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Protocol concerning Co-operation in Combating Pollution Emergencies in the South Pacific Region

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Nov 25, 1986
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000894)
Title (French)

Protocole de coopération dans les interventions d'urgence contre les incidents générateurs de pollution dans la région du Pacifique Sud

Title (Spanish)

Protocolo de cooperación en las intervenciones de emergencia contra los incidentes generados por la contaminacion en la région del pacifico sur

Title (Other)

Protokoll betreffend die Zusammenarbeit zur Bekämpfung der Verschmutzung im Südpazifik Gebiet in Notfällen

Place of adoption
Nouméa
Depository
SPEC South Pacific Bureau for Economic Cooperation
Language
English, French
Entry into force
Aug 22, 1990
Subject
Waste & hazardous substances, Sea
Keyword
Data collection/reporting Education Resource/damage valuation Early warning system/emergency intervention system Marine resources management Pollution control Marine pollution (land-based sources) Marine pollution (dumping at sea) International relations/cooperation Marine fisheries Monitoring Marine pollution (ship-based sources) Hazardous substances Marine pollution Inventory Research
Basin
South Pacific
Abstract

Objective: To enhance cooperation among the Parties to protect the South Pacific Region from threats and effects of pollution incidents.

Summary of provisions The Parties agree to establish and maintain the means of preventing and combating pollution incidents, and reducing the risk thereof. Such means shall include the enactment, as necessary, of relevant legislation, the preparation of contingency plans, the development and strengthening of the capability to respond to pollution incidents and the designation of a national authority responsible for the implementation of the Protocol (art. 3.2). They undertake to periodically exchange with other Parties current information relating to the implementation of this Protocol (art. 4). They are to establish appropriate procedures to ensure that information regarding pollution incidents is reported as rapidly as possible (art. 5.1). In the event of receiving a report regarding a pollution incident, they undertake to promptly inform all other Parties whose interests are likely to be affected by such incident, the flag State of any vessel involved in it and the competent international organisations (art. 5.2). Each Party requiring assistance to deal with a pollution incident may request the assistance of other Parties (art. 6. 1).

(Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005, based on UNEP Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment, 1996)

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Website
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Countries Entry into force Ratification * Simple signature
Australia
Cook Islands (New Zealand)
Fiji -
France
Marshall Islands
Micronesia, Fed. States
Nauru
New Zealand
Palau - -
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands -
Tuvalu - -
United Kingdom - -
United States of America

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