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Document 21980A0327(02)

Community-COST Concertation Agreement on a concerted action project in the field of analysis of organic micropollutants in water (COST project 64b bis)

OJ L 39, 15.2.1980, p. 25–29 (DA, DE, EN, FR, IT, NL)

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21980A0327(02)

Community-COST Concertation Agreement on a concerted action project in the field of analysis of organic micropollutants in water (COST project 64b bis)

Official Journal L 039 , 15/02/1980 P. 0025
Greek special edition: Chapter 11 Volume 18 P. 0022


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COMMUNITY-COST CONCERTATION AGREEMENT

ON A CONCERTED ACTION PROJECT IN THE FIELD OF ANALYSIS OF ORGANIC MICROPOLLUTANTS IN WATER ( COST PROJECT 64B BIS )

THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY

HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS " THE COMMUNITY " ,

NORWAY , PORTUGAL , SWEDEN AND SWITZERLAND ,

HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS " THE PARTICIPATING NON-MEMBER STATES " ,

WHEREAS A RESARCH PROJECT ON THE ANALYSIS OF ORGANIC MICROPOLLUTANTS IN WATER , CARRIED OUT PURSUANT TO AN AGREEMENT CONCLUDED ON 23 NOVEMBER 1971 IN THE FRAMEWORK OF EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL RESEARCH ( COST PROJECT 64B ) , PRODUCED VERY ENCOURAGING RESULTS ;

WHEREAS A EUROPEAN CONCERTED RESEARCH PROJECT IN THE ABOVEMENTIONED FIELD , CONTINUING AND EXTENDING COST PROJECT 64B IS LIKELY TO CONTRIBUTE EFFECTIVELY TO THE REDUCTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION ;

WHEREAS BY ITS DECISION OF 9 OCTOBER 1978 THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES ADOPTED A COMMUNITY CONCERTED ACTION PROJECT IN THE FIELD OF ANALYSIS OF ORGANIC MICROPOLLUTANTS IN WATER ;

WHEREAS THE MEMBER STATES OF THE COMMUNITY AND THE PARTICIPATING NON-MEMBER STATES , HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS " THE STATES " , INTEND , SUBJECT TO THE RULES AND PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO THEIR NATIONAL PROGRAMMES , TO CARRY OUT THE RESEARCH DESCRIBED IN ANNEX A AND ARE PREPARED TO INTEGRATE SUCH RESEARCH INTO A PROCESS OF CONCERTATION WHICH THEY CONSIDER WILL BE OF MUTUAL BENEFIT ;

WHEREAS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RESEARCH COVERED BY THE CONCERTED ACTION PROJECT WILL REQUIRE A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION OF ABOUT 11 MILLION EUROPEAN UNITS OF ACCOUNT FROM THE STATES ,

HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS :

ARTICLE 1

THE COMMUNITY AND THE PARTICIPATING NON-MEMBER STATES , HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS " THE CONTRACTING PARTIES " , SHALL PARTICIPATE FOR A PERIOD EXTENDING UNTIL 3 NOVEMBER 1982 IN A CONCERTED ACTION PROJECT IN THE FIELD OF ANALYSIS OF ORGANIC MICROPOLLUTANTS IN WATER .

THIS PROJECT SHALL CONSIST IN CONCERTATION BETWEEN THE COMMUNITY CONCERTED ACTION PROGRAMME AND THE CORRESPONDING PROGRAMMES OF THE PARTICIPATING NON-MEMBER STATES . THE PROGRAMMES COVERED BY THIS AGREEMENT ARE LISTED IN ANNEX A .

THE STATES REMAIN ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RESEARCH EXECUTED BY THEIR NATIONAL INSTITUTIONS OR BODIES .

ARTICLE 2

CONCERTATION BETWEEN THE CONTRACTING PARTIES SHALL BE EFFECTED THROUGH A COMMUNITY-COST CONCERTATION COMMITTEE , HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS " THE COMMITTEE " .

THE COMMITTEE SHALL DRAW UP ITS RULES OF PROCEDURE . ITS SECRETARIAT WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES , HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS " THE COMMISSION " .

THE TERMS OF REFERENCE AND THE COMPOSITION OF THIS COMMITTEE ARE DEFINED IN ANNEX B .

ARTICLE 3

IN ORDER TO ENSURE OPTIMUM EFFICIENCY IN THE EXECUTION OF THIS CONCERTED ACTION PROJECT , A PROJECT LEADER SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSION IN AGREEMENT WITH THE PARTICIPATING NON-MEMBER STATES .

