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ANT-IFOULING CONVENTION 2001

ARTICLE 4 | CONTROLS ON ANTI-FOULING SYSTEMS

1. In accordance with the requirements specified in Annex 1, each Party shall prohibit and/or restrict:

a. the application, re-application, installation, or use of harmful anti-fouling systems on ships referred to in article 3(1)(a) or (b); and

b. the application, re-application, installation or use of such systems, whilst in a Party’s port, shipyard, or offshore terminal, on ships referred to in article 3(1)©, and shall take effective measures to ensure that such ships comply with those requirements.

2. Ships bearing an anti-fouling system which is controlled through an amendment to Annex 1 following entry into force of this Convention may retain that system until the next scheduled renewal of that system, but in no event for a period exceeding 60 months following application, unless the Committee decides that exceptional circumstances exist to warrant earlier implementation of the control.

 

ARTICLE 5 | CONTROLS OF ANNEX I WASTE MATERIALS

Taking into account international rules, standards and requirements, a Party shall take appropriate measures in its territory to require that wastes from the application or removal of an anti-fouling system controlled in Annex 1 are collected, handled, treated and disposed of in a safe and environmentally sound manner to protect human health and the environment.

 

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