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Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area, 1992 (Helsinki Convention)


Year: 2014
Language: english
Author: Helsinki Commission
Genre: Convention (rules)
Format: PDF
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 44
Description: The 1992 Helsinki Convention entered into force on 17 January 2000, after the ratification instruments were deposited by the European Community, Germany, Latvia and Sweden in 1994, by Estonia and Finland in 1995, by Denmark in 1996, by Lithuania in 1997, and by Poland and Russia in November 1999.
The Convention covers the whole of the Baltic Sea area, including inland waters as well as the water of the sea itself and the sea-bed. Measures are also taken in the whole catchment area of the Baltic Sea to reduce land-based pollution.
The Convention is amended when deemed necessary, thus following, e.g., the developments in international environmental and maritime laws. The latest amendment entered into force on 1 July 2014.

Contents

Page 2 - Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area, 1992
Page 18 - ANNEX I Harmful substances
Page 21 - ANNEX II Criteria for the use of Best Environmental Practice and Best Available Technology
Page 23 - ANNEX III Criteria and measures concerning the prevention of pollution from land-based sources
Page 29 - ANNEX IV Prevention of pollution from ships
Page 35 - ANNEX V Exemptions from the general prohibition of dumping of waste and other matter in the Baltic Sea Area
Page 37 - ANNEX VI Prevention of pollution from offshore activities
Page 40 - ANNEX VII Response to pollution incidents
Page 44 - List of Amendments

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