Accidental water pollution: Impact of legal and statutory evolution
Cedre Information Day, 5 March 2009, Saint-Denis-La-Plaine.
Cedre’s Information Days generally address technical or response-related topics. This year, Cedre’s strategic committee were keen for us to review the legal or statutory evolutions concerning accidental water pollution.
Numerous international or national texts have altered or are soon to alter the regulations governing prevention, preparedness and response to accidental and operational pollution by oil or chemical substances, both in marine and fresh waters.
As is the custom of these Information Days, rather than focusing on the purely legal aspects, it is the practical and operational consequences of these texts that will be brought to light.
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Morning session chaired by Mr Clément Lavigne, President of Cedre's Strategic Committee
Theme : Pollution prevention
Evolutions to the organisation of maritime transport by Michel Babkine, Secrétariat Général de la Mer
Vetting procedures by Pierre karsenti, Total S.A.
Spills in inland waters - Legislation and regulations for ONEMA agents by Jean-Claude Lumet, ONEMA
Theme : Preparedness and response
Law on the modernisation of civil protection by Philippe Estiez, DSC - Sous-direction de la gestion des risques - Bureau des risques majeurs
Local contingency plans by Christelle Mailly, Cedre
The threat of wrecks at sea and the Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention by Jean-Luc Hall, MEEDDAT - Direction des Affaires Maritimes
Afternoon chaired by Mr Gilbert Le Lann, Director of Cedre
Theme : Penalties - Restoration
French law on environmental responsibility: a new tool for the suppression of operational discharge by Yann Rabuteau, Allégans
French law on environmental responsibility: a local standpoint by Jacques Mangold, Vigipol
Recent evolutions of the international regime CLC-IOPC Fund by Katharina Stanzel, IOPC Fund
Bunkers convention by Grégory Le Bot, Delmas