Law No. 203 Of 11 November 1998 On Ratification Of The Protocol To Amend The Vienna Convention On Civil Liability For Nuclear Damage, Done At Vienna On 12 September 1997

Original Language Title:  LEGE nr. 203 din 11 noiembrie 1998 pentru ratificarea Protocolului de amendare a Convenţiei de la Viena privind răspunderea civilă pentru daune nucleare, adoptat la Viena la 12 septembrie 1997

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Law No. 203 of 11 November 1998 on ratification of the Protocol to amend the Vienna Convention on civil liability for nuclear damage, done at Vienna on 12 September 1997, the PARLIAMENT published in ISSUING the OFFICIAL GAZETTE nr. 438 of 18 November 1998, the Romanian Parliament adopts this law.


The sole article Shall ratify the Protocol to amend the Vienna Convention on civil liability for nuclear damage, done at Vienna on 12 September 1997.
This law was adopted by the Senate at its meeting on 14 September 1998, in compliance with the provisions of art. 74 para. (2) of the Constitution of Romania.
p. Senate CHAIRMAN MIRCEA IONESCU-QUINTUS this law was adopted by the Chamber of deputies at its meeting on 12 October 1998, in compliance with the provisions of art. 74 para. (2) of the Constitution of Romania.
p. CHAMBER of DEPUTIES PRESIDENT, ANDREI CHILIMAN PROTOCOL to amend the Vienna Convention on civil liability for nuclear damage *) Note *) version States parties to this protocol, considering that it is desirable to amend the Vienna Convention of 21 May 1963 on civil liability for nuclear damage, so as to extend liability, the liability of the operator of an increase amount of nuclear installations and improving the means of obtaining an adequate and equitable repairs , have agreed as follows: Article 1 the Convention which is amended the provisions of this protocol shall be the Vienna Convention of 21 May 1963 on civil liability for nuclear damage, called the Vienna Convention 1963.


Article 2 in article I of the Convention of Vienna of 1963, is amended as follows: 1. paragraph j) of paragraph 1 is amended as follows: a) the word "and" is removed at the end of subalineatului () and is inserted at the end of subalin. (iii);
  

b) Insert subalin. (iv) with the following contents: "(iv) such other installations in which stood a nuclear fuel, radioactive products or waste radioactive, as will determine, from time to time, the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency."
2. paragraph (k) of paragraph 1) is replaced by the following: ' k) nuclear damage means: (i) any death or any injury;
(them) any loss of property, or any harm on goods and each of the following categories, within the limits established by the law of the competent court: (iii) any economic loss resulting from a loss or harm that have been referred to in subalin. (i) or neinclusa (), so far in these subalineate, suffered by a person entitled to reparation in respect of that loss or destruction;
(iv) the costs of measures of restoration of degraded environment, except where degradation is insignificant, if such measures are or will be considered and not included in subalin. (them);
(v) any loss of income arising from an economic interest in any use of the environment suffered as a result of significant degradation of the environment, neinclusa in subalin. (them);
(vi) the costs of preventive measures and of any loss or harm caused by such measures;
(vii) any other economic harm, other than that caused by environmental degradation, if permitted by the law concerning the civil liability of the competent court, in the case of subalin. (i) to (v) and (vii) above, to the extent that the loss or harm incurred as a result of ionising radiation emitted by any source of radiation that stood in a nuclear installation, or emitted from nuclear fuel or radioactive, certain radioactive waste from a nuclear installation times of nuclear material originating in, coming from, or sent to a nuclear installation; If the loss or harm is the result of the radioactive properties of such a material or a combination of radioactive properties with toxic, explosive or other hazardous properties of such material; "
3. paragraph 1, subparagraph l) is replaced by the following text: ' l) nuclear accident means any fact or any sequence of acts having the same origin which causes nuclear harm or pose a serious and imminent threat of damage of this nature, but only with regard to preventive measures; "
4. After paragraph l) of paragraph 1 shall be inserted in paragraphs m), n)), and p), with the following content: "m) restoration measures ' means any reasonable measures which have been approved by the competent authorities of the Member State in which such measures have been taken and which aim at restoring or rehabilitating destroyed or affected environmental components times the introduction, where it is reasonably , equivalent of these components into the environment. Law of the State in which the harm was suffered shall determine who is entitled to take such measures;

