Objectives: To protect the Black Sea against pollution by dumping. Summary of provisions: This Protocol has been signed in accordance with article X of the Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution. A special permit system is created to authorise dumping in the Black Sea of wastes, matter containing hazardous or noxious substances listed in Annexes I and II to the Protocol, or all other wastes or matter (art. 3 and 4). When dumping appears to be the only way of averting a danger to human life, no prior permit is required (art. 6). Records of permits delivered and dumping of wastes are to be sent to the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution established under the aforementioned Convention (art. 5 and 6). Parties undertake to implement the Protocol in respect of vessels flying their flag or aircraft registered in their territory, vessels and aircraft loading in their territory wastes or other matter which are to be dumped, platforms and other man-made structure at sea situated within their territorial sea and exclusive economic zone, and dumping within their territorial sea and exclusive economic zone (art. 8). Parties further agree to co-operate in exchanging information on any dumping that has occurred or is about to occur in contravention of the provisions of the Protocol (art. 9).
Protocol on the Protection of the Black Sea Marine Environment against Pollution by Dumping