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Guidelines for the Countermeasures against Oil Contamination-Landowner`s Response Policy Concerning Oil Slick and Odor Problems from Mineral Oil Contaminated Soil, a Report of the Soil Contamination Technical Standards Expert Committee, the Soil Agricultural Chemical Committee, the Central Environmental Council

March 22, 2006

On March 8, 2006, the Soil Contamination Technical Standards Expert Committee of the Soil Agricultural Chemical Committee, the Central Environmental Council, compiled and released a report entitled the "Guidelines for the Countermeasures against Oil Contamination-Landowner's Response Policy Concerning Oil Slick and Odor Problems from Mineral Oil Contaminated Soil." The Soil Contamination Technical Standards Expert Committee will submit the report to the Central Environmental Council on March 31, 2006. The Central Environmental Council will then discuss follow-up plans for the Guidelines. The Ministry of the Environment distributes the Guidelines to prefectural and municipal governments today.

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