EU MRV Regulation: Commission Implementing Regulations
25 November 2016 | C16034
Following Dromon C16033, this circular contains information on the first two Implementing Regulations have been adopted by the European Commission.
Ship Owners / Managers / Operators | Verifiers
On 28th of July 2016 the European Commission (EC) released the delegated acts of the EU MRV Regulation for public consultation. The delegated acts included specific information on verification and accreditation, a template of the monitoring plan, determination of cargo carried and monitoring methods. The public consultation has been concluded on August 25, 2016 and the EC has reviewed feedback received from industry stakeholders for implementing the final delegated acts.
On 4th November 2016, two Implementing Regulations have been adopted by the Commission and enter into force.
This Regulation sets 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.
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.
As already been informed through C16033, each Company must produce a monitoring plan by 31 August 2017. The monitoring plan must be reviewed and approved before the start of the first monitoring period (i.e. before 01st January 2018). Following the end of the reporting period, each company must submit their emissions report for verification as laid down in Articles 8 to 12, Annexes I and II of EU MRV Regulation and its Delegated Regulations.
DBS is encouraging companies to prepare ahead for the implementation of the EU MRV Regulation taking also into consideration the above two implementing regulations. Companies can start considering the methodology to be followed to fulfil the forthcoming monitoring and reporting obligations of their fleet using existing and new procedures in order to have a robust system for collecting and reporting greenhouse gas emissions.