2.A.4.2 Reduction and regulation of operational discharges (dumping)
Problems Stakeholders Uncertainties Proposals Milestones
Lack of regulation of potential dumping activities

At present there is no evidence of major dumping activities taking place in the region, nor is information available on possible illegal dumping activities which may be taking place

Ministries of the Environment

Ministries of Transport

Unclear whether and to what extent dumping activities are taking place in the Black Sea. Governments are advised to include in their monitoring and assessment programmes data on any dumping activities that may be taking place in the Black Sea.

Governments are advised to adopt and implement, by December 1998, national legislation regulating dumping in accordance with the London Convention 1972, as amended in 1996.

Governments are advised to make full use of the prescriptive and enforcement powers which they are entitled to exercise, as coastal and port states, on the basis of international law. Governments are also advise to amend the Protocol on Dumping to the Bucharest Convention in accordance with the London Convention 1972, as amended in 1996.

By 1999, full regulation of dumping activities in the Black Sea in accordance with the applicable global regulations.

Overall end product: no illegal dumping in the Black Sea.


See also

2.A.4.2 Municipal garbage dumped in a sensitive Black Sea wetland
2.A.4.1 Reduction and regulation of operational discharges (point sources)
2.A.4.3 Reduction and regulation of operational discharges (vessels)
3.A.3 Hot Spots in the Black Sea Region