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Paragraphs in "ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution" coded as SBF

Label Provision
Art.5 Article 5
Art.5.0x ASEAN Co-ordinating Centre for Transboundary Haze Pollution Control
Art.5.1 1. The ASEAN Co-ordinating Centre for Transboundary Haze Pollution Control, hereinafter referred to as "the ASEAN Centre", is hereby established for the purposes of facilitating co-operation and co-ordination among the Parties in managing the impact of land and/ or forest fires in particular haze pollution arising from such fires.
Art.5.2 2. The ASEAN Centre shall work on the basis that the national authority will act first to put out the fires. When the national authority declares an emergency situation, it may make a request to the ASEAN Centre to provide assistance.
Art.5.3 3. A Committee composed of representatives of the national authorities of the Parties shall oversee the operation of the ASEAN Centre.
Art.5.4 4. The ASEAN Centre shall carry out the functions as set out in Annex and any other functions as directed by the Conference of the Parties.
Art.6 Article 6
Art.6.1 1. Each Party shall designate one or more Competent Authorities and a Focal Point that shall be authorised to act on its behalf in the performance of the administrative functions required by this Agreement.
Art.6.2 2. Each Party shall inform other Parties and the ASEAN Centre, of its Competent Authorities and Focal Point, and of any subsequent changes in their designations.
Art.6.3 3. The ASEAN Centre shall regularly and expeditiously provide to Parties and relevant international organisations the information referred to in paragraph 2 above.
Art.8 Article 8
Art.8.1 1. Each Party shall ensure that its National Monitoring Centre, at agreed regular intervals, communicates to the ASEAN Centre, directly or through its Focal Point, data obtained relating to fire prone areas, land and/ or forest fires, the environmental conditions conducive to such land and/ or forest fires, and haze pollution arising from such land and/ or forest fires.
Art.8.2 2. The ASEAN Centre shall receive, consolidate and analyse the data communicated by the respective National Monitoring Centres or Focal Points.
Art.8.3 3. On the basis of analysis of the data received, the ASEAN Centre shall, where possible, provide to each Party, through its Focal Point, an assessment of risks to human health or the environment arising from land and/ or forest fires and the resulting transboundary haze pollution.
Art.16 Article 16
Art.16.1 1. In order to increase the preparedness for and to mitigate the risks to human health and the environment arising from land and/ or forest fires or haze pollution arising from such fires, the Parties shall undertake technical co-operation in this field, including the following:
Art.16.1.a a. Facilitate mobilisation of appropriate resources within and outside the Parties;
Art.16.1.b b. Promote the standardisation of the reporting format of data and information;
Art.16.1.c c. Promote the exchange of relevant information, expertise, technology, techniques and know-how;
Art.16.1.d d. Provide or make arrangements for relevant training, education and awareness-raising campaigns, in particular relating to the promotion of zero-burning practices and the impact of haze pollution on human health and the environment;
Art.16.1.e e. Develop or establish techniques on controlled burning particularly for shifting cultivators and small farmers, and to exchange and share experiences on controlled-burning practices;
Art.16.1.f f. Facilitate exchange of experience and relevant information among enforcement authorities of the Parties;
Art.16.1.g g. Promote the development of markets for the utilisation of biomass and appropriate methods for disposal of agricultural wastes;
Art.16.1.h h. Develop training programmes for firefighters and trainers to be trained at local, national and regional levels; and
Art.16.1.i i. Strengthen and enhance the technical capacity of the Parties to implement this Agreement.
Art.16.2 2. The ASEAN Centre shall facilitate activities for technical co-operation as identified in paragraph 1 above.