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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 countries develop comprehensive noise abatement programmes and co-ordinate existing regulations and actions. In particular Member countries should develop comprehensive laws to cover all noise sources and means of action.
The governments of OECD Member countries declare that the protection and progressive improvement of the quality of the environment is a major objective of the OECD Member countries.
Recommends that the Governments of Member countries should adopt measures to reduce all man-made emissions of mercury to the environment to the lowest possible levels, with particular attention to the elimination of alkyl-mercury compounds.
Recommends that the Governments of Member countries should, in determining environmental control policies and measures, observe the Guiding Principles Concerning the International Economic Aspects of Environmental Policies set forth in the Annex to this Recommendation.