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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Marine Environment Protection Committee - Resolution MEPC.197(62) 2011 Guidelines for the Development of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (Adopted on 15 July 2011) - The Marine Environment Protection Committee,

The Marine Environment Protection Committee,

 This document has been superseded by Resolution MEPC.269(68). See Rulefinder 9.27 for the full content of this document

RECALLING Article 38(a) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Marine Environment Protection Committee conferred upon it by international conventions for the prevention and control of marine pollution,

 RECALLING ALSO that the International Conference on the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships held in May 2009 adopted the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (the Hong Kong Convention) together with six Conference resolutions,

 NOTING that regulations 5.1 and 5.2 of the Annex to the Hong Kong Convention require that ships shall have on board an Inventory of Hazardous Materials which shall be prepared and verified taking into account Guidelines, including any threshold values and exemptions contained in those Guidelines, developed by the Organization,

 NOTING ALSO resolution MEPC.179(59) by which the Committee adopted the Guidelines for the development of the inventory of Hazardous Materials,

 NOTING FURTHER that, by resolution MEPC.179(59), the Committee resolved to keep the Guidelines under review,

 HAVING CONSIDERED, at its sixty-second session, the recommendation made by the Working Group on Guidelines for Ship Recycling,

  1 ADOPTS the 2011 Guidelines for the development of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials as set out in the Annex to this resolution;

  2 INVITES Member Governments to apply the 2011 Guidelines as soon as possible, or when the Convention becomes applicable to them;

  3 AGREES to keep the 2011 Guidelines for the development of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials under review in the light of experience gained;

  4 REVOKES the Guidelines adopted by resolution MEPC.179(59).


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