The Ship Recycling Facilities Regulations 2015

19th March 2015


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Derek Ian Panton

The Ship Recycling Facilities Regulations 2015

26 March 2015; Application for authorisations from 31 December 2014; Authorisation duties shall not apply before 31 December 2015 but not after 31 December 2018

Great Britain - waste / marine

The Ship Recycling Facilities Regulations 2015 implement EU Regulation No 1257/2013 on ship recycling, which itself implements the Hong Kong International Convention for the safe and environmental sound recycling of ships.

Ships over 500 gross tonnes, unless military or owned by the state for non-commercial purposes, must be recycled at authorised facilities. Facilities must gain authorisation through application to the Environment Agency, SEPA or Natural Resources Wales as relevant. A ship recycling facility plan must be submitted as part of this application, meeting requirements of the EU Regulation.


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