RECOMMENDED STANDARDS FOR THE PROVISION OF SANITARY FACILITIES AT FIM CHAMPIONSHIP AND PRIZE EVENTS
1. PROVISION FOR RIDERS/PARTICIPANTS
As specified in the rules for each discipline
2. PROVISION FOR SPECTATORS, ETC. FEMALE
- 1 WC per 100 or fewer females who it is anticipated will attend. MALE
- 1 WC per 100 or fewer males who it is anticipated will attend.
- 2 WC per 100-500 males who it is anticipated will attend.
- 1 additional WC for every additional 500 males who it is anticipated will attend.
- 1.5 meters of urinal facility for every 500 males.
For events lasting for less than four hours, this standard can be reduced by 25%.
These facilities must be maintained in a clean condition and kept fully supplied for the duration of the event.
5. WASH BASINS
Should be provided in the ratio of 1 per 5 sanitary facilities.
6. DISABLED PEOPLE
One of the facilities, in each separated spectator area, should provide for wheelchair users.
4. PROTECTION OF GROUND
a) Measures must be taken to prevent leaks of fuel, oil, cleaning, degreasing, cooling and brake fluids, etc. into the ground or vapour into the air.
b) Containers/facilities to recover rubbish, oils, detergents, etc. must be provided.
c) Provision must be made for the treatment of spillage and the disposal of contaminated material by the organisers.
d) It is strictly forbidden to empty onto the ground waste water from vehicles located in the riders' paddock and the campsite. Waste water may only be disposed of at the circuit if the organiser has provided a proper facility to this effect. Any infraction to this rule will be reported to the International Jury who will fine the rider responsible a maximum of EUR 370.- or any other amount mentioned in the regulation or appendix of the discipline. Other sanctions may be pronounced by the International Jury.
e) Do not leave on the spot sustainable evidence of any motorcycling activity.
5. CLEANING OF MOTORCYCLES
a) Cleaning of motorcycles and parts, where permitted by the regulations, must only be carried out at places with cleaning facilities.
b) Only water, without the addition of chemical products (for example detergent, even if it is eco or biodegradable), is permitted. Additional specific requirements may apply for each discipline.
c) The cleaning area must be built with a non-porous surface and a proper drain with an oil-divider to prevent pollution of the ground. Any infraction of this rule will be reported to the International Jury who will fine the organiser responsible a maximum of EUR 370.- or any other amount mentioned in the regulation or appendix of the discipline. Other sanctions may be pronounced by the International Jury.
d) Any rider or team member found washing a machine other than in the designated area will be reported to the International Jury who will fine the rider or person responsible a maximum of EUR 370.- or any other amount mentioned in the regulation or appendix of the discipline. Other sanctions may be pronounced by the International Jury.
6. ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY PARTICIPANTS/TEAM MEMBERS
a) Each participant and/or team member is responsible for the waste generated by his team during the event.
b) Where organisers provide the necessary containers for waste they must be used as directed.
c) Waste must be retained by the team until the approved facilities provided by organisers can be used.
d)Used tyres must be retained by the teams or manufacturers unless storage and disposal facilities are provided by the organisers.
e) Any infringement by the participant (who is responsible for his team) of the FIM Environmental Code can result in a fine, disqualification from the event or suspension, and may also result in the participant or rider being liable for any costs of rectification.
f) These recommendations, duties and obligations are to be mentioned in the Supplementary Regulations.
7.3 Riders' paddock / Service Areas / Time Control Areas
a) Provide sufficient containers for waste.
b) Ensure that there are enough containers with fixed funnels to collect used oil.
c) Provide recognisable containers for oil filters and cleaning rags; collect separately.
d) Make arrangements with tyre providers to remove used tyres from the venue. If this is not possible, and the organiser is unable to provide facilities for the storage and disposal of used tyres in accordance with local regulations, the competitors and teams must be advised that it is their responsibility to retain used tyres.
e) Provide and maintain sufficient and clean sanitation, with proper provisions for waste and water, for both men and women.
f) If cleaning of motorcycles is allowed, a special wash area designed to ensure the ground is not polluted must be provided in accordance with the rules of the discipline concerned.
7.4 During the event
For indoor events, arrange for air quality checks to be undertaken by competent authorities and ensure that a means of controlling the air quality is available.
Promote environmental behaviour among all persons involved within the organisation and promote environmentally friendly work within the secretariat, the administration, press room, paddock and camping site. Ensure that waste oil containers and containers for domestic and contaminated waste are serviced throughout the event.
Ensure that toilet facilities provided are regularly serviced throughout the event.
It is recommended that containers specifically designed and designated for the collection of all forms of clinical waste, particularly blood contaminated materials, syringes, soiled dressings and sharp consumables such as injection and intravenous needles, scalpel blades and suturing needles are provided at Medical Centres and Ambulances. Both the presence and disposal of clinical waste containers must ensure the separation of clinical and domestic waste and must be strictly controlled in accordance with the relevant local and national regulations.
