

Date: 15th January 2018