Regulations On The Sulphur Content Of Certain Liquid Hedging Fuel Types

Original Language Title: Noteikumi par sēra satura ierobežošanu atsevišķiem šķidrās degvielas veidiem

Subscribe to a Global-Regulation Premium Membership Today!

Key Benefits:

Subscribe Now

Read the untranslated law here: https://www.vestnesis.lv/ta/id/145266

Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 801 in Riga in 2006 on September 26 (Mon. No 49 37. §) rules on limiting the sulphur content of certain liquid fuel types were issued in accordance with the law "on pollution" in the second subparagraph of article 11 (1), 14, 15 and 16 and the law "on conformity assessment" article 7 of the first and the second part i. General questions 1. determines: 1.1. procedures for preventing, limiting and controlling the sulphur dioxide emissions from point sources of pollution;
1.2. types of liquid fuels with a high sulphur content, which prohibited release for free circulation or be marketed;
1.3. the environmental quality regulations for equipment and certain types of vessels that use liquid fuel containing sulphur;
1.4. the trials and innovative emission reduction technologies in shipping;
1.5. the institution, conducting fuel (including fuel fleet) market surveillance, as well as the provision of a monitoring mechanism. 2. the terms used in the rules: 2.1. passenger ship-ship, carrying more than 12pasažier (every person, other than the master, the ship's crew or other persons employed or engaged in work on board this ship needs, and children who are less than one year old);
2.2. regular services-passenger ship traffic so as to serve traffic between the same two or more ports, or a sea voyage that begins and ends in the same port, without staging, if those services and services: 2.2.1. in accordance with the publicly available schedule;
2.2.2. frequently and regularly, creating a specific timetable;
2.3. the wharf at the port the ship is safely anchored-or moored vessel while it is loaded or unloaded cargo or it is used as a hotel, including the time that is not associated with cargo operations (loading and unloading);
2.4. inland waterway vessel: a vessel intended for use on inland waters and deadweight tonnage of 15 tonnes or more, a vessel which is not intended for the carriage of goods and having a displacement of 15 cubic metres or more, as well as the tug or pusher, including those with a displacement of less than 15kubikmetr, if they have been built to tow, push or move side-by ships, except : 2.4.1. passenger ships;
2.4.2. ferries;
2.4.3. floating equipment;
2.4.4. the construction of the floating and floating in the system (including those being moved from one place to another);
2.4.5. recreational craft;
2.4.6. the public service employed ships (including the fire and rescue service vessels and vessels used in military service);
2.4.7. seagoing vessels, tugs and sea stūmējvelkoņ operating in tidal waters or temporarily on inland waterways, if they have a valid ship's certificate;
2.4.8. tugs and stūmējvelkoņ, with a displacement of less than 15kubikmetr and which have been built to tow, push or move only vessels with a displacement of less than 15 cubic metres;
2.5. emission reduction technology-exhaust gas cleaning system or any other technological method that is verifiable and enforceable;
2.6. warship-the ship belonging to the armed forces and having external distinguishing marks, which identifies this ship after its nationality. This ship is the captain's control, which is a national service, his name is given in the appropriate military service in the list, and the team is under regular armed forces discipline. 3. the rules apply to the following types of liquid fuel: fuel oil 3.1-petroleum-derived liquid fuel (excluding marine fuel), which is attributable to the combined nomenclature codes from 27101951 to 27101969, as well as from oil products for all types of liquid fuels (except diesel (gas oil), marine diesel oil and marine gas oil), which, by reason of its distillation limits, falls within the Group of fuel oil used as fuel and of which 250 ° C less than 65 distils vol , including losses. The distillation parameters according to the American society for testing and materials in the 1976 Edition of the petroleum products and lubricants quality standards and technical regulations (hereinafter referred to as the ASTM D86 method). If the distillation cannot be determined by the ASTM D86 method, petroleum product is classified as fuel oil;
3.2 diesel (gas oil)-from petroleum-derived liquid fuel (excluding marine fuel), which is attributable to the Combined nomenclature code 27101925, 27101945, 27101949, 27101929, or or as well as oil products for all types of liquid fuel (excluding marine fuel) distils at 250 ° C less than 65% by volume, including losses, but 350 ° C – at least 85 percent by volume, including losses. The distillation parameters by the ASTM D86 method.
