2 Definitions
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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Marine Environment Protection Committee - Resolution MEPC.140(54) – Guidelines for Approval and Oversight of Prototype Ballast Water Treatment Technology Programmes (G10) – (Adopted on 24 March 2006) - Annex – Guidelines for Approval and Oversight of Prototype Ballast Water Treatment Technology Programmes (G10) - 2 Definitions

2 Definitions

  2.1 Prototype Ballast Water Treatment Technology - means any integrated system of ballast water treatment equipment as under regulation D-4, participating in a programme for testing and evaluation with the potential of meeting or exceeding the ballast water performance standard in regulation D-2 including treatment equipment, all associated control equipment, monitoring equipment and sampling facilities. A prototype ballast water treatment technology may be a mechanical, physical, chemical, or biological unit process, either singularly or in combination that may or may not use Active Substances that remove, render harmless, or avoid the uptake or discharge of Harmful Aquatic Organisms and Pathogens within ballast water and sediments. Prototype ballast water treatment technologies may operate at the uptake or discharge of ballast water, during the voyage or in any combination of these phases.

  2.2 Ballast Water Management Plan - is the document referred to in regulation B-1 of the Convention describing the ballast water management processes and procedures on board individual ships.

  2.3 Active Substances - means a substance or organism, including a virus or a fungus that has a general or specific action on or against Harmful Aquatic Organisms and Pathogens.

  2.4 Control Equipment - refers to the installed equipment required for proper functioning of the prototype ballast water treatment technology.

  2.5 Monitoring Equipment - refers to the equipment installed for assessment of the correct operation of the prototype ballast water treatment technology.

  2.6 Convention - means the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004.

  2.7 Sampling Facilities - refers to the means provided for sampling treated or untreated ballast water as needed in these Guidelines.

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