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Seventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Industrial Accidents Convention

14 - 16 November 2012

Stockholm

The seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties provided an opportunity to review the work under the Convention and to reflect on the challenges that lie ahead. Referring to the objectives set in the Convention’s long-term strategy, the workplan for the biennium 2013–2014 gives an overview of the future activities under the Convention. The Conference of the Parties was invited to agree on the activities to be included in the workplan, together with the resources required to implement them, and to discuss a possible sustainable financial system to support the future work under the Convention.

Participants

Further, the Parties were invited to discuss the implementation report based on national reporting. The report on progress in the Assistance Programme was also be a major topic of discussion. In addition, the Conference of the Parties reflected on the possible amendment of annex I to the Convention, on hazardous substances for the purposes of defining hazardous activities, and on other possible changes to the Convention text. Decisions were made to enhance the implementation of the Convention.

An evaluation of the meeting was made by delegates.

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Annotated provisional agenda for the seventh meeting
(ECE/CP.TEIA/23)

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Report of the seventh meeeting (post-session)
(ECE/CP.TEIA/24)

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Ratification status of the Convention and the Protocol on Civil Liability ...
(ECE/CP.TEIA/2012/1)

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Activities of the Bureau since the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties
(ECE/CP.TEIA/2012/2)

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Sixth report on the Implementation of the Convention (2010–2011)
(ECE/CP.TEIA/2012/3)

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Use of financial resources in 2011–2012
(ECE/CP.TEIA/2012/4)

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Progress report on the Assistance Programme
(ECE/CP.TEIA/2012/5)

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Draft sustainable financial mechanism
(ECE/CP.TEIA/2012/6)

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Protocol on Civil Liability ... (three-step approach)
(ECE/CP.TEIA/2012/7--ECE/MP.WAT/2012/5)

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Possible amendment of the Convention
(ECE/CP.TEIA/2012/8)

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Priorities, workplan and resources under the Convention for 2013-2014
(ECE/CP.TEIA/2012/9)

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Recommendations from workshops and seminars held in the period between the sixth and seventh meetings of the Conference of the Parties
(ECE/CP.TEIA/2012/10)

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Background documents:

Report of the sixth meeting
(ECE/CP.TEIA/22)

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Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United Nations
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly (A/RES/64/248)

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Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
Fourth revised edition (ST/SG/AC.10/30/Rev.4)

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SPA

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* indicates document recommended by the secretariat for reading

* Informal notes and practical information for delegates (ECE/CP.TEIA/2012/INF.1)

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Item 2. Representation and credentials

Report on credentials (ECE/CP.TEIA/2012/INF.3) -- in session

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Item 3. Report of the Bureau

Minutes of the joint meeting of the Bureau, 18th meeting (COPB37), and the Working Group on Implementation, 14th meeting (WGI28)

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Minutes of the joint meeting of the Bureau, 19th meeting (COPB39), and the Working Group on Implementation, 15th meeting (WGI30)

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Minutes of the joint meeting of the Bureau, 20th meeting (COPB41), and the Working Group on Implementation, 16th meeting (WGI32)

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Minutes of the joint meeting of the Bureau, 21st meeting (COPB43), and the Working Group on Implementation, 17th meeting (WGI34)

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Minutes of the Bureau, 22nd meeting (COPB45, CP.TEIA/B/2012/INF.4)

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Item 5. Implementation of the Convention

Minutes of the joint meetings of the Bureau and the Working Group on Implementation, as listed above

Minutes of the Working Group on Implementation, 18th meeting (WGI35)

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Item 8. Exchange of information

Report on the joint seminar on land-use planning around hazardous industrial sites (11-12 November 2010)

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Report on the workshop on cost-effectiveness for major accident prevention (12 October 2011)

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* Programme and background note for seminar on how national authorities can support local authorities in preparedness and response (15 November 2012)

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Item 9. Assistance Programme

Report on the training session on on-site inspections for Croatia, Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (29–31 March 2011)

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Report on the workshop on the use of indicators and criteria for the implementation of the Strategic Approach (4–6 May 2011)

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Report on national training for Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on the identification of hazardous activities (22–23 November 2011)

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Report on national training for Uzbekistan on the identification of hazardous activities (6–7 December 2011)

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Report on the kick-off meeting for the project on hazard and crisis management in the Danube Delta (11 May 2011)

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Report on the workshop on hazard management, project on hazard and crisis management in the Danube Delta (12–13 July 2011) (preliminary version)

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Report on the joint visit to oil terminals, project on hazard and crisis management in the Danube Delta (27–29 September 2011)

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Report on the workshop on crisis management, project on hazard and crisis management in the Danube Delta (13–14 December 2011)

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Report on the first meeting of the Expert Group for the elaboration of Safety Guidelines for Oil Terminals (14 March 2012)

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Report on the second meeting of the Expert Group for the elaboration of Safety Guidelines for Oil Terminals (18 June 2012)

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Item 12. UNECE Industrial Accidents Notification System

* Results of electronic consultation of the points of contact (CP.TEIA/B/2012/INF.3)

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Item 13. Prevention of accidental water pollution

Minutes of the tenth (not first) meeting of the Joint Expert Group for the elaboration of guidelines and good practices for crisis management on transboundary waters (31 May 2011)

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Minutes of the eleventh (not second) meeting of the Joint Expert Group for the elaboration of guidelines and good practices for crisis management on transboundary waters (10 October 2011)

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Report on the seminar on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Sandoz accident (8–9 November 2011)

