Number 13
           September, 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 Systans
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:

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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

Finland
     See GENERAL  (Finland) -- Control No. 00961  	       16
Germany Fed Rep of
     See WATER  (Germany Fed Rep of)  -- Control No.  01014	       12
Netherlands
     See PESTICIDES (Netherlands) -- Control No. 00610   	        5

                                NOISE

France
     Oct 24, 1959 Decree Concerning  the Establishment of the
       Central Commission for the Prevention of Noise 	        1
     Oct 25, 1962 Order Concerning the Measurement  of Noise Pro-
       duced by Motor Vehicles  	        1
     Circular Letter 66 S.S. of May  15, 1963:  Implementation of
       Decree 63-405, Apr 10, 1963,  on Prevention of and Compen-
       sation for Industrial Accidents  	        2
     Apr 18, 1969 Decree No. 69-380, Concerning Sound Insulation
       of Machinery Used on Outdoor  Work Sites	        2
Germany Fed Rep of
     'Apr 24, 1926 International Agreement  (RGB1 1930, S.  1233)
       on Motor Vehicle Traffic -- Excerpts 	        2
     See WATER  (Germany Fed Rep of)  -- Control No.  01014	       12
Great Britain
     Injury to Health and Comfort 	        3
Japan
     Aug 1, 1967 Law No. 110 on Noise Abatement in  the Vicinity of
       Public Airports  	        3

                           PESTICIDES

Great Britain
     Protection of Animals Act, 1911, 1 and 2 Geo.  5, c. 27, as
       amended  	        4
     Diseases of Animals Act, 1950,  14 Geo. 6, c. 36	        4
     The Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) Order
       1970, No. 1372	        4
     The Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) (Amendment)
       Order 1972, No. 242	        4
Germany Fed Rep of
     See WATER (Germany Fed Rep of) -- Control No.  01014	       12
Japan
     Enforcement Regulation of the Agricultural Chemicals  Control
       Law	        5
     Enforcement Order of the Agricultural Chemicals Control Law  .        5

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                           PESTICIDES

Netherlands
     Nov 19, 1938 Decree  (Stb. 872) on Factory and Workshop  ....       5

                            RADIATION

Canada
     Department of National Health and Welfare Act, as
       amended	       5
     Radiation Emitting Devices Regulations  	       6
France
     Order of Apr 24,  1970, Relating to Electric Generators  of
       Ionizing Radiation to be Used for Medical Purposes  	       6
     Public Health Code  	       7
Germany Fed Rep of
     See WATER  (Germany Fed Rep of) -- Control No. 01014	      12
Great Britain
     Atomic Energy Act 1946, 9 §  10 Geo. c.  80	       7
     Atomic Energy Act 1954, 2 §  3 Eliz. 2,  c. 32	       7
Netherlands
     Netherlands:  Protection Against Ionizing Radiation   	       8
     Protection Against Ionizing  Radiations:  Netherlands  	       8

                          SOLID  WASTE

Canada
     National Harbors  Board By-Law A-l   	       8
     Oil and Gas Production and Conservation Act	       9
     See WATER  (Canada) -- Control No. 00842  	      11
Germany Fed Rep of
     Baden-Wuerttemberg Law of Dec 21, 1971  (GB1.  1972 S.  1) on
       the Disposal of Waste  (Excerpts)  	       9
     Hamburg Law of Jul 8, 1971  (GVB1. - HBG I S.  129) on  Waste
       Disposal Procedures  	       9
     See WATER  (Germany Fed Rep of) -- Control No. 01014	      10
Great Britain
     Removal and Disposal of Vehicles Regulations  1968, No.  43   .  .      10
Japan
     Sep 23, 1971 Enforcement of  the Waste Disposal and Cleaning
       Law	      10
     Sep 23, 1971 Enforcement Regulation of  the Waste Disposal
       and Cleaning Law	      10

                                WAT E R

Belgium
     Police Regulations on Navigation in Belgian Sea Waters  and
       Ports	      11
     Pollution of the  Sea Through Hydrocarbons   	      11
                                    11

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                                WATER

Canada
     National Harbours Board Act  	       11
     Navigable Waters Protection Act  	       11
     See SOLID WASTE (Canada) — Control No. 00840   	        8
Finland
     See GENERAL (Finland) -- Control No. 00961  	       16
France
     Decree on the Administration and Classification of Waters
       and the Prevention of Pollution	       12
Germany Fed Rep of
     Concerns the Environment Program of the Federal Government  .  .       12
Great Britain
     Report of a River Pollution Survey of England and Wales,
       1970, vol. 1	       13
     The Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act, 1923, 13 § 14 Geo.
       5, c. 16	       13
     The Secretary of State for Wales and Minister of Land
       Natural Resources Order, 1965  	       13
     The Secretary of State for the Environment Order, 1970 ....       14
     The Water Resources Act, 1963, c. 38	       14
     The Water Resources (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations,
       1965, c. 38	'  .  .  .       14
     The Water Resources Act, 1971, c. 34 .  .'	       15