7.5 After the event
a) Signposts, billboards and posters must be removed.
b) Waste left behind on the site and the surroundings must be cleaned up and removed as soon as possible.
c) Where tear offs are permitted, arrangements must be made for all discarded tear offs to be collected and properly disposed of immediately at the end of racing.
d) Clear away and dispose of any broken branches or shrubs.
e) Clear away tapes around the track.
f) Level off and equalize immediately the track and roads if necessary.
g) Remove mud deposited on roads adjacent to the venue.
h) Arrange for separate removal of oil-containers, cleaning rags, oil filters and waste-containers.
i) Ensure that the disposal of medical or other hazardous waste is managed by specialist companies.
j) Plant new trees or bushes where necessary.
k) The infraction or inobservance by the organiser of obligations mentioned in the current FIM Environmental Code are subject to sanctions laid down in this Code as well as in the DAC and can result in a fine or suspension of approval to organise FIM events. The organiser will also be liable for any costs of rectification.
a) Do not attach posters to trees, in country areas and protected urban-sites nor in places and areas which are not appropriate.
b) Place billboards only after having obtained permission from the owner of the property.
c) Take local and governmental regulations into account when placing billboards.
d) Do not distribute leaflets/pamphlets under windscreen wipers of cars, on motorcycles, nor to spectators (do not allow others to do so during your event).
In accordance with Article 32 of the FIM Statutes and Articles 20.1.53 and 30.42 of the Sporting Code, any organiser of an event under the aegis and the authority of the FIM is subject to its regulation and jurisdiction. Any clearly established infraction or inobservance of the prescriptions and obligations for the organisers are subject to the penalties laid down in the present Environmental Code or in the FIM Disciplinary and Arbitration Code.
Infringement of Article 10 will be reported to the International Jury who will fine the organiser a minimum of EUR 180.- or any other amount mentioned in the regulation or appendix of the discipline. Other sanctions may be pronounced by the JI. Moreover, the JI can refer any case of serious infraction to the CDI in order to inflict a higher penalty beyond the competence of the JI.
8.3 Sound level measurements
Environmental Stewards and event organisers should be familiar with local ordinances governing both event and vehicle sound levels. For details of specific sound levels for each discipline refer to the relevant rules. The FIM sound level control method and sound levels are also recommended for national or club events.
8.4 Public Address System
a) Separate public-address systems for riders' paddock and the public areas/enclosures are preferable and should never produce a higher sound than the hearing damage threshold level 85 dB(A) when measured in a public area and should also not exceed 3 dB(A) above the background sound levels when measured at the nearest dwelling house.
b) Position of loud-speakers: slanted towards the ground and directed towards the centre of the track or the course.
c) Maintain sound level as low as possible.
d) The whole system must be ready and tested 30 minutes before the start of the practice.
The sound system often causes more annoyance outside the track area than the actual event. Make arrangements with the people in charge of the sound system to reduce the sound volume between races/practice sessions.
9. SUGGESTIONS TO ENCOURAGE ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIOUR BY SPECTATORS
Visitors to a motorsport circuit, track, event or touristic gathering can play an important role in keeping the environment clean and undamaged. Here are some suggestions:
a) In co-operation with the police, select the routes to and from circuits, tracks, etc., which will cause as little annoyance as possible for the surrounding areas.
b) Provide clear signs to circuits, tracks and venues.
c) Do not allow parking on vulnerable places (verges, green lanes).
d) Do not allow parking in long grass.
e) Encourage the use of public transport.
f) Avoid too high concentrations of people in order to preserve vulnerable places.
g) Provide sufficient sanitary facilities.
h) Inform the spectators about responsible behaviour on the site.
i) Specify in contracts with catering firms a requirement to sell drinks and food packaged in recyclable, reusable or biodegradable material, and to provide and maintain sufficient waste containers.
j) Manage the off road events in such a way that only footsteps remain on the soil.
10. GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF VENUES
a) Keep up the maintenance of the venue and take care that it is kept clean and tidy at all times.
b) Ensure that machines used for track maintenance, are in good condition, and that adequate measures are taken to avoid pollution of the grounds whilst they are parked, or being refuelled.
c) Screen unsightly buildings from view by planting a visual barrier of trees or shrubs around them or use colours which camouflage them.
d) Cordon off sensitive countryside's areas.
e) Appoint a member of the Organising Board to be in charge of all environmental aspects and maintain the environment logbook.
f) Ensure proper disposal of waste from sanitary facilities.
g) Take all necessary care when making changes/adjustments to the site and consult the appropriate authorities.
h) When locating the starting areas, take acoustic impacts into account.
i) Never use building waste, rubble, etc. for the construction of noise barriers, etc.
j) In case of the use of materials from outside, have them checked by the appropriate authorities to ensure that they are not polluted.
k) Following every event and at regular intervals, make an evaluation of the impact of the event on the environment; make a report and make recommendations to correct any shortcomings and errors.
It is a requirement that regular unleaded fuel, available at the service stations, or provided by the organisers, without additives, except oil for two stroke engines, be used. For Track Racing, the use of methanol is permitted.
The use of alternative energies such as biofuels, hydrogen or electricity, as long as they are not more noxious for the environment, must be encouraged for all disciplines in conformity with the relevant Technical Regulations. For the purposes of protecting the environment, provisions regarding fuel storage mentioned in the relevant rules must be respected.
For FIM Championships and Prize events, fuel tests are carried out according to the procedure laid down in the Technical Rules.
For details, refer to the Technical Rules of the various sporting disciplines.