n) preventive measures ' means any reasonable measures taken by any person after a nuclear incident, in order to prevent or reduce to a minimum the harm referred to in paragraph 1. k) subalin. (i) to (v), or (vii), which is subject to approval from the competent authority, in accordance with the law of the State in which they have taken these measures;
  

a reasonable measures) means any measures that are considered appropriate and proportioned by the law of the competent court with regard to all the circumstances, such as: (i) the nature and extent of damage incurred or, in the case of preventive measures, the nature and extent of the risk of that occurring;
() the probability at the moment when they are taken, such measures should be effective; and (iii) scientific and technical expertise that is relevant;

p) special drawing rights, hereinafter SDR, means the accounting unit defined by the International Monetary Fund and used it for its own operations and transactions. "
  

5. paragraph 2 is replaced by the following: ' 2. If the risks arising from this are sufficiently scarce, the State in whose territory is situated the plant may exclude any nuclear installation or small amount of nuclear material from the application of this Convention, provided that: (a)) regarding the nuclear facilities, the exclusion criteria to be set by the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency and any exclusion operated by the State in whose territory the nuclear installation is located to satisfy these criteria;
  

b) with respect to small quantities of nuclear material, the maximum limits for exclusion of such amounts to be fixed by the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency and any exclusion operated by the State in whose territory the nuclear installation is located shall comply with these limits.
  

Criteria for exclusion of nuclear installations and the maximum limits for the exclusion of small quantities of nuclear material will be reviewed periodically by the Board of Governors. "


Article 3 of the Convention Article I of the 1963 Vienna is introducing articles TAKE and IB, with the following content: "take 1 ARTICLE. This Convention shall be applied in all cases in which the nuclear damage.
2. At the same time the legislation of the State in whose territory is situated the plant may be excluded from the application of this Convention: (a) damages) the territory of a Contracting State; or (b) any maritime area) established in a non-Contracting State, in accordance with the rules of international law of the sea.
  

3. an expulsion under paragraph 2 of this article may only be applied in respect of a non-Contracting State which, at the time of the accident: a) has a nuclear installation on its territory or in any maritime zone established in accordance with the rules of international law of the sea; and b) does not afford reciprocal benefits.
  

4. Any exclusion under paragraph 2 of this article will not prejudice the rights referred to in paragraph 1. of paragraph 2) of art. IX and any exclusion defined in paragraph 2 b) of this article shall not apply in case of damage that occur on board a ship or aircraft.


IB article this Convention shall not apply in the case of nuclear installations used for nepacifiste. "


Article 4 in article II of the Convention of Vienna of 1963, is amended as follows: 1. After paragraph a) of paragraph 3 shall be inserted as follows: "the State in whose territory is situated the plant may limit the amount of public funds allocated on the incident, up to the difference, if any, difference between the amount so charged and the amount determined in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 of article 7. V. "
2. At the end of paragraph 4, insert the following text: "the State in whose territory is situated the plant may limit the amount of public funds allocated under the provisions of paragraph 1. a) of paragraph 3 of this article. "
3. Paragraph 6 is replaced by the following: "6. No person is responsible for a loss or a harm which is not a nuclear harm under paragraph 1. k) of paragraph 1 of article 3. But that could be considered as such under the provisions of the same paragraph. "


Article 5 after the first phrase of article III of the Convention of Vienna of 1963, insert the following text: "at the same time the State in whose territory is situated the plant can exclude this obligation in connection with the carriage that takes place entirely on its territory."


