Number 11
             July, 1973
       SUMMARIES OF
FOREIGN GOVERNMENT
      ENVIRONMENTAL
            REPORTS
 U S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
          Washington, D. C. 20460

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                             FOREWORD
Under a series of documents exchange agreements with environmental
agencies in other countries, EPA is building a collection of environ-
mental reports issued by foreign governments and international organi-
zations.  This is a monthly announcement listing of foreign documents
received through the exchange agreements.

The original documents can be obtained through the Library Systems
Branch  (see back page for order form).  More detailed English abstracts
can be provided when required.  Full text translations, which are expen-
sive/ should be requested only when essential for operation of EPA programs.
Translation Services Requisition form #1350-1 is used to request trans-
lations.

A computerized search system is being developed which will allow future
retrieval of these summaries by:

     a.  country                   c.  type of document
     b.  subject area
         air                           legal/legislative/regulatory
         water                         management/planning
         noise                         scientific/technical
         pesticides                    socio-economic
         radiation
         solid waste management

This series, which is devoted to summaries of government reports and
concentrated on the legislative, economic and social aspects, supple-
ments foreign scientific and technical literature abstracts covered by
other EPA information services:

     APTIC                                                PIC
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Ultimately, EPA plans to assemble a major collection of foreign govern-
ment environments documents and to develop several approaches to the
dissemination of this information to EPA staff.  This announcement of
documents received is the first step.

Office of Planning and Management     Office of International Activities

               U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
                      Washington, D. C.  20460

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                   TABLE  OF  CONTENTS

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                                 AIR

Japan
     Dec  25, 1970 Law No. 142 for the Punishment of Crimes Against
       Health Arising from Pollution	       1-
     May  26, 1971 Law No. 70 on Special Governmental Financial
       Measures for Pollution Control Works	       1
     May  31, 1971 Law No. 88 Establishing the Environmental
       Agency   	       1
     June 10, 1971 Law No. 107 on the Establishment of an Organi-
       zation for Pollution Control in Specified Factories  	       2
     See  GENERAL  (Japan) -- Control No. 00865   	      16

                               NOISE
Great Britain
     The Airports Authority Act, 1965, c. 16	       2
     The Air Navigation  (Noise Certification) Order,  1970,
       No. 823	       3
     The Air Navigation Order- 1970, No. 954	       3
Japan
     Enforcement Order No. 324 of Nov 27, 1968, on the Noise Abate-
       ment Law	       3
     Enforcement Regulations of the Noise Abatement Law of Jun  22,
       1971	       4
     Implementing Legislation to the Law on Noise Abatement in
       the Vicinity of Public Airports  	       4
     Implementing Legislation to the Noise Abatement  Law  	       4
     See AIR  (Japan)  -- Control Nos. 00861 and 00868	     1,2
West Germany
     Noise Pollution  Control in the Federal Republic  of Germany  .  .       5

                          PESTICIDES

France
     Codes on National and Public Health Services, Insurances,
       Family and Social Assistance   	       5
     Conditions for the Use in Agriculture of Poisonous Substances  .       5
     Law No. 525 of NdV  2, 1943 on the Control of Antiparasitics
       Used in Agriculture	       6
     Law No. 63-762 Modifying the Nov 2, 1943 Law on  the  Control
       of Antiparasitics Used in Agriculture  	       6
     Law No. 72-1139  of Dec 22, 1972 Extending the Application  of
       the Nov 2, 1943 Law on Pesticide Control in Agriculture  ...       6
Italy
     Apr 30, 1962 Public Health Ordinance No. 283 on  the  Produc-
       tion and Sale  of Substances Used in Food and Drink	       6

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     Presidential Decree No.  1255 of Aug 3, 1968	      7
Japan
     See AIR (Japan) -- Control No. 00861	      7

                           LAJ1 I A T I 0 N

Canada
     Nuclear Liability Act 	      7
     Radiation Emitting Devices Act  	      7
France
     Order of Nov 13, 1956, Concerning the Establishment of a
       Central Service for Protection from Ionizing Radiation   ...      8
     Order of Aug 24, 1967, Concerning the Establishment of the
       Commission for Protection from Ionizing Radiation 	      8
     Decree of Sep 1, 1972, Concerning the Establishment of a
       Defense Corps for Civilian Protection  	      8
Sweden
     Statute on Protection Against Radiation, Mar 14, 1958  	      9
     Royal Instruction on the National Institute for Radiation
       Protection   	      9

                         SOLID  WASTE

BeIgium
     Decree of May 31, 1968, Concerning Police Regulation of the
       Lower Maritime Scheldt   	      9
     Decree of May 31, 1968, on Police and Navigation Regulations
       for Belgian Waters, Ports, and Beaches   	      10
     Decree of Jan 24, 1969 on  Police Sanitary Regulations  for
       Sewage Farms  and for the Use of Organic and Kitchen  Wastes
       for Feeding Domestic Animals  	      10
Canada
     Animal Contagious Diseases Regulations   	      10
     Animal Contagious Diseases Act  	      11
Great Britain
     Public Health Act 1936, 26 Geo. 5   1 Edw. 8, c. 49	      11
     The Public Health Act 1961, 9  10 Eliz. 2, c. 64	      11
     Civic Amenities Act 1967,  c. 69	      12
Japan
     See AIR  (Japan) -- Control No. 00867	      1

