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Annex - Amendments to the 2012 Guidelines on implementation of Effluent Standards and Performance Tests for Sewage Treatment Plants

 This document has been consolidated into resolution MEPC.227(64)

1 Introduction

2 A new paragraph 1.1.3 is added as follows:

"1.1.3 MEPC 69 adopted resolution MEPC. 274(69) amending regulations 1 and 11 of MARPOL Annex IV concerning the Baltic Sea Special Area as well as the appendix to MARPOL Annex IV concerning the Form of the International Sewage Pollution Prevention."

3 A new subparagraph 1.2.2.3 is added as follows:

".3 the phrase "installed on or after 1 January 2016" means:
  • .1 installations on board ships the keels of which are laid or which are at a similar stage of construction on or after 1 January 2016; and
  • .2 for other ships, installations with a contractual delivery date to the ship on or after 1 January 2016 or, in the absence of a contractual delivery date, the actual delivery of the equipment to the ship on or after 1 January 2016."

4 Paragraph 1.2.3 is replaced by the following:

"1.2.3 The requirements of these Guidelines, including those in section 4.2, will apply to sewage treatment plants on:
  • .1 new passenger shipsfootnote when operating in Baltic Sea Special Area and intending to discharge treated sewage effluent into the sea on or after 1 June 2019;
  • .2 existing passenger ships, other than those specified in sub-paragraph .3 below, when operating in Baltic Sea Special Area and intending to discharge treated sewage effluent into the sea on or after 1 June 2021; and
  • .3 1 June 2023 for existing passenger ships en route directly to or from a port located outside Baltic Sea Special Area and to or from a port located east of longitude 28˚10' E within the special area that do not make any other port calls within the special area and intending to discharge treated sewage effluent into the sea."

2 Definitions

5 Paragraph 2.1 is replaced by the following:

"2.1 Annex IV the revised Annex IV of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the 1978 and 1997 Protocols (MARPOL), as amended by resolutions MEPC.115(51), MEPC.200(62) MEPC.216(63), MEPC.246(66), MEPC.265(68) and MEPC.274(69)."

4 Technical specification

6 Paragraphs 4.4 and 4.5 are deleted.

5 Testing considerations

7 The last sentence of paragraph 5.4.2 is replaced by the following:

"The forms of the Certificate of Type Approval and its appendix are set out in the annexes 1 and 2 to these Guidelines."

  Annex FORM OF CERTIFICATE OF TYPE APPROVAL FOR SEWAGE TREATMENT

PLANTS AND APPENDIX

  8 The existing annex is renumbered as annex 1 and the title is replaced with the following:
  Annex 1
    "FORM OF CERTIFICATE OF TYPE APPROVAL FOR SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS AND APPENDIX (MEETING RESOLUTION MEPC.227(64), INCLUDING PARAGRAPH 4.2 OF THE ANNEX TO THIS RESOLUTION)"
  9 The first paragraph is replaced with the following:
    "This is to certify that the sewage treatment plant, type..........................................., having a designed hydraulic loading of ............ cubic metres per day, (m3/day), an organic loading of ........................ kg per day biochemical oxygen demand without nitrification (BOD5 without nitrification) and of the design shown on drawings Nos. ................................................manufactured by ...................................................... has been examined and satisfactorily tested in accordance with the International Maritime Organization resolution MEPC.227(64) (including paragraph 4.2) to meet the operational requirements referred to in regulations 9.1.1 and 9.2.1 of MARPOL Annex IV, as amended."
  10 The mark "**"after .7 and its associated footnote are deleted.
  11 In the "APPENIDX TO CERTIFICATE OF TYPE APPROVAL SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS", the marks "*" on the following entries are deleted:
      Total nitrogen influent quality...............................................mg/l as nitrogenfootnote

Total phosphorus influent quality.....................................mg/l as phosphorusfootnote

  12 A new annex 2 is added as follows:
  Annex 2
  FORM OF CERTIFICATE OF TYPE APPROVAL FOR SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS AND APPENDIX (MEETING RESOLUTION MEPC.227(64), EXCEPT FOR PARAGRAPH 4.2 OF THE ANNEX TO THIS RESOLUTION)
       
  BADGE NAME OF ADMINISTRATION
  OR CERTIFICATE OF TYPE APPROVAL
  CIPHER FOR SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS
     
  This is to certify that the sewage treatment plant, type ............................................................

