3269

Researcher: 
Mitchell
Signature/Entry into Force/Termination
Signature Date (yyyy-mm-dd): 
1997-09-26
Signature Year: 
1997
Signature Place: 
London
Entry into force (EIF) Date: 
2005-05-19
Treaty Name and Text
Agreement Name: 
Protocol Adopting Annex VI - Regulations For The Prevention Of Air Pollution From Ships To The International Convention For The Prevention Of Pollution From Ships
Alternative Treaty Names: 
MARPOL Annex VI
Possible Sources (additional): 
http://www.imo.org/includes/blastDataOnly.asp/data_id%3D768/Protocolof1997.pdf
Treaty Type
Multilateral / Bilateral / Other - New: 
Agreement Type Level 3: 
E (environment) Code (agreement is environmental or not): 
Environmental
Source for E (environmental) code: 
Title
Text used for E (environmental) coding: 
Protocol Adopting Annex VI - Regulations For The Prevention Of Air Pollution From Ships To The International Convention For The Prevention Of Pollution From Ships
Specific words used to code agreement as E (environmental): 
air pollution/pollut/pollution from ships/ship
Lineage
Lineage: 
MARPOL
Sequence: 
204.000
Secretariat and auspices
Org Auspices: 
IMO
Legacy
Hidden fields
Version: 
2007.10
AmendProtToB: 
3269
AmendProtToC: 
2826
AmendProtToType: 
Protocol
Inclusion Auto-Generated: 
MEA - Multilateral Environmental Agreements
Subject: 
Pollution/Air/Ocean
Category: 
ENV
UNEP2005pg: 
641
Lang1: 
EN.txt
Deletable
Treaty Text (legacy)
Short Name: 
MARPOL Annex VI
Core Filename: 
1997-ProtocolAddingAnnexVI-1973-PollutionFromShips
Notes (incl. non-URL source for text): 
The Protocol was adopted at a Conference held from 15 to 26 September 1997 and adds a new Annex VI on Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships to the Convention. The rules, when they come into force, will set limits on sulphur oxide (SOx) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from ship exhausts and prohibit deliberate emissions of ozone depleting substances. The new Annex VI includes a global cap of 4.5% m/m on the sulphur content of fuel oil and calls on IMO to monitor the worldwide average sulphur content of fuel once the Protocol comes into force. Annex VI contains provisions allowing for special "SOx Emission Control Areas" to be established with more stringent control on sulphur emissions. In these areas, the sulphur content of fuel oil used on board ships must not exceed 1.5% m/m. Alternatively, ships must fit an exhaust gas cleaning system or use any other technological method to limit SOx emissions. The Baltic Sea is designated as a SOx Emission Control area in the Protocol. Annex VI prohibits deliberate emissions of ozone depleting substances, which include halons and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). New installations containing ozone-depleting substances are prohibited on all ships. But new installations containing hydro-chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) are permitted until 1 January 2020. Annex VI sets limits on emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from diesel engines. A mandatory NOx Technical Code, developed by IMO, defines how this is to be done. The Annex also prohibits the incineration on board ship of certain products, such as contaminated packaging materials and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
Date text posted to IEA: 
200502
Member Code: 
,
Members: 
,
OrigMEAgrees: 
0