Programme requirements
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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) - 1 Introduction - Programme requirements

Programme requirements

  1.7 The Programme for prototype ballast water treatment technologies in accordance with these Guidelines should contain the following three main steps:

  • .1 Programme Application, Submission and Approval: The submission should include a detailed plan describing the prototype technology and implementation of the programme as described in Section 3. Further, the applicant should include evidence on the potential of the prototype technologies meeting or exceeding the performance standard in regulation D-2. If the prototype ballast water treatment technology makes use of Active Substances, or preparations containing one or more Active Substances, the substances should have received Basic Approval, as described by the Procedure for the Approval of Ballast Water Management systems that make use of Active Substances (G9). All of the above information should be the basis for the Administration in its evaluation and approval of the submitted programme. In the case where a programme is approved, the applicant may proceed in accordance with the approved programme taking into account any conditions set by the Administration.

  • .2 Installation Survey and Statement of Compliance: The installation of the prototype ballast water treatment technology in accordance with the approved Programme should be verified by an installation survey. Provided that this survey confirms adherence to the approved programme, including any applicable conditions set by the Administration, a Statement of Compliance under regulation D-4 may be issued by the Administration.

  • .3 Performance Evaluations and Reporting: During the test and evaluation period, a prototype ballast water treatment technology should be subjected to on-going experimental testing and evaluation according to the approved programme to evaluate both the engineering and biological performance under shipboard operating conditions. Reporting to the Administration should be of the form and schedule in accordance with the approved programme.


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