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PPR 7 - 17 TO 21 FEBRUARY 2020 MAJOR OUTCOMES OF THE 7TH SESSION OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE ON POLLUTION PREVENTION AND RESPONSE

Feb. 26 2020

PPR 7 - 17 TO 21 FEBRUARY 2020 MAJOR OUTCOMES OF THE 7TH SESSION OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE ON POLLUTION PREVENTION AND RESPONSE

 

SUMMARY 

Adoption of draft amendments to MARPOL Annex I to incorporate a prohibition on the use and carriage for use as fuel of heavy fuel oil by ships in Arctic waters on or after 1 July 2024 /approval of the draft 2020 EGCS Guidelines, draft text for the revision of the Guidance on ballast water sampling and analysis for trial use /draft text for the revision of the Guidance for the commissioning testing of ballast water management systems / draft amendment to Annex 1 to the AFS Convention to include controls on cybutryne. 

 

PPR 7 has agreed to  :

· the evaluation of two new products and their inclusion in List 3 of the MEPC.2/Circular (item 3) ;

· the evaluation of a list of cleaning additives (item 3) ;

· a PPR.1/Circular with revised carriage requirements for "Methyl acrylate" and "Methyl methacrylate" and the inclusion of  revised carriage requirements in MEPC.2/Circ.26 (item 3) ;

· draft PPR circular on the review of products in Lists 2 and of the MEPC.2/Circular, for endorsement by MEPC 76 (item 3) ;

· the draft text for the revision of the Guidance on ballast water sampling and analysis for trial use in accordance with the BWM Convention and Guidelines (G2), for submission to MEPC 76 for approval (item 4) ;

· the draft text for the revision of the Guidance on methodologies that may be used for enumerating viable organisms for type approval of ballast water management systems(BWM.2/Circ.61) (item 4) ;

· the draft text for the revision of the Guidance for the commissioning testing of ballast water management systems, for submission to MEPC 75 for approval (item 4) ;

· the draft amendment to Annex 1 to the AFS Convention to include controls on cybutryne, with a view to its finalization and approval by MEPC 75 (item 6) ;

· the draft operative paragraphs with regard to issuance of the new International Anti-fouling System Certificate (IAFSC), with a view to their inclusion in the draft requisite resolution adopting the amendments to the AFS Convention (item 6) ;

· the draft amendments to Annex 4 (Surveys and certification requirements for anti-fouling systems) to the AFS Convention, including the model form of the International Anti-fouling System Certificate, for consideration by MEPC 75, with a view to  approval (item 6) ;

· the draft Guidelines for on board sampling of fuel oil intended to be used or carried for use on board a ship, with a view to approval by MEPC 75 (item 9) ;

· the draft 2020 EGCS Guidelines, as well as the proposal for a revised MEPC.1/Circ.883/Rev.1, with a view to adoption and approval by MEPC 75 respectively (item 11) ;

· the draft amendments to MARPOL Annex I to incorporate a prohibition on the use and carriage for use as fuel of heavy fuel oil by ships in Arctic waters, for submission to MEPC 76 with a view to approval (item 14) ;

· the draft 2020 Guidelines for systems for handling oily wastes in machinery spaces of ships incorporating guidance notes for an integrated bilge water treatment system (IBTS) (2020 IBTS Guidelines) for submission to MEPC 76, with a view to approval (item 15) ;

· the draft revised Guidance for the recording of operations in the Oil Record  Book  Part I  – machinery space operations (all  hips) (ORB Guidance), for submission to MEPC 76 for approval (item 15).

 

PPR 7 has approved :

· IACS UI  MPC33 Revision 2, regarding paragraph 2.2.4.1, concerning engines that undergo onboard certification and testing (item 18) ;

· IACS UI MPC74 Revision 1, regarding  paragraph 5.10.1, defining additional parameters, which are beyond those in section 1 of appendix 5 of the NOX Technical Code 2008, in order to get the "necessary data to fully define the engine performance and enable calculation of the gaseous emissions" (item 18).