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§ 42 Materials for action against acute pollution

Materials for action against acute pollution shall satisfy requirements evident from the analyses mentioned in Section 17 of the Management Regulations.
Facilities shall at all times have access to materials that can efficiently be used against acute pollution, cf. Chapter II of the Framework Regulations.
The materials shall be tested under realistic conditions as regards functional and operative qualities, as well as collection efficiency. The materials shall be adapted to the pollution's physical and chemical properties and operative conditions at sea and along the coast and beaches.
Weather, wind and current-related efficiency figures shall be set for various types of materials, based on documented and relevant capacity figures.
Section last changed: 01 January 2011

Materials for action against acute pollution as mentioned in the first, second and third subsections, should be functional, robust, flexible and adapted in order to function effectively under prevailing weather, wind and current conditions in the entire area influenced by the pollution.
Realistic conditions as mentioned in the third subsection, means that variable parameters, such as weather, wind and current conditions and changes in the physical and chemical properties of the pollution over time should be selected so they are representative of the conditions that the material will operate under.
It should be possible to store the materials in such a way that they can be mobilised at any given time in accordance with the emergency preparedness plan. It should be possible to incorporate the materials in a system for coordinated action against acute pollution.