UK MRV Regulation after BREXIT
20 March 2019 | C19017
Following the decision of the United Kingdom to exit the European Union, the UK Government has issued a draft Statutory Instrument, for the MRV Regulation, applicable to ships calling UK Ports after March 29, 2019.
Ship Owners/ Managers/ Operators | Surveyors / Auditors | Verifiers
Following Dromon C19002, and since the United Kingdom submitted on March 29, 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the European Union, the UK has released a Statutory Instrument for the implementation of Regulation (EU) on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport (known as the EU MRV Regulation) applicable to ships calling UK Ports after the exit date.
Ships that are visiting EU ports as well as UK ports would be required to comply with EU and UK scheme, so the EU voyages would be reported to the EC and the UK voyages would have to be reported to the UK Secretary of State. The Monitoring Plan template is revised to reference “MRV Regulation” instead of “EU MRV Regulation” and the Document of Compliance (DoC) shall be issued as published by the UK Secretary of State and available on the gov.uk website.
The Statutory Instrument amends also the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1927 on templates for monitoring plans, emissions reports and documents of compliance pursuant to EU MRV Regulation requiring from MRV Companies to use templates of emissions report published by the UK Secretary of State (https://www.legislation.gov.uk).
Ship Owners/ Managers/ Operators of MRV applicable vessels calling UK ports, should take note on the above amendments and act accordingly.