Waste Assessment Guidelines under the London Convention and Protocol,  2014 Edition (KA531E) (eBook)

Published Date

November 2014

Waste Assessment Guidelines under the London Convention and Protocol, 2014 Edition (KA531E) (eBook)

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This publication includes guidance documents adopted by the Consultative Meetings of the London Convention and its 1996 Protocol.

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This publication includes generic waste assessment guidelines, as well as specific guidelines for the waste assessment of dredged material, platforms and structures, fish waste and other waste material. It includes guidance on waste management options, waste prevention auditing and action lists to help determine whether a material is considered acceptable for dumping. Assessment framework diagrams effectively highlight the waste assessment procedures to be followed.

Generic waste assessment guidelines
Dredged material assessment guidelines
Sewage sludge assessment guidelines
Fish waste assessment guidelines
Vessel assessment guidelines
Platforms and structures assessment guidelines
Inert, inorganic geological material assessment guidelines
Organic material of natural origin assessment guidelines
Bulky items assessment guidelines
Carbon dioxide streams assessment guidelines

Since 1997, the governing bodies of the London Convention and its Protocol have adopted a series of guidance documents to facilitate the process of assessment of waste and other matter in accordance with the two treaties. These guidance documents were initially published in the 2006 title, Guidelines on the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972.


Since then, most of the guidelines have been revised by the governing bodies and following the 2006 amendment to the Protocol to regulate the disposal of carbon dioxide into sub-seabed geological formations, additional guidance has been developed. This 2014 edition, therefore, provides an updated compilation of the guidance documents in relation to assessment of waste and other matter under the London Convention and Protocol.

As a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.

In other words, its role is to create a level playing field so that ship operators cannot address their financial issues by simply cutting corners and compromising on safety, security and environmental performance. This approach also encourages innovation and efficiency.

Shipping is a truly international industry, and it can only operate effectively if the regulations and standards are themselves agreed, adopted and implemented on an international basis. The IMO is the forum at which this process takes place.

Title: Waste Assessment Guidelines under the London Convention and Protocol, 2014 Edition (KA531E) (eBook)
Number of Pages: 198
Product Code: MM1039EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 9789280116137, ISBN 10: 9280116134
Published Date: November 2014
Author: IMO

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