The HELCOM Manual on Co-operation in Response to Marine Pollution is applied by the Baltic Sea States in operational co-operation, surveillance activities and combatting exercises since 1983. The present Manual consists of three Volumes;
Volume 1 dealing generally with co-operation in combatting marine pollution
Volume 2 dealing specifically with co-operation in case of spillages of chemicals
Volume 3 dealing specifically with co-operation on combating spillages of oil and other harmful substances on the shore.
The Manual is recommended to be used as guidance when two or more Contracting Parties to the Helsinki Convention participate in a joint action in responding to spillages of oil and other harmful substances, i.e. chemicals.
The Guidelines and Reporting Form for the Disposal of Dredged Material at Sea were adopted by the 21st Meeting of the Heads of Delegation (June 2007) as authorized by the 28th Meeting
of the Helsinki Commission (March 2007) with the intention to start the
re-evaluation in 2007. Contracting Parties are obliged to apply these
guidelines in their authorisation or regulation procedures for dredged
material. However, the guidelines also contain recommendations that will
not be applicable in all national or local circumstances.
The Project on Suitable Management of Contaminated Sediments (SMOCS) contributes
to the revision of HELCOM guidelines on prevention of pollution of the
Baltic Sea from dredging operations with, e.g., dissemination of
information on best practices for both dredging methods and disposal
options, as well as various ways of beneficial use of dredged material.
ENPRO ManualManual on prosecuting environmental crime in the Baltic Sea region is written by member states of the Network of Prosecutors on
Environmental Crime (ENPRO). It is meant to serve as a handbook for
prosecutors and other authorities who work at environmental crime and
need information about the judicial systems and legislation of the other
member states of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS).
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