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1987: Agreement Between The Government Of The French Republic, The Government Of The Federal Re-public Of Germany, And The Government Of The Grand Duchy Of Luxembourg On Flood Warning For The Catchment Basin Of The Moselle

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Provisions coded as containing the code: SCIR
  Provision  First Coders Codes  Second Coders Codes 
Art.1.1x  The Parties to this Agreement agree to install an automatic information system to report water levels in the Moselle basin. This purpose of this system is to improve flood warnings along the Moselle and Saar Rivers, particularly along their downstream sections.  INFO  SCIR 
Art.1.2x  It has been decided that six automatic water-level measurement stations should be established on French territory at:    SCIR  Epinal on the Moselle,     
Art.1.2x.bx  Damelevi√®res on the Meurthe,  Custines on the Moselle,     
Art.1.2x.dx  Metz on the Moselle,     
Art.1.2x.ex  Uckange on the Moselle,     
Art.1.2x.fx  Wittring on the Saar,     
Art.1.2x.gx  and that a retransmission post should be established in the Apache flood gate building.     
Art.2.2x.jx  The execution of the work which is the responsibility of the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg pursuant to the foregoing paragraph, including the initial installation and the ongoing maintenance and servicing, shall be entrusted to the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. The modalities for the application of the foregoing by the Federal Republic of Germany and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg shall be the subject of a bilateral agreement between the two Governments which shall not prejudice the implementation of this Agreement.    SCIR 
Art.3.1x  Remote data transmission equipment shall be designed so as to allow accredited representatives of each Contracting Party access to information about water levels.    SCIR 
Art.3.2x  Voice data shall be provided by the stations in the French and German languages.    SCIR 
Art.3.3x  The station inquiry software to be used by the central telephone exchanges for remote digital data transmission shall be available to the three Contracting Parties.    SCIR 
Art.3.4x  The hook-ups to telecommunications networks required for voice and remote digital data transmission shall be established on behalf of the South-West Regional Office for Navigable Waterways and Navigation at Mainz.    SCIR RELA 
Art.4.1x  The Contracting Parties agree that all the equipment mentioned in article 2, as well as any accessories thereto, shall remain the property of the Party or Parties responsible for financing them.    SCIR 
Art.4.2x  The Government of the French Republic, as the owner of the buildings in which the water-level measurement stations are located, authorizes the Governments of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to install any equipment required for the collection and remote transmission of data.    SCIR 
Art.4.3x  Personnel assigned by the respective authorities to work on construction, renovation, alterations, large-scale repairs, maintenance, operation and servicing shall be allowed access to all the installations.    SCIR 
Art.5.11x  The Committee shall work out the details necessary for the implementation of this Agreement in a technical report.    SCIR 
Art.5.12x  The Committee shall also be responsible for managing the automatic information system for reporting water levels in the Moselle basin which is the subject of this Agreement. The Committee may, with a view to improving the system, decide, inter alia, to:    SCIR 
Art.5.13x  Update the technical report;  SCIR  SCIR 
Art.5.14x  Modify the equipment or add additional equipment;    SCIR 
Art.5.16x  Move or reconstruct one or more of the water-level measurement transmission stations.    SCIR 
Art.6.1x  The Departments of Navigation at Nancy and Strasbourg shall inspect the water-level measurement stations each month to ensure that they are functioning properly.    SCIR 
Art.6.2x  Inspections shall focus primarily on a comparison of the water-level reading on the gauge with that recorded by the automatic station. The officials carrying out the inspection shall make any necessary corrections and enter them in an inspection record book. These officials shall receive their instructions from the South-West Regional Office for Navigable Waterways and Navigation.    SCIR 
Art.6.3x  Biweekly inspections shall be conducted at the six stations mentioned in article 1 as soon as the early-warning mark at the Custines station (2.15 m) has been reached.    SCIR 
Art.6.5x  The Departments of Navigation at Nancy and at Strasbourg shall, in so far as they are able, report any development likely to alter or to affect the measured readings, shall correct the defective data as soon as possible and shall report any data missing from the series of measurements.  INFO  SCIR INFO 
Art.6.6x  Each Contracting Party shall recognize the validity of the data transmitted by the automatic stations and of the information which they will provide to one another.    SCIR 
Art.7.1x  The provisions agreed upon in this Agreement should enable the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to obtain the data recorded at the water-level measurement stations mentioned in article 1, directly and via the Trier central telephone system. The data recorded at the Perl/Moselle water-level measurement station shall be made available to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg via the Trier central telephone system.    SCIR 
Art.8.1x  The Contracting Parties shall endeavour to improve the flood warning sytem for the Moselle and Saar Rivers by devising their own mathematical models for forecasting flooding and by exchanging information on any models which may be established in the future.  INFO  SCIR 
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Date accessed: 18 December 2018