Since 1972 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been collecting foreign environmental publications under a series of exchanges with national and international organizations. English language summaries of these and other documents relating to foreign environmental developments appear in the monthly publication 'Summaries of Foreign Government Environmental Reports,' which is available in the EPA Regional and Laboratory Libraries and may also be obtained from NTIS on a subscription basis. This report is issued in four volumes. Volume 1 covers Africa, Asia and Australia. Under each continent heading summaries are listed by country arranged in alphabetical order. Within each country breakdown summaries are made of laws and regulations, legislation, national control organization activities, and activities in specific program areas. Materials are documented from Algeria, Botswana, Central African Republic, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Libya, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tunisia, Uganda, Upper Volta, Zaire, Zambia, Red China, Mainland China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand and Australia.