                                WATER

BeIgium
     Creation of a Commission to Study the Pollution of Sea Water
       by Hydrocarbons	      12
     See SOLID WASTE  (Belgium)  -- Control Nos. 00813 and 00814  ...    9,10
Canada
     Fisheries Act	      13
     See SOLID WASTE  (Canada) -- Control  No.  00843  	      11
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France
     Decree No. 65-749 of Sep 3, 1965, on the Establishment of a
       National Water Committee  	      13
Great Britain
     The Rivers (Prevention of Pollution) Act, 1961, 9  10 Eliz.
       2, c. 50	      13
Japan
     See AIR (Japan) -- Control Nos. 00861, 00866, 00867  00868  .  .     1,2
     See GENERAL  (Japan) -- Control No. 00865  	      16
New Zealand
     Water and Soil Conservation Act 1967, No. 135	      14
     Water and Soil Conservation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1971,
       No. 154	      14
     Wellington Regional Water Board Act 1972, No. 3 	      15
Norway
     International Legal Conference on Marine Pollution Damage,
       Brussels,  1969	      15
Sweden
     Water Code of Jun 28, 1918, as Amended	      15

                             GENERAL

Japan
     Dec 25, 1970 Law No. 33 on Enterprises Bearing the Cost of
       Pollution  Control Works  	      16
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                                 AIR

Japan        Article/Source Title:  "Dec 25, 1970 Law No. 142      Control
               for the Punishment of Crimes Against Health         No. 00866
               Arising from Pollution."  Kogai kankei horei
               kaisetsu shu.
             Date/Place of Publication:  1971, Tokyo
             Pages:  399            Language:  Japanese
             Source Repository:  EPA	
             Under this law, punishment is limited to cases involving injury
to human health resulting from pollution.   Therefore, pollution causing
damage to the life environment is not subject to punishment.  When a person's
health is impaired by the discharge of harmful substances, largely those which
pollute the air or water, the entrepreneur responsible for such discharge or
the operator of the particular device discharging the pollutants is liable
to punishment.   The entrepreneur who has caused such health impairment in-
tentionally shall be punished by penal servitude of not more than three years
or a fine of not more than 3 million yen.   The entrepreneur who has caused
health impairment by negligence shall be punished by penal servitude or im-
prisonment of not more than two years or a fine of not more than 2 million
yen.

Japan        Article/Source Title:  "May 26, 1971 Law No. 70       Control
               on Special Governmental Financial Measures for      No. 00867
               Pollution Control Works."  Kogai kankei horei
               kaisetsu shu.
             Date/Place of Publication:  1971, Tokyo
             Pages:  539-541        Language:  Japanese
             Source Repository:  EPA	
             The aim of this law is to clarify the scope of the financial
responsibility of the national government for pollution control works under-
taken by local governments.  Anti-pollution works to which the national
government is to give assistance include:  sewer works; construction of green
belts in the vicinity of factories; installation of waste disposal devices;
transfer of elementary and middle schools from a polluted area to another
area or improvement of such schools; dredging and other works designed to
ameliorate polluted public waterways; and works involving pollution inspec-
tion.  This law expires on Apr 1, 1982.

Japan        Article/Source Title:  "May 51, 1971 Law No. 88       Control
               Establishing the Environmental Agency."  Kogai      No. 00861
               kankei horei kaisetsu shu.
             Date/Place of Publication:  1971, Tokyo
             Pages:  551-557        Language:  Japanese
             Source Repository:  EPA	
             This law establishes the Environmental Agency directly under
the Prime Minister.  The Agency is responsible for planning and implementa-
tion of basic policy regarding environmental protection; coordination with
other governmental agencies; allocation to other agencies of funds earmarked

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                                 AIR

Japan (Control No. 00861) continued:

for pollution control; international cooperation; assistance to the Prime
Minister in the exercise of powers granted to him under the Basic Pollution
Control Measures Law; establishment of environment standards and emission
standards; and supervision of the Pollution Control Service Corporation.
The Agency is also responsible for carrying out the following laws:  Air
Pollution Law, Water Pollution Law, Agricultural Land Pollution Law, the
Noise Abatement Law, Offensive Odor Prevention Law, the Industrial Water Law,
Regulation on Pumping Ground Water for Construction, Agricultural Pesticides
Control Law, Waste Disposal and Cleaning  Law, Sewage Law, and other related
laws.

Japan        Article/Source Title:  "June 10, 1971 Law No. 107     Control
               on the Establishment of an Organization for         No. 00868
               Pollution Control in Specified Factories."
               Kogai kankei horei kaisetsu shu.
             Date/Place of Publication':   1971, Tokyo
             Pages:  573-577        Language:  Japanese
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             Under this law, any factory  installing a device which discharges
smoke, dust, polluted water, or a device  creating noise is obliged to appoint
a superintendent and an engineer  (a chief engineer in certain designated
factories) to assume pollution-control duties.

Japan        See GENERAL  (Japan)   Control No. 00865

                               NOISE

Great        Article/Source Title:  "The  Airports Authority        Control
Britain        Act, 1965, c. 16."  Halsbury's Statutes of          No. 00885
               England, 3d ed., v. 2.
             Date/Place of Publication:   1968, London
             Pages:  659-660        Language:  English
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             This act establishes the British Airports Authority, a body
with responsibility for administration of certain airports.  The Authority
is directed to take measures to limit noise and vibrations from aircraft
using airports under its supervision and  to enforce regulations pertaining
to aircraft noise.  The Authority is given further power to make financial
grants toward the cost of insulating dwellings located near airports against
noise.

