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Decides that member countries shall control the transfrontier movements of hazardous waste and, for this purpose, shall ensure that the competent authorities of the countries concerned are provided with adequate and timely information concerning such movement.
Recommends that authorities responsible in Member countries for receiving notifications of new chemicals require each notifier to identify the laboratories which produced each of the health, safety, and environmental data.
Recommends that Member countries, for purposes of assessment and for other uses relating to protection of man and the environment, facilitate the disclosure and exchange of data belonging to the OECD List of Non-Confidential Data.
Recommends that Member countries take steps towards creating conditions which will allow the exchange of confidential data; and invites Member countries to explore the use of the principles set out in the Appendix which is an integral part of this Recommendation.
Decides that in Member countries sufficient information on the properties of new chemicals should be available before they are marketed to ensure that a meaningful assessment of hazard to man and the environment can be carried out.
Decides that data in the testing of chemicals in an OECD Member country in accordance with OECD Test Guidelines and OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice shall be accepted in other Member countries for assessment and other uses relating to the protection of man and the environment.
Recommends that the Governments of Member countries involved or likely to be involved in the prevention and control of oil spills examine the advantages to be derived from the conclusion of agreements.
Recommends that member countries define and implement policies designed to increase the use of recycled fibres in paper products and to encourage increased recovery of waste paper for paper and board production.
Recommends that Member countries, in elaborating policies for expanded coal use, develop or improve environmental protection and control measures with effect from the planning and policy drafting stage in order to achieve integrated environment and energy policies.
Recommends that Member Governments integrate substantive environmental considerations into arrangements for regional and land-use planning, using environmental assessment procedures, into the planning and decision-making process of projects having impact on the environment.