, having a designed hydraulic loading of ............ cubic metres per day, (m3/day), an organic

loading of ............ kg per day biochemical oxygen demand without nitrification (BOD5 without

nitrification) and of the design shown on drawings Nos. ..........................................................

manufactured by ......................................................................................................................

has been examined and satisfactorily tested in accordance with the International Maritime Organization resolution MEPC.227(64) (except for paragraph 4.2) to meet the operational requirements referred to in regulations 9.1.1 of MARPOL Annex IV, as amended.

  The tests on the sewage treatment plant were carried out

ashore atfootnote ................................................................................................................................

on board atfootnote .............................................................................................................................

and completed on ......................................................................................................................

The sewage treatment plant was tested and produced an effluent which, on analysis, produces:
  • .1 a geometric mean of no more than 100 thermotolerant coliforms/100 ml;
  • .2 a geometric mean of total suspended solids of 35 Qi/Qe mg/l if tested ashore or the maximum total suspended solids not exceeding (35 plus x) Qi/Qe mg/l for the ambient water used for flushing purposes if tested on board;
  • .3 a geometric mean of 5-day biochemical oxygen demand without nitrification (BOD5 without nitrification) of no more than 25 Qi/Qe mg/l;
  • .4 a geometric mean of chemical oxygen demand (COD) of no more than 125 Qi/Qe mg/l; and
  • .5 pH between 6 and 8.5.

The Administration confirms that the sewage treatment plant can operate at angles of inclination of 22.5 in any plane from the normal operating position.

Details of the tests and the results obtained are shown on the appendix to this Certificate.

A plate or durable label containing data of the manufacturer's name, type and serial numbers, hydraulic loading and date of manufacture should be fitted on each sewage treatment plant.

A copy of this certificate should be carried on board any ship equipped with the above described sewage treatment plant.

Official stamp   Signed ....................................................................

Administration of ....................................................................

Dated this ................................ day of........................... 20.....
  APPENDIX TO

CERTIFICATE OF TYPE APPROVAL FOR SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS

     
  BADGE  
  OR  
  CIPHER  
  Test results and details of tests conducted on samples from the sewage treatment plant in accordance with resolution MEPC.227(64), as amended, (exception for section 4.2):

  Sewage treatment plant, Type .................................................................................................
  Manufactured by ......................................................................................................................
  Organization conducting the test .............................................................................................
  Designed hydraulic loading .................................................................. .....m3/day
  Designed organic loading ................................................................. kg/day BOD

  Number of effluent samples tested .......................................................................
  Number of influent samples tested .......................................................................

  Total suspended solids influent quality ............. ..............................................mg/l
  BOD5 without nitrification influent quality ..........................................................mg/l
  Maximum hydraulic loading ....................................................................... m3/day
  Minimum hydraulic loading ........................................................................ m3/day
  Average hydraulic loading (Qi) ................................................................... m3/day
  Effluent flow (Qe).......................................................................................... m3/day
  Dilution compensation factor (Qi/Qe)
  Geometric mean of total suspended solids .......................................................mg/l
  Geometric mean of the thermotolerant coliform count................... coliforms/100 ml
  Geometric mean of BOD5 without nitrification ................................................. mg/l
  Geometric mean of COD ..mg/l
  Maximum pH: .
  Minimum pH:....
  Type of disinfectant used ......................................................................................
  If Chlorine - residual Chlorine:
      Maximum ..................................................................................... mg/l

Minimum ...................................................................................... mg/l

Geometric Mean .......................................................................... mg/l

  Was the sewage treatment plant tested with:
      Fresh water flushing? ............................................................. Yes/Nofootnote

Salt water flushing? ................................................................ Yes/Nofootnote

Fresh and salt water flushing? ............................................... Yes/Nofootnote

Grey water added? ......................................... Yes proportion: /Nofootnote

  Was the sewage treatment plant tested against the environmental conditions specified in section 5.9 of resolution MEPC.227(64):
      Temperature ........................................................................... Yes/Nofootnote

Humidity .................................................................................. Yes/Nofootnote

Inclination ................................................................................ Yes/Nofootnote

Vibration .................................................................................. Yes/Nofootnote

Reliability of Electrical and Electronic Equipment .................... Yes/Nofootnote

  Limitations and the conditions of operation are imposed:
      Salinity ................................................................................................

Temperature .......................................................................................

Humidity ..............................................................................................

Inclination .............................................................................................

Vibration ..............................................................................................

  Results of other parameters tested .......................................................................
  Official stamp Signed ....................................................................
  Administration of .........
  Dated this ............... day of............. 20.......

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