Regulatory News

PPR 10 Brief

The IMO Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) Sub-Committee held its 10th session from April 24 to 28, 2023. This Brief provides an overview of significant issues discussed at this session, which include matters pertaining to new guidelines for Thermal Waste Treatment Devices, new standards of precision and reliability for Ballast Water Compliance Monitoring Devices, development of regulations governing the Transport of Plastic Pellets to prevent losses at sea and new guidance to account for controlled anti-fouling systems in the Inventory of Hazardous Materials. 

While new regulations developed by the PPR Sub-Committee are not finalized until approved by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), a review of the Sub-Committee’s activity can provide a forecast of future regulatory developments. Download the brief below to learn more.