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Paragraphs in "Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region" coded as CONS

Label Provision
Art.16 Article 16
Art.16.1 1. The Parties agree to develop and maintain, with the assistance of competent global, regional and subregional organisations as requested, technical guidelines and legislation giving adequate emphasis to environmental and social factors to facilitate balanced development of their natural resources and planning of their major projects which might affect the marine environment in such a way as to prevent or minimise harmful impacts on the Convention Area.
Art.16.2 2. Each Party shall, within its capabilities, assess the potential effects of such projects on the marine environment, so that appropriate measures can be taken to prevent any substantial pollution of, or significant and harmful changes within, the Convention Area.
Art.16.3 3. With respect to the assessment referred to in paragraph 2, each Party shall, where appropriate, invite:
Art.16.3.a (a) public comment according to its national procedures;
Art.16.3.b (b) other Parties that may be affected to consult with it and submit comments.
Art.16.4x The results of these assessments shall be communicated to the Organisation, which shall make them available to interested Parties.