3.3. marine fuel-petroleum-derived liquid fuel intended for use or used in shipping products, including fuel, which set the standard LVS ISO 8217:2006 "petroleum products-fuels (class F) — specifications of marine fuels";
3.4. the fleet diesel-any marine fuel which has a viscosity or density falling within the provisions set out in annex 1 of the DMB and DMC grades of fuel requirements;
3.5. marine gas oil-any marine fuel which has a viscosity or density falling within the terms of annex 1 DMX and DMA grades of fuel requirements. 4. the rules do not apply to: 4.1. diesel fuel, laid down in laws and regulations governing the eligibility of petrol and diesel fuels;
4.2. the fuel used in traffic not transportable used agricultural machinery and tractors, internal combustion engines;
4.3. fuel for research or testing;
4.4. fuel used by warships and other vessels used in military service (the Department of defense may determine the requirements in these regulations for the use of that fuel in appropriate vessels, if this does not impair the operation of such ships and technical facilities);
4.5. any use of fuels with a specific aim-to ensure the safety of the ship or saving life at sea;
4.6. any use of fuels in ships if it or its equipment due to damage, unless the damage was incurred by all possible measures to prevent or reduce air pollutant emissions, and measures have been taken to prevent possible damage. This provision shall not apply where the owner or the master of damage caused intentionally or recklessly;
4.7. the fuel used by vessels using European Commission approved emission abatement technologies in accordance with the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 November 2002, Regulation (EC) No 2099/2002 establishing a Committee on safe seas and the prevention of pollution from ships (COSS) and amending the regulations on maritime safety and the prevention of pollution from ships;
4.8. the fuel before combustion for process;
4.9. the fuel to be processed in refineries. II. conditions of use of the fuel oil 5. it is prohibited to use fuel oil whose sulphur content exceeding one percent of the mass, removing the provisions laid down in point 6. 6. Limits for sulphur content in fuel oils shall not apply to such facilities that have received the law "on pollution" permits referred to in (A) or (B) the categories of polluting activities, where the sulphur dioxide emissions do not exceed the air quality regulations: 6.1. Cabinet of Ministers of 20 august 2002, the rule No 379 "procedures prevented, controlled and controllable air pollutant emissions from stationary sources of pollution" referred to in paragraph 2, combustion plants with a rated thermal input capacity equal to or greater than 50 MW, where the emissions of sulphur dioxide does not exceed the 1, 2, and 3. the emission limit values set in that annex;
6.2. equipment for which emissions of sulphur dioxide does not exceed 1700 mg/m3, with an oxygen content of a three-volume translation of dry flue gas, except for this provision as referred to in point 6.1 equipment;

6.3. the oil refineries, where the monthly average of emissions of sulphur dioxide averaged over all plants in the refinery (excluding combustion plants which fall in these rules the conditions of point 6.1) irrespective of the type of fuel used or fuel mixtures do not exceed 1700 mg/m3. 7. Merchant who release for free circulation or marketing in which the fuel oil sulphur content exceeds one percent of the mass until the current year's April 1 submitted to the Latvian environment, geology and Meteorology Agency for the previous year for release for free circulation of the imported quantity of fuel oil or realized in accordance with the provisions of annex 2. 8. On 5 and 6 of these regulations. compliance with the conditions of point a response shall be carried out by the operator, but the national environment service regional environmental administration. National Environment Service regional environmental governance up to the current year's April 1 submitted to the Latvian environment, geology and Meteorology Agency information about previous years examinations and their results. The operator at least once every six months (twice a year) with a fuel oil samples, carry out the analysis in accredited laboratories and the results forwarded to the respective national environment service regional environmental management. 9. Until the implementation of the investment project for energy efficiency or shift to other fuels (5) this rule does not apply to existing incineration plants on 1 May 2004 had the technological capability to use in place of fuel oil, other fuels or other fuels did not provide the necessary equipment to power if the operator has provided the relevant national environment service regional environmental administration: 9.1. application for equipment to comply with the conditions of this paragraph-by 31 May 2004;
