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Decision 27 COM 7B.68
Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne (Ireland)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Regrets that the State Party has not provided the information requested on the municipal waste incinerator in the vicinity of the World Heritage property;

2. Recalling paragraph 56 of the Operational Guidelines, inviting States Parties to provide information to the World Heritage Centre in case of major planning decisions affecting a World Heritage property,;

3. Urges the State Party to provide the information requested, including an Environmental Impact Assessment at the earliest opportunity;

4. Requests UNESCO and ICOMOS to undertake a mission in consultation with the State Party to review the situation and the impact of the project on the value and integrity of the property and to submit a report in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 28th session in 2004.