Malta has published a notice reminding of the implementation of the amended EU MRV Regulation
Nov 21, 2023
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The Merchant Shipping Directorate of Transport Malta has published a notice reminding all concerned of the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2015/757 of 29 April 2015, on the monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport, as well as Merchant Shipping Notices 133, 137 and 140.
The said Regulation has been amended by Regulation (EU) 2023/957 of 10 May 2023 in order to provide for the inclusion of maritime transport activities in the EU Emissions Trading System and for the monitoring, reporting, and verification of emissions of additional greenhouse gases and emissions from additional ship types.
As of 1 January 2024, the scope of the EU MRV Regulation shall be extended to include methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O).
Furthermore, as of 1 January 2025, general cargo ships between 400 and 5000 gross tonnage and offshore ships of 400 gross tonnage and above, shall also fall under the scope of the amended MRV Regulation.
From 1 January 2024, shipping companies must monitor and report methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions, in addition to CO2 emissions, using the THETIS MRV module.
The revised monitoring plan shall be submitted no later than 1 April 2024, for approval, to the responsible Administering Authority after being assessed by a verifier.
The attribution of each company to the Administering Authority of a Member State will be stated in a list published by the European Commission by 1 February 2024, and every two years thereafter.
From 2025, by 31 March of each year, an emissions report for the previous year, for each ship, verified as satisfactory by an accredited verifier shall be submitted to the relevant Administering Authority as well as to the flag State and the European Commission.
By the same date, for ships falling within the scope of the ETS Directive, a verified as satisfactory report at the company level shall also be submitted to the relevant Administering Authority, through THETIS MRV.