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An annual evaluation of actions by means of governmental and non-governmental firms pertaining to treatments for international toxins, including clinical and technical reviews containing surveys of toxins within the maritime atmosphere.

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Draft recommendations are being prepared for several harmful substances and for discharges from urban and agricultural areas, as well as for discharges from the pulp and paper industry. The Commission adopted three recommendations concerning land-based pollution: • • • measures aimed at the reduction of discharges from urban areas by the use of effective methods in waste water management; measures to reduce pollution by agricultural pesticides; environmental monitoring of radioactive substances.

Reduction of nitrogen should also be considered. Maritime Committee The Commission considered the experience gained since 1 January 1986 in the light of the application of provisions relating to chemical tankers and the handling of residues containing chemicals. Some shortcomings were found relating to control procedures and the establishment of reception facilities. Governments were urged to rectify their shortcomings. The Commission agreed on certain amendments to the maritime provisions of the Convention which aim, inter alia, to increase the cooperation between the Baltic Sea states within the IMO in matters concerning the protection of the Baltic Sea area.

However, the Group of Experts' proposal that under exceptional circumstances permits could be issued for dumping dredged materials even if they did contain more than "trace amounts" was rejected for the time being; A review of the Annexes to LDC was carried out. The recommendation of the Scientific Group not to include lead and lead compounds in Annex I, and to remove organosilicon compounds from Annex II, was agreed. Incineration at Sea A decision was taken to set up a meeting of a Joint LDC/ OSCOM expert group on incineration at sea, to be followed by a meeting of Oslo Commission experts on incineration at sea.

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