                              GENERAL

Canada
     Environment Canada:  Its Organization and Objectives 	       15
     Reorganization - Environment Canada  	       15
     Environment and the Law	       16
Finland
     United Nations Conference on Human Environment  	       16
Japan
     Jun 22, 1972 Law No. 85 on Natural Protection	       16
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                                  AIR

Finland     See GENERAL (Finland) -- Control No. 00961

Germany
Fed Rep of  See WATER (Germany Fed Rep of) — Control No. 01014

Netherlands See PESTICIDES (Netherlands) — Control No. 00610

                                NOISE

France      Article/Source Title:  "Oct 24, 1959 Decree Con-       Control
              cerning the Establishment of the Central Com-        No. 00895
              mission for the Prevention of Noise."  Journal
              officiel de la Republique francaise.
            Date/Place of Publication:Oct 29, 1959, Paris
            Pages:  10298-99       Language:  French
            Source Repository:  EPA	
            The Central Commission for the Prevention of Noise has as its
mission the promotion of all legislative and regulatory measures designed to
diminish noise, especially in built-up areas.  This Decree lists the members
of the Commission and the various organizations which they represent.

France      Article/Source Title:  "Oct 25, 1962 Order Con-        Control
              cerning the Measurement of Noise Produced by         No. 00896
              Motor Vehicles."  Journal officiel de la
              Republique francaise^.
            Date/Place of Publication:  Nov 15, 1962, Paris
            Pages:  11102-04       Language:  French
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            Article 1 of this Order contains a table listing the maximum
permissible sound levels for various types of motor vehicles.  Article 2
stipulates that measurements of motor vehicle noise be carried out by a
laboratory approved by the Minister of Public Works and Transportation.
Article 3 deals with standards for the production and maintenance of silenc-
ing devices, and Article 4 requires the proper maintenance of exhaust control
devices.  Article 5 prohibits loud roaring of engines as well as tampering
with exhaust devices in order to increase noise-level.  Article 6 specifies
to what extent the provisions of the Order apply to new automobiles and to
those already in operation.  Appended to the Order is a list of specifica-
tions on the measurement of motor vehicle noise.  Sections deal with appa-
ratuses, conditions and methods for testing, and the interpretation of re-
sults.  A further section deals with tests to be run on replacement silenc-
ing devices.

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                              NOISE

France      Article/Source Title:   "Circular  Letter 66 S.S. of     Control
              May  15,  1963:   Implementation of Decree 63-405,      No. 00890
              Apr  10,  1963,  on  Prevention  of  and Compensation
              for  Industrial Accidents."   Hygiene et securite,
              llth ed.  J. Pluyette,  comp.
            Date/Place  of Publication:  1971, Paris
            Pages:   999-1000       Language:  French
            Source Repository:   EPA   	

            This Circular Letter,  which refers to Table 42 of the "Decree
No. 63-405 of Apr  10,  1963,  on  Prevention  of  and Compensation for Industrial
Accidents," contains general observations  on  the importance of  noise control
and suggests several measures for  combatting  noise in industrial situations,
among which are:   diminishing sound intensity through the use of sound-
proofing material; limiting  noises and vibrations to a fixed area; and in-
stalling barriers  to prevent sound from spreading.  The Letter  further
states that, because of the  high expenses  involved in putting the recommended
measures into effect,  the Regional Offices of the National Health Service
are authorized  to  grant assistance at low  rates of interest to  businesses
which find it necessary to take such  steps.   The role of the National Health
Service in preventing  and making compensation for occupational  diseases is
also stressed.

France      Article/Source Title:   "Apr 18, 1969 Decree No.        Control
              69-380,  Concerning Sound Insulation of Machinery     No. 00894
              Used on  Outdoor Work Sites." Hygiene et securite,
              llth ed.  J. Pluyette,  comp.
            Date/Place  of Publication:  1971, Paris
            Page:  1272            Language:  French
            Source Repository:   EPA	

            By  this  Decree the  Minister of Social Affairs, the  Minister of
the Interior., the  Minister of Equipment and Housing, and the Minister of
Industry are given the  responsibility for  setting standards and issuing
orders regarding the use  of  sound  insulation  for machinery used on outdoor
work sites.

Germany     Article/Source Title:   "Apr 24, 1926 International     Control
Fed Rep of    Agreement (RGB1 1930, S. 1233)  on Motor Vehicle      No. 00911
              Traffic  --  Excerpts."  Handbuch des Laermschutzes:
              50 080.   Eberhard Gossrau, et al, comps.
            Date/Place  of Publication:  Dec 1969, West Germany
            Page:  1                Language:  German
            Source Repository:   EPA	
            This Agreement stipulates, among other things, that motor ve-
hicles engaged in travel across national boundaries must be operationally
safe to the extent that the danger of fire or explosion is excluded to the
degree possible, that no other danger for others arises, and that neither
fright nor severe inconvenience to others occurs from noise, smoke, or odor.

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                                NOISE

Germany Fed Rep of (Control No. 00911) continued:

Further, the Agreement requires that these motor vehicles be equipped with
exhaust mufflers and with pleasant-sounding warning devices of sufficient
loudness.

