Strasbourg, 22.06.2022 – On the agenda of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (CPC) on 22 June: the increase in the disposal charge for oily and greasy waste, the future SPE-CDNI electronic payment system, the ban on degassing and updates to the CDNI. The Hearing of the approved organisations was also held the day before. The two meetings took place at the Palais du Rhin in Strasbourg, chaired by Mr Ivo Ten Broeke, the head of the Dutch delegation to the CDNI. Mr Jörg Rusche took part for the first time as Executive secretary of the CDNI, having taken up his new duties in May 2022.
Source: Secretariat of the CDNI
The Hearing of the approved organisations on 21 June is part of a regular and beneficial collaborative process between the Contracting Parties and the approved organisations. It is an opportunity to identify the partners’ needs and considerations for all CDNI-related work.
EBU, ESO, Aquapol, IG Rivercruise and FEPI also took part in this meeting. The organisations were able to have their say on key subjects concerning the future of the CDNI, upstream of the CPC.
The following subjects were discussed further:
Based on the report by the International Clearance and Coordination Body (IIPC) and having regard to the opinion of the approved organisations, the CPC approved the increase in the amount of the disposal charge for oily and greasy waste. The new amount of € 10 for 1000 litres of bunkered gas oil will come into force on 1st January 2023. As a reminder, the initial amount of the disposal charge (€ 7.50) was first increased in 2021, to € 8.50.
Several factors prompted the Contracting Parties to decide on this increase.
These factors are set out and documented in the comprehensive annual report on the evaluation of the disposal charge. The report is published on the CDNI’s website.
The new provisions governing the treatment of gaseous residues produced by liquid cargoes is an important topic for the CDNI. The entry into force of this major amendment of the convention will be a real step forward for environmental protection.
Both the Hearing of the profession on 21 June and the Conference of the Contracting Parties on 22 June were opportunities to exchange views on the problems associated with creating the infrastructure and on progress with ratifications. As of now, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Germany have lodged the instrument of ratification. The ratification procedure is in progress in Belgium, France and Switzerland, but with the anticipated lodging date unknown.
Concerning Part A of the Implementing regulation on oily and greasy waste, the CPC approved the amendment to article 2.02. The article has thus been supplemented with the following principles to fine-tune the definition of bilge water:
The amendment aims to harmonise standards for the collection of oily and greasy waste and to ensure better control of these waste flows. This will take effect immediately.
Concerning Part B of the Implementing regulation, and cargo-related waste, the CPC has adopted an amendment to the introductory provisions of Appendix III (Unloading standards) of the CDNI. With the updating of the standard and its immediate entry into force, rain water and ballast water can now be treated in the same way as wash water. However, unloading standards have to have been complied with, subsequent to the last product transported being unloaded. The objective is to have clear and consistent requirements and not to impose on the profession any additional procedures that lack environmental justification.
The next meeting of the Contracting Parties (CPC) will be in Strasbourg on 20th December 2022.
The next meeting of the CDNI/G Working Group is scheduled for 25 and 26 October 2022.
The International Clearance and Coordination Body (IIPC) will meet on 21 November 2022.
Source: Secretariat of the CDNI
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