Approval to use Alternative Methods for Emission Reductions in a Cruise Ship - New South Wales

Service summary

You can apply for this approval if you are the master or owner of a cruise ship and you intend to use alternative methods for emission reductions.

From October 2015, cruise ships are required to use low sulfur fuel (0.1 per cent of less) while berthed in Sydney Harbour. This is due to the growing community concern about shipping emissions and increasing evidence of the health impacts from diesel and marine emissions. This approval allows you to use alternative methods to achieve low sulfur oxides and particulate matter emissions instead of using low sulfur fuel.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval your application must include:

  • The fee (if required); and
  • The email address of the master or owner of the cruise ship for the service of notices.

Your application must also include one of the following documents:

  • An International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate issued under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973: (MARPOL) which certifies that an exhaust gas cleaning technology has been installed on the ship that is capable of achieving the required emission levels;
  • A report prepared by a suitably qualified marine engineer who is resident in Australia certifying that technology has been installed on the ship that is capable of achieving the required emission levels (including supporting information justifying the report); or
  • A certificate or other document issued under MARPOL and International Maritime Organisation Resolution MEPC 184 (59): 2009 Guidelines for exhaust gas cleaning systems which certifies that an exhaust gas cleaning technology has been installed on the ship that is capable of achieving the required emission levels.

You must also submit all of the following prepared by a suitably qualified marine engineer who is resident in Australia:

  • A detailed description of the expected outcomes of the alternative method, and how it will enable the ship to achieve emissions of sulfur oxides and particulate matter at a level equal to or below levels that would be achieved by a cruise ship complying with the legislation;
  • A document setting out proposed monitoring procedures and time frames for the alternative method; and
  • A document setting out proposed reporting milestones and implementation procedures.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

An approval has effect for the period specified in the approval.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

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Application for Approval to use Alternative Methods for Emission Reductions in a Cruise Ship - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment
NSW Environment Protection Authority

Act(s) name

Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Protection of the Environment Operations (Clean Air) Regulation 2010 (New South Wales)

Contact details

General enquiries, Environment Line
Department of Planning and Environment
NSW Environment Protection Authority


Operating address:
Level 14
59-61 Goulburn Street
Sydney
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address:
PO Box A290
Sydney South
New South Wales 1232

Phone:

131555

Phone:

02 99955555

Fax:

02 99955911
info@environment.nsw.gov.au

Supporting information

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