Germany
Fed Rep of  See WATER (Germany Fed Rep of) — Control No. 01014

Great       Article/Source Title:  "Injury to Health and Com-      Control
Britain       fort."  The Laws of England, 3d ed., v. 28.          No. 00880
              Earl of Halsbury, et al.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1959, London
            Pages:  136-138        Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This section describes the general principles of laws on nuisance
and particular provisions on noise and vibrations.  Activities which infringe
on the right of neighbors to "comfortable and healthful enjoyment" of the
premises are declared a nuisance.  An injunction will be granted against any
activity which is judged to be a nuisance according to existing community
standards.  Noise caused by temporary construction projects conducted with
reasonable precaution is not a nuisance.  Besides civil proceedings for an
injunction, other legal remedies for control of excessive noise and vibra-
tions include:  indictment for misdemeanor or summary prosecution for viola-
tion of local ordinances; in case of motor vehicles, prosecution for offenses
relating to mufflers, warning devices of excessive noisiness; for aircraft,
prosecution for contravention of statutory regulations.  The nuisance provi-
sions apply also to other types of pollution.

Japan       Article/Source Title:  "Aug 1, 1967 Law No. 110 on     Control
              Noise Abatement in the Vicinity of Public Air-       No. 00877
              ports."  Kogaiho handobuk.  Kanazawa Yoshio, ed.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1969, Tokyo
            Pages:  705-706        Language:  Japanese
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Law is designed to protect the health of persons living in
the vicinity of public airports by reducing the noise originating from air-
craft in such areas and by providing for indemnity and other compensations
in the case of injury caused by the frequent takeoff and landing of air-
craft.  When he deems it necessary, the Minister of Transportation may pre-
scribe public notice navigational standards for takeoff and landing, flight
times, and other matters relating to air navigation.  Builders of specified
airports, including the Tokyo International Airport, are obliged to partici-
pate wholly or partially in the subsidizing efforts of local governments to
reduce the effect of noise caused by airports on schools, hospitals, and
clinics located nearby.  The builder of a specified airport is also obliged
to subsidize partially the construction by local governments of public
recreation centers to alleviate the effects of aircraft noise.

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                           PESTICIDES

Great       Article/Source Title:  "Protection of Animals Act,     Conti'ol
Britain       1911, 1 and 2 Geo. 5, c. 27, as amended."            No. 00641
              Halsbury's Statutes of England, 3d ed., v. 2.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1968, London
            Pages:  229-239        Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            Among the provisions of this Act are those prohibiting the ad-
ministering of poisonous substances to animals and the placing of these
substances with the intent to destroy insects or rodents without taking
reasonable precautions to prevent injury to domestic animals and birds.

Great       Article/Source Title:  "Diseases of Animals Act,       Control
Britain       1950, 14 Geo. 6,  c. 36."  Halsbury's Statutes of     No. 00642
              England, 3d ed.,  v. 2.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1968, London
            Pages:  307-325; 343; 359-360; 363-365
            Language:  English	Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Act deals with the disinfection and treatment of diseased
animals.  Under its provisions, the Minister may prescribe the proper dis-
infection of clothing worn by persons working near diseased animals, the
cleansing of any infected area, and the disinfection of enclosures used by
animals and poultry.

Great       Article/Source Title:  "The Diseases of Animals        Control
Britain       (Approved Disinfectants) Order 1970, No. 1372."      No. 00644
              Statutory Instruments 1970, Part III, Sec. 1.
            Date/Place of Publication:1971, London
            Pages:  4599-4602      Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Order requires that the disinfectants on the approved list
be diluted by proportions specified on the appended Schedule.  (This Schedule
has been replaced by the 1972 Order.)  The containers of disinfectants must
be labeled as the Minister may  direct.  Additionally, the Order requires that
any person using a disinfectant must submit a sample of the disinfectant to
an inspector for testing.

Great       Article/Source Title:  "The Diseases of Animals        Control
Britain       (Approved Disinfectants) (Amendment) Order 1972,     No. 00643
              No. 242."  Statutory Instruments 1972, Part I,
              Sec. 1.
            Date/Place of Publication:   1972, London
            Pages:  846-855        Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	
            This Order, amending the 1970 Approved Disinfectants Order, sub-
stitutes a new Schedule listing the dilution proportions required for approved
disinfectants.  The Order also lists those disinfectants to be used under the
poultry pests order.

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                           PESTICIDES

Germany
Fed Rep of  See WATER (Germany Fed Rep of) — Control No. 01014

Japan       Article/Source Title:  "Enforcement Regulation of      Control
              the Agricultural Chemicals Control Law."  Ministry   No. 00598
              of Agriculture and Forestry Ordinance No. 21,
              Apr 20, 1951 as amended by Ordinance No. 55.
            Date/Plo.ce of Publication:  1971, Tokyo
            Pages:  325-327        Language:  Japanese
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            The Regulations, as amended on Jul 1, 1971, specify the forms
required for the registry of pesticides, the fees to be paid, and the proper
procedures for labeling pesticides.

Japan       Article/Souroe Title:  "Enforcement Order of the       Control
              Agricultural Chemicals Control Law."  Cabinet        No. 00599
              Order No. 56, Mar 50, 1971, as amended by Order
              No. 568, Dec 10, 1971.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1971, Tokyo
            Pages:  327-330        Language:  Japanese
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Order designates three types of agricultural chemicals which
can cause the pollution of crops, soil, or water.  It also describes the
method of determining which public waterways are subject to the Governor's
approval for the use of agricultural chemicals.

