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

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.19 Article 19
Art.19.1x At any time after five years from the date on which the present Protocol has come into force with respect to a Party, that Party may withdraw from it by giving written notification to the Depositary. Any such withdrawal shall take effect on the ninetieth day following the date of its receipt by the Depositary, or on such later date as may be specified in the notification of the withdrawal.