Article 6


Article IV of the Vienna Convention is amended as follows: 1. paragraph 3 is replaced by the following: "3. No liability for an operator pursuant to this Convention, if it provides evidence that the harm caused by a nuclear nuclear accident resulted directly from acts of armed conflict, civil war, ostilitati or insurectie."
2. paragraph 5 is replaced by the following: "5. the operator shall not be liable under this Convention, for nuclear harm caused nuclear plant: (a)) itself and any other nuclear installation, including any nuclear installation in construction on its site where the plant itself is situated; and b) goods on the same location and times must be used in relation to the nuclear plant. "
  

3. Paragraph 6 is replaced by the following: "6. Compensation for damages caused to the means of transport on which the nuclear material is located at the moment of nuclear accident cannot have the effect of reducing the liability of the operator in respect of other damage to an amount lower than either the sum of 150 million SDRS, either another higher amount established by the legislation of a Contracting Party an amount, or set in accordance with paragraph 1. c) of paragraph 1 of article 3. V. "
4. paragraph 7 is replaced by the following: "7. Nothing in this Convention shall affect the liability of any individual in respect of nuclear damage for which, pursuant to paragraph 3 or paragraph 5 of this article, the carrier shall not be liable under this Convention, and which has caused a nuclear harm through an act or omission is committed with intent to cause harm to the nuclear option."


Article 7 1. The text of article V of the Convention of Vienna of 1963 is replaced by the following: "1. the State on whose territory it is located the plant may limit liability for every nuclear accident: a) to an amount which will not be lower than the sum of 300 million SDRS;
  

b) to an amount which will not be lower than the amount of 150 million SDRS provided this amount exceeds what up to at least 300 million SDRS will be allocated for this state of public works to repair nuclear damage; or c) to a transitional amount will not be lower than the sum of 100 million SDRS for a maximum period of 15 years from the date of entry into force of this protocol, in relation to a nuclear accident which occurred in that period. An amount lower than the amount of 100 million SDRS can be established provided that public funds should be allocated to the State an amount between that value and 100 million SDRS, in compensation for nuclear damage.
  

2. the State on whose territory it is located the plant, taking into account the nature of the nuclear facility or nuclear substances involved and the likely consequences of a nuclear accident that might occur, it may set a lower amount and for the responsibility of the operator, provided that this amount is not, in any case, lower the amount of 5 million SDRS, and will take all necessary measures to allocate public funds to an amount to achieve the rate fixed under paragraph 1.3. The amount established by the State in whose territory is situated the plant, in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2 of this article and paragraph 6 of article 19. IV, applies anywhere a nuclear accident occurs. "
2. After article V WILL be entered in articles, VB, VC and VD, with the following content: "ARTICLE WILL 1. ROI and costs awarded by a court in actions for compensation for nuclear damage shall be payable in addition to the amounts referred to in article 21. V.2. The amounts referred to in article 1. And in paragraph 6 of article 19. (IV) may be converted into national currency, by rounding.


Article VB each Contracting Party shall ensure that persons who have suffered nuclear damage should be able to invoke their rights to repair without having to take separate steps concerning the origin of the funds for the repairs.


Article VC 1. If the courts having jurisdictional competence belong to a Contracting Party other than the State in whose territory it is situated, the public funds required pursuant to paragraph 1. b) and (c)) of paragraph 1 of article 3. And according to paragraph 1 of article 3. VII, as well as damages and costs awarded by a court may be allocated by the first of these Contracting Parties. The State on whose territory it is located the other Contracting Party shall reimburse the amounts so paid. These two Contracting Parties shall by mutual agreement settle the procedures for reimbursement.
2. If the courts having the jurisdiction of that Contracting Party, jurisdictional belong to none other than the State in whose territory it is situated, the Contracting Party whose courts have jurisdiction from judicial review will take all necessary steps to enable the State in whose territory is situated the plant to intervene in proceedings and to participate in all the regulations concerning repairs.


Article VD 1. A meeting of the Contracting Parties is convened by the Director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the modification of the limits of liability set out in art. V, if one-third of the Contracting Parties express their desire in this regard. 2. Amendments shall be adopted by a majority of two-thirds of the Contracting Parties present and voting, provided that at least one half of the Contracting Parties to be present at the time of voting.
3. As soon as the course is given on a proposal to amend the limits, the meeting of the parties will consider, among other things, the risk of damage resulting from a nuclear accident, changes in the monetary values and the ability of the insurance market.
4. Any amendment adopted) in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2 of this article shall be notified for acceptance by the Director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency to all Contracting Parties. The amendment is deemed to be accepted at the end of a period of 18 months after being notified, provided that at least one third of the Parties present at the time of adoption of the amendment by the meeting to be communicated to the Director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency for its acceptance. Any amendment adopted in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph shall enter into force 12 months after acceptance by those Contracting Parties.

b) If at the end of the period of 18 months from the date of notification for acceptance, an amendment has not been accepted in accordance with paragraph 1. It has), then he will be considered rejected.
  