Netherlands Article/Source Title:  "Nov 19, 1938 Decree (Stb.      Control
              872) on Factory and Workshop Safety, as              No. 00610
              amended."  Veiligheidswet 1954.  W.J. 't Hoen
              and I.L. Rikmenspoel, comp.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1971, Zwolle
            Pages:  80-83; 136-139; 162-165
            Language:  Putch	Source Repository:  EPA	

            Articles 1, 92-97, 181, 183, 184 and 187 of this Decree implement
the 1934 Law on Industrial Safety.  Its provisions are concerned with safety
in the chemical industry; measures necessary to prevent the discharge and
dispersion of toxic or disagreeable vapors, gases, and dusts; and the pre-
vention of occupational or accidental poisoning.

                            RADIATION

Canada      Article/Source Title:  "Department of National         Control
              Health and Welfare Act, as amended."  Can Rev.       No. 00698
              Stat., c. N-9 (1970), v. 5.
            Date/Place of Publication:1970, Ottawa
            Pages:  5333-5336      Languages:  English/French
            Source Repository:  EPA	
            The Minister appointed by commission under the Great Seal pre-
sides over the Department of Health and Welfare, and his duties, powers and

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                            RADIATION

Canada (Control No. 00698) continued:

functions extend to and include all matters relating to the promotion or
preservation of health.  The Governor in Council may establish such boards,
committees and councils as he deems necessary to assist and advise the
Minister and to cooperate with provincial authorities for the purpose of
this Act.  (The Radiation Protection Division was so established, and it is
one of the health authorities mentioned in the Atomic Energy Control Regula-
tions.)  The Governor in Council may make regulations and impose penalties
for the failure to obey the regulations by way of a fine not exceeding $200
or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, enforceable upon
summary conviction.  This Act was amended by SOR/70/517, 104 Can. Gaz. Pt.
II, 1414 (Dec 23, 1970) and Can. Rev. Stat., c. 14, (2d Supp. 1970).

Canada      Article/Source Title:  "Radiation Emitting Devices     Control
              Regulations."  SOR/72-45, 106 Can. Gaz. Pt. II,      No. 00707
              266  (Mar 8, 1972) amended by SOR/72-222, 106"Can.
              Gaz. Pt. II, 966  (Jul 12, 1972).
            Date/Place of Publication:Mar 8, 1972, Ottawa
            Pages:  266-271        Languages:  English/French
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            These Regulations, issued under the 1970 Radiation Emitting De-
vices Act, place television receivers and extra-oral dental x-ray equipment
in the classes of devices to be regulated.  The standards for regulating
these classes of equipment are appended to the Regulations as Schedules A
and B.  The inspector who seizes a device or component may keep it until he
can ascertain whether it complies with the prescribed standards.  The in-
spector must maintain a written record of the particulars of his deposition
of the device or its component.

France      Article/Source Title:  "Order of Apr 24, 1970, Re-     Control
              lating to Electric Generators of Ionizing Radia-     No. 00675
              tion to be Used for Medical Purposes."  Journal
              Officiel de la Republique Francaise.
            Date/Place of Publication:May 29, 1970, Paris
            Page:  5004            Language:  French
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Order stipulates that the installation of electric generators
of ionizing radiation for medical purposes, which employ more than 500 KeV of
energy, is subject to preliminary authorization from the Minister of Public
Health, to be granted after consultation with the National Commission for
Hospital Establishments.  An appendix details the manner in which application
for such authorization must be made.

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                            RADIATION

France      Article/Source Title:  "Public Health Code."  Codes    Control
              de la securite sociale, de la sante publique, de     No. 00678
              la mutualite, de la famille et de 1'aide sociale,
              6th ed.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1970, Paris
            Pages:  325; 926-927; 1010-1013
            Language:   French	Source Repository:  EPA	

            Articles L. 44-1 to L. 44-3 apply to the marketing, use and
storage of natural radioactive elements and restrict their use on the human
body to diagnostic or therapeutic medical purposes.  Articles L.  631 to
L. 640 place restrictions on the use of artificial radioactive elements and
set up an Interministerial Commission to make decisions relating to the use
of such elements.  Articles R. 5230 to R. 5238 detail the composition, ad-
ministration and functions of the Interministerial Commission.

Germany
Fed Rep of  See WATER (Germany Fed Rep of) — Control No. 01014

Great       Article/Souroe Title:  "Atomic Energy Act 1946,        Control
Britain       9 § 10 Geo. c. 80."  Halsbury's Statutes of          No. 00768
              England, 3d ed., v. 37.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1972, London
            Pages:  369-385        Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Act establishes it as the duty of the Minister of Supply
(now the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry) to promote and control
the development of atomic energy.  The Secretary may obtain any land or
water rights connected with the mining of minerals used in the production
of atomic energy and may prohibit the acquisition, production, treatment,
possession, use, disposal, export or import of any of the involved minerals
except by license.

