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North Sea pollution: Amendments to the Bonn Agreement

A Commission proposal for a Council Decision approving certain amendments to the Agreement for cooperation in dealing with pollution of the North Sea by oil and other harmful substances as signed in Bonn on 13 September 1983 (COM (92) 133), concerns amendments agreed between t...

A Commission proposal for a Council Decision approving certain amendments to the Agreement for cooperation in dealing with pollution of the North Sea by oil and other harmful substances as signed in Bonn on 13 September 1983 (COM (92) 133), concerns amendments agreed between the Contracting Parties on the subject of pollution surveillance activities, to ensure implementation of parts of the Ministerial Declaration adopted at the Second International Conference for the Protection of the North Sea (London, November 1987). Inter alia the amendments make reference to: - The development of guidelines for the practical, operational and technical aspects of joint action and coordinated surveillance; - The provision of mutual information on: National organizations for dealing with pollution and for enforcing pollution regulations; means for avoiding or dealing with pollution which might be made available for international assistance; new ways in which such pollution might be avoided and new effective methods to deal with it; new developments in the technology of conducting surveillance.

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