5. any Contracting Party accepting an amendment after it has been accepted but before its entry into force or after it has entered into force, in accordance with paragraph 4 of this article, the amendment shall enter into force 12 months after its acceptance by that Contracting Party.
6. A State which becomes a party to this Convention after the entry into force of an amendment in accordance with paragraph 4 of this article, and does not express an intention to the contrary: a) is considered a party to this Convention as amended;
  

b) is considered a party to the Convention neamendata, in relation to any State party not bound by this amendment. "
  


Article 8 article VI of the Convention of Vienna of 1963, is amended as follows: 1. paragraph 1 is replaced by the following: "1. has) the right to repair under this Convention shall be extinguished if an action is not brought: (i) within a period of 30 years from the date of the accident, if it is linked to death or injury;
(them) over a period of 10 years from the date of the accident, if it is related to any other harm.

Moreover, if b), according to the law of the State in whose territory is situated the plant operator's liability is covered by insurance or any other financial guarantee including public funds over a longer period, the law of the competent court may provide that the right to reparation against the operator to only on expiry of the doozer where liability is so covered under the law of the State on whose territory it is located.
  

(c) Actions taken to repair) concerning the death, personal injury or other damage, whether, in accordance with paragraph 1. (b) of this paragraph), it is provided for a longer period, after a period of 10 years after the nuclear accident will not affect your rights under any circumstances to repair, according to the Convention, of any person who has filed an action against the operator before the expiry of that period. "
  

2. paragraph 2 is deleted.
3. paragraph 3 is replaced by the following: "3. The right to repair, pursuant to this Convention, shall be subject to prescription or extinction, according to the provisions of the law of the competent court, if an action is not brought within a period of 3 years from the date on which the person suffering nuclear damage knew or was supposed to know the harm and the identity of the operator to whom the responsibility for without the time limits indicated in paragraph 1. the b)) and paragraph 1 above can be overcome ".


Article 9 Article VII of the Convention of Vienna of 1963, is amended as follows:

1. At the end of paragraph 1 shall be entered in the following paragraph, and thus fined renumbered): "where the liability is unlimited, the State on whose territory it is found the plant can set a financial limit of the security of the operator liable, provided that the limit is not less than 300 million SDRS. State in whose territory is situated the plant ensures the payment of reparations for nuclear harm recognized as the responsibility of the operator to the extent that insurance or financial guarantee would not be sufficient without payment should be able to overcome the financial collateral provided, however, pursuant to the provisions of this paragraph. "
2. Paragraph 1 shall be inserted in paragraph b) with the following content: "b) where liability is unlimited, the State in whose territory the installation is found, taking into account the nature of the nuclear installation, nuclear substances, as well as the consequences of an accident's probable they might cause, it may set a lower amount representing the financial collateral provided that this amount so fixed shall not be less than 5 million SDRS. State in whose territory is situated the plant ensures the payment of reparations for nuclear harm recognized as the responsibility of the operator, providing the necessary amounts to the extent that insurance or financial guarantee is not sufficient, without paying to be able to surpass the limit, however, pursuant to paragraph 1. of this paragraph). "
3. In paragraph 3, the words "or in paragraph 2. b) and c) of paragraph 1 of article V "are inserted after the words" paragraph 1 above ".


Article 10 Article VIII of the Convention of Vienna of 1963, is amended as follows: 1. The text of article VIII becomes paragraph 1 of this article.
2. Insert paragraph 2 with the following: "2. subject to the application of the rule laid down in paragraph 1. c) of paragraph 1 of article 3. (VI) in the case of actions brought against the operator, if the harm to be repaired under this Convention exceeds, or is likely to exceed the maximum amount allocated in accordance with paragraph 1 of article 3. V, priority shall be given in respect of claims for reparation, or personal injury or death. "


Article 11 at the end of article X of the Convention of Vienna of 1963 insert reads as follows: "the benefit of the right of recourse provided for under this article may be extended on the territory of the State in which the installation is situated, to the extent that it has provided public funds for the purposes of this Convention."


