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

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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.7 Article 7
Art.7.1 1. The expenses resulting from injection as provided in Article 2 paragraph 2 and from the preparatory works will be assumed by the French Party.
Art.7.2 2. The Contracting Parties mentioned below will contribute to the total cost of 132 million French francs by means of a lump sum payment, prorated as follows:
Art.7.2.ax Federal Republic of Germany 30%
Art.7.2.bx Kingdom of the Netherlands 34%
Art.7.2.cx Swiss Confederation 6%
Art.7.2.dx The payments shall be made no later than three months after the entry into force of this Convention.
Art.7.3 3. The Contracting Parties will deliberate following the presentation of the over-all plan provided for in Article 2 (4) and at the request of the French Government, on the financing of the measures to be carried out in application of Article 2 (3) on the basis of the prorating given in paragraph 2 above. The costs of preliminary research particularly relating to studies and exploration, and, in addition, the unforeseen expenses not covered by the financing of the first stage shall likewise be included in the financing plan.
Art.12 Article 12
Art.12.1 1. Each Contracting Party concerned will be responsible at the appropriate measuring stations for the installation and operation of the measuring equipment and systems serving to check the concentration of chloride ions in the waters of the Rhine.
Art.12.2 2. The chloride-ion concentrations shall be determined on the basis of the measurements carried out according to the recommendations of the International Commission.
Art.12.3 3. The Contracting Parties will report to the International Commission regularly and at least every six months the results of the checks carried out pursuant to paragraph 1 above.