135/17/Gen.Inf. Statutory Alert: Publication of EU MRV delegated and implementing regulations, including templates for monitoring plans, emission reports and documents of compliance

Applicability: Owners and operators of ships greater than 5,000 gt making commercial voyages into, out of or between EU ports

Please note: this Class News is a reissue and replaces the version sent earlier today. It has been amended to fix two broken links.

The European Commission has published the delegated and implementing acts to support the entry into force of the EU Regulation on Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of CO2 Emissions from Ships (EU MRV).* This follows completion of the consultation announced in Class News 23/2016, and input from the European Sustainable Shipping Forum’s MRV sub-groups, in which Lloyd’s Register has been an active participant.

The four published regulations provide the information needed by shipowners or operators and verifiers, as follows:

▪ Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1928 on determination of cargo carried for categories of ships other than passenger, ro-ro and container ships pursuant to [EU MRV]

This provides the cargo parameter definitions for different ship types to support clear implementation.

▪ Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1927 on templates for monitoring plans, emissions reports and documents of compliance pursuant to [EU MRV]

The three templates are provided as annexes to the regulation.

▪ Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/2072 on the verification activities and accreditation of verifiers pursuant to [EU MRV]

Various definitions and procedural details are clarified.

▪ Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/2071 amending [EU MRV] as regards the methods for monitoring carbon dioxide emissions and the rules for monitoring other relevant information

Amendments to Annexes I and II of EU MRV are made to reflect necessary changes to the required monitoring practices and to reflect industry best practice.
Owners and operators of ships that will be subject to EU MRV are advised to review these regulations in order to support preparations for when MRV comes into effect.

Regulation (EU) 2015/757 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2015 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport, and amending Directive 2009/16/EC.

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Thank you & Best Regards,

Eng. Dimitrios Nikolaos Spanos
Lead Maritime Auditor / Principal Surveyor
Member of IRCA, IIMS, ELINT, HELMEPA & Nautical Institute

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