Great       Article/Source Title:  "Atomic Energy Act 1954,        Control
Britain       2 & 3 Eliz. 2, c. 32."  Halsbury's Statutes of       No. 00767
              England, 3d ed., v. 57.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1972, London
            Pages:  386-399        Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Act,  as amended by the 1959 Atomic Energy Act, establishes
the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.  In its powers to purchase lands
and carry out works, the Authority must make certain that no ionizing radia-
tion from any waste discharged, in whatever form, causes injury to any person
or damage to any property.

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                            RADIATION

Netherlands Article/Source Title:  "Netherlands:  Protection       Control
              Against Ionizing Radiation."  International         , No. 00757
              Digest of Health Legislation, v.  14.  World
              Health Organization.
            Date/Place of Publication:   1963, Geneva, Switzerland
            Pages:  659-675        Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This article summarizes the  major provisions of Law No. 82 of
Feb 21, 1963 embodying regulations on the production of nuclear energy and
the use of radioactive substances and apparatus emitting ionizing radiation.
It also presents a full English-language translation of the Mar 18, 1963
Safety Decree  (Stb. 98) on Ionizing Radiation.  Its major subdivisions are
concerned with definitions, the prevention of accidents, contamination and
occupational diseases, and the duties of workers.

Netherlands Article/Source Title:  "Protection  Against Ionizing    Control
              Radiations:  Netherlands." International Digest     No. 00736
              of Health Legislation, v.  22, no. 4.  World
              Health Organization.
            Date/Place of Publication:   1971, Geneva, Switzerland
            Pages:  785-797        Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This article summarizes Dutch legislation on protection from
ionizing radiation, citing each individual law, amendment, and decree.
Topically arranged, the article covers the competent authorities, the ad-
visory bodies, the overall control system in the field of nuclear energy,
and the use of radioactive substances and equipment emitting ionizing radi-
ation (within the context of  the Nuclear Energy Law), penal legislation,
general rules for radiation protection from the standpoint of occupational
safety and medical surveillance of workers, special provisions applicable
to radioactive substances and to equipment emitting ionizing radiation,
control of radioactive pollution of the  environment as well as the transport
of radioactive materials, food irradiation, and radiation protection in
medical establishments.

                        SOLID  WASTE

Canada      Article/Source Title:  "National Harbors Board By-     Control
              Law A-l."  SOR  Cons./1955, v. 3.                     No. 00840
            Date/Place of Publication:   1955, Ottawa
            Pages:  2252-2254     Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            Section 4 of this Law prohibits anyone from causing or failing
to do anything which may bring about an  encumbrance of the water or shore
of any harbor or an obstruction or danger to navigation in the harbor.  It
further provides that nothing shall be thrown,  drained or discharged into
the water, allowed to come into contact  with the water, or deposited anywhere
within the limits of the harbor, which may damage vessels or property or


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                          SOLID  WASTE

Canada (Control No. 00840) continued:

cause any nuisance or endanger life or health.  The Section exempts ballast
or rubbish only when the Harbor Board assigns disposal sites.

Canada      Article/Source Title:  "Oil and Gas Production and     Control
              Conservation Act."  Can. Rev. Stat. c. 0-4 (1970);   No. 00844
              amended by 1st Supp. 1970. c. 50; 2d Supp. 1970.
              c. 10.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1970, Ottawa
            Pages:  5613-5643      Languages:  English/French
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development is the
administrative officer for this Act which applies to oil and gas in the
Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territory.  The Act provides that the
Governor in Council may make regulations for the prevention of wastes, both
ordinary wastes and wastes as understood in the oil and gas industry.  The
Chief Conservation Officer, appointed by the Minister, may order the cessa-
tion of operations causing wastes or the take-over of control and management
of works causing wastes.  Similarly, he may institute proceedings to prevent
oil-and-gas industry wastes.  Any person or his employee who commits an
offense under this Act is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more
than $1000, to six months imprisonment, or to both.

Canada      See WATER (Canada) — Control No. 00842

Germany     Article/Source Title:  "Baden-Wuerttemberg Law of      Control
Fed Rep of    Dec 21, 1971 (GB1. 1972 S. 1) on the Disposal of     No. 00805
              Waste (Excerpts)."  Umweltrecht:  Raum und Natur
              Qlu/B-W:  4715).  W. Burhenne, comp.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1972, West Berlin
            Pages:  11-19          Language:  German
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Law is designed to insure that solid wastes will be disposed
of in such a manner as not to impair the welfare of the general public nor to
prejudice the health of man or animal.  Provisions cover the obligation to
dispose of waste, disposal facilities, planning procedures, monitoring, and
violations and penalties.

Germany     Article/Source Title:  "Hamburg Law of Jul 8, 1971     Control
Fed Rep of    (GVB1. - HBG I S. 129) on Waste Disposal Proce-      No. 00804
              dures.''  Umweltrecht:  Raum und Natur (Mu/HBG;
              4740).  W... Burhenne, comp.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1972, West Berlin
            Pages:  11-15          Language:  German
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Law, designed to assure that solid wastes are so disposed
of as not to endanger the health of man or animal nor to disrupt public

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Germany Fed Rep of  (Control No. 00804) continued:

safety, covers the  area of validity, procedures for waste disposal, waste
disposal installations, monitoring by competent authorities, and violations.