Article 12 article XI of the Convention of Vienna of 1963, is amended as follows: 1. After paragraph 1 bis is inserted in paragraph 1 with the following content: "1 bis. In the event of a nuclear accident has occurred in an exclusive economic zone of a Contracting Party or, if such a zone has not been delimited, on an area not exceeding the limits of an exclusive economic zone, if such a zone has been established, the courts of the Contracting Party are the only competent, pursuant to this Convention, to hear and determine actions concerning nuclear damage caused by that nuclear accident. The previous phrase is applicable if the Contracting Party has notified the depositary of the area prior to the nuclear accident. No provision of this paragraph shall not be construed as allowing the exercise of jurisdictional competence in a manner which is contrary to the rules of international law, including the United Nations Convention on the law of the sea. "
2. paragraph 2 is replaced by the following: "2. In the event of a nuclear accident does not occur neither in the territory of a Contracting Party, nor in a notified area according to paragraph 1 bis, or where the place of the nuclear accident cannot be determined with precision, the courts of the State in whose territory is situated the plant belonging to the operator liable have jurisdiction to hear and determine these actions."
3. In paragraph 3 and in paragraph b) add "1 bis" after "1".
4. paragraph 3 shall be inserted After paragraph 4 with the following: "4. The Contracting Party whose courts have jurisdiction to adopt appropriate measures to ensure that only a single court has jurisdiction in relation to a nuclear accident."


Article 13 Article XI of the Convention of Vienna of 1963 is hereby inserted in article XIA with the following content: "with reference to ARTICLE XIA of remedial actions of nuclear damage, the Contracting Party whose courts have jurisdiction to adopt appropriate measures to ensure that: a) any State can bring an action on behalf of persons who have suffered nuclear damage, who are nationals of that State or who have their habitual residence in the territory or residence times and who have consented thereto; and (b) any person should be able to) bring an action for enforcement of rights value appropriated through subrogation or assignment, pursuant to this Convention. "
  


Article 14 the text of article XII of the Convention of Vienna of 1963 is replaced by the following:% quot% ARTICLE XII 1. Any final decision, which is not susceptible to ordinary forms of revision, pronounced by a Court of a Contracting Party having jurisdiction from judicial review, shall be recognised unless: a) the judgment was obtained by dol;
  

b) the party against whom the judgment was given has not had the opportunity to support the cause in a level playing field;
  

c) judgement is contrary to the public policy of the Contracting Party where it needs to be recognized or does not comply with the rules of fundamental justice.
  

2. Any final decision, which is recognized under paragraph 1 of this article and whose enforcement is requested in the form alleged law of the Contracting Party, shall be enforceable as any decision made by the courts of that Contracting Party. Any cause in terms of which a final decision cannot be the subject of further examination on the merits. "


Article 15 article XIII of the Convention of Vienna of 1963, is amended as follows: 1. The text of article XIII shall become paragraph 1 of this article.
2. After paragraph 1 is inserted in paragraph 2 with the following: "2. In circumstances where the nuclear damage repair exceeds 150 million SDRS, the law of the State in whose territory is situated the plant may depart from the provisions of this Convention, in respect of harm suffered nuclear territory or in any maritime zone established in accordance with the rules of international law of the sea , of another State at the time of the accident has nuclear plant on its territory, in so far as it does not grant reciprocal benefits of an equivalent amount. "


The text of article 16, article XVIII of the Convention of Vienna of 1963 is replaced by the following: "this Convention shall not affect the rights and obligations of a Contracting Party under the General rules of public international law."