9.2. measures to improve energy efficiency or switching to other fuels, to be able to implement this provision, paragraph 5-until July 31, 2004. 10. Identifying measures, are not allowed to extend the deadline for the transition to another type of fuel or energy efficiency improvement period, except if the operator shall implement the project with the co-financing of the European Union and delayed funding from the operator as a result of circumstances. 11. During the period in which to apply this provision of the equipment referred to in paragraph 10, an exception to this rule, the requirements of paragraph 5, the operator does not need to do these rules referred to in point 8 and analysis of samples. 12. The Latvian environment, geology and Meteorology Agency annually collects information about fixed installations of fuel combusted, the sulphur content of which exceeds one percent of the mass, and a representative of the emissions. III. use of diesel (gas oil) and market supervision conditions 13. Merchants permitted to skip for free circulation or invoke diesel (gas oil), in which sulphur content exceeds 0.20 weight: 13.1 percent, 2007-up to 31 December;
13.2. more than 0.10 weight percent, from January 1, 2008. 14. Diesel (gas oil) the importer declares diesel (gas oil) compliance with the requirements of this regulation with the certificate of conformity issued by the certification body, accredited by the national agency "Latvian National Accreditation Bureau" to the standard LVS EN 45011:2004 "General requirements for bodies dealing with product certification schemes", or any other Member State of the European Union notified body, on which the economy Ministry published a notice in the newspaper "journal". The certificate of conformity shall be issued on the basis of the test reports, issued by testing laboratories, accredited by the national agency "Latvian National Accreditation Bureau" to the standard LVS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 "the competence of testing and calibration laboratories-General requirements", or another Member State of the European Union notified body, on which the Economy Ministry published a notice in the newspaper "Gazette" (further-the testing lab). 15. Diesel (gas oil) supplier that the Member States of the European Union-produced diesel (gas oil) wants to realize in Latvia, diesel (gas oil) compliance with the requirements of this Regulation shall be verified by a declaration of conformity. Add testing laboratories attestation issued by diesel (gas oil) test report. 16. Diesel (gas oil) market surveillance by the State revenue service, not less than twice a year, providing diesel (gas oil) sampling for each merchant who distributes diesel (gas oil). The State revenue service up to the current year's April 1 submitted to the Latvian environment, geology and Meteorology Agency information about: 16.1. last year sold (realised) diesel (gas oil);
16.2. the previous year diesel (gas oil) quality compliance check results in accordance with the provisions of annex 3. IV. conditions for the use of marine fuels and market supervision 17. vessels of Latvia's territorial waters and exclusive economic zone prohibited to use marine gas oil, in which sulphur content exceeds 0.20:17.1 percentage by mass-until 2007 December 31;
17.2. more than 0.10 weight percent, from January 1, 2008. 18. Ships in Latvian territorial waters and exclusive economic zone prohibited to use marine fuel sulphur content, which exceeds 1.5 percentage by mass. 19. vessels with the Latvian flag with 11 august 2007 banned the use of the North Sea region marine fuel sulphur content, which is more than 1, 5mas percent (except when the SOx emission control area designation of the North Sea region enters into force earlier in accordance with the International Maritime Organization). 20. vessels flying the flag of Latvia with the sea ports and the International Maritime Organization has established for SOx emission control area forbidden to use marine fuel sulphur content, which exceeds 1.5 percentage by mass. 21. Passenger ships operating on regular services to any port of a Member State of the European Union or from the Latvian territorial waters and exclusive economic zone prohibited to use marine fuel sulphur content, which exceeds 1.5 percentage by mass. 22. Inland waterway vessels and ships anchored, moored or otherwise secured the ports of Latvia (allowing sufficient time for the crew to carry out any necessary fuel-changeover operation as soon as possible after the arrival in Anchorage and the late before departure), with the 2010 January 1, prohibits the use of marine fuel sulphur content, which exceeds 0.10 a percentage by mass, except: 22.1. vessels which after published lists are supposed to be in the port or anchorage in less than two hours;