Germany
Fed Rep of  See WATER  (Germany Fed Rep of) — Control No. 01014

Great       Article/'Source Title:  "Removal and Disposal of        Control
Britain       Vehicles Regulations 1968, No. 43."  Statutory       No. 00848
              •Instruments 1968, Part I, Sec. 1.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1968, London
            Pages:  96-108         Language:  English
            Source  Repository:  EPA	

            These Regulations declare that a constable may arrange for the
removal of any vehicle left on a road or other land without lawful authority.
The Regulations include a Schedule showing the form of notice that must be
given the owner of  the land where the vehicle rests.  The owner of the land
has 15 days in which to object to the removal.  If a vehicle is to be de-
stroyed, a notice to that effect must be attached to the vehicle for seven
days prior to its removal.  These Regulations also describe the procedures
for attempting to find the owner of the abandoned vehicle and the system
of charges for the  removal, storage and disposal of abandoned vehicles.

Japan       Article/Source Title: "Sep 23, 1971 Enforcement        Control
              of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law."  Cabinet    No. 00822
              Order No. 500
            Date/Place of Publication:  Sep 23, 1971, Tokyo
            Pages:  156-165        Language:  Japanese
            Source  Repository:  EPA	
            This Cabinet Order designates  13  items as industrial wastes.  It
also delineates various control  standards  for general and industrial wastes
with respect to their  collection,  transportation  and disposal and to main-
tenance standards for  disposal devices.

Japan       Article/Source Title:   "Sep  23, 1971  Enforcement       Control
              Regulation of the  Waste Disposal and Cleaning        No. 00823
              Law.''  Ministry of Health  and Welfare Ordinance
              No. 35.
            Date/Place of Publication:   Sep 23, 1971, Tokyo
            Pages:  166-177         Language:   Japanese
            Source Repository:   EPA	
            This Regulation deals with the standards for maintenance, clean-
ing, and storage of industrial waste disposal devices; notification relating
to these devices; criteria for the granting of a permit to an industrial
waste disposal business; and qualifications for a position as a local environ-
mental hygiene officer and as a technical superintendent in charge of general
or industrial waste disposal facilities.

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Belgium     Article/'Source Title:  "Police Regulations on Navi-    Control
              gation in Belgian Sea Waters and Ports."  Bulletin   No. 00462
              usuel des lois et arretes, v. 14.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1930, Brusse1s
            Page:  764             Language:  French
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            Article 11, paragraph 2(a) of this Decree of Jan 22, 1929, pro-
hibits the throwing, depositing, permitting to float on, or discharging into
the waters of ports, their tributaries, or the Belgian sea waters, of any
object which may touch bottom, disturb navigation or hinder the free flow of
those waters, or which may discharge any material or liquid, especially oil
or any residues, that may pollute the shorelines.

Belgium     Article/Source Title:  "Pollution of the Sea Through   Control
              Hydrocarbons."  Les codes et les lois speciales      No. 00463
              les plus usuelles, 52d ed., v.~T.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1969, Bruss e1s
            Pages:  887-890        Language:  French
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Decree of Nov 29, 1967 implements the provisions of the Law
of Jul 4, 1962, and states in detail the obligations imposed on vessels for
the avoiding of pollution of the sea.

Canada      Article/Source Title:  "National Harbours Board        Control
              Act."  Can. Rev. Stat. c. N-8 (1970).                No. 00842
            Date/Place of Publication:1970, Ottawa
            Pages:  5309-5327      Languages:  English/French
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Act, as amended by c. 16 of the Expropriations Act, 1st
Supplement (1970), provides that the Minister named by the Governor in Coun-
cil to administer this Act shall appoint a National Harbors Board with juris-
diction and control over certain designated harbors.  The Governor in Council
may make by-laws for the direction and management of the Board and the ad-
ministration of these harbors.  The Board may use reasonable force to execute
the by-laws when violation thereof may cause danger or annoyance to the public
or obstruct the operation of a harbor.   (From this power the Board derives
authority to prevent the discharge of wastes and rubbish into harbor waters.)

Canada      Article/Source Title:  "Navigable Waters Protection    Control
              Act."  Can. Rev. Stat. c. N-19  (1970).               No. 00513
            Date/Place of Publication:
            Pages:  5525-5526; 5530-5535
            Languages:  English/French  Source Repository:  EPA

            Sections of this Act prohibit the deposit of rubbish, the waste
products of logging, or any other material into navigable waters or their trib-
utaries when there are not at least 20 fathoms of water present at all times.


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                                WATER

Canada (Control No. 00513) continued:

The Governor in Council may declare waters exempt from this ban after satisfy-
ing himself that the public interest is not impaired.  Provisions of this Act
are the administrative responsibility of the Minister of Transport.

