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The Marine Environment Protection Committee

 NOTING Resolution A.297(VIII) by which the Assembly designated the Committee as the appropriate body to perform such functions as are or may be conferred upon the Organization under international conventions for the prevention and control of pollution from ships,

 NOTING FURTHER Regulation 3(1)(a)(i) of Annex IV of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 which provides that a sewage treatment plant shall meet operational requirements based on standards and test methods developed by the Organization,

 NOTING ALSO Resolution 20 of the International Conference on Marine Pollution, 1973 which urges the Organization to take action to develop the above-mentioned standards and test methods as soon as possible,

 HAVING CONSIDERED proposals of the Member Governments for effluent standards and test methods for sewage treatment plant aboard ships,

 ADOPTS the Effluent Standards for Sewage Treatment Plants and Guidelines for Performance Tests for Sewage Treatment Plants with respect to Effluent Standards, appearing at Annex A and Annex B hereto for the purposes of Regulation 3(1)(a)(i) of Annex IV of the above-mentioned Convention,

 INVITES Member Governments:

  • (a) to apply the Effluent Standards and Guidelines for approving sewage treatment plants;

  • (b) to take steps to establish testing programmes in accordance with the Guidelines for Performance Tests as soon as possible;

  • (c) to provide the Organization with a list of sewage treatment plants successfully meeting the standards; and

  • (d) to issue an appropriate “Certificate of Type Test" as referred to in paragraph 1 of Annex A and to recognize such Certificates issued under the authority of other Governments as having the same validity as Certificates issued by them,

 REQUESTS the Secretariat on the basis of the information received, to maintain and update a list of approved sewage treatment plants and to circulate it periodically to Governments.

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