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                               NOISE

Great        Article/Source Title:  "The Air Navigation            Control
Britain        (Noise Certification) Order, 1970, No. 823."         No. 00884
               Statutory Instruments 1970, Part II, Section 1.
             Date/Place of Publication:1970, London
             Pages:  2669-2676      Language:  English
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             This order applies to large subsonic aircraft powered by turbo-
jet or turbofan engines.  No aircraft to which this order applies may land
or take off in the United Kingdom unless it is carrying a valid "noise
certificate" issued by the Board of Trade, if the plane is of British registra-
tion, or issued by the competent authority of the country in which the plane
is registered if it is of foreign origin.  Planes from countries without
noise standards which are substantially similar to those required in the
United Kingdom may be prevented from using British airports.  Standards re-
quired for issue of a "noise certificate" are established.  The applicant
must furnish evidence and submit aircraft to flying trials and other tests
the Board may require.  Authorities may inspect any aircraft and prevent it
from taking off if it fails to comply with regulations.

Great        Article/Source Title:  "The Air Navigation Order,     Control
Britain        1970, No. 954."  Statutory Instruments 1970,        No. 00889
               Part II, Section 1.
             Date/Place of Publication:  1970, London
             Pages:  2968, 3031     Language:  English
             Source Repository:  EPA	
             This order provides for control of noise and vibrations caused
by aircraft at Government operated or licensed airports.  The 1966 Air Navi-
gation Order and subsequent amendments are repealed.

Japan        Article/Source Title:  "Enforcement Order No.         Control
               324 of Nov 27, 1968, on the Noise Abatement         No. 00872
               Law."  Kogai kankei horei kaisetsu shu.
             Date/Place of Publication:1971, Tokyo
             Pages:  233-234        Language:  Japanese
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             This law, promulgated by Cabinet order and amended by Cabinet
Order 73 of Apr 6, 1972, lists 11 categories of machines to be designated
as noise-creating devices and five categories of construction equipment to
be designated as noise-creating.  The law also deals with the Government
inspection of such devices and equipment and the delegation of anti-noise
powers to local authorities.

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                               NOISE

Japan        Article/Source Title:  "Enforcement Regulations       Control
               of the Noise Abatement Law of Jun 22, 1971."        No. 00875
               Kogai kankei horei kaisetsu_shu.
             Date/Place of Publication:1971, Tokyo
             Pages:  236-246        Language:  Japanese
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             These regulations,  issued as Ordinance No.  1 of the Ministries
of Health and Welfare; of Agriculture and Forestry; of International Trade
and Industry; of Transportation; and of Construction, contain 11 articles
and 10 forms dealing with the various notices  and reports used under provi-
sions of the Noise Abatement Lav;.

Japan        Article/Source Title:  "Implementing Legislation      Control
               to the Lav/ on Noise  Abatement in  the Vicinity       No. 00879
               of Public Airports." Kogaiho handobuk.
               Kanazawa Yoshio,  ed.
             Date/Place of Publication:  1970, Tokyo
             Pages:  707-709        Language:  Japanese
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             Cited pages of this text contain  six notices:  Reduction Rate
of Subsidies Extended to Noise  Prevention Works for Educational Facilities
(Ministry of Transportation Notice  No. 160, Jun 10, 1970); Number of Person-
nel Fixed by the Minister of Transportation pursuant to  the Enforcement
Order of the Law on Noise Abatement near Public Airports (Min. of Transp.
Notice No.  309, Oct 23, 1967);  Amount of Subsidies Extended to the Construc-
tion of Recreational Centers for the Local Populace  (Min.  of Transp. Notice
No. 161, Jun 10, 1970); Facilities  Designated  by the Minister of Transporta-
tion pursuant to the Enforcement Order  (Min. of Transp.  Notice No. 310,
Oct 23, 1967); Notice concerning the Controlled Area in  the Vicinity of
Specified Airports  (Min. of Transp. Notice No.  26, Jan 22, 1968); Notice on
the Level of Aircraft Noise and the Frequency  of Aircraft Overflights  (Min.
of Transp.  Notice No. 308, Oct  23,  1967).

Japan        Article/Source Title:  "Implementing Legislation      Control
               to the Noise Abatement Law."  Kogai kankei horei    No. 00874
               kaisetsu shu_.
             Date/Place of Publication:  1971,  Tokyo
             Pages:  247-253        Language:   Japanese
             Source Repository: EPA	
              Cited pages of this text,  which is a compilation  of laws  and
 legal  commentaries on  pollution, contain the following orders,  ordinances
 and notices:   Ministerial Ordinance on  the Determination of Types of Motor
 Vehicles  of Jun 23,  1971 as amended;  Order No.  3 Fixing the Noise Level  of
 Motor  Vehicles in Controlled Areas of Jun 23, 1971 as  amended;  Notice  No. 1
 on Standards  for the Abatement  of Noise Arising from Designated Construc-
 tion Works  as amended  of Jun 22, 1971;  and Notice No.  220 on Authorized
 Limits of the Noise Level of Motor Vehicles of Jun 23, 1971.

