Publication of EU MRV delegated and implementing regulations

Swedish Club notes in a Member Alert that 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)*

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.

Swedish Club said that “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.”