ARTICLE 4

THE MAXIMUM FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION BY THE CONTRACTING PARTIES TO THE COORDINATION COSTS SHALL BE :

- 480 000 EUROPEAN UNITS OF ACCOUNT FROM THE COMMUNITY FOR A FOUR-YEAR PERIOD BEGINNING ON 4 NOVEMBER 1978 ,

- 32 000 EUROPEAN UNITS OF ACCOUNT FROM EACH PARTICIPATING NON-MEMBER STATE FOR THE PERIOD REFERRED TO IN THE FIRST PARAGRAPH OF ARTICLE 1 .

THE EUROPEAN UNIT OF ACCOUNT IS AS DEFINED BY THE FINANCIAL REGULATION IN FORCE APPLICABLE TO THE GENERAL BUDGET OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES AND BY THE FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS ADOPTED PURSUANT THERETO .

THE RULES GOVERNING THE FINANCING OF THE AGREEMENT ARE SET OUT IN ANNEX C .

ARTICLE 5

1 . THROUGH THE COMMITTEE , THE STATES SHALL EXCHANGE REGULARLY ALL USEFUL INFORMATION CONCERNING THE EXECUTION OF THE RESEARCH COVERED BY THE CONCERTED ACTION PROJECT . THEY SHALL ALSO ENDEAVOUR TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON SIMILAR RESEARCH PLANNED OR CARRIED OUT BY OTHER BODIES . ANY INFORMATION SHALL BE TREATED AS CONFIDENTIAL IF THE STATE WHICH PROVIDES IT SO REQUESTS .

2 . IN AGREEMENT WITH THE COMMITTEE THE COMMISSION SHALL PREPARE YEARLY PROGRESS REPORTS ON THE BASIS OF THE INFORMATION SUPPLIED AND SHALL FORWARD THEM TO THE STATES .

3 . AT THE END OF THE CONCERTATION PERIOD , THE COMMISSION SHALL , IN AGREEMENT WITH THE COMMITTEE , FORWARD TO THE STATES A GENERAL REPORT ON THE EXECUTION AND RESULTS OF THE PROJECT . THIS REPORT SHALL BE PUBLISHED BY THE COMMISSION SIX MONTHS AFTER IT HAS BEEN FORWARDED , UNLESS A STATE OBJECTS . IN THAT CASE THE REPORT SHALL BE TREATED AS CONFIDENTIAL AND SHALL BE FORWARDED ON REQUEST AND WITH THE AGREEMENT OF THE COMMITTEE , SOLELY TO THE INSTITUTIONS AND UNDERTAKINGS WHOSE RESEARCH OR PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES JUSTIFY ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE RESULTING FROM THE PERFORMANCE OF THE RESEARCH COVERED BY THE CONCERTED ACTION PROJECT .

ARTICLE 6

1 . EACH OF THE CONTRACTING PARTIES SHALL , AFTER SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT , NOTIFY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE OF THE COMPLETION OF THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY UNDER ITS INTERNAL PROVISIONS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS AGREEMENT .

2 . FOR THE CONTRACTING PARTIES WHICH HAVE TRANSMITTED THE NOTIFICATION PROVIDED FOR IN PARAGRAPH 1 , THIS AGREEMENT SHALL ENTER INTO FORCE ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH FOLLOWING THAT IN WHICH THE COMMUNITY AND AT LEAST ONE OF THE PARTICIPATING NON-MEMBER STATES TRANSMITTED THESE NOTIFICATIONS .

FOR THOSE CONTRACTING PARTIES WHICH TRANSMIT THE NOTIFICATION AFTER THE ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THIS AGREEMENT , IT SHALL COME INTO FORCE ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE SECOND MONTH FOLLOWING THE MONTH IN WHICH THE NOTIFICATION WAS TRANSMITTED .

CONTRACTING PARTIES WHICH HAVE NOT YET TRANSMITTED THIS NOTIFICATION AT THE TIME OF ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE ABLE TO TAKE PART IN THE WORK OF THE COMMITTEE WITHOUT VOTING RIGHTS FOR A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS FOLLOWING THE ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THIS AGREEMENT .

3 . FOR A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS FOLLOWING ITS ENTRY INTO FORCE , THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE OPEN FOR ACCESSION BY THE OTHER EUROPEAN STATES WHICH TOOK PART IN THE MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE HELD IN BRUSSELS ON 22 AND 23 NOVEMBER 1971 . THE INSTRUMENTS OF ACCESSION SHALL BE DEPOSITED WITH THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES . A STATE WHICH ACCEDES TO THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BECOME A CONTRACTING PARTY WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE 1 ON THE DATE OF DEPOSIT OF THE INSTRUMENT OF ACCESSION .

4 . THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES SHALL NOTIFY EACH OF THE CONTRACTING PARTIES OF THE DEPOSIT OF THE NOTIFICATIONS PROVIDED FOR IN PARAGRAPH 1 , OF THE DATE OF ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THIS AGREEMENT AND OF THE DEPOSIT OF THE INSTRUMENTS OF ACCESSION PROVIDED FOR IN PARAGRAPH 3 .

