Agreement On Cooperation On Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness And Response In The Arctic

Recognizing the importance of the Arctic marine ecosystem and cooperation in promoting and promoting the conservation and sustainable use of the marine and coastal environment and its natural resources, a joint review of activities carried out during a coordinated response operation shall be conducted. Recognition that the Guidelines are not binding and, therefore, that they do not intend to establish or modify an obligation for the Parties under the Agreement or international law. In addition, the guidelines should not have a negative impact on existing binational or multilateral contingency plans and on the implementation of joint responses under those plans. Having learned from previous incidents, the experts wanted to highlight the potential for the development of an internet-based information portal, which will be exploited during a response. The common image of the company ensures the consistency of the information, facilitates transparency and improves the ability to respond to the broad public interest during a response. Therefore, parties are encouraged to develop this portal in accordance with the proposed points of interest. 3. The Parties shall endeavour to cooperate in the organisation and implementation of controls, in particular with regard to transboundary oil pollution, in particular through the conclusion of bilateral or multilateral agreements or arrangements. b. the rapid transfer of personnel, cargoes, equipment, aid and other equipment referred to in point (a) to, through and from its territory. At some point in the response, there may be recognition of a national restriction or identification of support or advice requirements based on circumstances.

While this can happen at any time of an incident, it has been presented here in the early stages of a reaction. That is the fundamental objective of the agreement, Article I. The objective of this activity is to examine the need for support beyond internal capacity. This is the underlying fundamental question: is aid needed? 1. This Agreement may be amended by the written agreement of all Parties. The mandate of the Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response Working Group (EPPR) is to address the prevention, preparedness and response to environmental emergencies in the Arctic. EPPR is not an operational response organization. The members of the working group exchange information on best practices and implement projects including the development of guidance and risk assessment methods, response exercises and training.

The PPER`s mandate is refined every two years by ministerial declarations and further influenced by guidance from senior Arctic officials. The objective of the EPPR is to contribute to the protection of the Arctic environment from the threat or effects of an accidental release of pollutants or radionuclides. . . .