Number 16
            December, 1973
       SUMMARIES OF
FOREIGN  GOVERNMENT
      ENVIRONMENTAL
 U. S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

          Washington. D. C. 2046C

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                             FOREWORD
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         solid waste management

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                    TABLE  OF  CONTENTS
                               NOISE

Germany Fed Rep of
     Sep 9, 1956 Law for Protection Against Construction Noises
       (BGB1 S. 1214)	          1
     German Norms -- Sep 1962 -- Noise Abatement in Above-
       Ground Construction 	          1
     Aug 19, 1970 General Administrative Provisions on Protec-
       tion Against Construction Noise - Noise Immissions
       (Bundesanzeiger Nr. 160)	          2
     German Norms  May 1971  Noise Abatement in Town Plan-
       ning.  Recommended Procedure for Calculating and Rating
       Noise Levels  (MB1 NW 1971 S. 2129)	          2
Great Britain
     The Civil Aviation Act, 1949, 12, 13 and 14 Geo. 6, c. 67,
       as amended by the Civil Aviation Act, 1968, c. 61 ...          2
     The Civil Aviation Act, 1968, c. 61	          3
     The Civil Aviation Act, 1971, c. 75	          3

                          PESTICIDES

Great Britain
     Farm and Garden Chemicals Act, 1967, c. 50	          3
     The Hydrogen Cyanide (Fumigation) Act, 1937, 1 Edw. 8 
       1 Geo. 6, c. 45	          4
     Hydrogen Cyanide Fumigation  	          4
     The Medicines Act, 1968, c. 67	          4
     The Pharmacy and Poisons Act, 1933, 23  24 Geo. 5, c. 25,
       as amended by The Pharmacy Act, 1954, 2  3 Eliz. 2,
       c. 61 and Medicines Act, 1968, c. 67	          5
     The Pharmacy Act, 1954, 2  3 Eliz. 2, c. 61	          5
     The Poisons List Order, 1972, No. 1938	          5
     The Poisons Rules, 1972, No. 1939	          6
     Prevention of Damage by Pests Act, 1949, 12  13 Geo. 6,
       c. 55	          6
     Protection of Birds Act, 1954, 2 $ 3 Eliz. 2, c. 30, as
       Amended  	          6

                           RADIATION

Great Britain
     Electricity (Amendment) Act, 1961, 9  10 Eliz. 2, c. 8   .          7
     The Factories Act, 1961, 9  10 Eliz. 2, c. 34	          7
     Food and Drugs Act,  1955, 4   5 Eliz. 2, c. 16	          7
     Food  (Control of Irradiation) Regulations, 1967, No. 385  .          7

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                           RADIATION

Netherlands
     Mar 18, 1963 Safety Decree  (Stb. 98) Concerning Ionizing
       Radiation as Amended  	          8
     Nov 27, 1964 Order  CStaatscourant 239) for Carrying Out
       Art. 33, Para. 5 of the Safety Decree of Ionizing Radi-
       ation 	          8
     Oct 8, 1969 Decree  (Stb. 471) on the Registration of Fis-
       sile Materials and Ores	          8
     Oct 19, 1969 Decree  (Stb. 472) on Registration of Radio-
       active Materials and  Costs of Food Inspection Services  .          9

                          SOLID  WASTE

Great Britain
     Highways Act, 1959,  7  8 Eliz. 2,  c. 25	          9
     Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1967,  c. 76	          9
     Local Government  (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1953, 1  
       2 Eliz. 2, c. 36	         10
     Local Authorities  (Charges  for Dustbins) Order, 1957- No.
       304	         10
     Litter Act, 1958,  6   6 Eliz. 2, c. 34'	         10
     The Town Police Clauses Act, 1847,  10  11 Viet., c. 89   .         10
     Removal of Refuse  Regulations, 1967, No.  1240  	         11
     Removal and Disposal of Vehicles  (Alteration of Enact-
       ments) Order, 1967, No. 1900	         11
     Town and Country Planning Act, 1962, 10 & 11 Eliz. 2,
       c. 38	         11
     Town and Country Planning  (Minerals) Regulations, 1971,
       No.  756	         11
                                WATER

Belgium
     Discharge of  Waste  Waters  from Sugar Refineries  and  from
       Grated Beets  	         12
     Law  for the Protection  of  Surface  Waters Against Pollution         12
     Means  of Appeals  Instituted by the Law for the Protection
       of Water Against  Pollution 	         13
Canada
     Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act 	         13
     Arctic Waters Pollution Act, Can.  Rev.  Stat., c.  2  (1st
       Supp. 1970);  Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Regula-
       tions 	         13
     Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act, Shipping Safety
       Control Zones Order;  Can.  Rev. Stat., c.  2  (1st Supp.
       1970)"	         14
                                    11

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                                WATER