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                               NOISE

Japan        See AIR (Japan)  Control Nos. 00861 and 00868

West         Article/Source Title:  Noise Pollution Control        Control
Germany        in the Federal Republic of Germany.  Library        No. 00815
               of Congress, Law Division.
             Date/Place of Publication:  Jun 5, 1970, Wash., D.C.
             Pages:  1-45           Language:  English
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             This paper, prepared by the Law Division of the Library of
Congress, consists of an introductory summary of noise abatement legislation
in West Germany and a translation of pertinent Federal laws and of those of
West Berlin, and the states of Bavaria, Bremen, and Lower Saxony.  The types
of noise with which this legislation is concerned include those caused by
motor vehicles, industrial concerns and workshops, certain types of equipment
and construction activities, communication apparatus and signaling devices,
and household chores.

                          PESTICIDES
France       Article/Source Title:  Codes de la securite           Control
               sociale, de la sante publique, de la mutualite,     No. 00664
               de la famille et de 1'aide sociale (Petits Codes
               Dalloz) (Codes on National and Public Health
               Services, Insurances, Family and Social Assis-
               tance)
             Date/Place of Publication:  1970, Paris
             Pages:  924-927;990-1011  Language:  French
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             This code contains general provisions dealing with pesticides
and other poisonous substances.  It regulates the importation, exportation,
sale, storage, and use of these substances.  Specific provisions vary, de-
pending on whether the substances are destined for commerce, industry,
medicine, or agriculture.  The code divides the substances into three cate-
gories:  toxic products, narcotics, and other dangerous products.  It forbids
the use of pesticides in agriculture except under conditions set by the
Ministry of Agriculture.

France       Article/Source Title:  "Conditions for the Use in     Control
               Agriculture of Poisonous Substances."  Journal      No. 00663
               officiel de la Republique francaise.
             Date/Place of Publication:Oct 16, 1965, Paris
             Pages:  9172-9173      Language:  French
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             This order prohibits the delivery and use of poisonous sub-
stances in agriculture in excess of the maximum allowable concentrations.
The order specifies these concentrations and conditions for their use.

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                          PESTICIDES

France       Article/Source Title:  "Lav; No. 525 of Nov 2, 1943    Control
               on the Control of Antiparasitics Used in Agri-      No. 00662
               culture."  Journal officiel de 1'Etat francais.
             Date/Place of Publication:  Nov 4, 1943, Vichy  (France)
             Pages:  2341-2342      Language:  French
             Source Repository:  EPA	
             This law prohibits the sale or free distribution of antipara-
sitic products such as antiseptics, anticryptogamics and herbicides, for use
in agriculture without prior approval.

France       Article/Source Title:  "Law No. 63-762 Modifying      Control
               the Nov 2,  1943 Law on the Control of Anti          No. 00661
               parasitics  Used in Agriculture."  Bulletin
               legislativ  Dalloz.
             Date/Place of Publication:  Paris
             Page:  412             Language:  French
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             This law of Jul 30, 1963, amending the 1943 law, makes subject
to punishment those persons, acting in bad faith, who fail to place on labels
of antiparasitic products, authorized for use in agriculture, the precautions
that users  of these substances must take.

France       Article/Source Title:  "Law No. 72-1139 of Dec 22,    Control
               1972 Extending the Application of the Nov 2,        No. 00660
               1943 Law on Pesticide Control in Agriculture."
               Journal officiel de la Republique francaise.
             Date/Place of Publication:Dec 23, 1972, Paris
             Pages:  11349-50       Language:  French
             Source Repository^  EPA	

             This law prohibits the sale or distribution of a number of spe-
cified groups of pesticide products for use in agriculture without express
Government  permission.  The law requires that the Minister of Agriculture
maintain  a  register of approved products and that such approved pesticides
be labeled  in accordance with the provisions of the decree of May 11, 1937.
                                                    "i
Italy        Article/Source Title:  "Apr 30, 1962 Public Health    Control
               Ordinance No. 283 on the Production and Sale of     No. 00645
               Substances  Used in Food and Drink."  Lex -
               legislazione italiana.
             Date/Place of Publication:  1962, Turin
             Pages:  959-964        Language:  Italian
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             This law, along with several amended articles of the Health
Code, empowers all national, regional, provincial, and communal health au-
thorities to control and monitor the manufacture, trade and sale of pollut-
ing substances.  Among these are residues of products used in agriculture for
the protection and disinfection of plants destined for human consumption.

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                          PESTICIDES

Italy (Control No. 00645) continued:

The Minister of Health may fix by appropriate ordinance the limits of
tolerance and the intervals of application of these products.

Italy        Article/Source Title:  "Presidential Decree No.       Control
               1255 of Aug 3, 1968."  Regolamento concernente      No. 00648
               la disciplina della produzione, del commercio
               et della vendita dei fitofarmaci e dei presidi
               delle derrate alimentari immagazzinate.
             Date/Place of Publication:  1968, Rome
             Pages:  256-269        Language:  Italian
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             This decree, promulgated to regulate the production, distribu-
tion, and sale of phytopharmaceuticals and pesticides likely to become
residues in foodstuffs, elaborates the text of Lav/ No. 283 and specifies in
detail means and methods of pesticide control, the types of pesticides, and
enforcement procedures.