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Study on national legislation needed to implement the Protocol on Civil Liability and Compensation for Damage Caused by the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents on Transboundary Waters

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- its Executive Summary (in annex to the official document on this agenda item)

Item 14. Possible amendment of the Convention

* Possible amendments to the Convention (CP.TEIA/B/2012/INF.2)

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Seveso III Directive (Directive 2012/18/EU of 4 July 2012 on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances, amending and subsequently repealing Council Directive 96/82/EC)

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Item 15. Plan of action under the Convention

* Additional information on selected proposed workplan activities (ECE/CP.TEIA/2012/INF.2) -- issued 30.10.2012

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Item 2. Representation and credentials

Presentation by the secretariat

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Item 3. Report of the Bureau

Presentation by the Chair

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Item 4. Election of officers and other members of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties

Bureau proposal presented by the Chair

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Item 5. Implementation of the Convention

Sixth report on the Convention's implementation, by the Chair of the Working Group on Implementation

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Presentation of good practices in reporting:

-- Czech-German joint inspections, by the Czech Republic and Germany

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-- Use of indicators and criteria for filling in the report on implementation of the Convention of Serbia, by Serbia (full version)

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Bureau proposal for members of the Working Group on Implementation for 2013-2014, presented by the Chair

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Item 6. Use of financial resources in 2011–2012

Overview of the use of financial resources, by the secretariat

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Item 7. Involvement of Parties and other stakeholders

Stakeholder outreach and communications, by the secretariat

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Item 8. Exchange of information

Report on the joint seminar on land-use planning around hazardous industrial sites, presented by the Netherlands

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Report on the workshop on cost-effectiveness for major accident prevention, presented by Poland

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(c) Seminar on how national authorities can support local authorities in preparedness and response

Preparing for Cross-border Chemical Incidents: findings of the CERACI project, by Elisabeth Hall, The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, the Netherlands

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Experiences from the Czech Republic, by Pavel Danihelka, Technical University of Ostrava, the Czech Republic

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Background on the Swedish system regarding preparedness, National reinforcement resources, and Hazmat coordinators, by Helena Nässlander and Ove Brunnström, MSB, Sweden

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Corporate chemical contingency, by Bo Olsson, The Swedish Plastics and Chemical Federation

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RIB-Integrated decision support system, by Tore Eriksson, MSB, Sweden

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Item 9. Assistance Programme
(a) Progress report on the activities carried out within the Programme’s preparatory and implementation phases

Outcome of the key assistance activities, by the secretariat

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Project on hazard and crisis management in Danube Delta, by the Republic of Moldova and Romania

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Assistance to raising knowledge on industrial safety at universities in Armenia, by Eco-Peace Armenia

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(b) Indicators and criteria for the Strategic Approach for the implementation phase of the Assistance Programme

Outcome of the Review of the first Self-Assessments and Action Plans under the Strategic Approach, by Chair of the Working Group on Implementation

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Proposed tasks and division of work between the Bureau and Working Group on Implementation, presented by the secretariat

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Item 10. Strategic partnerships

Strategic partners, by the secretariat

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Flexible framework for addressing chemical accident prevention and preparedness, by UNEP

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Prevention of, preparedness for and response to emergencies in WHO agenda, by WHO

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OECD Programme on Chemical Accidents, by a member of the Bureau of the OECD Working Group on Chemical Accidents

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The EU Major Accident Reporting System - eMARS, by the European Commission

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Item 11. Financing

Proposed sustainable financial mechanism, presented by the Chair

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Item 12. UNECE Industrial Accidents Notification System

Results of electronic consultation of the points of contact, by the secretariat

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Item 13. Prevention of accidental water pollution

Progress made with drafting of ECE safety guidelines and good practices, by co-Chair of the Joint ad hoc Expert Group on Water and Industrial Accidents

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Report on the seminar on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Sandoz accident, presented by Germany

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Item 14. Possible amendment of the Convention

Possible amendments to the Convention, presented by the secretariat

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Item 15. Plan of action under the Convention

Draft workplan and staffing, presented by the secretariat

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Prioritization of possible activities based on recommendations from workshops and seminars, by Chair of the Working Group on Implementation

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Financial support for the participation of experts from countries with economies in transition, by secretariat

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Item 18. Review of decisions

Informal record of decisions taken, presented by the secretariat

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Informal notes and practical information for delegates (ECE/CP.TEIA/2012/INF.1)

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Registration form

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Financial support request form

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Example credentials

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Information on the venue (Mälarsalen Room, Münchenbryggeriet Event and Konferens (The Brewery Conference Centre), Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2, Stockholm)

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1. The following countries of Eastern European, the Caucasus and Central Asia — Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan — as well as the following countries of South-Eastern Europe — Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina — are eligible for full financial assistance (travel expenses and daily subsistence allowance (DSA)) to support the participation of their experts and representatives in activities organized within the framework of the Conference of the Parties. Kazakhstan, Montenegro, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkmenistan are eligible for partial financial assistance (DSA only).

2. The countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia and South-Eastern Europe, as accepted by the Conference of the Parties as recipient countries in the Assistance Programme under the Convention, are eligible for full financial assistance (travel expenses and DSA) to support the participation of their experts and representatives in the capacity-building activities organized within the Programme.

-- Guiding principles for financial assistance to support the participation of experts and representatives from countries with economies in transition in meetings organized within the framework of the Conference of the Parties and in the activities under the Assistance Programme (ECE/CP.TEIA/22, annex III)


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