France
     Circular Letter of Dec 10, 1968, on zones to protect the
       supply of water to communities	        -14
     Circular Letter on Technical Instructions for the Determi-
       nation of Bacteriological Pollution of Surface Waters  .         14
Germany Fed Rep of
     Berlin Water Law of Feb 23, 1960 (GVB1. S. 133) as Amended         15
     The Bremen Water Law of Mar 13, 1962 (BGB1.  I S. 503) as
       Amended	         15
     Hamburg Water Law of Jun 20, 1960 (GVB1. S.  335)	         15
     Hesse Water Law of Jul 6, 1960 (GVB1.  S. 69) as Amended  .         16
     Law No. 714.   Saarland Water Law of Jun 28,  1960 (Amts-
       blatt.  S.  511) as Amended (Excerpts)	         16
     Saarland Decree of Jul 18, 1968 CAmsblatt. S.  367) on the
       storage of liquids that endanger water resources ....         16
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                                NOISE

Germany     Article/Source Title:  "Sep 9, 1956 Law for Pro-      Control
Fed Rep of  tection Against Construction Noises (BGB1 S. 1214)."  No. 00917
            Handbuch des Laermschutzes:  36 025.  Eberhard
            Gossrau, et al, comp.
            Date/Place of Publication:  Jul, 1972, West Germany
            Pages:  1-4            language:  German
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Law, as amended by the Implementing Act to the May 24,
1968 Law on Violations (BGB1.  i} s. 503), specifies the types of construc-
tion machinery, such as excavators, compressed-air hammers, and circular
saws, that come under the purview of this legislation.  The Law requires
that the operators of such machinery take steps to prevent avoidable noise
and to reduce, to the extent that technology permits, unavoidable noise.
Owners and operators of such construction machines, as well as the owners
of the properties on which the machines are operating, are required to grant
access to official inspectors  charged with the taking of measurements to
ascertain noise levels.  The Law also specifies the composition of the Com-
mittee on Protection against Construction Noises,  that operates under the
aegis of the Federal Ministry  of Health.

Germany    Article/Sow?oe Title:  "German Norms -- Sep 1962 --   Control
Fed Rep of  Noise Abatement in Above-Ground Construction."        No. 00921
            Handbuch des Laermschutzes:  48 025 -  48 028.
            Eberhard  Gossrau, et al, comp.
            Date/Place of Publication:  Jun, 1971, West Germany
            Pages:  various        language:  German
            Source Repository:  EPA	_ 	

            These four pamphlets, each separately paginated, contain general
industrial standards for the reduction of noise levels in above-ground
structures.   The first is a discussion of concepts including noise levels
and noise pressures, sound dampening, architectural acoustics, and sound
absorption.   The second pamphlet is concerned with architectural require-
ments such as the soundproofing of walls  and ceilings, connecting corri-
dors and shafts, determination of acoustical sufficiency and protection in
technical facilities against internal and external noise.  The third deals
with specific examples of anti-noise protection measures for walls,  ceil-
ings, shafts, and corridors.  The fourth pamphlet  is concerned with  float-
ing plaster-stone techniques and instructions for builders.

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                               NOISE

Germany     Article/Source Title:  "Aug 19, 1970 General Admin-   Control
Fed Rep of  istrative Provisions on Protection Against Con-       No. 00918
            struction Noise - Noise Inunissions  (Bundesanzeiger
            Nr. 160)."  Handbuch des Laermschutzes:  30 036.
            Eberhard  Gossrau, et al, comp.
            Date/Place of Publication;  Jan, 1971, West Germany
            Pages:  1-50           language:  German
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            These General Provisions deal with definitions of construction
sites, construction machinery, and with noise immissions, immission thresh-
olds in decibels, measurements for the abatement of construction noises,
and with the ascertainment of estimated noise levels.  The five appendixes
concern the calculation of the noise level at the  immission site from the
noise  level at the measurement site, procedure for determining the average
level  of measurement data, the compilation of individual estimated levels
for an overall estimate of the noise level, measurement protocols, and
measures for the reduction of construction noise.

Germany     Article/Source Title:  "German Norms -- May 1971 --   Control
Fed Rep of  Noise Abatement in Town Planning.  Recommended Pro-   No. 00920
            cedure for Calculating and Rating Noise Levels
            (MB1 NW 1971 S. 2129)."  Handbuch des  Laermschutzes:
            48 037.  Eberhard  Gossrau, et al, comp.
            Date/Place of Publication:
            Pages: 1-14            Language:  German
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            These Norms contain certain rules to be considered as noise-
protection measures in urban planning.  The document covers data useful
in the determination of noise emissions, the transmittal and extent of
noise  as well as on noise immission and its evaluation.