ARTICLE 7

THIS AGREEMENT , DRAWN UP IN A SINGLE ORIGINAL IN THE DANISH , DUTCH , ENGLISH , FRENCH , GERMAN AND ITALIAN LANGUAGES , EACH TEXT BEING EQUALLY AUTHENTIC , SHALL BE DEPOSITED IN THE ARCHIVES OF THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES WHICH SHALL TRANSMIT A CERTIFIED COPY TO EACH OF THE CONTRACTING PARTIES .

FOR THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY ,

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF NORWAY ,

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF PORTUGAL ,

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN ,

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE SWISS CONFEDERATION .

ANNEX A

PROGRAMMES COVERD BY THE AGREEMENT

1 . SAMPLING AND SAMPLE TREATMENT

- GENERAL DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF METHODS ,

- METHODS FOR SAMPLING SEDIMENTS AND INDICATOR ORGANISMS

2 . GAS CHROMATOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS

3 . COUPLING GAS CHROMATOGRAPHS AND MASS SPECTROMETERS

4 . OTHER SEPARATION TECHNIQUES

- DEVELOPMENT OF METHODS FOR LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY ,

- IMPROVEMENT OF EQUIPMENT ,

- OTHER SEPARATION TECHNIQUES

5 . DATA COLLECTION AND PROCESSING

- HARD COPY SPECTRUM COLLECTION ,

- ESTABLISHMENT OF A SPECTRUM LIBRARY

6 . ESTABLISHMENT OF INVENTORIES

- INVENTORY OF POLLUTANTS ,

- COLLECTION OF DATA ON CONVERSION

ANNEX B

TERMS OF REFERENCE AND COMPOSITION OF THE COMMUNITY-COST CONCERTATION COMMITTEE ON ANALYSIS OF ORGANIC MICROPOLLUTANTS IN WATER

1 . THE COMMITTEE SHALL :

1.1 . CONTRIBUTE TO THE OPTIMUM EXECUTION OF THE CONCERTED ACTION PROJECT BY GIVING ITS OPINION ON ALL OF ITS ASPECTS ;

1.2 . EVALUATE THE RESULTS OF THE PROJECT AND DRAW CONCLUSIONS AS TO THEIR APPLICATION ;

1.3 . BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 5 ( 1 ) OF THE AGREEMENT ;

1.4 . SUGGEST GUIDELINES TO THE PROJECT LEADER .

2 . THE COMMITTEE'S REPORTS AND OPINIONS SHALL BE FORWARDED TO THE STATES .

3 . THE COMMITTEE SHALL BE COMPOSED OF TWO DELEGATES FROM THE COMMISSION ; ONE REPRESENTING THE PROGRAMME OF DIRECT ACTION , THE OTHER ONE AS COORDINATOR OF THE COMMUNITY CONCERTED ACTION , ONE DELEGATE FROM EACH PARTICIPATING NON-MEMBER STATE , ONE DELEGATE FROM EACH MEMBER STATE REPRESENTING ITS NATIONAL PROGRAMME , AND THE PROJECT LEADER . EACH DELEGATE MAY BE ACCOMPANIED BY EXPERTS .

ANNEX C

FINANCING RULES

I . THESE PROVISIONG LAY DOWN THE FINANCIAL RULES REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 4 OF THE AGREEMENT ON A CONCERTED ACTION PROJECT IN THE FIELD OF ANALYSIS OF ORGANIC MICROPOLLUTANTS IN WATER ( COST PROJECT 64B BIS ) .

II . AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH FINANCIAL YEAR , A CALL FOR FUNDS SHALL BE ISSUED BY THE COMMISSION TO EACH OF THE PARTICIPATING NON-MEMBER STATES . SUCH CALLS FOR FUNDS SHALL EXPRESS THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE NON-MEMBER STATE IN QUESTION BOTH IN EUROPEAN UNITS OF ACCOUNT AND IN THE CURRENCY OF THE PARTICIPATING NON-MEMBER STATE , THE VALUE OF THE EUROPEAN UNIT OF ACCOUNT BEING DEFINED IN THE FINANCIAL REGULATION APPLICABLE TO THE GENERAL BUDGET OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES AND DETERMINED ON THE DATE OF THE CALL FOR FUNDS .

