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Paragraphs in "Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution" coded as SECF

Label Provision
Art.4 Article 4
Art.4.1 1. Article 3, paragraph 1, shall not apply to quantities of a substance to be used for laboratory-scale research or as a reference standard.
Art.4.2 2. A Party may grant an exemption from article 3, paragraphs 1 (a) and (c), in respect of a particular substance, provided that the exemption is not granted or used in a manner that would undermine the objectives of the present Protocol, and only for the following purposes and under the following conditions:
Art.4.2.a (a) For research other than that referred to in paragraph 1 above, if:
Art.4.2.a.i (i) No significant quantity of the substance is expected to reach the environment during the proposed use and subsequent disposal;
Art.4.2.a.ii (ii) The objectives and parameters of such research are subject to assessment and authorization by the Party; and
Art.4.2.a.iii (iii) In the event of a significant release of a substance into the environment, the exemption will terminate immediately, measures will be taken to mitigate the release as appropriate, and an assessment of the containment measures will be conducted before research may resume;
Art.4.2.b (b) To manage as necessary a public health emergency, if:
Art.4.2.b.i (i) No suitable alternative measures are available to the Party to address the situation;
Art.4.2.b.ii (ii) The measures taken are proportional to the magnitude and severity of the emergency;
Art.4.2.b.iii (iii) Appropriate precautions are taken to protect human health and the environment and to ensure that the substance is not used outside the geographical area subject to the emergency;
Art.4.2.b.iv (iv) The exemption is granted for a period of time that does not exceed the duration of the emergency; and
Art.4.2.b.v (v) Upon termination of the emergency, any remaining stocks of the substance are subject to the provisions of article 3, paragraph 1 (b);
Art.4.2.c (c) For a minor application judged to be essential by the Party, if:
Art.4.2.c.i (i) The exemption is granted for a maximum of five years;
Art.4.2.c.ii (ii) The exemption has not previously been granted by it under this article;
Art.4.2.c.iii (iii) No suitable alternatives exist for the proposed use;
Art.4.2.c.iv (iv) The Party has estimated the emissions of the substance resulting from the exemption and their contribution to the total emissions of the substance from the Parties;
Art.4.2.c.v (v) Adequate precautions are taken to ensure that the emissions to the environment are minimized; and
Art.4.2.c.vi (vi) Upon termination of the exemption, any remaining stocks of the substance are subject to the provisions of article 3, paragraph 1 (b).
Art.4.3 3. Each Party shall, no later than ninety days after granting an exemption under paragraph 2 above, provide the secretariat with, as a minimum, the following information:
Art.4.3.a (a) The chemical name of the substance subject to the exemption;
Art.4.3.b (b) The purpose for which the exemption has been granted;
Art.4.3.c (c) The conditions under which the exemption has been granted;
Art.4.3.d (d) The length of time for which the exemption has been granted;
Art.4.3.e (e) Those to whom, or the organization to which, the exemption applies; and
Art.4.3.f (f) For an exemption granted under paragraphs 2 (a) and (c) above, the estimated emissions of the substance as a result of the exemption and an assessment of their contribution to the total emissions of the substance from the Parties.
Art.4.4 4. The secretariat shall make available to all Parties the information received under paragraph 3 above.
Art.14 Article 14
Art.14.1 1. Any Party may propose amendments to the present Protocol.
Art.14.2 2. Proposed amendments shall be submitted in writing to the Executive Secretary of the Commission, who shall communicate them to all Parties. The Parties meeting within the Executive Body shall discuss the proposed amendments at its next session, provided that the proposals have been circulated by the Executive Secretary to the Parties at least ninety days in advance.
Art.14.3 3. Amendments to the present Protocol and to annexes I to IV, VI and VIII shall be adopted by consensus of the Parties present at a session of the Executive Body, and shall enter into force for the Parties which have accepted them on the ninetieth day after the date on which two thirds of the Parties have deposited with the Depositary their instruments of acceptance thereof. Amendments shall enter into force for any other Party on the ninetieth day after the date on which that Party has deposited its instrument of acceptance thereof.
Art.14.4 4. Amendments to annexes V and VII shall be adopted by consensus of the Parties present at a session of the Executive Body. On the expiry of ninety days from the date of its communication to all Parties by the Executive Secretary of the Commission, an amendment to any such annex shall become effective for those Parties which have not submitted to the Depositary a notification in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 5 below, provided that at least sixteen Parties have not submitted such a notification.
Art.14.5 5. Any Party that is unable to approve an amendment to annex V or VII shall so notify the Depositary in writing within ninety days from the date of the communication of its adoption. The Depositary shall without delay notify all Parties of any such notification received. A Party may at any time substitute an acceptance for its previous notification and, upon deposit of an instrument of acceptance with the Depositary, the amendment to such an annex shall become effective for that Party.
Art.14.6 6. In the case of a proposal to amend annex I, II, or III by adding a substance to the present Protocol:
Art.14.6.a (a) The proposer shall provide the Executive Body with the information specified in Executive Body decision 1998/2, including any amendments thereto; and
Art.14.6.b (b) The Parties shall evaluate the proposal in accordance with the procedures set forth in Executive Body decision 1998/2, including any amendments thereto.
Art.14.7 7. Any decision to amend Executive Body decision 1998/2 shall be taken by consensus of the Parties meeting within the Executive Body and shall take effect sixty days after the date of adoption.