Amendments to the Protocol Adopting Annex VI - Regulations For The Prevention Of Air Pollution From Ships To The International Convention For The Prevention Of Pollution From Ships - Revised form of Supplement to the IAPP Certificate

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Amendments to Annex VI - Regulations For The Prevention Of Air Pollution From Ships To The International Convention For The Prevention Of Pollution From Ships - (Revised form of Supplement to the IAPP Certificate)

Source: http://www.imo.org/blast/blastDataHelper.asp?data_id=29923&filename=194%... RESOLUTION MEPC.194(61) Adopted on 1 October 2010, downloaded 20120214

THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION COMMITTEE,

RECALLING Article 38(a) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (the Committee) conferred upon it by international conventions for the prevention and control of marine pollution,

NOTING article 16 of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (hereinafter referred to as the "1973 Convention"), article VI of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (hereinafter referred to as the "1978 Protocol") and article 4 of the Protocol of 1997 to amend the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (herein after referred to as the "1997 Protocol"), which together specify the amendment procedure of the 1997 Protocol and confer upon the appropriate body of the Organization the function of considering and adopting amendments to the 1973 Convention, as modified by the 1978 and 1997 Protocols,

NOTING ALSO that, by the 1997 Protocol, Annex VI entitled Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships was added to the 1973 Convention (hereinafter referred to as "Annex VI"),

NOTING FURTHER that the revised Annex VI was adopted by resolution MEPC.176(58) and entered into force on 1 July 2010,

HAVING CONSIDERED draft amendments to the revised Annex VI,

1. ADOPTS, in accordance with article 16(2)(d) of the 1973 Convention, the amendments to Annex VI, the text of which is set out at annex to the present resolution;

2. DETERMINES, in accordance with article 16(2)(f)(iii) of the 1973 Convention, that the amendments shall be deemed to have been accepted on 1 August 2011, unless prior to that date, not less than one third of the Parties or Parties the combined merchant fleets of which constitute not less than 50 per cent of the gross tonnage of the world's merchant fleet, have communicated to the Organization their objection to the amendments;

3. INVITES the Parties to note that, in accordance with article 16(2)(g)(ii) of the 1973 Convention, the said amendments shall enter into force on 1 February 2012 upon their acceptance in accordance with paragraph 2 above;

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4. REQUESTS the Secretary-General, in conformity with article 16(2)(e) of the 1973 Convention, to transmit to all Parties to the 1973 Convention, as modified by the 1978 and 1997 Protocols, certified copies of the present resolution and the text of the amendments contained in the Annex;

5. REQUESTS FURTHER the Secretary-General to transmit to the Members of the Organization which are not Parties to the 1973 Convention, as modified by the 1978 and 1997 Protocols, copies of the present resolution and its Annex.

ANNEX

AMENDMENTS TO APPENDIX I OF THE REVISED MARPOL ANNEX VI

(REVISED FORM OF SUPPLEMENT TO THE INTERNATIONAL AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION CERTIFICATE)

Paragraph 2.3 of the form of Supplement to the International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate is amended as follows:

"2.3 Sulphur oxides (SOx) and particulate matter (regulation 14)

2.3.1 When the ship operates outside of an Emission Control Area specified in regulation 14.3, the ship uses:

.1 fuel oil with a sulphur content as documented by bunker delivery notes that does not exceed the limit value of:

4.50% m/m (not applicable on or after 1 January 2012); or •• □

3.50% m/m (not applicable on or after 1 January 2020); or •• □

0.50% m/m, and/or •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• □

.2 an equivalent arrangement approved in accordance with regulation 4.1 as listed in 2.6 that is at least as effective in terms of SOx emission reductions as compared to using a fuel oil with a sulphur content limit value of:

4.50% m/m (not applicable on or after 1 January 2012); or •• □

3.50% m/m (not applicable on or after 1 January 2020); or •• □

 0.50% m/m •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• □

2.3.2 When the ship operates inside an Emission Control Area specified in regulation 14.3, the ship uses:

.1 fuel oil with a sulphur content as documented by bunker delivery notes that does not exceed the limit value of:

1.00% m/m (not applicable on or after 1 January 2015); or •• □

0.10% m/m, and/or •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• □

.2 an equivalent arrangement approved in accordance with regulation 4.1 as listed in 2.6 that is at least as effective in terms of SOx emission reductions as compared to using a fuel oil with a sulphur content limit value of:

1.00% m/m (not applicable on or after 1 January 2015); or •• □

 0.10% m/m •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• □ "

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