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Amendment to the Annex to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, London, 1989 Done at London 3 November 1989

Entered into force 19 May 1990

Primary source citation: Copy of text provided by the International Maritime Organization


INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION 4 ALBERT EMBANKMENT LONDON SE1 7SR Telephone: 071-735 7611 Telegrams: INTERMAR-LONDON SE1 Telex: 23588 Telefax: 071-587 3210

14 May 1990

T5/5.09 (NV.2) The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization presents his compliments to the Secretary of State of the United States of America.

He has the honour to refer to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter and to the amendment to Annex III of the Convention which has adopted by the Twelfth Consultative Meeting of Contracting Parties on 3 November 1989, by resolution LDC.37(12). The text of the resolution, in the Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish languages, has circulated by note verbale T5/5.09 (NV.1) dated 8 February 1990. A certified true copy of the resolution, in the authentic languages of the Convention, i.e. English, French, Russian and Spanish, is enclosed herewith.

In accordance with the terms of the resolution and article XV(2) of the Convention, the amendment will enter into force on 19 May 1990. [Signature]

Encl: One certified copy to each Foreign Minister



RECALLING resolution LDC.26(10) by which Contracting Parties agreed in principle to the inclusion in Annex III, section A of the following text:

9. In issuing a permit for dumping, Contracting Parties should consider whether an adequate scientific basis exists concerning characteristics and composition of the matter to be dumped to assess the impact of the matter on marine life and on human health.,

NOTING that by the above resolution LDC.26(10) Contracting Parties were invited to indicate in writing to the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization if they do not expect to be in a position to adopt formally the amendment at the Consultative Meeting designated for formal adoption and that no such notifications were received,

NOTING FURTHER that by resolution LDC.26(10) the Twelfth Consultative Meeting was designated for formal adoption of the above amendment,

RECALLING previous decisions of the Consultative Meetings that the amendments to the Convention agreed in principle by the Consultative Meeting should be implemented by Contracting Parties on a voluntary basis until their formal adoption,

1 ADOPTS the amendment to Annex III, section A of the Convention in accordance with Article XV(2) thereof.

2 ENTRUSTS the International Maritime Organization with the task of ensuring, in collaboration with the Governments of China, France, Spain, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, that the texts of the above amendment are drawn up by 1 January 1990 in all official languages of the Consultative Meeting with the linguistic consistency in each text. The texts would then become the authentic texts of the amendment of Annex III in accordance with Article XXII of the Convention.

3 RESOLVES that for the purposes of Articles XIV(4)(a) and XV(2) of the Convention, 8 February 1990 shall be treated as the date of the approval of the amendment.

4 REQUESTS the Secretary-General of the Organization to inform Contracting Parties of the above-mentioned amendment.