Japan        See AIR (Japan)  Control No. 00861

                           RADIATION

Canada       Article/Source Title:  "Nuclear Liability Act."       Control
               Can. Rev. Stat., c. 29 (1st Supp. 1970) as          No. 00705
               Amended by the Federal Court Act,  Can.  Rev.
               Stat., c. 10 (2d Supp. 1970j~.
             Date/Place of Publication:T970, Ottawa
             Pages:  907-923;91;163 Languages: English/French
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             This act as amended requires an operator of a nuclear installa-
tion to prevent injury to any other person or damage to any property of any
other person arising from the fissionable or radioactive properties, or their
combination with toxic, explosive, or hazardous properties, of nuclear material
in his nuclear installation; or of nuclear material that has been in his in-
stallation but has not yet come under the control of another operator; or of
nuclear material that is en route from outside of Canada to his installation
or in a place of storage awaiting transportation to his installation.  The
act specifies the conditions of his liability and the procedures for carrying
out its provisions.  The Governor in Council may enter into arrangements with
reciprocating countries on matters of liability.  Without such an agreement
an operator is not liable for injury or damage incurred outside of Canada.
Canada       Article/Source Title:  "Radiation Emitting Devices    Control
               Act."  Can. Rev. Stat., c. 34  (1st Supp. 1970).     No. 00706
             Date/Place of Publication:1970, Ottawa
             Pages:  947-952        Languages: English/French
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             This act, which does not apply to radiation-emitting devices
that are designed primarily for the production of atomic energy within the

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                           RADIATION

Canada  (Control No. 00706) continued:

meaning of the Atomic Energy Control Act, was drawn up to cover x-rays and
other radiation sources.  The act prohibits the sale, lease or importation
of devices for which standards have been set unless the device and its parts
comply with those standards.  The Minister may appoint inspectors for enforce-
ment purposes.  They are given wide powers to enter premises where they be-
lieve these devices may be located, to open packages, and to examine docu-
ments.  The Governor in Council may make regulations establishing classes of
radiation emitting devices and set standards to protect persons against
personal injury or death from radiation.  The act also provides penalties for
violation.

France       Article/Source Title:  "Order of Nov 13, 1956,        Control
               Concerning the Establishment of a Central           No. 00670
               Service for Protection from Ionizing Radiation."
               Hygiene  securite, llth ed.  J. Pluyette, comp.
             Date/Place of Publication:  T971, Paris
             Page:  1121            Language:  French
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             This order establishes a Central Service for Protection from
Ionizing Radiation at the National Institute of Hygiene.  It is intended to
test means used for protection from radiation and is authorized to establish
laboratories for this purpose.

France       Article/Source Title:  "Order of Aug 24, 1967,        Control
               Concerning the Establishment of the Commission      No. 00669
               for Protection from Ionizing Radiation."
               Hygiene  securite, llth ed.  J. Pluyette, comp.
             Date/Place of Publication:T971, Paris
             Page:  1120            Language:  French
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             This order establishes a Commission charged with studying ques-
tions concerning protection from ionizing radiation at the Ministry of
Social Affairs.  It consists of 18 members representing concerned agencies.

France       Article/Source Title:  "Decree of Sep 1, 1972,        Control
               Concerning the Establishment of a Defense Corps     No. 00677
               for Civilian Protection."  Journal Officiel.
             Date/Place of Publication:  Sep 8, 1972, Paris
             Page:  9611            Language:  French
             Source Repository:  EPA	
             This decree, issued by the Prime Minister, concerns the creation
and organization of a Defense Corps for civilian protection.  In the field
of protection against ionizing radiation, this body  is responsible for de-
tecting radioactivity, giving the  alarm in  case of nuclear warfare, and for
carrying out the process of radioactive decontamination.

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                           RADIATION

Sweden       Article/Source Title:  "Statute on Protection         Control
               Against Radiation, Mar 14, 1958."  Sveriges Rikes   No. 00689
               Lag.  C. G. Hellquist, comp.
             Date/Place of Publication:  1972, Stockholm
             Pages:  B1065-68       Language:  Swedish
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             Section 1 of the statute defines "radiological work" as any work
involving radioactive substances, nuclear energy, Roentgen equipment or other
devices which emit ionizing radiation.  The statute requires a permit from
the Radiation Protection Authority for any "radiological work" and defines
conditions under which permits may be granted (sect. 2-9).  Special obliga-
tions of those receiving permits include compulsory medical examinations for
anybody engaged in "radiological work"  (Sect.  10-13).  Requirements for super-
vision and inspection of facilities engaged in "radiological work" or trans-
port of radioactive substances are established in sections 14-23.  Provisions
on civil and criminal liability are in sections 23-28.  Amendments to the
statute include Svensk Forfattningssamling 1958, No. 652, SFS 1965, No. 237
and SFS 1971, No. 617.

Sweden       Article/Source Title:  "Royal Instruction on the      Control
               National Institute for Radiation Protection."       No. 00688
               Svensk forfattningssamling 1965, No. 785.
             Date/Place of Publication:  Dec 3, 1965, Stockholm
             Pages:  1-4            Language:  Swedish
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             The "Royal Instruction" establishes the National Institute for
Radiation Protection as the authority responsible under the "Statute on Pro-
tection Against Radiation, Mar 14, 1958" for supervision of radiological
work.  In addition to its supervisory functions, the Institute is charged
with the following tasks: to conduct research necessary in meeting its re-
sponsibilities, to gather data and disseminate information on hazards of
ionizing radiation, to monitor progress in the study of radiophysics, radi-
ation protection medicine and the biological effects of radiation.  An
English summary appears in "International Digest of Health Legislation,"
v. 18, 1967, Geneva, p 188 (attached).  The "Royal Instruction" is amended
by Svensk forfattningssamling 1971, No. 1128.

