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Directive (EU) 2016/802 of the European Parliament and of the CouncilShow full title

Directive (EU) 2016/802 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 relating to a reduction in the sulphur content of certain liquid fuels (codification)

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ANNEX II CRITERIA FOR THE USE OF EMISSION ABATEMENT METHODS AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 8(4)

The emission abatement methods referred to in Article 8 shall comply at least with the criteria specified in the following instruments, as applicable:

a

Commission Decision 2010/769/EU of 13 December 2010 on the establishment of criteria for the use by liquefied natural gas carriers of technological methods as an alternative to using low sulphur marine fuels meeting the requirements of Article 4b of Council Directive 1999/32/EC relating to a reduction in the sulphur content of certain liquid fuels as amended by Directive 2005/33/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the sulphur content of marine fuels (OJ L 328, 14.12.2010, p. 15).

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Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC (OJ L 140, 5.6.2009, p. 16).

Emission abatement methodCriteria for use
Mixture of marine fuel and boil-off gasCommission Decision 2010/769/EUa.
Exhaust gas cleaning systems

Resolution MEPC.184(59) adopted on 17 July 2009

‘Washwater resulting from exhaust gas cleaning systems which make use of chemicals, additives, preparations and relevant chemicals created in situ’, referred to in point 10.1.6.1 of Resolution MEPC.184(59), shall not be discharged into the sea, including enclosed ports, harbours and estuaries, unless it is demonstrated by the ship operator that such washwater discharge has no significant negative impacts on and does not pose risks to human health and the environment. If the chemical used is caustic soda it is sufficient that the washwater meets the criteria set out in Resolution MEPC.184(59) and its pH does not exceed 8,0.

Biofuels

Use of biofuels as defined in Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Councilb that comply with the relevant CEN and ISO standards.

The mixtures of biofuels and marine fuels shall comply with the sulphur standards set out in Article 5, Article 6(1), (2) and (5) and Article 7 of this Directive.

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