Paragraphs in "Convention For The Prevention Of Marine Pollution By Dumping From Ships And Aircraft" coded as SUBS

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Art.1 Article 1
Art.1.1x The Contracting Parties pledge themselves to take all possible steps to prevent the pollution of the sea by substances that are liable to create hazards to human health, to harm living resources and marine life, to damage amenities or to interfere with other legitimate uses of the sea.
Art.3 Article 3
Art.3.1x The Contracting Parties agree to apply measures which they adopt in such a way as to prevent the diversion of dumping of harmful substances into seas outside the area to which this Convention applies.
Art.4 Article 4
Art.4.1x The Contracting Parties shall harmonize their policies and introduce, individually and in common, measures to prevent the pollution of the sea by dumping by or from ships and aircraft.
Art.5 Article 5
Art.5.1x The dumping of the substances listed in Annex 1 of this Convention is prohibited.
Art.6 Article 6
Art.6.1x No waste containing such quantities of the substances and materials listed in Annex II to this Convention as the Commission established under the provisions of Article 16, hereinafter referred to as "the Commission", shall define as significant, shall be dumped without a specific permit in each case from the appropriate national authority or authorities. When such permits are issued, the provisions of Annexes II and III of this Convention shall be applied.
Art.7 Article 7
Art.7.1x No substance or material shall be dumped without the approval of the appropriate national authority or authorities. When such approval is granted, the provision of Annex III to this Convention shall be applied.
Art.8 Article 8
Art.8.1 1. The provisions of Articles 5.6 and 7 shall not apply in case of force majeure due to stress of weather or any other cause when the safety of human life or of a ship or aircraft is threatened. Such dumping shall immediately be reported to the Commission, together with full details of the circumstances and of the nature and quantities of the substances and materials dumped.
Art.8.2 2. The provisions of Article 5 shall not apply where these substances occur as trace contaminants in waste to which they have not been added for the purpose of being dumped. However, such dumping shall remain subject to Article 6 and 7.
Art.9 Article 9
Art.9.1x If a Contracting Party in an emergency considers that a substance listed in Annex I to this Convention cannot be disposed of on land without unacceptable danger or damage, the Contracting Party concerned shall forthwith consult the Commission. The Commission shall recommend methods of storage or the most satisfactory means of destruction or disposal under the prevailing circumstances. The Contracting Party shall inform the Commission of the steps adopted in pursuance of its recommendation. The Contracting Parties pledge themselves to assist one another in such situations.
Art.10 Article 10
Art.10.1x The composition of the waste shall be ascertained by the appropriate national authority or authorities in accordance with the provisions of Annex III to this Convention before any permit or approval for the dumping of waste at sea is issued.
Art.13 Article 13
Art.13.1x The Contracting Parties agree to institute, in co-operation with appropriate international organizations and agencies, complementary or joint programmes for monitoring the distribution and effects of pollutants in the area to which this Convention applies.
Art.14 Article 14
Art.14.1x The Contracting Parties pledge themselves to promote, within the competent specialized agencies and other international bodies, measures concerning the protection of the marine environment against pollution caused by oil and oil wastes, other noxious or hazardous cargoes, and radioactive materials.
Art.15 Article 15
Art.15.1 1. Each Contracting Party undertakes to ensure compliance with the provisions of this Convention:
Art.15.1.a a) by ships and aircrafts registered in its territory;
Art.15.1.b b) by ships and aircraft loading in its territory the substances and materials which are to be dumped;
Art.15.1.c c) by ships and aircraft believed to be engaged in dumping within its territorial sea.
Art.15.2 2. Each Contracting Party undertakes to issue instructions to its maritime inspection vessels and aircraft and to other appropriate services to report to its authorities any incidents or conditions on the high seas which give rise to suspicions that dumping in contravention of the provisions of the present Convention has occurred or is about to occur. That Contracting Party shall, if it considers it appropriate, report accordingly to any other Contracting Party concerned.
Art.15.3 3. Each Contracting Party shall take in its territory appropriate measures to prevent and punish conduct in contravention of the provisions of this Convention.
Art.15.4 4. The Contracting Parties undertake to assist one another as appropriate in dealing with pollution incidents involving dumping at sea, and to exchange information on methods of dealing with such incidents.
Art.15.5 5. The Contracting Parties further agree to work together in the development of co-operative procedures for the application of the Convention, particularly on the high seas.
Art.15.6 6. Nothing in this Convention shall abridge sovereign immunity to which certain vessels are entitled under international law.
Art.22 Article 22
Art.22.1x This Convention shall be open for accession by any State referred to in Article 20. The Contracting Parties may unanimously invite other States to accede to the Convention. The instruments of accession shall be deposited with the Government of Norway.