Great       Article/Source Title:  "The Civil Aviation Act,       Control
Britain     1949, 12, 13 and 14 Geo. 6, c. 67, as  amended by      No. QQ882
            the Civil Aviation Act, 1968, c. 61."  Halsbury's
            Statutes of England, 3d ed., v. 2.
            Date/Place of Publication:1968, London
            Pages:  519-523        Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            Section 8 of this Act provides for licensing, inspection and
certification of aircraft, airports and facilities, and for regulation of
personnel employed on aircraft or at airports.  Authority to control air-
craft  noise and vibrations is derived from this section.

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                               NOISE

Great       Article/Source Title:  "The Civil Aviation Act,       Control
Britain     1968, c. 61."  Halsbury's Statutes of England,        No. 00897
            3d ed., v. 40.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1972, London
            Pages:  214            Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            Section 19 of this Act amends the Civil Aviation Act, 1949, to
include provisions for control of aircraft noise and supersonic flight.  It
defines authority to prohibit aircraft from landing in the United Kingdom
unless they carry certificates of compliance with noise standards.  Provi-
sions are established to regulate or prohibit flight of aircraft over the
United Kingdom at speeds in excess of Mach 1.

Great       Article/Source Title:  "The Civil Aviation Act,       Control
Britain     1971, c. 75."  Halsbury's Statutes of England,        No. 00883
            3d ed., v. 41.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1972, London
            Pages:  141-144        Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            Section 29 of this Act empowers the Secretary of State to make
regulations concerning noise and vibrations at airfields.   Landing and take
off procedures may be regulated to reduce noise levels.  Any aircraft oper-
ator who fails to comply with such regulations may be prevented from using
airport facilities.  The Secretary of State may order the manager of an
airport to take measures to reduce noise and vibrations at the airfield.
The manager may also be required to install at his own expense any equip-
ment deemed necessary for measuring noise levels in the vicinity of the
airport.

                          PESTICIDES

Great       Article/Source Title:  "Farm and Garden Chemicals     Control
Britain     Act, 1967, c. 50." Halsbury's Statutes of England,    No. 00638
            3d ed., v. 1.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1968, London
            Pages:  577-582        Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            The Act empowers the Minister of Agriculture,  Fisheries and
Food, and the Secretary of State, acting jointly, to make regulations con-
cerning the labeling of products that are used in gardening and farming for
the control of plant pests and diseases.   These products include those
items used to repel or kill insects, birds and animals, to control plant
diseases, or to destroy weeds and unwanted plant growth.  Section 1 (3)
requires that  the ministers, prior to making regulations, consult with
those organizations whose interests will be affected by the regulations.

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                          PESTICIDES

Great       Article/Source Title:  "The Hydrogen Cyanide (Fumi-   Control
Britain     gation) Act, 1937, 1 Edw. 8 Q 1 Geo. 6, c. 45."       No.- 00624
            Halsbury's Statutes of England, 3d ed., v. 26.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1971, London
            Pages:  400-403        Language:  English
            Source Repository;  EPA	

            The Act empowers the Secretary of State to make regulations con-
cerning the use of hydrogen cyanide for the fumigation of any premises or
articles within an enclosed area.  The provisions of this Act nay be extend-
ed to other substances by an Order in Council.  The Schedule describes pro-
cedures for investigating accidents or deaths associated with any fumigation
process.

Great       Article/Source Title:  "Hydrogen Cyanide Fumiga-      Control
Britain     tion."  Statutory Instruments, 1951, v. 1.            No. 00625
            Date/Place of Publication:1952, London
            Pages:  1066-1097      Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            The Hydrogen Cyanide  (Fumigation of Buildings) Regulations,
1951, No. 1759  (Statutory Instruments, 1951, No. 1759) and the Hydrogen Cy-
anide  (Fumigation of Ships) Regulations, 1951, No. 1760  (Statutory Instru-
ments, 1951, No. 1760) require that the person in charge of the operation
must be trained and experienced in fumigation work.  Substances which might
be dangerous to the operation must be removed and appropriate warning signs
displayed.  Certain other protective measures must be taken and certified
by the fumigator.  After fumigation, the operator must ascertain that the
premises are safe for reoccupation and sign a certificate of clearance.
The two regulations vary only slightly to satisfy the various requirements
of building and ship fumigation.  The Schedules contain forms to be com-
pleted by local authorities and the fumigator, first aid regulations and
requirements for safety tests after fumigation.

