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International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Nov 30, 1990
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001109)
Title abbreviation

OPRC 1990

Title (French)

Convention internationale sur la préparation, la lutte et la coopération en matière de pollution par les hydrocarbures

Title (Other)

Internationales Übereinkommen von 1990 über Vorsorge, Bekämpfung und Zusammenarbeit auf dem Gebiet der Ölverschmutzung

Place of adoption
London
Depository
IMO International Maritime Organization
Language
English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish
Entry into force
May 13, 1995
Subject
Sea, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Data collection/reporting Education Oil pollution Early warning system/emergency intervention system Resource/damage valuation Technology transfer Capacity building Oil Research
Abstract

Objectives: To strengthen the legal framework for the control of environmental pollution by oil, in general, and marine pollution by oil in particular.

Summary of provisions: Article 2 defines inter alia oil pollution incident, offshore unit, sea ports and oil handling facilities (art. 2). Parties agree to ensure that all ships flying their flags have made oil pollution emergency plans on the basis of prescriptions in the Convention (art. 3) and report all incidents of oil discharge (art. 4). The Party receiving such report is to take appropriate control action, and to pass the information to all States whose interests are likely to be affected (arts. 5, 6 and 7). The Convention contains provisions for collaborative initiatives, in research and development, and in technical operations, in the search by the Parties for appropriate controls to oil pollution incidents (arts. 8, 9 and 10).

(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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