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An annual overview of actions by means of governmental and non-governmental organisations pertaining to treatments for international toxins, including clinical and technical stories containing surveys of pollutants within the maritime atmosphere.

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It was therefore agreed that there was no need to amend Annex V prior to its entry into force. The Committee also noted the concern expressed by ICS that Administration should ensure provision of disposal facilities at ports sufficient for the requirement of ships needing to remove garbage ashore. Report of the Sub-Committee on Bulk Chemicals The Report of the 16th session of the Committee, held from 28 April to 2 May 1986, will be submitted to MEPC at its next session. However, the Committee did receive some of the relevant documents of the BCH.

The meeting, attended by representatives of 16 coastal states and the European Communities, adopted a Declaration on the Second Mediterranean Decade, listing the following ten priority targets for 1985 to 1995: • • • • • • • • • • establishment of reception facilities for dirty ballast waters and other oily residues from tankers and ships in ports of the Mediterranean; establishment of sewage treatment plants in all cities around the Mediterranean with more than 100,000 inhabitants and appropriate outfalls and/or appropriate treatment plants for all towns of more than 10,000 inhabitants; applying environmental impact assessment as a tool to ensuring proper development activities; cooperation to improve the safety of maritime navigation and to reduce substantially the risk of transport of dangerous toxic substances likely to affect the coastal areas or induce marine pollution; protection of endangered marine species; concrete measures to achieve substantial reduction in industrial pollution and disposal of solid waste; identification and protection of at least 100 coastal historical sites of common interest; and of at least 50 new marine and coastal sites or reserves of Mediterranean interest; intensify effective measures to prevent and combat forest fires, soil loss and desertification; and substantial reduction in air pollution which adversely affects coastal areas and the marine environment with the potential danger of acid rains.

In July, a five-man UNEP mission visited Egypt to deal with Alexandria's problem of waste disposal. Another group was sent, in conjunction with IMO, to Tripoli, to discuss preparations for a Libyan contingency plan for accidental oil spills; technical consultations were held in September 1986 with a view to preparing recommendations on the scope of the proposed protocol on pollution resulting from exploration and exploitation of the continental shelf and the seabed and its subsoil. Reviews of legal and technical aspects are expected in 1987 so that the Fifth Meeting of Contracting Parties can decide to convene a diplomatic conference to consider and adopt the Protocol.

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