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Regional Review: Implementation of the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA) 2003-2011

Regional Review: Implementation of the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA) 2003-2011

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The SDS-SEA review process commenced in March 2010. All PEMSEA Country Partners and the majority of the Non-Country Partners participated in the process, which entailed: (a) a desktop review of progress and development in support of SDS-SEA objectives and targets in each participating country; (b) a survey of PEMSEA Non-Country Partners to identify initiatives that contribute, directly and indirectly, to SDS-SEA; (c) conduct of national inter-agency workshops to review and validate the country report, and to build consensus on priorities for SDS-SEA implementation in the medium term; and d) finalization of national SDS-SEA progress reports and preparation of an overall summary report for the region.
The SDS-SEA review process commenced in March 2010. All PEMSEA Country Partners and the majority of the Non-Country Partners participated in the process, which entailed: (a) a desktop review of progress and development in support of SDS-SEA objectives and targets in each participating country; (b) a survey of PEMSEA Non-Country Partners to identify initiatives that contribute, directly and indirectly, to SDS-SEA; (c) conduct of national inter-agency workshops to review and validate the country report, and to build consensus on priorities for SDS-SEA implementation in the medium term; and d) finalization of national SDS-SEA progress reports and preparation of an overall summary report for the region.

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• Waste and recycling

Law on Special Measures concerning Removal

of Environmental Problems Caused by Specifed

Industrial Wastes

Law for the Recycling of End-of-Life Vehicles

Construction Material Recycling Law

Waste Management and Public Cleansing Law

Law for the Recycling of Specifed Kinds of

Home Appliances

The Basic Act for Establishing a Sound Material-

Cycle Society

Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of
Resources

Law for Promotion of Recycling and Related
Activities for Treatment of Cyclical Food

Resources

Law for the Promotion of Sorted Collection and

Recycling Containers and Packaging

Law concerning Special Measures for
Promotion of Proper Treatment of PCB

(polychlorinated biphenyls) Wastes (PCB

Special Measures Law)

Law to Promote the Development of Specifed

Facilities for the Disposal of Industrial Waste

Law for the Control of Export, Import and Others

of Specifed Hazardous Wastes and Other

Wastes

• Water, Soil and Ground

Water Pollution Control Law, revised in 2010

to address water quality related accidents and
effuent management. Further revised in 2011 to
strengthen groundwater quality management

Agricultural Land Soil Pollution Prevention Law

Law relating to the Prevention of Marine
Pollution and Maritime Disaster

Law concerning the Regulation of Pumping-up
of Groundwater for use in Buildings

Law concerning Special Measures for the

Conservation of Lake Water Quality

Johkasou Law enacted in 1983, which regulates

the application of Johkasou systems for

wastewater treatment

Law concerning Special Measures for
Conservation of the Environment of the Seto
Inland Sea

Integrated coastal management is currently
being implemented in Tokyo Bay, Osaka Bay,
Ise Bay, Hiroshima Bay and Seto Inland Sea,
among others.

ICM Implementation

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Country SDS-SEA Summary Reports: Implementation of SDS-SEA 2003-2011

Law for Reparation and Compensation of

Damage by Oil Pollution

Soil Contamination Countermeasures Act

Law concerning Special Measures for Water

Quality Conservation at Water Resources Area
in Order to Prevent the Specifed Diffculties in

Water Utilization

Law concerning Special Measures for the
Rejuvenation of Ariake Sea and Yatsushiro Sea

• Health and Chemicals

Law concerning Special Measures against
Dioxins

Law concerning Reporting, etc., of Releases

to the Environment of Specifc Chemical

Substances and Promoting Improvements in
Their Management

Law concerning the Evaluation of Chemical
Substances and Regulation of Their
Manufacture, etc. (Chemical Substances
Control Law)

Law concerning Special Government Financial
Measures for Pollution Control Projects

Pollution-related Health Damage
Compensation Law

Law concerning the Settlement of
Environmental Pollution Disputes

Law concerning Entrepreneurs’ Bearing of the
Cost of Public Pollution Control Works

Law concerning Provisional Measures
for Promotion of Administrative Work on

Certifcation of Minamata Diseaser

• The national government provides subsidy to

local governments to ensure the implementation
of required programmes, policies and relevant
legislations.

Financing Mechanisms

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