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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.
The Governments of OECD Member countries declare that they will strive to ensure that environmental considerations are incorporated at an early stage of any decision in all economic and social sectors likely to have significant environmental consequences.
Recommends that Member countries reinforce their co-operation within the OECD with a view to improving environmental information and environmental reporting; intensify efforts to improve scientific knowledge, information, statistics and indicators on the state of the environment.
Recommends that Member countries fully integrate environmental considerations, at the earliest possible stage, in their tourism development policies and strategies.
Declaration on Anticipatory Environment Policies C(79)121