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THE MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION COMPENDIUM

MULTILATERAL / MARINE POLLUTION
Volume(s) 1-3; pages 1830-1831


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Amendment to the Annex to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, London, 1980 Done at London 24 September 1980


Entered into force 11 March 1981


Primary source citation: Copy of text provided by the International Maritime Organization


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RESOLUTION OF THE FIFTH CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON THE AMENDMENT OF THE LISTS OF SUBSTANCES

LDC Resolution 12(V) adopted on 24 September 1980

THE FIFTH CONSULTATIVE MEETING,

RECALLING Article I of the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, which provides that Contracting Parties shall individually and collectively promote the effective control of all sources of pollution of the marine environment,

NOTING that in accordance with Article XV of the Convention amendments to the Annexes of the Convention shall be based on scientific or technical considerations,

HAVING CONSIDERED the proposed amendments to the Annexes I and II of the Convention and the scientific background materials thereto brought forward by the Ad Hoc Scientific Working Group on Dumping,

RECALLING the decision of the Fourth Consultative Meeting that the amendments to the Annexes I and II to the Convention should be implemented by Contracting Parties on a voluntary basis until their formal adoption,

ADOPTS the following amendments to the Annexes to the Convention in accordance with Article XV(2) thereof:

(a) the amendment of paragraph 5 to Annex I;

(b) the addition of a paragraph F to Annex II,

the texts of which are set out in Attachment to this Resolution;

ENTRUSTS the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization with the task of ensuring, in collaboration with the Governments of France, Spain, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United Kingdom, that the texts of the above amendments are drawn up by 1 December 1980 in all official languages of the Convention with the linguistic consistency in each text, which would then become the authentic text of the Annexes to the Convention in the English, French, Russian and Spanish languages,

RESOLVES that for the purposes of Article XIV(4)(a) and XV(2) of the Convention, 1 December 1980 shall be treated as the date of the adoption of the amendments,

REQUESTS the Secretary-General of the Organization to inform Contracting Parties of the above-mentioned amendments.

Attachment AMENDMENTS TO ANNEXES TO THE CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION OF MARINE POLLUTION BY DUMPING OF WASTES AND OTHER MATTER

Paragraph 5 of Annex I shall be amended as follows:

5 Crude oil and its wastes, refined petroleum products, petroleum distillate residues, and any mixtures containing any of these, taken on board for the purpose of dumping.

The following paragraph shall be added to Annex II:

F Substances which, though of a non-toxic nature, may become harmful due to the quantities in which they are dumped, or which are liable to seriously reduce amenities.