22.2. inland waterway vessels, which have a certificate attesting to their conformity with the 1974 International Convention for the safety of life at sea (SOLAS) (as amended) or equivalent requirements-as long as they are in Latvian territorial waters and the exclusive economic zone;
22.3. ships which switch off all engines and use shore electricity while they are docked in ports. 23. The operator to release for free circulation prohibited or realize that the fleet of diesel sulphur content exceeds 1.5 percentage by mass. 24. The operator, starting with January 1, 2010, banned release for free circulation or realize the marine gas oil, in which sulphur content exceeds 0.10 weight percent. 25. The ship enters the port of Latvia, the master of the vessel has ensured that the log records are taken on board, including fuel-changeover operations, registering a low sulphur fuel quantity in each tank as well as the date, time and location of the ship at the time when the complete fuel replacement. 26. Marine fuel (including diesel fuel and fleet marine gas oil), which is delivered to the ship, the supplier draws up the fuel in the accompanying document and shall be accompanied by a sample of the fuel supplied pursuant to 2 November 1973 International Convention for the prevention of pollution from ships, as amended by the 1978 Protocol, 26 September 1997, the Protocol (to the Convention, MARPOL 73/78 Annex VI) 18. third and sixth. 27. the Latvian marine administration, making the foreign vessel port State control and flag of Latvia control: 27.1. check whether a log is a record of a fuel replacement;
27.2. check boat engine fuel supply that has been accompanying the fleet fuel sealed sample, and make sure that the sample is sealed and signed by the representative of the supplier and the master of the ship or on the fuel intake of the person responsible. 28. National Environment services marine and inland waters Administration: 28.1. controls, or of vessels flying the flag of Latvia to follow that rule 18, as well as to control other countries ' ships in accordance with international law of the sea;
28.2. the controls, or passenger ships, flying the flag of Latvia and all passenger ships moored, anchored or otherwise fixed port, follow that rule 21. the requirements laid down in paragraph 1, as well as you can control the other passenger vessels in accordance with the international law of the sea;

28.3. This provision controls 17 and 22 in compliance with the requirements;
28.4. According to the International Maritime Organisation guidelines ensure fleet fuel sampling fuel on Board at the time of admission or, if this is possible, marine fuels sampling of fuel tanks and the fuel samples sealed to the Board, as well as analysis of the sulphur content in these samples;
28.5. each quarter, submit to the Latvian environment, geology and meteorology agency review of the fleet carried fuel tests, indicating that this provision provided for in annex 1 the fuel category belongs to the quality requirements an inappropriate fuel. 29. The State revenue service: 29.1. provides the Latvian merchant accounts that deliver marine fuel (including diesel fuel and fleet marine gas oil);
29.2. fleet of diesel and marine gas oils market supervision, not less than twice a year providing a fleet of marine gas oils and diesel fuel sampling for each merchant who distributes fleet diesel or marine gas oil;
29.3. to the current year's April 1 submitted to the Latvian environment, geology and Meteorology Agency for the previous year the fleet of diesel and marine gas oil quality matches the results of the inspections in accordance with the provisions of annex 4. V. determination of sulphur content and the method of reporting to the European Commission 30. Sulphur content is determined by the accredited laboratories using such base (reference) methods: 30.1. a fuel oil and marine fuels analysis-LVSENIS-8754:2003 "petroleum products-determination of sulphur content-energy dispersive method" in rentgenfluorescenc and LVS EN ISO 14596:2002 "petroleum products-determination of sulphur content-wavelength dispersive spectroscopy of rentgenfluorescenc in method";
