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Prevention of Sea Pollution From Land-Based Sources Regulations, 1990

Type of law

Based on the Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution From Land Based Sources, and the Annex to the Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution, Barcelona, 1976, this Regulation sets out the conditions for the application for and granting of permits for land-based waste discharges into the sea. Permits for the dumping or flowing of waste or sewage shall not be granted if: (a) there are, on-land waste or sewage treatment or disposal alternatives, or methods for waste or sewage re-use, or appropriate low-waste technology alternatives provided that these alternatives are usable, economically achievable and less harmful to the environment; (b) the waste or sewage contain substances among those listed in the second Annex and the provisions of Regulations 7(2) or (3) are not sustained.
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Entry into force notes
Entry Into Force On January 11 1990
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