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hP; h'1[U3T MEETING OLP Approved For Release 2000/09/06 : CIA-RDP79-00798AO010001300 JOIN- 'HIKING CO2M?lITTEE on 11Mfl t ZAT'IO T OF ATR AND WATER POLLUTION STANDARDS STATINTL I. In accordance with the US-USSR Agr' ment on Cooper- ation in the Field of Environmental Protection and. the Memorandum of the second meeting of the US-USSR Joint Committee, meetings of the US-USSR Joint Working Co ?r~it u ve and Harmonization of Air and Water Pollution Standards were held in the United States from July 28 to August 11, 1974. A list of the participants is attached as Appendix 1, and a list of sites and firms visited is attached as Appendix 2. II. The objective of the work of this Co-mittee is mutually beneficial cooperation toward solution of problems in the development and implementation of standards for control of air and water pollution in both countries. Implicit ih this is the desirability of harmonizing the standards of the two countries to the extent possible. In the course of the meetings, the sides discussed the draft work program pro- posed by the Soviet delegation, and reached agreement on a list of topics for possible future cooperation. This list is attached as Appendix 3. III. Among the forms of cooperation which may be STATINTL STATINTL ertaken are the following: 1) Exchange of scientific and technical papers, books, reprints of articles, and other information; 2) Exchange of visits by specialists; 3) Joint symposia; *DOC Waiver Letter In ERU File* Approved For Release 2000/09/06 CIA-RDP79-00798AO01000130005-8 Approved For Release 2000/09/06 : CIA-RDP79-007 98AO01000130001-8 4) Joint research on topics developed in the course of cooperation; 5) Joint testing of equipment, instruments, and materials at sites in each country.. The results of this testing shall be freely available in both countries and may be used to further the development of commercial activities between the two countries in the prevention and control of environmental pollution; 6) Joint development of harmonized pollution control standards; 7) Development of compatible economic analysis methods for use in attainment and justification of environmental protection standards. The American side envisages that this may include exchange of information on the costs of environmental control programs and the damage costs of environmental pollution in terms of health, materials, and esthetics. The Soviet side will give consideration to this matter. IV.- The next meeting of this Joint Working Committee will be held in the Soviet Union in November 1974. Thd primary goal of the meeting will be the adoption of the joint work program, using as a basis for. negotiation the topics listed in Appendix 3 and any other topics which may be mutually agreed by the two sides. Each side will be prepared to discuss in detail a work plan which covers the specific topics outlined in Appendix 3. These topics fall into the Approved For Release 2000/09/06 : CIA-RDP79-00798AO01000130005-8 Approved For Release 2000/09/06: CIA-RDP79-00798AO01 0001 3c 005-8 - Ambient Air Quality and Emissions Standar,~ - Ambient Water Quality, and Discharge Standards - National and Regional Economic Aspects of Environ- following general areas: mental Standards -- General requirements for methods of Measuring Environmental Pollutants Each side will invite the participation of government-al and industrial enterprises on each side as appropriate-in pre- paration for the next meeting of this Joint Working Committee. The U. S. side suggested as possible sites to be visited, the cities of Moscow, Leningrad, Novosibirsk, Tbilisi, Kiev, Tashkent, and any other locations which may be mutually agreed upon by the two sides. The Soviet side will consider these possibilities and will shortly inform the U..S.,side concerning the itinerary. V. This cooperation will be undertaken on the basis of "sending side pays." Due consideration will be given to the possibility of adopting the principle of "receiving side pays" in the future. VI. The meetings and visits were held in an atmospnerc of mutual understanding and friendly cooperation. The ;? Soviet side expressed appreciation for the hospitality accorded and the opportunity provided to familiarize themselves with the activities of government and industry in the field-of environmental protection. Approved For Release 2000/09/06 : CIA-RDP79-00798A001000130005-8 Approved For Relea 2000/09/06 : CIA-RDP79-0079SA001000130005-8 VII. This record was signed in Washington, D. C. on August 9, 1974, in two versions, Russian and English, both texts being equally authentic. For the U.S. Side: ./ Dr. Sidney R. -ca ller t r i Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environmental Affairs U.S. Department of Commerce Co-Chairman, U.S. Delegation Deputy Assis`uant Administra- tor for Air Quality Planning and Standards U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Co-Chairman, U.S. Delegation 11 1/ 1 1 For the U.S.S.R. Side: B. V. F clc in i Deputy Director of the U.S.S.R. All-Union Research for Standardization Chairman, U.S.S.R. Delegation Approved For Release 2000/09/06 : CIA-RDP79-00798AO01000130005-8 Approved 'For Release 2000/09/06 : CIA-RDP79-00798AO01000130005-8 APPENDIX 1 Partici n nts in ZJS/CJSSR Joint Working Committee Meetings at Washington, D. C. 'Ile Organization Title U. S. D