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Final Implementing Regulations adopted by European Commission

09/11/2016
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The final two Implementing Regulations pursuant to the EU MRV Regulation were adopted by the European Commission on 4th November 2016 and published in the OJ on 5th November 2016, as Implementing Regulations 2016/1927 and 2016/1928. Regulation 2016/1927 sets out the templates for developing monitoring plans, emissions reports and documents of compliance, and Regulation 2016/1928 sets out the parameters to determine cargo carried for categories of ship others than passengers, ro-ro, and container ships. 

Implementing Regulation adopted by European Commission are:
 

Implementing Regulation on Emissions Templates


This Regulation lays down templates and technical rules for the submission of monitoring plans, emissions reports and documents of compliance pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/757.

Template of the monitoring plan​

  • Companies shall draw up the monitoring plan referred to in Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2015/757 using a template corresponding to the model set out in Annex I of Implementing Regulation on Emission Templates.
  • Companies may split the monitoring plan into a company-specific part and a ship-specific part, provided that all elements set out in Annex I are covered.
Electronic template of the emissions report
 
  • For the purposes of submitting the emissions report pursuant to Article 11(1) of Regulation (EU) 2015/757, companies shall use the electronic version of the template available in the Thetis MRV automated Union information system operated by the European Maritime Safety Agency (hereinafter referred to as ‘Thetis MRV’).
  • The electronic version of the template of the emissions report referred to in paragraph 1 shall contain the information set out in Annex II of Implementing Regulation on Emission Templates.
Electronic template of document of compliance
 
  • For the purposes of issuing a document of compliance pursuant to Article 17(4) of Regulation (EU) 2015/757, the verifier shall provide relevant data using the electronic version of the template available in Thetis MRV.
  • The electronic version of the template of the document of compliance referred to in paragraph 1 shall contain the information set out in Annex III of Implementing Regulation on Emission Templates.

Implementing Regulation on Cargo Carried


This Regulation lays down rules specifying the parameters applicable to the determination of cargo carried for categories of ships other than passenger ships, ro-ro ships and container ships for the purposes of monitoring of other relevant information on a per-voyage basis pursuant to Article 9(1) of Regulation (EU) 2015/757.

Parameters to determine the 'cargo carried' per ship category

‘Cargo carried’ for the purpose of monitoring of other relevant information on a per-voyage basis pursuant to Article 9(1) of Regulation (EU) 2015/757, shall be determined as follows:
 
  • for oil tankers, as the mass of the cargo on board;
  • for chemical tankers, as the mass of the cargo on board;
  • for LNG carriers, as the volume of the cargo on discharge, or if the cargo is discharged at several occasions during a voyage, the sum of the cargo discharged during a voyage and the cargo discharged at all subsequent ports of call until new cargo is loaded;  
  • for gas carriers, as the mass of the cargo on board; (e) for bulk carriers, as the mass of the cargo on board;
  • for general cargo ships, as deadweight carried for laden voyages and as zero for ballast voyages.
To view rest of the parameters determined in the Implementation Regulation on Cargo Carried, please click here 
 
Verifavia has been an active member of the Commission's MRV working group on Verification and Accreditation under the umbrella of the European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF) responsible for supporting the European Commission in drafting these Acts. As such, our experts are able to answer most of the technical or administrative questions you may have on the EU MRV Regulation and on the Delegated and Implementing Acts.
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