                         SOLID  WASTE
Belgium      Article/Source Title:  "Decree of May 31, 1968,       Control
               Concerning Police Regulation of Lhe Lower Maritime  No. 00814
               ScheIdt."  Les codes et les lois speciales les
               plus usuelles, 32d ed, v. 2.
             Date/Place of Publication:T969, Brussels
             Pages:  894-897        Language:  French
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             For the purpose of protecting navigation and maritime installa-
tions, Article 19 of this decree imposes special responsibilities on the

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owner, captain or user of a vessel which has capsized, as well as on any
person who discharges wreckage or any other such objects into the water.
Article  21 prohibits throwing into rivers, canals, etc., any objects which
may directly or indirectly reach the bottom or which may impede navigation
or hinder the free flow of the water.  Throwing any solid or liquid material
such as  oil, residues or radioactive materials which may contaminate the
waters is also prohibited.

Belgium      Article/'Source Title:  "Decree of May 31, 1968, on    Control
               Police and Navigation Regulations for Belgian       No. 00815
               Waters, Ports, and Beaches."  Les codes et les
               lois speciales les plus usuelles, 52d ed., v. 2.
               Jean Servais and E. Mechelynck, comps.
             Date/Place of Publication:  1969, Brussels
             Page:  902             Language:  French
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             Article 13 restricts the throwing, depositing, allowing to
float or disposing into or on Belgian territorial waters, ports or beaches
of any objects which may reach the bottom, impede navigation or hinder the
free flow of the water.  Also prohibited is the discharge of any materials,
liquids  (especially any hydrocarbons), products or radioactive waste products
which may pollute the water.

Belgium      Article/Source Title:  "Decree of Jan 24, 1.969 on     Control
               Police Sanitary Regulations for Sewage Farms and    No. 00811
               for the Use of Organic and Kitchen Wastes for
               Feeding Domestic Animals."  Recueil des lois et
               arretes.
             Date/Place of Publication:  1969, Brussels
             Pages:  312-318        Language:  French
             Source Repository:  EPA	
             This decree defines  organic  and kitchen wastes, compost, sludge,
and other such waste materials, and  states  rules  for dealing with them.
Special restrictions on feeding organic and kitchen wastes to domestic animals
or exposing them to sewage  farms  on  which such wastes  are deposited are
stated.  Provisions for the administration  of the decree and penalties for
violating it are also  included.

Canada       Article/Source Title:   "Animal Contagious Diseases    Control
               Regulations."  SOR/Cons. 1955, v.  1                No. 00841
             Date/Place of  Publication:   1955, Ottawa
             Pages:  76-77; 108      Language:  English
             Source Repository:   EPA	

             These regulations declare that the Veterinary Director General
has all the powers of  an inspector or veterinary  inspector in the context
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of this law.  Further, refuse, manure,  garbage and the like may not be landed
or discharged in any port or waters of Canada from ships arriving from another
country.   The Minister may designate such ports where manure, garbage, or
other refuse may be landed provided certain specified conditions are met, such
as the containment of the refuse in closed, leak-proof metal boxes.  Unless a
ship or vessel docking has incineration facilities that meet the approval of
the inspector, it must discharge its refuse under the supervision of the in-
spector.   The captain of a ship or vessel is responsible for any contravention
of these disposal regulations and is liable for the penalties imposed.

Canada       Article/Source Title:  "Animal Contagious Diseases    Control
               Act."  Can. Rev. Stat.,  c. A-13 (1970), v. 1.       No. 00845
             Date/Place of Publication:1970, Ottawa
             Pages:  93-107         Language:  English/French
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             According to the provisions of this act, the Governor in Council
may make regulations for the destruction or disposal of animals which are
dying in a diseased state.  Further, the act provides penalties for the throw-
ing or placing in any river, stream, canal, navigable or other water, or in
the sea,  within 10 miles of the shore,  the carcass of an animal that died
from a disease or was slaughtered because it was diseased or suspected of
being diseased.

Great        Article/Source Title:  "Public Health Act 1936,       Control
Britain        26 Geo. 5  1 Edw. 8, c. 49."  Halsbury's           No. 00857
               Statutes of England, 3d ed., v. 26.
             Date/Place of Publication:1971, London
             Pages:  255-263        Language:  English
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             Section 72 of this act provides that local authorities may
make bylaws concerning the matter of trash removal and the proper care and
use of "ashpits and dustbins."  They may provide places to deposit waste and
equipment for the disposal of it (Section 76).  The local authority may also
make reasonable charges for the removal of trade refuse (Section 73), and
may furthermore require the removal of manure and refuse from stables (Sec-
tion 80).  Section 76 also makes it unlawful for any unauthorized person to
sort through or disturb the contents of any trash container.

Great        Article/Source Title:  "The Public Health Act 1961,   Control
Britain        9  10 Eliz. 2, c. 64."  Halsbury's Statutes of     No. 00858
               England, 3d ed., v. 26.
             Date/Place of Publication:  1971, London
             Pages:  543-544        Language:  English
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             Section 51 of this act provides that the local authority may
provide refuse receptacles in any street or public place and arrange to have

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them emptied at regular intervals to prevent the development of a nuisance.
Furthermore any person interfering with or  removing a trash receptacle is
liable for a fine of up to five pounds plus an additional 20 pounds for
damages.  Schedule 3 provides that the local authority must obtain the con-
sent of the owner or occupier of the involved land before trash receptacles
may be located and maintained.