Great       Article/Source Title:  "The Medicines Act, 1968,      Control
Britain     c. 67."  Halsbury's Statutes of England, 3d ed.,      No. 00629
            v. 21.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1970, London
            Pages:  1127-1131      Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            Schedule 5 of this Act describes changes in the Pharmacy and
Poisons Act, 1933, c. 25, which consist largely of substituting the words
"nonmedicinal poisons" for "poisons".  The definition of "pharmacist" is
also altered.  Schedule 6 repeals parts of the Pharmacy and Poisons Act,
1933 and part of the Pharmacy Act, 1954.
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                          PESTICIDES

Great       Article/'Source Title;  "The Pharmacy and Poisons      Control
Britain     Act, 1933, 23  24 Geo. 5, c. 25, as amended by The   No. 00626
            Pharmacy Act, 1954, 2 & 3 Eliz. 2, c. 61 and Medi-
            cines Act, 1968, c. 67."  Halsbury's Statutes of
            England, 3d ed., v. 21.
            Date/Place of Publication;  1970, London
            Pages:  860-884        Language;  English
            Source Repository;  EPA	

            This Act authorises a retail drug business under supervision of
a registered pharmacist to sell poisons upon registration and payment of a
fee.  Poison containers must be labeled with name of poison, its proportion
and address of seller.  Certain poisons may be sold only to authorized per-
sons who must sign for them.  Section 16 and Schedule 2 establish the Poi-
sons Board which lists poisons subject to the Act.   The Secretary of State
is responsible for regulation of preparation,  storage, labeling, transport
and sale of poisons.  The Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain is re-
sponsible for registering pharmacists and inspecting premises to secure
compliance with this Act.  Local authorities are responsible for compliance
by persons not authorized as sellers of poison under the Act.

Great       Article/Source Title:  "The Pharmacy Act, 1954, 2     Control
Britain      3 Eliz. 2, c. 61."  Halsbury's Statutes of Eng-     No. 00630
            land, 3d ed., v. 21.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1970, London
            Pages:  910-928        language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Act defines procedures for maintenance of the Annual Reg-
ister of Pharmaceutical Chemists by the Council of the Pharmaceutical Soci-
ety of Great Britain.  Only registered pharmacists may sell poisons under
the Pharmacy and Poisons Act, 1933, c. 25.   The Fourth Schedule explains
the extent of repeal and amendment of the Pharmacy and Poisons Act, 1933.

Great       Article/Source Title:  "The Poisons List Order,       Control
Britain     1972, No. 1938."  Statutory Instruments, 1972.        No. 00628
            Date/Place of Publication:  1972, London
            Pages:  1-9            Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            The Poisons List Order, 1972, issued by the Poisons Board in
accordance with The Pharmacy and Poisons Act of 1933, revises The Poisons
List Order, 1971, No. 725 (Statutory Instruments, 1971).  Schedule I con-
tains amendments to the earlier list.  Schedule II consists of the revised
list in full.  The 1972 Order became effective on February 1, 1973.

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                           PESTICIDES

Great       Article/Source Title:  "The Poisons Rules, 1972,      Control
Britain     No. 1939."  Statutory Instruments, 1972.              No.  00627
            Date/Place of Publication:  1972, London
            Pages:  1-55           language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            The Poisons Rules, issued by the Poisons Board in accordance
with The Pharmacy and Poisons Act of 1933, provide for control of all  poi-
sons with certain sections referring specifically to pesticides.   Poisons
listed in Part A of Schedule 5 may be sold generally but are restricted to
specific uses  (e.g., horticulture, photographic processing) which must be
stated on label, while those in Part B may be sold only to persons requir-
ing them for agricultural and horticultural business.  Rule 18 prohibits
sale of strychnine and certain other poisons except to persons engaged in
pest control business and certified according to Schedule 13.  Rule 19 out-
laws sale of cyanide poisons except to certain institutions, by wholesale
or for export.  In Schedule 15, certain herbicides and pesticides which
must be dyed a distinctive color are listed.  Other provisions concern
storage, transportation, types of containers and labeling requirements.

Great       Article/Source Title:  "Prevention of Damage by       Control
Britain     Pests Act, 1949, 12  13 Geo. 6, c. 55."  Hals-       No.  00659
            bury's Statutes of England, 3d ed., v. 26.
            Date/Place of Publication:1971, London
            Pages:  418-419        language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            Part III of this Act provides that the Minister of Agriculture,
Fisheries, and Food may make regulations concerning the methods to be used
for controlling rodents, insects, and other pests.  Noncompliance with
these regulations subjects the violator to fines up to 100 pounds and an
additional 200 pounds for each subsequent offense.

Great       Article/Source Title:  "Protection of Birds Act,      Control
Britain     1954, 2 & 3 Eliz. 2, c. 30, as Amended."  Hals-       No.  00640
            bury's Statutes of England, 3d ed., v. 2.
            Date/Place of Publication:
            Pages:  198            Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            Section 5 (1) (a) of this Act prohibits the placing of any poi-
soned, poisonous, or stupefying substance for the purpose of killing or
injuring wild birds.

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                            RADIATION

Great       Article/Source Title:  "Electricity (Amendment)       Control
Britain     Act, 1961, 9 5 10 Eliz. 2, c. 8." Halsbury's          No. 00769
            Statutes of England, 3d ed.,  v.  11.
            Date/Place of Publication:1969, London
            Pages:  1060-1061      language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	.

            The Central Electricity Generating Board is empowered to employ
nuclear reactors at its generating station and to "supply radioactive mate-
rial produced in any such nuclear reactor."

