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This monograph is a follow-up to the Joint OECD and UN-ECE Workshop to promote assistance for the Implementation of Chemical Accident Programmes
This report presents the Workshop's Conclusions and Recommendations, as well as three discussion documents prepared for the Workshop.
Recommends that Member countries take steps to establish, as appropriate, implement and make publicly available a pollutant release and transfer register (PRTR) system using as a basis the principles and information set forth in the OECD Guidance to Governments Manual for PRTRs.
This Monograph presents the report of the Special Session held at the OECD in Paris on 30 November and 1 December 1993 to consider issues related to chemical accident prevention, preparedness and response at transport interfaces.
This is one of a series of Environment Monographs that have been published as part of the OECD Environment Programme's work on improving chemical accident prevention, preparedness and response.
Recommends that, in applying the Polluter-Pays Principle in connection with accidents involving hazardous substances, Member countries take into account the "Guiding Principles Relating to Accidental Pollution" set out in the Appendix which is an integral part of this Recommendation.
Decides that Member Countries concerned shall exchange information and consult one another, on a reciprocal basis if so desired, with the objective of preventing accidents capable of causing transfrontier damage and reducing damage should such an accident occur.
Recommends that Member countries take action to facilitate, as appropriate, opportunities for the public to comment prior to decisions being made by public authorities concerning siting and licensing of hazardous installations and the development of community emergency preparedness plans.