The World Heritage Committee,
1. Takes note of the information provided concerning the serious environmental risks of this project;
2. Urges the State Party of the Russian Federation to provide by 1 October 2002 a report on the oil exploration project and to carry out the Environmental Impact Assessment in collaboration with Lithuanian experts;
3. Requests the two States Parties to cooperate closely to develop effective environmental protection measures;
furthermore the two States Parties to collaborate in undertaking comprehensive risk assessments and develop emergency contingency plans taking into account a range of risk scenarios and to provide a report on the situation by 1 February 2003 for examination at its 27th session in June/July 2003.