Great       Article/Source Title:  "The Factories Act, 1961, 9    Control
Britain     & 10 Eliz. 2, c.  34."  Halsbury's Statutes of Eng-    No. 00685
            land, 3d ed., v.  13.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1969, London
            Pages:  476-477        language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            Section 76 of this Act empowers  the Minister to make regulations
concerning the health and safety of persons  employed in the manufacturing
industry.  Regulations may be made to apply  .to all factories, to certain
classes of factories or to an individual  plant.  Power of entry and inspec-
tion is granted.  Regulations made under this Act are subject to review by
Parliament.  (Regulations dealing with factories using radioactive sub-
stances have been made under this Act.)

Great       Article/Source Title:  "Food and Drugs Act, 1955,     Control
Britain     4  5 Eliz. 2, c. 16."  Halsbury's Statutes of        No. 00765
            England, 3d ed.,  v. 14.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1969, London
            Pages:  310-365        language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            Section 4 of this Act empowers the Minister to make any regu-
lation concerning the preparation, treatment, processing, sale or delivery
of any food destined for human consumption.   (Under this provision, subse-
quent regulations have been issued governing the application of ionizing
radiation to food.)

Great       Article/Source Title:  "Food (Control of Irradia-     Control
Britain     tion) Regulations, 1967, No.  385."  Statutory         No. 00764
            Instruments, 1967, Part I, Section 2.
            Date/Place of Publication:1967, London
            Pages:  1291-1292      Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            These regulations, issued in pursuance of the 1955 Food and
Drugs Act, prohibit the application of ionizing radiation to food intended

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                           RADIATION

Great Britain  (Control No. 00764) continued:

for human consumption.  Very low levels of radiation are, however, excepted.
(The level of radiation permitted under these Regulations was increased to
50 rad by the 1972 Statutory Instrument No. 205.)

Nether-     Article/Source Title:  "Mar 18, 1963 Safety Decree    Control
lands        (Stb. 98) Concerning Ionizing Radiation as Amend-     No. 00732
             ed."  Veiligheidswet, 1934.  W. J.  't Hoen and
             I. L. Rikmenspoel, comp.
             Date/Place of Publication:  1971, Zwolle
             Pages:  278-302        language:  Dutch
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             This Decree, issued in pursuance of the 1934 Safety Law, stipu-
lates that the number of workers exposed to ionizing radiation must be kept
as low as possible and that appropriate measures must be taken to prevent
external radiation and contamination.  It prescribes maximum permissible
doses of radiation exposure.

Nether-     Article/Source Title:  "Nov 27, 1964 Order            Control
lands        (Staatscourant 239) for Carrying Out Art. 33,         No. 00753
             Para. 5 of the Safety Decree on Ionizing Radia-
             tion."  Veiligheidswet, 1934.  W. J.  't Hoen and
             I. L. Rikmenspoel, comp.
             Date/Place of Publication:  1971, Zwolle
             Pages:  368-374        language:  Dutch
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             This Order enumerates the provisions for the registration of
the doses of ionizing radiation to which each worker is exposed.

Nether-     Article/Source Title:  "Oct 8, 1969 Decree (Stb.      Control
lands        471) on the Registration of Fissile Materials and     No. 00719
             Ores."  Kernenergiewet.  J. H. Vergragt, comp.
             Date/Place of Publication:  1970, Zwolle
             Pages:  103-108        Language:  Dutch
             Source Repository:  EPA	

             This Decree contains provisions for keeping a register to fa-
cilitate the determination of the quantity of fissionable material and ore
present in the Netherlands.  The amount and chemical and physical condition
of fissionable materials or ores have to be registered at regular intervals
with the Director of Central Services for Import and Export under the
Minister of  Economic Affairs.

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                           RADIATION

Nether-     Ay tide/Source Title;  "Oct 16, 1969 Decree (Stb.     Control
lands       472) on Registration of Radioactive Materials and     No. 00720
            Costs of Food Inspection Services."  Kernenergie-
            wet.  J. H. Vergragt, comp.
            Date/Place of Publication;  1970, Zwolle
            Pages:  182-186        language:  Dutch
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Decree provides for the establishment of a register to be
maintained in such a way as to facilitate the determination of the type and
location of radioactive substances being stored.  The Minister of Welfare
and Public Health can establish further regulations concerning the register
when he deems it necessary.

                          SOLID  WASTE

Great       Article/Source Title:  "Highways Act, 1959, 7  8     Control
Britain     Eliz. 2, c. 25." Halsbury's Statutes of England,      No. 00856
            3d ed., v. 15.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1969, London
            Pages:  262-263        language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            Section 127 of this Act makes it an offense to deposit any rub-
bish or other waste on a highway so as to interfere with the proper use of
the highway.

