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Circular

 1 The Marine Environment Protection Committee, at its fifty-eighth session (October 2008), following the adoption of the Guidelines for ballast water sampling (G2) (resolution MEPC.173(58)), instructed the Sub-Committee on Bulk Liquids and Gases (BLG) to develop, as a matter of high priority, a circular to provide sampling and analysis guidance.

2 MEPC 65 (13 to 17 May 2013) approved BWM.2/Circ.42 on Guidance on ballast water sampling and analysis for trial use in accordance with the BWM Convention and Guidelines (G2), as agreed by BLG 17 (4 to 8 February 2013).

3 MEPC 66 (31 March to 4 April 2014) invited Member Governments and international organizations to submit further information and proposals related to ballast water sampling, analysis and contingency measures to the Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR), with a view to further developing and improving the relevant guidance documents and guidelines.

4 MEPC 68 (11 to 15 May 2015) approved the revised Guidance on ballast water sampling and analysis for trial use in accordance with the BWM Convention and Guidelines (G2), as agreed by PPR 2 (19 to 23 January 2015).

5 MEPC 75 (16 to 20 November 2020) approved the 2020 Guidance on ballast water sampling and analysis for trial use in accordance with the BWM Convention and Guidelines (G2), as agreed by PPR 7 (17 to 21 February 2020), set out at annex.

6 Member Governments are invited to bring the annexed Guidance to the attention of all parties concerned.

7 This circular revokes BWM.2/Circ.42/Rev.1.


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