Article after article XX of the Convention of Vienna of 1963 article is hereby inserted with the following contents: XXA "ARTICLE XXA 1. In the case of a dispute between Contracting Parties concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention, the parties to the dispute shall consult with respect to its settlement by negotiation or by any other means amicable resolution, acceptable to them.
2. If a dispute of the nature of the person referred to in paragraph 1 of this article may not be settled within a period of 6 months after the request for consultation referred to in paragraph 1 of this article, it shall be submitted, at the request of any of the parties to the dispute, arbitration or referred to the International Court of Justice for decision. If within a period of 6 months from the date of the request the arbitration the parties in dispute are unable to agree on the Organization of the arbitration, either party may request the President of the International Court of Justice or the Secretary-General of the United Nations to appoint one or more arbitrators. In case of disagreement between the parties to the dispute requests, the request addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations will take precedence.
3. Where a State to ratify, accept, approve or accede to this Convention, he may declare that they do not consider themselves bound by none of the procedures for settlement of disputes provided for in paragraph 2 of this article. The other Contracting Party are not linked to any procedure of settlement of disputes, as referred to in paragraph 2 of this article, with respect to a Contracting Party for which such a declaration is in force.
4. A Contracting Party which has made a declaration in accordance with paragraph 3 of this article may at any time to withdraw it by notification addressed to the depositary. "


Article 18 1. Articles XX-XXV, paragraphs 2, 3 and paragraph number "1" of Article XXVI and XXVII and XXIX of the articles of the Vienna Convention since 1963 is removed.
2. Vienna Convention 1963 and this protocol shall be read and interpreted together by the parties to this protocol as a single instrument, known as the Vienna Convention of 1997 on civil liability for nuclear damage.


Article 19


1. A State which is a party to this protocol but which is not a party to the Vienna Convention in 1963, is bound by the provisions of that Convention, as amended by this protocol in their relations with other States parties to this protocol and, if the State has not expressed a contrary intention when submitting an instrument referred to in article 21. 20, he is bound by the provisions of the Vienna Convention since 1963 in respect of those States which are not parties to this Convention.
2. No provision of this protocol shall not affect the obligations of a State which is a party both to the Convention of Vienna of 1963 and to this protocol, in relation to a State which is a party to the Vienna Convention in 1963, but is not a party to this protocol.


Article 20 1. This protocol shall be open for signature by all States at the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency, in Vienna, from 29 September 1997 until its entry into force.
2. This protocol is subject to ratification, acceptance or approval by the signatory States.
3. After the entry into force of this protocol, all States that have not signed may accede to it.
4. Instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession shall be deposited on the next Director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, which is the depositary of this protocol.


Article 21 1. This protocol shall enter into force three months after the date of submission of the five instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval.
2. For each State which ratifies, accepts, approves or accede to this protocol after the date of deposit of the five instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval of this protocol shall enter into force three months after that State shall deposit the instrument properly.


Article 22 1. Any Contracting Party may denounce this protocol by written notification addressed to the depositary.
2. The denunciation of the effect from one year from the date on which the depositary receives the notification.
3. The denunciation by any of the parties to this protocol to the Vienna Convention in 1963, according to art. XXVI, isn't interpreted in any case as a denunciation of the Convention of Vienna of 1963, which was amended by the present protocol.
4. the provisions of this protocol shall remain applicable in the event of any nuclear damage caused by a nuclear accident occurred prior to the date at which the denunciation of the effect.


Article 23 Depositary shall inform the parties and the States quickly all the other Member States of: (a) each signature of this) the protocol;
  

(b) each deposit of) an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession in respect of this protocol;
  

c) entry into force of this protocol;
  

d) any notification received in pursuance of paragraph 1 bis of article. XI;
  

e) requests for convening a Conference for review, pursuant to article 5. XXVI of the Convention of Vienna in 1963, and a meeting of the Contracting Parties, in accordance with art. VD of the Convention of Vienna of 1963 which was modified by this protocol;
  

f) notifications of denunciation received pursuant to article 5. 22 and any other special notices related to this protocol.
  


Article 24 1. The original of this protocol, of which the versions in the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are equally authentic, shall be deposited with the depositary in addition.
2. International Atomic Energy Agency sets out the revised text of the Convention of Vienna of 1963, as amended by this protocol, in the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
3. The depositary shall transmit certified copies to all the States comply on this protocol, together with the consolidated text of the Convention of Vienna of 1963, which was modified by this protocol.
In witness whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries subsemnati, fully empowered to this effect, have signed this protocol.
Done at Vienna on 12 September 1997.
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