1 The Sub-Committee on Bulk Liquids and Gases,
at its thirteenth session (2 to 6 March 2009), recognized the necessity
of definitions for the cost effective formula to calculate the cost
of the approved method for existing engines in regulation 13.7.5 of
the revised MARPOL Annex VI and developed a circular to address the
2 The Marine Environment Protection Committee,
at its fifty-ninth session (13 to 17 July 2009), approved the definition
for the cost effective formula developed by the BLG Sub-Committee
at its thirteenth session.
3 Member Governments are invited to bring this
circular to the attention of their Administrations, relevant shipping
organizations, recognized organizations, shipping companies and other
stakeholders concerned and encourage them to take it into account
when applying the cost effective formula for the certification of
an approved method for existing engines.