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Tables of Good practices

Parties and committed countries were requested during the eighth reporting round (in biennium 2015-2016) to highlight in their national implementation reports good practices and guidelines on relevant areas of the Convention prepared for national use. Below is the resulting list of good practices that some countries highlighted in their reports, with links where provided:

 

Good Practices regarding Policies for the Implementation of the Convention
Identified by countries in the 8th reporting  round (2014-2015)
CountryDescription of Good PracticeLinks by Language
AustriaReviewed their legislation continuously.Not provided
CzechiaReviewed their legislation continuously.Not provided
Russian FederationReviewed their legislation continuously.Not provided
United KingdomReviewed their legislation continuously.Not provided

 

 

Good Practices regarding Prevention
Identified by countries in the 8th reporting round (2014-2015)
CountryDescription of Good PracticeLinks by Language
EstoniaReported that in 2015 it had developed a methodology for preparing external emergency response plans.Not provided
GermanyMentioned to the  Commission on Process Safety, established in 2005, as a good source of information.Commission for Process Safety (German) (ENG)
PortugalReferred to guidelines related to the obligations of operators.Guidelines for Operators (Portuguese)
Russian FederationApproved 11 safety guidelines that presented methodologies for risk assessment in different spheres.Not provided
SwedenFinished a project with the objective to improve land-use planning around the siting of hazardous activities.Not provided
SwitzerlandIn the last biennium, developed a guidance document on the safety of refrigerating plans.Guidance Document (German)

 

 

Good Practices regarding Scientific and Technological Cooperation
Identified by countries in the 8th reporting round (2014-2015)
CountryDescription of Good PracticeLinks by Language
Germany
  • Referred to bilateral implementation groups with Czechia and Poland. Czechia mentioned six joint inspections that the group had carried out since 2001.
  • Mentioned warning and alarm plans for both the Rhine and the Elbe Rivers.
Elbe River (ENG, Czech, GER)
KazakhstanProvided good examples of multilateral cooperation in their reports.Not provided
LatviaReferred to joint programmes with Estonia and Lithuania aimed at sharing information, improving preparedness and identifying any gaps in existing systems.Not provided
NetherlandsReported that it has established a public risk map on hazardous activities, containing also information on possible transboundary effects.Public Risk Map (ENG) (Other languages are available, but only through the English link)
Russian Federation
  • Mentioned regulations for information exchange developed through crisis management bodies within the Commonwealth of Independent States.
  • Provided good examples of multilateral cooperation in their reports.
Not provided
SloveniaProvided good examples of multilateral cooperation in their reports.Not provided

 

 

Good Practices regarding Preparedness and Response
Identified by countries in the 8th reporting round (2014-2015)
CountryDescription of Good PracticeLinks by Language
GermanyProvided two weblinks with information on contingency planning.
Commission on Process Safety (GER)
NorwayProvided a Report on Sydhavna (Sjursøya) — an area with increased risk (relates to both prevention and preparedness and reviews safety challenges in the Sydhavna area in the southeast portion of Oslo Harbour with the aim of identifying the need for measures that can improve the overall management of safety in the area) and an Evaluation Report of the HarbourEx15 exercise carried out at Sydhavna in 2015.
Report on Sydhavna (Sjursøya) an area with increased risk (ENG)
Evalutation Report of the HarbourEx15 (ENG)
SwedenReported on the existence of new guidelines, available in Swedish only, on the following topics: safety reports, the major-accident prevention policy and safety management system, external emergency plans and land-use planning.
Policy and Safety Management System (Swedish)                   External Emergency Plan (Swedish)                       Land-use Planning (Swedish)

 

 

Good Practices regarding Public Participation
Identified by countries in the 8th reporting round (2014-2015)
CountryDescription of Good PracticeLinks by Language
PortugalMentioned that since July 2015 it had been operating the Internet site "Participa", which was exclusively dedicated to promoting public consultations.Participa (Portuguese)
SwitzerlandReported on a joint Franco-Genevan Regional Committee on Security to encourage transboundary public participation.Not provided