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Paragraphs in "Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Against Pollution By Chlorides" coded as SUBS

Label Provision
Art.2 Article 2
Art.2.1 1. The discharge of chloride ions into the Rhine will be reduced by at least 60 kg/s of chloride ions (annual average). This objective will be achieved gradually and in French territory.
Art.2.2 2. In order to achieve the objective indicated in the preceding paragraph, the French Government will, under the conditions set forth in Annex I of this Convention, install an injection system in the sub- soil of Alsace in order to reduce over a period of ten years the discharges from the Alsace Potassium Mines by an initial quantity of 20 kg/s of chloride ions. The installation shall be constructed as soon as possible, no later than 18 months after the entry into force of the Convention. The French Government will report regularly to the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine against Pollution (herein-after designated "the International Commission").
Art.2.3 3. The Contracting Parties are agreed that the French Government will after consideration of the results obtained during the initial stage described in paragraph 2, take all steps necessary to achieve before January 1, 1980 the objective set forth in paragraph 1, by injection into the Alsatian sub-soil or by other means, subject to an agreement on the technical terms and conditions of the project and on the financing of the costs relating thereto.
Art.2.4 4. The French Government will present an over-all plan on the technical terms and conditions and the costs of the measures to be taken pursuant to paragraph 3.
Art.3 Article 3
Art.3.1 1. The Contracting Parties will take in their own territory, the necessary measures to prevent an increase in the amounts of chloride ions discharged into the Rhine basin. The national concentration figures are shown in Annex II.
Art.3.2 2. An increase in the amounts of chloride ions from isolated discharges shall be admissible only to the extent that the Contracting Parties concerned will offset such concentration in their respective territories or if a general method of offsetting it is found within the framework of the International Commission. This provision shall not hinder the application of Article 6.
Art.3.3 3. A Contracting Party may, in exceptional cases and for imperative reasons, after having requested the opinion of the International Commission, authorize an increase in concentration without immediately offsetting it.
Art.3.4 4. The Contracting Parties will control all discharges of chloride ions greater than 1 kg/s in the basin of the Rhine in their territory.
Art.3.5 5. Each Contracting Party will send an annual report to the International Commission which shall indicate as precisely as possible the increase in the chloride-ion concentration in the waters of the Rhine. This report shall be based on all significant data from pertinent national programs and shall distinguish discharges greater than 1 kg/s from other discharges. Should such a distinction be impossible to make, it must be reported to the International Commission.
Art.3.6 6. The Annex mentioned previously in paragraph 1 as well as the maximum concentration of 1 kg/s of chloride ions shall be reviewed each year by the International Commission as the situation develops. If necessary, the International Commission shall propose changes in the Annex to the Governments.
Art.4 Article 4
Art.4.1 1. The French Government, on its own initiative or at the request of another Contracting Party may have the process of injection or resorption of chloride ions halted when there is evidence of serious danger to the environment and particularly to the water table.
Art.4.2 2. The French Government, or any other requesting Party, will immediately inform the International Commission of the situation and will provide data on the extent and nature of the danger.
Art.4.3 3. The French Government will immediately take the steps rendered necessary by the situation and will report them to the International Commission. When the situation is no longer considered dangerous, the chloride-ion injection or resorption process is to be resumed without delay.
Art.4.4 4. The Contracting Parties will, at the request of one of them consult among themselves within the International Commission if the need for additional measures should arise.
Art.10 Article 10
Art.10.1 1. If any difficulties should result from the application of Article 9, and a period of six months has gone by since such difficulties were noted by the International Commission, the latter, in order to present a report to the Governments, may call upon the services of an independent expert at the request of a Contracting Party.
Art.10.2 2. The expenses relating to the inquiry, including the expert's fee, shall be divided among the Contracting Parties mentioned below, as follows:
Art.10.2.ax Federal Republic of Germany two sevenths (2/7)
Art.10.2.bx French Republic two sevenths (2/7)
Art.10.2.cx Kingdom of the Netherlands two sevenths (2/7)
Art.10.2.dx Swiss Confederation one seventh (1/7)
Art.10.2.ex The International Commission may, in certain cases, establish a different method for dividing the expenses.