Guide on the implementation of the OPRC Convention and OPRC-HNS Protocol (2020 Edition) (K559E) (eBook)

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April 2020

Guide on the implementation of the OPRC Convention and OPRC-HNS Protocol (2020 Edition) (K559E) (eBook)

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This Guide aims to provide an in-depth understanding on the effective implementation of the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Cooperation, 1990 (OPRC Convention) and its Protocol on Preparedness, Response and Cooperation to Pollution Incidents by Hazardous and Noxious Substances, 2000 (OPRC-HNS Protocol). It provides a step-wise approach for the planning, preparedness and implementation process at national and regional levels; and identifies existing publications and available support mechanisms to assist.

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1 Introduction

1.1 Background and context

1.2 Benefits of the OPRC Convention and the OPRC-HNS Protocol

1.3 Overall approach and checklists

1.4 Case study


2 Establish the legislative basis

2.1 Amending existing laws or codes

2.2 Regulating pollution preparedness and response

2.3 Applicability to all oil and HNS pollution risks

2.4 Funding pollution preparedness and response

2.5 Challenges of HNS preparedness and response

2.6 Links to other instruments

2.7 Summary


3 Coordinate within government

3.1 Marine pollution preparedness and response as a multidisciplinary issue

3.2 National pollution preparedness and response forum

3.3 Engagement with private sector

3.4 Summary


4 Clarify roles and responsibilities

4.1 Responsibilities for preparedness

4.2 Responsibilities for operational response

4.3 On-water and shoreline preparedness and response

4.4 Incident Management Systems (IMS)

4.5 Summary


5 Develop capacity

5.1 Scoping project proposals

5.2 Sources of guidance and support.

5.3 Summary


6 Review and assess status of national preparedness

6.1 Assessment

6.2 Competency for reviews and evaluation

6.3 Summary


7 Develop national preparedness

7.1 National contingency plan

7.2 Core concepts in planning

7.3 Shipboard, port and HNS or oil-handling facility plans

7.4 Equipment stockpiles

7.5 Summary


8 Regional and international cooperation

8.1 Regional cooperation

8.2 The operational imperative

8.3 Sub-regional cooperation

8.4 International offers of assistance

8.5 Summary


9 Implement training and exercising

9.1 OPRC Model Courses

9.2 OPRC-HNS Model Courses

9.3 Exercises

9.4 Summary


10 Sustain preparedness


11 Liability and compensation

11.1 IMO instruments

11.2 Pollution from sources other than ships

Title: Guide on the implementation of the OPRC Convention and OPRC-HNS Protocol (2020 Edition) (K559E) (eBook)
Number of Pages: 83
Product Code: MM1492EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 9789280117240, ISBN 10: 9280117246
Published Date: April 2020
Author: IMO

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