Decisions, Recommendations & Agreements

A complete list of OSPAR Decisions, Recommendations & Agreements can be found here

Work to implement the OSPAR Convention and its strategies is taken forward through the adoption of decisions, which are legally binding on the Contracting Parties, recommendations and other agreements. Decisions and recommendations set out actions to be taken by the Contracting Parties. These measures are complemented by other agreements setting out:

  • issues of importance;
  • agreed programmes of monitoring, information collection or other work which the Contracting Parties commit to carry out;
  • guidelines or guidance setting out the way that any programme or measure should be implemented;
  • actions to be taken by the OSPAR Commission on behalf of the Contracting Parties.

OSPAR 2010 reviewed the applicability of Decisions, Recommendations and Other Agreements within the framework of the OSPAR Convention and agreed that a number of measures could be considered as fulfilled or overtaken by measures adopted at national level or within other forums and therefore not followed by OSPAR anymore. As a consequence, while being set aside, they are retained as part of OSPAR’s ‘acquis’. The list of these measures together with an explanation of why they have been set aside is at Annex 5 to OSPAR 10/23/1. Additionally, OSPAR 2018 agreed to set aside Agreement 2006-04 on the application of the EcoQO system. OSPAR 2019 agreed to set aside OSPAR Recommendations 2000/1 and 2000/2

Found 372 Decs, Recs & Ags:

PARCOM Decision 95/3 on Discharge and Emission Limit Values for the Integrated and Non-Integrated Kraft Pulp Industry.This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1995, Brussels
Reference Number:
PARCOM Decision 95/3
Type:
Decision
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Decision 95/2 on Discharge and Emission Limit Values for the Integrated and Non-Integrated Sulphite Paper Pulp Industry. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1995, Brussels
Reference Number:
PARCOM Decision 95/2
Type:
Decision
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Decision 95/1 on the Phasing Out of Short-Chained Chlorinated Paraffins

Adopted:
1995, Brussels
Reference Number:
PARCOM Decision 95/1
Type:
Decision
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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JAMP Guidelines on standard methodology for the use of oiled beached birds as indicators of marine oil pollution

Adopted:
1995, Brussels
Reference Number:
Agreement 1995-06
Type:
Agreement
Work Area(s):
Human Activities
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 94/1 on Best Available Techniques for New Aluminium Electrolysis Plants. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1994, Karlskrona
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 94/1
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 94/7 on the Elaboration of National Action Plans and Best Environmental Practice (BEP) for the Reduction of Inputs to the Environment of Pesticides from Agricultural Use (Luxembourg lifted its reservation in 2003)

Adopted:
1994, Karlskrona
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 94/7
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 94/8 Concerning Environmental Impact Resulting from Discharges of Radioactive Substances

Adopted:
1994, Karlskrona
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 94/8
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Radioactive Substances
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 94/6 on Best Environmental Practice (BEP) for the Reduction of Inputs of Potentially Toxic Chemicals from Aquaculture Use (Belgium lifted its reservation in 2003)

Adopted:
1994, Karlskrona
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 94/6
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 94/5 on Best Available Techniques and Best Environmental Practice for Wet Processes in the Textile Processing Industry. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1994, Karlskrona
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 94/5
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 94/4 on Best Available Techniques for the Organic Chemical Industry. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1994, Karlskrona
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 94/4
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 94/3 on Best Available Techniques and Best Environmental Practice for the Integrated and Non-Integrated Kraft Pulp Industry. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1994, Karlskrona
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 94/3
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 94/2 on Best Available Techniques and Best Environmental Practice for the Integrated and Non-Integrated Sulphite Paper Pulp Industry. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1994, Karlskrona
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 94/2
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 94/9 Concerning the Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1994, Karlskrona
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 94/9
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Radioactive Substances
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 93/1 on the Limitation of Pollution from Existing Primary Iron and Steel Production Installations (Spain lifted its reservation in 2003). This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1993, Berlin
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 93/1
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 93/2 on Further Restrictions on the Discharge of Mercury from Dentistry

Adopted:
1993, Berlin
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 93/2
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 93/5 Concerning Increases in Radioactive Discharges from Nuclear Reprocessing Plants. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1993, Berlin
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 93/5
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Radioactive Substances
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 93/4 on the Phasing Out of Cationic Detergents DTDMAC, DSDMAC and DHTDMAC in Fabric Softeners (UK lifted reservation in 2003)

Adopted:
1993, Berlin
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 93/4
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 92/2 Concerning Limitation of Pollution from New Primary Iron and Steel Production Installations (Spain lifted its reservation in 2003). This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1992, Paris
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 92/2
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 92/8 on Nonylphenol-Ethoxylates. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1992, Paris
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 92/8
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 92/7 on the Reduction of Nutrient Inputs from Agriculture into Areas Where these Inputs are Likely, Directly or Indirectly, to Cause Pollution (Luxembourg lifted its reservation in 2003). This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1992, Paris
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 92/7
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 92/4 on the Reduction of Emissions from the Electroplating Industry (Spain lifted its reservation in 2003). This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1992, Paris
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 92/4
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Decision 92/3 on the Phasing Out of PCBs and Hazardous PCB Substitutes. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1992, Paris
Reference Number:
PARCOM Decision 92/3
Type:
Decision
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Decision 92/1 on the Reduction of Discharges of Chlorinated Organic Substances from the Production of Bleached Kraft and Sulphite Pulp. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1992, Paris
Reference Number:
PARCOM Decision 92/1
Type:
Decision
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 92/5 on Best Available Technology in the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1992, Paris
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 92/5
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 92/1 on Best Available Technology for Plants Producing Anodes and for New Electrolysis Installations in the Primary Aluminium Industry. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1992, Paris
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 92/1
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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