Great        Article/Source Title:  "Civic Amenities Act 1967,     Control
Britain        c. 69."  Halsbury's Statutes of England, 3d ed.,    No. 00845
               v. 26.
             Date/Place of Publication:  1971, London
             Pages:  583-595        Language:  English
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             Part III of this act concerns the disposal of abandoned vehicles
and other refuse.  The local authority is to provide places where refuse may
be deposited and may provide equipment for the disposal of or sale of the
refuse.  Should anyone abandon a vehicle or part of a vehicle on a highway
or on an area of land not authorized as a dump, he is liable for a fine, and
for a fine and imprisonment for a second offense.  The authorities are to
remove any abandoned vehicles; after attempts to locate the owners, the au-
thorities may destroy such vehicles or keep them in custody until they are
claimed.  The authorities may recover any expense involved with the removal
or custody.  A similar power exists regarding other types of refuse.  Section
25 empowers the Minister to Change by order the provisions of the 1967 Road
Traffic Act regarding the removal of abandoned vehicles.

Japan        See AIR  (Japan) -- Control No. 00867
                               WATER

Belgium      Article/Source Title: "Creation of a Commission to    Control
               Study the Pollution of Sea Water by Hydrocarbons."  No. 00454
               Recueil des lois  et arretes royaux de Belgique.
             Date/Place of Publication:  1956, Brussels
             Pages:  122-126        Language:  French
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             This decree of Dec  7, 1955 establishes within the Ministry of
Communication a National Commission to study the pollution of the sea by
hydrocarbons.  All regulations dealing with such sea-water pollution must
be submitted in advance to the Commission.  In addition, this Commission has
the responsibility for collecting pollution samples for research on pollu-
tion control and prevention and  for recommending practical measures toward
this end.
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Belgium      See SOLID WASTE (Belgium)  Control Nos. 00813 and 00814

Canada       Article/Source Title:  "Fisheries Act."  Can. Rev.    Control
               Stat.. c. F-4 (19701; Amended 1st Supp 1970.        No. 00512
               c. 17.
             Date/Place of Publication:  1970, Ottawa
             Pages:  3135-3136      Languages:  English/French
                     3145-3149
             Source Repository:  EPA	
             This Act, administered by the Minister of Fisheries and Forestry,
prohibits any person from throwing overboard or depositing upon the shores
or banks of waters used for fishing any ballast, coal ashes, stones or other
prejudicial or deleterious substances and from leaving decaying fish and the
like on the banks, the shore or the beach between the high and low water mark.
It further establishes penalties for violation.  The Governor in Council may
issue regulations prescribing the substances and classes of substances, the
quantities or concentrations, and treatments, processes and changes of water
for the purposes of defining deleterious substances.

Canada       See SOLID WASTE (Canada)  Control No. 00843

France       Article/Source Title:  "Decree No. 65-749 of Sep 3,   Control
               1965, on the Establishment of a National Water      No. 00442
               Committee."  Journal officiel de la Republique
               francaise:  Regime de 1'eau.
             Date/Place of Publication:T970, Paris
             Pages:  403-406        Language:  French
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             This decree, amended by Decree No. 69-256 of March 15, 1969,
establishes a 60-member National Water Committee appointed by the Prime
Minister and whose members represent agriculture, industry, commerce, and
municipal and Governmental agencies.

Great        Article/Source Title:  "The Rivers (Prevention of     Control
Britain        Pollution) Act, 1961, 9  10 Eliz. 2, c. 50."       No. 00553
               Halsbury's Statutes of England, 3d ed., v. 39.
             Date/Place of Publication:  1972, London
             Pages:  678-694        Language:  English
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             This act, which supplements the Rivers (Prevention of Pollution)
Act, 1951, makes unlawful the discharge of any trade or sewage effluent into
a stream without consent of the proper river authority, excepting water dis-
charged from underground mines.  Application for permission to discharge
wastes must contain a description of the nature, maximum temperature and
quantity of such wastes.  Conditions concerning the nature, volume and rate
of discharges may be imposed and samples of the effluent may be required
before approval is granted.  If discharges are made which are neither
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Great Britain (Control No. 00553) continued:

covered by the 1951 act nor exempted in the present one, conditions may be
imposed which would have held had regular application been made.  Fines of
up to 100 pounds are imposed for contravention of the act.  Sections dealing
with the prohibition of discharges and requirements for receiving the consent
of the proper authority are extended to cover the tidal waters and parts of
the sea to which any of the provisions of the 1951 act apply.

Japan        See AIR (Japan)  Control Nos. 00861, 00866, 00867 and 00868
                 GENERAL  (Japan)  Control No. 00865

New Zealand  Article/Source Title:  Water and Soil Conservation    Control
               Act 1967, No. 135.                                  No. 00617
             Date/Plaoe of Publication:  1967, Wellington
             Pages:  1-33           Language:  English
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             This act seeks to promote a national policy in respect to
natural water by making better provisions for the conservation, allocation,
use and quality of natural water; by promoting soil conservation and prevent-
ing flood and erosion damage; by promoting and controlling multiple uses of
natural water and land drainage; and by insuring that adequate account is
taken of the needs of industry, local authorities, fisheries, wildlife
habitats, and recreation.  The act specifies the Government bodies to parti-
cipate in its administration and their functions, establishes water regions
or catchment areas, delineates rights in respect to natural water and au-
thorities for its use, and sets up legal and procedural machinery.

