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Paragraphs in "Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine" coded as SUBS

Label Provision
Art.3 Article 3 Aims
Art.3.0x The Contracting Parties shall pursue the following aims through this Convention:
Art.3.1 1. sustainable development of the Rhine ecosystem, in particular through:
Art.3.1.a (a) maintaining and improving the quality of the Rhine's waters, including the quality of suspended matter, sediments and ground water, notably by
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Art.3.1.a.iix -ensuring and improving the safety of installations and preventing incidents and accidents;
Art.3.1.b (b) protecting populations of organisms and species diversity and reducing contamination by noxious substances in organisms;
Art.3.1.c (c) maintaining, improving and restoring the natural function of the waters; ensuring that flow management takes account of the natural flow of solid matter and promotes interactions between river, ground water and alluvial areas; conserving, protecting and reactivating alluvial areas as natural floodplains
Art.3.1.d (d) conserving, improving and restoring the most natural habitats possible for wild fauna and flora in the water, on the river bed and banks and in adjacent areas, and improving living conditions for fish and restoring their free migration;
Art.3.1.e (e) ensuring environmentally sound and rational management of water resources;
Art.3.1.f (f) taking ecological requirements into account when implementing technical measures to develop the waterway, e. g. for flood protection, shipping or the use of hydroelectric power;
Art.3.2 2. the production of drinking water from the waters of the Rhine;
Art.3.3 3. improvement of sediment quality in order that dredged material may be deposited or spread without adversely affecting the environment;
Art.3.4 4. general flood prevention and protection, taking account of ecological requirements;
Art.3.5 5. to help restore the North Sea in conjunction with the other actions taken to protect it.
Art.4 Article 4 Principles
Art.4.1x To this end, the Contracting Parties shall be guided by the following principles:
Art.4.1x.a (a) precautionary principle;
Art.4.1x.b (b) principle of preventive action;
Art.4.1x.c (c) principle of rectification, as a priority at source;
Art.4.1x.d (d) polluter-pays principle;
Art.4.1x.e (e) principle of not increasing damage;
Art.4.1x.f (f) principle of compensation in the event of major technical measures;
Art.4.1x.g (g) principle of sustainable development;
Art.4.1x.h (h) application and development of the state of the art and best environmental practice;
Art.4.1x.i (i) principle of not transferring environmental pollution from one environment to another
Art.5 Article 5 Undertakings by the Contracting Parties
Art.5.0x To achieve the aims set out in Article 3, and in the light of the principles set out in Article 4, the Contracting Parties undertake:
Art.5.1 1. to step up their cooperation and to inform one another, particularly regarding actions taken in their territory to protect the Rhine;
Art.5.2 2. to implement in their territory the international measuring programmes and the studies of the Rhine ecosystem agreed upon by the Commission and to inform the Commission of the results;
Art.5.3 3. to carry out analyses with a view to identifying the causes of and parties responsible for pollution;
Art.5.4 4. to initiate the autonomous actions they deem necessary in their territory, and in any event ensure that
Art.5.4.a (a) discharging of waste water liable to affect water quality is subject to prior authorisation or to general rules laying down emission limits;
Art.5.4.b (b) discharges of hazardous substances are gradually reduced with a view to complete elimination;
Art.5.4.c (c) compliance with authorisations and general rules is monitored, as are discharges;
Art.5.4.d (d) authorisations and general rules are periodically examined and adjusted where substantial improvements in the state of the art so permit or where the state of the receiving medium so necessitates;
Art.5.4.e (e) the risk of pollution from incidents or accidents is reduced as far as possible by regulations, and the requisite measures are taken in the event of an emergency;
Art.5.4.f (f) technical measures liable to have a serious effect on the ecosystem are subject to prior authorisation, along with the necessary conditions, or to general regulations;
Art.5.5 5. to initiate the necessary actions in their territory to implement decisions taken by the Commission in accordance with Article 11;
Art.5.6 6. in the event of incidents or accidents that might threaten the quality of the water of the Rhine or in the event of imminent flooding, immediately to inform the Commission and the Contracting Parties liable to be affected, in accordance with the warning and alert plans coordinated by the Commission
Art.6 Article 6 Commission
Art.6.1 1. To implement this Convention, the Contracting Parties shall pursue their cooperation within the Commission.
Art.6.2 2. The Commission shall have legal personality. In the territory of the Contracting Parties it shall, in particular, enjoy the legal capacity conferred on legal persons by domestic law. It shall be represented by its Chairman.
Art.6.3 3. Questions of labour legislation and social matters shall be governed by the law of the country in which the Commission has its seat.
Art.13 Article 13 Distribution of costs
Art.13.1 1. Each Contracting Party shall bear the costs of its representation in the Commission and its working structure, and each Contracting State shall bear the costs of the studies and actions it carries out within its territory.
Art.13.2 2. The distribution of costs relating to the annual operating budget between the Contracting Parties shall be laid down in the Commission's rules of procedure and financial regulations.