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Committee Decisions

34 COM 7A.29

Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works (Chile) (C 1178)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A.Add,

2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.28 adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009),

3. Recognizes the efforts made by the State Party in addressing conservation conditions and recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee;

4. Notes the results of the April 2010 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission and endorses its recommendations;

5. Notes with satisfaction that the government owned land concession has been given to the Saltpeter Museum Corporation, covering a part of the buffer zone and ensuring the conservation of significant Saltpeter remains;

6. Expresses its concern about the state of conservation of the property and urges the State Party to:

a) Secure the necessary financial, technical and human resources for the implementation of the Priority Interventions Programme,

b) Finalize the revision of the Management Plan and ensure conditions for its effective implementation,

c) Finalize the process for establishing adequate regulatory measures in the buffer zone,

d) Consider strengthening the mitigation measures in order to avoid any potential impacts of the new trace for the bypass of Route A-16 on the Santa Laura area,

e) Submit the required documentation for boundary modifications, including appropriate cartography, for approval by the World Heritage Committee;

7. Reiterates its requests to the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre a proposal for the Desired State of Conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011,

8. Welcomes the idea of organizing an international expert meeting in coordination with the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage in order to assist the State Party in the identification of the required measures to stop or mitigate the degradation of wood and timber structures and to provide guidelines to ensure the conditions of authenticity and integrity of the property;

9. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2011, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011;

10. Decides to retain Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works (Chile) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Themes: Conservation, List of World Heritage in Danger
States Parties: Chile
Session: 34COM