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Amendments to Annexes to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter concerning Incineration at Sea

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Oct 12, 1978
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000755)
Title (French)

Amendements concernant l'incinération en mer aux annexes de la convention sur la prévention de la pollution des mers résultant de l'immersion de déchets

Title (Other)

Änderungen der Anlagen des Übereinkommens über die Verhütung der Meeresverschmutzung durch das Einbringen von Abfällen und anderen Stoffen betreffend die Verbrennung auf See

Depository
IMO International Maritime Organization
Language
English, French, Russian, Spanish
Entry into force
Mar 11, 1979
Subject
Sea, Waste & hazardous substances, Air & atmosphere
Keyword
Transport/storage Marine pollution (dumping at sea) International organization Waste disposal Monitoring Air pollution (stationary sources) Oil pollution Radioactive waste Navigation Biological agents Hazardous waste Toxicity/poisoning Authorization/permit Inspection Marine pollution
Abstract

Objectives: To prevent pollution resulting from incineration at sea of wastes and to minimise the risk of hazards to other vessels or interferences with other legitimate uses of the sea which could arise from incineration operations at sea. Summary of provisions: The amendments were adopted in the framework of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). A paragraph is added to Annex I of the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, to provide that incineration of wastes or other matter referred to in the Annex requires a prior special permit, issued in conformity with the Regulations for the Control of Incineration of Wastes and Other Matter at Sea set forth in the Addendum, and taking full account of the Technical Guidelines on the Control of Incineration of Wastes and Other Matter at Sea adopted by the Parties in consultation. A paragraph is also added to Annex II, and an Addendum is adopted to set out the Regulations for the Control of Incineration of Wastes and Other Matter at Sea. These Regulations provide for, inter alia, approval and surveys of the incineration system, wastes requiring special studies, operational requirements, recording devices and records, control over the nature of wastes incinerated, selection of incineration sites, and notification.

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