Canada      See SOLID WASTE (Canada) — Control No. 00840

Finland     See GENERAL  (Finland) — Control No. 00961

France      Article/Source Title:  "Decree on the Administration   Control
              and Classification of Waters and the Prevention of   No. 00441
              Pollution."  Journal officiel de la Republique
              francaise:  Regime de 1'eau.
            Date/Place of Publication:T970, Paris
            Pages:  383-401        Language:  French
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Law No. 64-1245 of Dec 16, 1964, seeks to prevent water
pollution and restore the purity of waters.  It prohibits the discharge into
the sea of materials of  any kind, particularly industrial wastes harmful to
public health.  The Law  empowers departments and communes to undertake the
study, construction, and operation of all public works necessary for the
control of water pollution.   It makes mandatory the establishment of a river
basin committee and a financial agency for each river basin or group of
basins.  The Law also provides that a public administration office be charged
with the control of water pollution and be held strictly accountable for the
efficacy of its control  operations.

Germany     Article/Source Title:  Betrifft:  Umweltprogramm       Control
Fed Rep of    der Bundesregierung  (Concerns the Environment        No. 01014
              Program of the  Federal Government), No. 9 in the
              Series "Betrifft." Federal Ministry of the
              Interior.
            Date/Place of Publication:  Oct 1971, Bonn
            Pages:  1-88           Language:  German
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This publication, part of a series titled "Betrifft" and put out
by the Federal Republic  of Germany Interior Ministry, treats in detail the
various facets of the Government's environmental protection program initiated
in 1970.  It covers the  entire range of environmental problems and threats
and deals with the solutions  being sought and applied by the Government in
conjunction with science, industry and other groups.  Main topics in this
publication are:  environmental chemicals and biocides; water, coastal waters
and high seas; air and noise  pollution; and radioactive wastes.  An appendix
contains a list of the Federal Republic's environmental legislation and of
its cost to the Government.   There is also a glossary of environmental terms.
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                                WATER

Great       Article/Source Title:  Report of a River Pollution     Control
Britain       Survey of England and Wales, 1970, v. 1.  Dept       No. 00976
              of the Environment -- The Welsh Office.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1971, London
            Pages:  1-59           Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This report, the first of two volumes, presents findings of the
River Pollution Survey, which was conducted in collaboration with the river
authorities and is believed to be the most comprehensive of its kind ever
undertaken.  It includes information on river quality and on those lengths
of river which could be used as sources of future public water supplies.
Rivers are classified by chemical criteria (four classes of pollution serious-
ness) and assessed in biological terms (four classes according to type of life
which they support).  The text also contains a discussion of the administra-
tion of pollution control and numerous tables and graphs concerning the clas-
sifications.  Accompanying the text are ten large foldout sectional maps re-
sulting from the Survey; samples of the nine forms used are also included.
One major finding of the Survey was that over three quarters of the lengths
of river in the area surveyed are free from pollution.

Great       Article/Source Title:  "The Salmon and Freshwater      Control
Britain       Fisheries Act, 1923, 13 & 14 Geo. 5, c. 16."         No. 00571
              Halsbury's Statutes of England, 3d ed., v. 15.
            Date/Place of Publication:1969, London
            Pages:  760-761; 798   Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            Section 8 makes it an offense for a person to put into any water
containing fish anything which would be injurious to the fish or the fishes'
food.  Section 59(p) allows the fishery board to make by-laws to regulate
the deposit of any matter into waters containing fish.

Great       Article/Source Title:  "The Secretary of State for     Control
Britain       Wales and Minister of Land Natural Resources Order,  No. 00575
              1965."  Statutory Instruments 1965, No. 519.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1965, London
            Pages:  785, 796       Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This order transfers the following from the Minister of Housing
and Local Government to the Secretary of State:   (1) functions under the
Water Acts 1945,  1948, and 1958 as applied to Wales;  (2) functions under the
Water Resources Act, 1965.  Schedule I, Part i lists the acts with functions
which are transferred, including the Alkali, Etc., Works Regulation Act, 1906,
the Public Health Act, 1956, Clean Air Act, 1956, and the Clean Rivers
(Estuaries and Tidal Waters) Act, 1960.
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Great       Article/Source Title:   "The Secretary of State for     Control
Britain       the Environment Order,  1970."   Statutory Instru-     No. 00584
              ments  1970, No. 1681.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1971, London
            Pages:   5554, 5558      Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This order transfers the  functions of the Minister  of Housing and
Local Government to  the  Secretary  of  State.   Schedule I provides that the
Secretary of State for the Environment is  to  take over the functions formerly
handled by the Minister  of Housing and Local  Government under the Waters Act,
1945 and 1948 and the Water  Resources Act, 1963.  Section 9 describes the
exact sections of the Water  Acts,  1945 and 1948 affected by the administra-
tive change.

Great       Article/Source Title:   "The Water Resources Act,       Control
Britain       1963,  c. 38."  Halsbury's Statutes of England,       No. 00555
              3d ed., v. 39.
            Date/Place of Publication:
            Pages:   230, 235, 306-314  Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	   	
            This  act  establishes  the  river authorities  and a water resources
board, and transfers  to  the  river authorities  the  function under the Rivers
(Prevention of Pollution) Act,  1951 to  1961.   Section 72 makes it illegal to
discharge polluting matter into any underground  strata  without the consent
of the river authority;  which may grant such consent subject to any reason-
able conditions concerning the  nature of discharge, protective measures to
be taken and provisions  for  inspection  and maintenance.  Section 74, however,
provides that the  consent of the  authority may be  varied or revoked subject
to appeal to the  Secretary of State for the Environment.  The authority is
granted power to  proceed with any means to remove  the cause of pollution due
to an accident or  unforeseen event.   It may also make agreements with the
local sewerage authority to  transfer  outlets at  the authority's expense.
Authorities are empowered to make bylaws to protect waters against pollution,
including the regulation of  recreational uses  of the waters.

