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The Marine Environment Protection Committee

 RECALLING article 38(c) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the function of the Marine Environment Protection committee,

 RECOGNIZING that Annex V of the International Convention for the Prevention from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (MARPOL 73/78) provides regulations for the prevention of pollution by garbage from ships,

 RECOGNIZING ALSO the necessity of providing guidelines to assist Governments in developing and enacting domestic laws and regulations which give effect to and implement Annex V of MARPOL 73/78,

 RECOGNIZING FURTHER that Part IV (Garbage) of the Guidelines on the Provision of Adequate Reception Facilities developed by the Organization in 1978,

 BEING AWARE that the Committee, at its twenty-sixth session, modified the above guidelines for garbage and developed guidelines for the implementation of Annex V of MARPOL 73/78 which were incorporated in the publication “MARPOL 73/78, Consolidated Edition, 1991",

 BEING ALSO AWARE that the Assembly at its seventeenth session adopted Resolution A.719(17) on prevention of air pollution from ships, and requested the Committee and the Maritime Safety Committee to develop environmentally based standards for incineration of garbage and other ship-generated waste,

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendations by the Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment at its thirty-fifth session and the Sub-Committee on Bulk Chemicals at its twenty-second session regarding the standard specification for shipboard incinerators,

  1. ADOPTS the Revised Guidelines for the Implementation of Annex V of MARPOL 73/78; and

  2. RECOMMENDS the Governments to implement the provisions of Annex V of MARPOL 73/78 in accordance with the revised guidelines.

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