New Zealand  Article/Source Title:  Water and Soil Conserva-       Control
               tion Amendment Act  (No. 2) 1971, No. 154.           No. 00616
             Date/Place of Publication:  1972, Wellington
             Pages:  1-32           Language:  English
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             Enacted to amend the Water and Soil Conservation Act 1967, this
document contains sections on the classification of natural water and on trade
wastes, not covered in the act which it amends.  The 1971 act authorizes in-
vestigations to ascertain the extent, location, type, and amount of discharges
of industrial waste into natural water and the extent to which these discharges
should be controlled or curbed.  It also authorizes, as a result of these in-
vestigations, the classification or reclassification of natural water with
the view of settling minimum quality standards for water.  The provisions on
trade wastes empower local authorities to make bylaws with respect to the
discharge of these wastes.  These authorities may require notification of
intent to release such discharges, the exclusion or reduction of certain
wastes, the establishment of temperature levels, and the installation of
screening and meter devices.
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New Zealand  Article/Source Title:  Wellington Regional Water      Control
               Board Act 1972, No. 3.                              No. 00618
             Date/Place of Publication:  1972, Wellington
             Pages:  1-68           Language:  English
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             This Government document establishes the Wellington Regional
Water Board and the Wellington Water Region.  In its major parts, the act
covers bulk water supply, control and management of water collection areas,
underground water, soil conservation and rivers control, forested areas, the
powers and duties of the Board, financial arrangements, the abolition of
certain local authorities, and general procedural provisions.  Article 35
makes it an offense to introduce directly or indirectly any pollutant into
any water or watershed used for the supply of water to waterworks or to
permit livestock to trespass on any waterworks; and it reserves to the Board
the right to inspect any industrial plant to ascertain whether pollutants
are emanating from it into the water or watershed.

Norway       Article/Source Title:  "International Legal Con-      Control
               ference on Marine Pollution Damage, Brussels,       No. 00547
               1969."  Arkiv for Sjorett, v. 11.  Thor
               Falkanger, ed.
             Date/Place of Publication:  1972, Oslo
             Pages:  431-480        Languages:  English/French/
                                                Norwegian
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             Two international conventions adopted by the Conference and
signed on Nov 28, 1969 are included.  The "International Convention Relating
to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties" pro-
vides for states to take measures regarding foreign ships to protect coasts
from damage after a maritime accident.  Violators of the convention are re-
quired to pay compensation for damages, and procedures for conciliation or
arbitration are established.  The "International Convention on Civil Liability
for Oil Pollution Damage" establishes international rules on civil liability
and provides for compensation by ship owners judged responsible for damage
caused by their ships.  Resolutions on the establishment of an international
compensation fund for oil pollution damage and on cooperation, pending a
separate treaty, in cases of damage by other pollutants, were adopted.  A
report on the conference by the Norwegian delegation is included (p 431).

Sweden       Article/Source Title:  "Water Code of Jun 28, 1918,   Control
               as Amended."  Sveriges Rikes Lag.  C. G.            No. 00545
               Hellquist, comp.
             Date/Place of Publication:  1972, Stockholm
             Pages:  401-562        Language:  Swedish
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             The Water Code of Jun 28, 1918, as amended, provides for regula-
tion of water resources.  General provisions concern definition of property


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Sweden (Control No. 00545) continued:

rights to water, regulation of water courses and transportation on waterways,
compensation for losses due to restrictions on use of water, expert evalua-
tion of specific cases, jurisdiction of water courts and implementation of
water code.  Chapters 2, 4, 7 and 8 deal directly with water pollution.
Chapter 2, on construction in water areas, was amended in 1964 (sections
42-48) to authorize establishment of protective districts for control of
ground water use and to make land owners responsible for ground water.  It
was further amended by Svensk forfattningssamling 1972:722.  Chapter 4,
amended by SFS  1971:788, deals with regulation of water power plants.
Chapter 7, amended by SFS 1971:1048, and chapter 8 concern protection of
surface water and drainage.  Related regulations include SFS 1971:1158 on
common water and sewage systems, and SFS 1971:1154, SFS 1972:275 and 278 on
control of water pollution by ships.

                             GENERAL

Japan        Article/Source Title:  "Dec 25, 1970 Law No. 33 on    Control
                Enterprises Bearing the Cost of Pollution Control   No. 00865
                Works."  Kogai kankei horei kaisetsu shu.
             Date/Place of Publication:  1971, Tokyo
             Pages:  519-525        Language:  Japanese
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             Under the provisions of this law, an entrepreneur who causes
pollution must  bear all or part  of the costs incurred for pollution control
works undertaken by the national or local governments.  The scope of these
public pollution control  works includes:  creation of green belts in the
vicinity of factories; dredging  and other related works designed to improve
rivers, lakes or ports; measures designed to improve polluted land; sewer
works; and work related to the moving of residential houses located in an
industrial area to another area.  Public pollution control works such as
city planning,  noise abatement,  purchase of polluted animals or plants, and
the establishment  of medical facilities for treating diseases caused by
pollution are not  included in the scope of the application of this law.
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