EACH PARTICIPATING NON-MEMBER STATE SHALL PAY THE ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION UNDER THE AGREEMENT AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH YEAR AND BY 31 MARCH AT THE LATEST . THE MAXIMUM TOTAL CONTRIBUTION BY EACH PARTICIPATING NON-MEMBER STATE SHALL AMOUNT TO 32 000 EUROPEAN UNITS OF ACCOUNT . ANY DELAY IN THE PAYMENT OF THE ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION SHALL GIVE RISE TO THE PAYMENT OF INTEREST BY THE PARTICIPATING NON-MEMBER STATES CONCERNED AT A RATE EQUAL TO THE HIGHEST RATE OF DISCOUNT RULING IN THE STATES ON THE DUE DATE . THAT RATE SHALL BE INCREASED BY 0,25 OF A PERCENTAGE POINT FOR EACH MONTH OF DELAY . THE INCREASED RATE SHALL BE APPLIED TO THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF DELAY .

III . THE FUNDS ACCRUING FROM THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF PARTICIPATING NON-MEMBER STATES SHALL BE CREDITED TO THE CONCERTED ACTION PROJECT BY BEING ENTERED IN THE STATEMENT OF REVENUE OF THE BUDGET OF THE COMMISSION AS RECEIPTS WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE SECOND SUBPARAGRAPH OF ARTICLE 90 ( 4 ) OF THE FINANCIAL REGULATION OF 21 DECEMBER 1977 APPLICABLE TO THE GENERAL BUDGET OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES .

IV . THE PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE FOR THE COORDINATION COSTS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 4 OF THE AGREEMENT IS ANNEXED .

V . THE FINANCIAL REGULATION IN FORCE APPLICABLE TO THE GENERAL BUDGET OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES SHALL APPLY TO THE MANAGEMENT OF THE APPROPRIATIONS ; FURTHERMORE , THE COMMISSION SHALL ENSURE THAT SUCH APPROPRIATIONS ARE MANAGED IN CONFORMITY WITH THE RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BUDGET .

VI . AT THE END OF EACH FINANCIAL YEAR , A STATEMENT OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE CONCERTED ACTION PROJECT SHALL BE PREPARED AND TRANSMITTED TO THE PARTICIPATING NON-MEMBER STATES FOR INFORMATION .

MULTIANNUAL TIMETABLE FOR THE CONCERTED ACTION PROJECT

ANALYSIS OF ORGANIC MICROPOLLUTANTS IN WATER

( COST PROJECT 64B BIS )

BUDGET ITEM 3371 " IMPLEMENTATION OF CONCERTED ACTION PROJECTS "

* ( IN EUA ) *

*1979*1980*1981*1982*TOTAL*

*AC*AP*AC*AP*AC*AP*AC*AP*AC*AP*

I . INITIAL ESTIMATE OF OVERALL REQUIREMENTS ( FIGURES APPEARING IN THE TIMETABLE OF COMMITMENTS AND IN THE CORRESPONDENCE TABLE SHOWN IN ANNEX II TO THE COMMISSION BUDGET ) ***********

- STAFF*63 100*63 100*121 050*121 050*126 750*126 750* 106 200*106 200*480 000*480 000*

- ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATING EXPENDITURE*14 000*14 000* 121 050*121 050*126 750*126 750*106 200*106 200*480 000* 480 000*

- CONTRACTS*48 900*48 900*121 050*121 050*126 750* 126 750*106 200*106 200*480 000*480 000*

TOTAL ( TO BE COVERED BY APPROPRIATIONS ENTERED IN 3371 ) *126 000*126 000*121 050*121 050*126 750*126 750* 106 200*106 200*480 000*480 000*

II . REVISED ESTIMATE OF EXPENDITURE TAKING INTO ACCOUNT ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS ARISING FROM THE ACCESSION OF PARTICIPATING NON-MEMBER STATES***********

- STAFF*63 100*63 100*121 050*121 050*126 750*126 750* 106 200*106 200*480 000*480 000*

- ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATING EXPENDITURE*14 000*14 000* 121 050*121 050*126 750*126 750*106 200*106 200*480 000* 480 000*

- CONTRACTS*48 900*48 900*121 050*121 050*126 750* 126 750*106 200*106 200*480 000*480 000*

*4 BY 8 000*4 BY 8 000*4 BY 8 000*4 BY 8 000*4 BY 8 000* 4 BY 8 000*4 BY 8 000*4 BY 8 000*128 000*128 000*

*126 000*126 000*121 050*121 050*126 750*126 750*106 200* 106 200*480 000*480 000*

NEW TOTAL*4 BY 8 000*4 BY 8 000*4 BY 8 000*4 BY 8 000* 4 BY 8 000*4 BY 8 000*4 BY 8 000*4 BY 8 000*128 000*128 000*

III . DIFFERENCE BETWEEN I AND II TO BE COVERED BY CONTRIBUTIONS FROM PARTICIPATING NON-MEMBER STATES*4 BY 8 000*4 BY 8 000*4 BY 8 000*4 BY 8 000*4 BY 8 000*4 BY 8 000* 4 BY 8 000*4 BY 8 000*128 000*128 000*

AC : ACCOUNT CREDITED

AP : ACCOUNT PAID

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