EU MRV Regulation: Commission Implementing Regulations 2016/2071; 2016/2072
02 December 2016 | C16035
Following Dromon C16034, this circular contains information on the last two Implementing Regulations that have been adopted by the European Commission.
Ship Owners / Managers / Operators | Verifiers
As already been informed through C16034, after the end of the public consultation for the delegated acts of the EU MRV Regulation on August 25, 2016, the first two Implementing Regulations have been published on November 04, 2016, whereas the last two delegated acts were released on November 23, 2016.
These Implementing Regulations have been adopted by the Commission and enter into force. The Delegated Regulations aim at helping companies to fulfil their monitoring and reporting obligations in a harmonised way, and set additional rules for verification and accreditation of MRV shipping verifiers.
This Regulation amends Annexes I and II of Regulation (EU) 2015/757 with regards to the methods for monitoring carbon dioxide emissions and the rules for monitoring other relevant information.
This Regulation lays down provisions concerning the assessment of monitoring plans and verification of emissions reports. It is important to note that as per Articles 6 and 16 of the delegated regulation, a site visit is required to be carried out by verifiers both for the assessment of monitoring plans and the verification of emissions report. The delegated regulation includes further requirements on documents to be submitted by the Companies, the materiality level, the verification process and other important information.
DBS is once more encouraging companies to prepare ahead for the implementation of the EU MRV Regulation taking also into consideration the above last 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.