MEPC 56 - IMO Working Group on Air Emissions - Intersessional meeting in October/November

The IMO Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) has agreed that the Working Group on Air Emissions will have an additional intersessional meeting in Berlin between 29 October and 2nd November. The meeting will be tasked to consider possible alternative amendments to MARPOL Annex VI, except those linked to SOx emissions, which will be addressed at the BLG Sub-Committee in February 2008 in conjunction with the Report from the IMO Group of Experts. The intersessional meeting will try to conclude on measures to reduce NOx emissions, will further exploit measures to reduce, and limits for, Particulate Matter emissions and will try to finalise the IMO Guidelines for the wash water criteria of scrubbers. 

Contact: Dragos Rauta