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Paragraphs in "Protocol Of Signature To The Agreement Concerning The International Commission For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution" coded as HOBF

Label Provision
Art.2 Article 2
Art.2.1 1. The Commission shall:
Art.2.1.a a) prepare and carry out all necessary research to determine the nature, importance and origin of pollution of the Rhine and put the results of such research to use;
Art.2.1.b b) propose to Contracting Parties measures capable of protecting the Rhine against pollution;
Art.2.1.c c) prepare the basis of possible arrangements between the Contracting Parties concerning the protection of the waters of the Rhine.
Art.2.2 2.The Commission, furthermore, shall be empowered to deal with any other matters which the Contracting Parties may, by common agreement, confide to it.
Art.3 Article 3
Art.3.1 1. The Commission shall be composed of delegations of Contracting Parties. Each Party may appoint at the most four delegates, including a head of delegation.
Art.3.2 2. Each delegation may be assisted by experts to examine certain questions. The Commission shall determine the conditions of their participation in its work.
Art.4 Article 4
Art.4.1 1. Details regarding the exercise of the chairmanship of the Commission by the delegation shall be worked out by the Commission and included in its rules of procedure; the delegation assuming the chairmanship shall designate one of its members as chairman of the Commission.
Art.4.2 2. As a general rule the chairman shall not intervene in meetings of the Commission as spokesman of his delegation.
Art.5 Article 5
Art.5.1 1. The Commission shall meet in ordinary session once a year at the convocation of its Chairman.
Art.5.2 2. Extraordinary session shall be convoked by the Chairman at the request of two delegations.
Art.5.3 3. The Chairman shall propose the agenda. Each delegation shall have the right to inscribe upon the agenda those points which it wishes to have considered. The order of the agenda shall be decided by the Commission by a majority vote.
Art.7 Article 7
Art.7.1 1. The Commission shall set up a working group for current research and may, if necessary, set up others for special missions.
Art.7.2 2. The working groups shall be composed of delegates or experts appointed by each delegation.
Art.7.3 3. The Commission shall decide the mission of each working group, fix the maximum number of members and appoint its chairman.
Art.8 Article 8
Art.8.1x Within the framework of its research and the use to be made of the results thereby obtained, the Commission may serve as a scientific institution giving full guarantees of independence.
Art.9 Article 9
Art.9.1x The Commission may make use of services of competent persons or organizations in order to examine special questions.
Art.10 Article 10
Art.10.1x The Commission shall collaborate with the international commissions for the Rhine and its estuaries and shall decide upon co-operation with other organizations entrusted with the protection of waters.
Art.11 Article 11
Art.11.1x The Commission shall each year furnish the signatory Governments with a report of its activity, including in particular the results of its research and analyses.
Art.12 Article 12
Art.12.1 1. Each Contracting Party shall bear the expenses of its representation within the Commission and its working groups, as well as of current research undertaken on its territory.
Art.12.2 2. The remaining cost of the Commission's activities shall be shared out among the Contracting Parties as follows:
Art.12.2.ax Federal Republic of Germany 24.5%
Art.12.2.bx French Republic 24.5%
Art.12.2.cx Grand Duchy of Luxembourg 1.5%
Art.12.2.dx Kingdom of the Netherlands 4.5%
Art.12.2.ex European Economic Community 13 %
Art.12.2.fx Swiss Confederation 12 %
Art.12.2.gx Total 100 %
Art.12.3x In certain cases, the Commission may adopt a different distribution.