Great       Article/Source Title:  "Road Traffic Regulation       Control
Britain     Act, 1967, c. 76."  Halsbury's Statutes of England,   No. 00855
            3d ed., v. 28.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1971, London
            Pages:  543-545        language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Act, as amended by the Removal and Disposal of Vehicles
(Alteration of Enactments) Order, 1967, No. 1900, assigns to the Minister
the power to provide by regulation for the removal of illegally parked or
abandoned vehicles.  Prior to removal, notice must be given to the owner
of the land where the vehicle is found.  If a vehicle is to be destroyed,
notice to that effect must be posted, permitting the owner of the vehicle
time to claim it.  Charges for the removal, disposal, or storage of a
vehicle may be recovered from the owner.
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                          SOLID  WASTE

Great       Article/Source Title;  "Local Government (Miscel-     Control
Britain     laneous Provisions) Act, 1953, 1  2 Eliz.  2,         No.  00851
            c. 36."  Halsbury's Statutes of England, 3d ed..
            v. 26.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1971, London
            Pages:  451-452        language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            Section 8 of this Act limits the amount under the Public Health
Act of 1936 which local authorities may charge for the maintenance and
repairs of trash receptacles.

Great       Article/Source Title:  "Local Authorities (Charges    Control
Britain     for Dustbins) Order, 1957, No. 304."  Statutory       No.  00852
            Instruments, 1957, Part II.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1958, London
            Pages:  1933           language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Order increases the annual amount which local authorities
may charge for the maintenance of dustbins  (trash receptacles).

Great       Article/Source Title:  "Litter Act, 1958, 6  6       Control
Britain     Eliz. 2, c. 34."  Halsbury's Statutes of England,     No.  00853
            3d ed., v. 24.
            Date/Plaoe of Publication:  1970, London
            Pages:  143-144        Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Act, as amended by the 1971 Dangerous Litter Act, subjects
to a fine of up to 100 pounds anyone who drops any waste or anything that
litters a public place.

Great       Article/Source Title:  "The Town Police Clauses       Control
Britain     Act, 1847, 10 $ 11 Viet., c. 89."  Halsbury's         No.  00859
            Statutes of England, 3d ed., v. 28.
            Date/Place of Publication:1971, London
            Pages:  72-77          language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            Section 28 provides penalties, among other things, for persons
who throw litter or rubbish on any street or allow offensive matter to run
from any manufacturing plant onto a street.
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Great       Artide/Source Title:  "Removal of Refuse  Regula-    Control
Britain     tions, 1967, No. 1240."  Statutory Instruments,       No. 00846
            Part II, Section 2.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1967, London
            Pages:  3612-3613      Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            These regulations, issued in pursuance of the 1967 Civic Ameni-
ties Act, provide the form of notice that is required to be served on the
owner of land where refuse or abandoned articles other than motor vehicles
are located.  The owner of the land is given 15 days in which to present
any objections to the removal of said refuse or articles.

Great       Article/Source Title:  "Removal and Disposal of       Control
Britain     Vehicles (Alteration of Enactments) Order, 1967,      No. 00847
            No. 1900."  Statutory Instruments, 1967, Part III,
            Section 2.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1968, London
            Pages:  5191-5197      language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Order alters sections of the text of the 1967 Road Traffic
Regulations to bring them into conformity with pertinent sections of the
1967 Civic Amenities Act.

Great       Article/Source Title:  "Town and Country Planning     Control
Britain     Act, 1962,  10 $ 11 Eliz. 2, c. 38." Halsbury's        Ho. 00849
            Statutes of England, 3d ed., v. 36.
            Date/Place of Publication:1972, London
            Pages:  69-95          Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            Section 12 of this Act, as amended by the Town and Country Plan-
ning Act of 1968, places the deposit of refuse and waste under the Town and
Country Planning Acts,  1962-1968, with the results that the plans for new
refuse-dumping must be approved  by the local planning authority and sub-
mitted to the Secretary of State for the Environment for his approval.

Great       Article/Source Title:  "Town and Country Planning     Control
Britain     (Minerals)  Regulations, 1971, No. 756."  Statutory    No. 00850
            Instruments, 1971, Part II, Section 1.
            Date/Place of Publication:1971, London
            Pages:  2204-2207      Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            These Regulations declare that the deposit of refuse or waste
materials in the course of mining operations is considered a use regarding
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Great Britain (Control No. 00850) continued:

controlled land development in spite of the fact that general mining opera-
tions are not included tinder the provisions of the Town and Country Planning
Acts.

                                WATER

Belgium     Article/Source Title:  "Discharge of Waste Waters     Control
            from Sugar Refineries and from Grated Beets."         No. 00458
            Bulletin usuel des lois et arretes.
            Date/Place of Publication:1955, Brussels
            Pages:  i-2            Language:  French
            Source Repository:  EPA	
            This Decree of Dec 10, 1954, issued to implement the Law of
Mar 11, 1950, on the protection of waters against pollution, requires the
proprietors of installations discharging waste waters to obtain authoriza-
tion from the office having jurisdiction over the receiving waters.  The
request must show the tonnage, mode of manufacture, estimated volume of
water to be utilized, plans indicating the location of the discharges and
of the basins used in the decantation of water, and an estimate of the vol-
ume of daily water discharge, deriving from the needs of manufacture, into
the receiving waters.

