Committee Decisions

31 COM 7A.29

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

  The World Heritage Committee,
  1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A,
  2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.31, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),
  3. Takes note of the efforts made by the State Party in the implementation of the Management Plan;
  4.  Invites the State Party to provide by 30 November 2007 details of a project for structural consolidation of the 30 main projects identified in the Programme of High Priority Interventions for industrial and urban buildings, and the timeframe envisaged for its implementation and the establishment of technical teams, according to Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines to be examined by ICOMOS;
  5. Requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Committee with the information concerning the specific regulations of the buffer zone;
  6. Also requests information on the identification of an alternate route for the road A-16 and the achievements concerning the measures taken to control access of vehicles to the Humberstone Office;
  7.  Encourages the State Party to take advantage of the Workshop to improve the participatory process for the implementation of the Management Plan and to include a public use plan to be developed on the basis of the experience of the Saltpeter Week;
  8. Urges the State Party to carry out a more comprehensive study of potential structural risks and to submit it to the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS as soon as possible;
  9.  Requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the relevant Advisory Body, to develop a draft statement of outstanding universal value including indicators of integrity and authenticity, for examination by the Committee at its 32nd session in 2008;
  10.  Also requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS, to develop a draft statement of desired state of conservation for the property based on its Outstanding Universal Value;
  11.  Further requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2008, a progress report on the implementation of the Management Plan, to be examined by the Committee at its 32nd session in 2008;
  12.   Decides to retain the Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works (Chile) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Chile
Session: 31COM