Great       Article/Source Title:  "The Water  Resources  (Miscel-   Control
Britain       laneous Provisions)  Regulations, 1965, c. 38."       No. 00566
              Statutory  Instruments 1965,  No.  1092.
            Date/Place of Publication:1966,  London
            Pages:  2791-2796      Language:   English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            These  regulations were made by the Minister of Housing and Local
Government.  They  provide procedural  steps in  appealing decisions of the
river authorities  relating to the control  of underground discharges.  The
form required for  the register  of consents is  detailed and the schedule pro-
vides a form for notice  to the  river  authority of  "intention to construct a
work for abstraction of  water contained in underground strata."
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                                WATER

Great       Article/Source Title:  "The Water Resources Act,       Control
Britain       1971, c. 34."  Halsbury's Statutes of England,       No. 00581
              3d ed., v. 41.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1972, London
            Pages:  2284-2289      Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This act is a supplement to the Water Resources Act, 1963, c. 38.
The Secretary of State for the Environment may authorize the river authority
to "discharge water into any inland water or underground strata."  River
authorities and legally authorized water suppliers may make agreements con-
cerning the "discharge of water from any works," subject to the consent of
the Secretary of State for the Environment.  The schedule to this act lists
.the procedural steps to be followed by the river authority in order to secure
permission for additional discharge points.  Any person who is damaged by
reason of discharge of water in pursuance to an order under this act is en-
titled to compensation by the river authority.

                              GENERAL

Canada      Article/Source Title:  Environment Canada:  Its        Control
              Organization and Objectives                          No. 00942
            Date/Place of Publication:T971, Ottawa
            Pages:  1-14           Languages: English/French
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This pamphlet describes the organization and objectives of the
Department of the Environment, which officially came into being Jun 11, 1971,
following the proclamation of the Government Organization Act, 1970.  The six
goals of the Department, also known as Environment Canada, are:  to carry on
established resource programs and services; to clean up and control pollution;
to assess and control the environmental impact of major development; to
initiate long-term environmental programs; to promote and support interna-
tional environmental initiatives; to develop an environmental information and
education program.  The organization of the Department is diagrammed and the
functions of the six assistant deputy ministers and the three director
generals are reviewed.  Brief biographies of the top 11 officials are also
presented.

Canada      Article/Source Title:  "Reorganization - Environ-      Control
              ment Canada."  Environment Canada News Release.      No. 00944
            Date/Place of Publication:  Dec 15, 1972, Ottawa
            Pages:  1-4            Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	
            This news release announces the reorganization, effective Jan 1,
1973, of the Department of the Environment, which will have two principal
components:  (1) Fisheries and Marine Services, and (2) Environmental Services,
each headed by a Senior Assistant Deputy Minister.  The names of the new
officials are given and their functions within the reorganized department are
briefly explained.  An organization chart is also included.

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Canada      Article/Source Title:  Environment and the Law.        Control
            Date/Place of 'Publication:  Mar 1972, Ottawa           No. 00979
            Pages:  1-24           Language:  English/French
            Source Repository:  EPA	
            This pamphlet, prepared by the Information and Consumer Branch
of Environment Canada, summarizes environmental jurisdictions and recent
federal antipollution  legislation in Canada.   It discusses the origins and
purpose of Environment Canada,  a Department  created by the federal govern-
ment in Jun 1971.  This Department has the responsibility for initiating
government-wide programs  and  for coordinating  efforts related to environ-
mental protection.   It also provides specialist advisory services to other
departments.

Finland     Article/Source Title:  United Nations  Conference       Control
              on Human Environment.  Finnish National Report.      No. 00961
            Date/Place of Publication:   1972,  Helsinki
            Pages:   1-64           Language:   English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            The first  part of this report surveys  the most important environ-
mental problems in Finland.   Under the heading of  settlement and urban
problems, there are  discussions of population  trends as well as of air and
water pollution from industry and traffic.   Treated under the heading of
resources management are  chiefly programs dealing  with forestry and peatlands;
the section on pollution  damage considers a  system for describing, establish-
ing norms for, and supervising  pollution.  The second part of the report
surveys implemented  and planned pollution control  measures.  These include
national acts, agencies,  and  institutes  as well as programs for information
and education.  Several maps  and charts  are  included.

Japan       Article/Source Title:  "Jun  22,  1972 Law No. 85 on     Control
              Natural  Protection."  Kampo                          No. 00870
            Date/Place of Publication:   1972,  Tokyo
            Pages:   19-25         Language:   Japanese
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This is  the first comprehensive  law  (58 articles) aimed at the
protection of the natural environment under  the direction of the Environmental
Protection Agency.
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