Belgium     Article/Source Title:  Loi sur la protection des      Control
            eaux de surface contre la pollution (Law for the      No. 00549
            Protection of Surface Waters Against Pollution).
            Belgian Ministry of Health and the Family.
            Date/Place of Publication:  Mar 26, 1971, Brussels
            Pages:  3-12           language:  Flemish/French
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Law forbids directly or indirectly introducing pollutants
or wastes into Belgian coastal waters or into internal water networks and
drainage systems.  Regulations governing public sewers are to be set by the
Crown, which may forbid manufacture, sale, importation and use of products
likely to cause water pollution.  By Article 5, all discharges into water
are subject to public authorization.  The Law creates three Associations
for Water Purification which are responsible for carrying out programs for
the purification of waste water and for investigating possible causes of
pollution.  The Associations receive their operating funds from: (1) capi-
tal subscriptions, (2) state subsidies, (3) loans, (4) contributions from
the provinces and from businesses linked up to the public sewers,  (5) sale
of purified water and other services.  Violators of the Law are subject to
fines and prison terms.
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Belgium     Article/'Source Title:  "Means of Appeals Instituted   Control-
            by the Law for the Protection of Water Against Pol-   No. 00457
            lution."  Les codes et les lois speciales les plus
            usuelles en vigueur en Belgique, 32d ed.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1969, Brussels
            Pages:  288-289        Language:  French
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Decree of Jun 5, 1956, dealing with appeals instituted by
the Law of Mar 11, 1950,  provides for recourse against administrative deci-
sions in matters concerning the discharge of waters not originating in com-
munal sewers nor draining into communal sewers and sets forth details of
procedures in such appeals.

Canada      Article/Source Title:  "Arctic Waters Pollution       Control
            Prevention Act."  Can. Rev. Stat., c. 2 (1st Supp.,   No. 00514
            1970)
            Date/Place of Publication:  1970, Ottawa
            Pages:  3-25           Language:  English/French
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Act prohibits any person or ship from depositing waste of
any type in the Arctic waters or on any place on the mainland or islands
except as authorized by the provisions of this Act.  The Governor in Council
is required to pass on any plans to construct, alter or extend any works in
order to determine whether  the deposit of waste from such activity will ex-
ceed permissible limits.  He may also order the destruction or removal of
any sunken ship or vessel in distress if it is causing or is likely to cause
such a deposit.  The Act authorizes pollution prevention officers to enter
any place or area (other than a ship or a private dwelling) to check on
waste deposits and to board any ship within a shipping safety control zone
to look for violations of prescribed standards.

Canada      Article/Source Title:  "Arctic Waters Pollution       Control
            Act, Can. Rev. Stat., c. 2 (1st Supp. 1970); Arctic   No. 00515
            Waters Pollution Prevention Regulations."
            SOR/72-253, 106 Can. Gaz. Pt. II (Jul 17, 1972)
            Date/Place of Publication:1972, Ottawa
            Pages:  1033-1037      Language:  English
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            Part I of these Regulations deals with the deposit of domestic
or industrial waste in Arctic waters or on any place on the mainland or on
islands of the Canadian Arctic and provide for the reporting of any viola-
tion or any occurrence likely to cause an unauthorized deposit of waste.
Part II outlines the civil liability for the deposit of waste by ships in
Arctic waters.
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Canada      Article/Source Title:  "Arctic Waters Pollution       Control
            Prevention Act, Shipping Safety Control Zones         No. 00518
            Order; Can. Rev. Stat., c. 2 (1st Supp. 1970)."
            SOR/72/305, 106 Can. Gaz., Pt. II, 1468 CAug 2,
            1972).
            Date/Place of Publication:  Aug 23, 1972, Ottawa
            Pages:  1468-1474      Language:  English/French
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Order designates shipping safety control zones for the Arc-
tic waters.  A schedule describes verbally their location, and appended maps
complement the description.

France      Article/Source Title:  "Circular Letter of Dec 10,    Control
            1968, on  zones to protect the supply of water to      No. 00445
            communities."  Journal officiel de la Republique
            francai s e:  Re gime  de 1'eau.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1970, Paris
            Pages:  499-504        Language:  French
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Letter delineates procedures for establishing various water
protection zones, establishes three perimeters of protection for ground wa-
ters and two such perimeters for surface waters, and outlines the applica-
bility of prohibiting and regulating legislation appropriate to each of
these delimited zones.

