Protocol betreffende registers inzake de uitstoot en overbrenging van verontreinigende stoffen
Partijen met voorbehouden, verklaringen en bezwaren
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This signature engages also the Waloon region, the Flemish region, and the Brussels-Capital region.
Both the Faroe Islands and Greenland are self-governing under Home Rule Acts, which
implies inter alia that environmental affairs in general and the areas covered by
the Protocol are governed by the right of self-determination.
Signing by Denmark of the Protocol, therefore does not necessarily mean that Danish ratification will in due course include the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
Until further notice, the Protocol shall not apply to Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
EU (Europese Unie)
Declaration by the European Community in accordance with article 26(4):
The European Community declares that, in accordance with the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular article 175 (1) thereof, it is competent for entering into international agreements, and for implementing the obligations resulting therefrom, which contribute to the pursuit of the following objectives:
-preserving, protecting and improving the quality of the environment,
-protecting human health,
-prudent and rational utilization of natural resources,
-promoting measures at international level to deal with regional or worldwide environmental problems.
Pollutant release and transfer registers are appropriate tools for encouraging improvements in environmental performance, for providing public access to information on pollutants released, and for use by competent authorities in tracking trends, demonstrating progress, thereby contributing to the achievement of the abovementioned objectives.
Moreover, the European Community declares that it has already adopted legislation, binding on its Member States, covering matters governed by this Protocol and will submit and update, as appropriate, a list of that legislation in accordance with article 26 (4) of the Protocol.
The European Community is responsible for the performance of those obligations resulting from the Protocol which are covered by Community law in force.
The exercise of Community competence is, by its nature, subject to continuous development.
France hereby declares that the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers
Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in
Environmental Matters (with four annexes), signed at Kiev on 21 May 2003, shall be applicable, in the
case of France, to the same territories as the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation
in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (with two annexes), done at Aarhus
on 25 June 1998.
The Government of Israel ratifies the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTR) and declares in accordance with Article 23 (2), that it accepts the arbitration procedure set out in annex IV, as the only means of disputes settlement within the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTR).
For a dispute not resolved in accordance with Article 23 paragraph 1, the Republic
accepts the following means of dispute settlement: submission of the dispute to the International Court of Justice (Article 23, paragraph 2, subparagraph a).