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Recommends that Member countries should pursue policies to control more effectively air pollution resulting from emissions of oxides of sulphur and nitrogen, hydrocarbons.
Recommends that Member countries, in the context of their long-term environmental and energy policies, identify and promote environmentally favourable energy options consistent with broader social and economic goals.
The Governments of OECD Member countries declare that they will ensure that environmental considerations are taken fully into account at an early stage in the development and implementation of economic and other policies in such areas as agriculture, industry, energy and transport.
Recommends that Member countries undertake a significant improvement in their noise abatement policies by ensuring a more effective enforcement of existing noise abatement regulations.
Recommends that if a chemical is exported which is banned or severely restricted in the exporting Member country, information be provided from that country to the importing country to enable the latter to make timely and informed decisions concerning that chemical.
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 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 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 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.