France      Article/Source Title:  "Circular Letter on Techni-    Control
            cal Instructions for the Determination of Bacteri-    No. 00447
            ological  Pollution  of Surface Waters."  Journal
            officiel  de la Republique francaise:  Regime de
            1'eau.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1970, Paris
            Pages:  515-527        language:  French
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Letter of Jan  10, 1969, implementing the program to test
the properties of water courses, lakes, and canals, prescribes methods of
analyses for the determination  of bacteriological pollution, especially as
regards Escherichia coli and fecal streptococci.
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                               WATER

Germany     Article/Source Title:  "Berlin Water Law of Feb 23,   Control
Fed Rep of  1960  (GVB1. S. 133) as Amended."  Umweltrecht:         No. 00489
            Raum und Natur, v. 1.  W. Burhenne, comp.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1972,  Berlin
            Pages:  1-33           language:   German
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This general water Law defines and classifies the various types
of water bodies, delineates property rights as regards public and private
ownership of such bodies, elaborates conditions for the use of those water
bodies and for licensing, and provides for the designation of water pre-
serves.  The Law requires the notification of the Water Authority of any in-
tent to introduce substances into water bodies that are likely to change
detrimentally the characteristics of the water.  The Water Authority may
prohibit such introduction when it deems the proposed countermeasures to be
inadequate.   The Law also covers water supply and sewage facilities, mainte-
nance and development of surface waters, dikes and dams, and provisions for
administering the Law.

Germany     Article/Source Title:  "The Bremen Water Law of       Control
Fed Rep of  Mar 13, 1962 (BGB1. I S.  503) as Amended."  Urn-       So. 00494
            weltrecht:   Raum und Natur, v.  1.  W.  Burhenne,
            comp.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1972, Berlin
            Pages:  1-40           Language:  German
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This general legislation on water resources covers the use of
water bodies, necessary licensing for such use, special water preserves and
health spas, the storage of substances detrimental to water quality, prop-
erty rights  in regard to water bodies, reservoirs, and the  safeguarding of
sewage.  It  regulates the deposit or introduction into water bodies of
substances likely to pollute these resources, water quality standards, and
the construction of dikes and dams.

Germany     Article/Source Title:  "Hamburg Water Law of Jun      Control
Fed Rep of  20, 1960 (GVB1. S. 335)."  Umweltrecht:  Raum und     No. 00496
            Natur, v. 1.  W. Burhenne, Comp.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1972, Berlin
            Pages:  11-45          language:  German
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This general water Law covers public and private property
rights and responsibilities as regards bodies of water and protective fa-
cilities against high water, the use of these water bodies  and necessary
permits, storage of materials likely to cause water pollution, the devel-
opment and maintenance of water beds and banks, dikes and dams, and the
responsibilities of the Water Authority.
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                                WATER

Germany     Article/Source Title:  "Hesse Water Law of Jul 6,     Control
Fed Rep of  1960  (GVB1.  5. 69) as Amended."  Umweltrecht:          No.  00497
            Raum und Natur, v. 1.  W. Burhenne, comp.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1972, Berlin
            Pages:  11-44          Language:  German
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This general water Law deals with the use of bodies of water
within the State, including necessary licensing for certain kinds of water
exploitation; public and private rights and responsibilities in regard to
water resources; requirements barring the storage or conveying of liquids
that can pollute water resources or detrimentally alter water quality; regu-
lations applicable to ground and surface waters and structures and facili-
ties appertaining to these waters; spas, flood areas, and monitoring
authorities.

Germany     Article/Source Title:  "Law No. 714.  Saarland Wa-    Control
Fed Rep of  ter Law of Jun 28, 1960  (Amtsblatt. S. 511) as        No.  00506
            Amended  (Excerpts)."  Umweltrecht:  Raum und Natur,
            v. 1.  W. Burhenne, comp.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1972, Berlin
            Pages:  11-27          Language:  German
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            The provisions of this Law cover the classification and defini-
tion of water bodies, rights and obligations of property owners of these
waters, the use of these waters and the approval of facilities utilizing
or exploiting them, including regulations to prevent water pollution; spe-
cial requirements governing the use of surface and ground waters as well as
water-supply and  sewage disposal installations.

Germany     Article/Source Title:  "Saarland Decree of Jul 18,    Control
Fed Rep of  1968  (Amsblatt. S. 367) on the storage of liquids     No.  00507
            that  endanger water resources."   Umweltrecht:
            Raum und Natur, y. 1.  W. Burhenne, Comp.
            Date/Place of Publication:  1972, Berlin
            Pages:  61-67          Language:  German
            Source Repository:  EPA	

            This Decree governs the storage of combustible fuels, requiring
that they be stored in such a manner as not to endanger the quality of wa-
ter resources as a result of the leakage of these liquids from their con-
tainers.  The Decree enumerates special requirements for underground and
above-ground tanks and contains provisions for testing and monitoring to
assure compliance.
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