UK Monitoring, Reporting & Verification (UK-MRV) Regulations​

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  • The club previously published guidance related to reporting emissions data into theIMO-DCS and EU-MRV regimes.
  • The United Kingdom has retained and amended EU legislation to establish a UK-MRV regime to monitor, report and verify emissions data from ships > 5000GT calling at UK ports.
  • From 1 January 2023, all verifiers must be accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) – members should check the status of their verifiers.

The club previously published guidance related to reporting emissions data into the IMO Data Collection System (IMO-DCS) and EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (EU-MRV) regimes, says an article published on standard club website. 

UK-MRV Regime considerations for the introduction of the new system

Following withdrawal from the European Union, the United Kingdom has retained and amended EU legislation to establish a UK-MRV regime to monitor, report and verify emissions data from ships > 5000GT calling at UK ports.

Marine information note (MIN 669 (M+F)) ‘Reporting Emissions Data into the UK-MRV Regime’ provides advice on the legal and practical considerations for the introduction of the new system, some of which are summarised below.

  • UK-MRV requirement will be applicable to ships > 5000 GT, irrespective of their flag, calling at UK ports.
  • Similar exemptions apply to vessels under the UK-MRV regime that apply under the EU-MRV regime, ie warships, naval auxiliaries, fish-catching or fish-processing ships, ships not propelled by mechanical means, and government ships used for non-commercial purposes.
  • Emissions data for the following voyages will need to be included in the UK-MRV emissions report:

– Voyages between UK ports

– Voyages between UK and non-EEA port

– Emissions generated at a UK port for the above voyages

– Voyages between UK and UK overseas territories or Crown dependencies – such as the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Jersey. However, voyages between two Crown dependencies or overseas territories should not be included. Likewise, a voyage from a port in an overseas territory or Crown dependency to a non-UK port should not be included.

  • Voyages between the UK and EEA (ports under EU-MRV regime) do not have to be reported under UK-MRV because they are already being reported under the EU-MRV regime.
  • The UK-MRV regime is expected to be fully in place by the end of 2021. Members will be expected to begin collecting data for voyages for the UK-MRV regime from 1 January 2022 onwards, for the 2022 reporting period. No enforcement action will be taken until 2023.
  • From 1 July 2021, ships which used a UK or EEA port in 2020, should be carrying a Document of Compliance (DoC) for emissions data collected during the 2020 reporting period, to comply with the EU-MRV regime. 
  • A DoC issued under the EU-MRV regime, and which covers voyages between the UK and EEA ports is recognised as a UK DoC equivalent for those voyages.
  • From 31 December 2021, an assessed UK-MRV monitoring plan will need to be in place. If a ship already uses a monitoring plan under the EU-MRV regime, member will need to confirm with the verifier if this is suitable for the UK-MRV regime, or if changes are needed.
  • The assessment of the monitoring plan and the verification of the annual emission report for each ship needs to be done by an accredited verifier. 
  • From 1 January 2023, all verifiers must be accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) – members should check the status of their verifier(s).
  • From 30 June 2023, a separate DoC will be needed to cover voyages to and from UK ports, made in the previous reporting period, which fall outside the scope of the EU-MRV.

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