30.2. diesel (gas oil) analysis-EN EN 24260:2002 "petroleum products and hydrocarbons-determination of sulphur by combustion method" Vikbold, LVSENIS "the 8754:2003 petroleum products-determination of sulphur content-energy dispersive method" in rentgenfluorescenc and LVS EN ISO 14596:2002 "petroleum products-determination of sulphur content-wavelength dispersive x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy in method". 31. in the case of disputes using standard LVS EN ISO 14596:2002 "petroleum products-determination of sulphur content-wavelength dispersive x-ray fluorescence spectrum in the skopij method. Diesel fuel (gas oils) sulphur content of statistical interpretation results of analyses carried out in accordance with the standard EN ISO 4259:2000 EN "petroleum products-determination of precision data and use testing methods". 32. The Latvian environment, geology and Meteorology Agency each year up to June 30, the European Commission submitted a report of its liquid fuel use, subject to these rules, including compiling information on this provision in paragraph 8 and 16 and 28.3. checks set out in point as well as the provisions laid down in point 6 the application of the rules. Vi. Submission of emission reduction technology trials and pilot emissions reduction technologies permit 33. If the owner or operator of a vessel which flies the flag of Latvia wish to establish emission reduction technology trials (-trials), using a non-conforming provision of fuel, it shall submit the application to the maritime administration of Latvia trial authorization in accordance with the provisions of annex 5. 34. The owner or operator of the application shall be accompanied by documents justifying the application of the information. The application specifies the references to attached documents. 35. The Latvian marine administration, after the adoption of the application and forward it to the European Commission and the European Union to coordinate with the competent institutions of the Member States in whose exclusive economic zone or the territorial sea is intended to perform tests. Ship trial may be to start no earlier than six months after the submission of the conciliation with those Member States of the European Union. 36. The Latvian maritime administration vessel owner or operator shall provide a written opinion on the application (if the application contains all or specific legislation information) or in writing to the owner or operator of the ship required more information. 37. The Latvian marine administration, after acceptance of the application, have the right to request and receive from the vessel owner or operator for more information if you need clarification or information submitted for decision. 38. Prior to authorisation of the Latvian maritime administration official familiar with the relevant emission reduction technology and drawing up an opinion on the conformity of the information specified in the application. If necessary, the Latvian maritime administration technology assessment of authorized vessels attract a classification society experts. 39. The Latvian maritime administration shall assess the application and shall be issued by emission reduction technology trial licences (hereinafter permit) (annex 6) or adopt a reasoned decision on the refusal to issue a permit. If the application is sent to the harmonisation of the Member States of the European Union, permit is issued after the receipt of the notification. 40. the issue of a permit or making a decision on the refusal to issue a permit, the Latvian maritime administration shall take into account the provisions of paragraph 38 of the opinion referred to in the information provided and its evaluation. The permit shall be issued for a period of up to 18 months. 41. The Latvian maritime administration a copy of the permit or a copy of the decision on the refusal to issue a licence to transmit (by electronic means) to the Ministry of the environment. 42. The Latvian maritime administration may revoke a permit if it finds that the owner or operator has provided false or misleading information. 43. The Latvian maritime administration provides: 43.1. the accessibility of information on the results of the trial, publishing them in my website on the internet. This information is publicly available yet, six months after the trial.
43.2. The European Commission with any available information on the test results. 44. The vessel must not use these rules 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 of the non-compliant marine fuel, if the ship operates the European Commission approved emission abatement technologies, and provides: 44.1. reducing emissions to a level no higher than what would have occurred using the fleet fuel with a sulphur content meet the requirements set out in these rules;
44.2. the ship is fitted with the devices that perform continuous monitoring;
44.3. the owner or operator shall ensure that documented the air pollutant emissions released from the ship's ports and river estuaries, and air pollutant dispersion calculations. As a result of this issue must not be exceeded air quality regulatory laws established the air quality limit values for sulphur dioxide, not the port area, not outside. Latvian maritime administration on the criteria referred to in this subparagraph shall inform the International Maritime Organization. VII. Closing issues 45. lost in the void of the Cabinet of Ministers of 2 March 2004, Regulation No 125 "rules for limiting the sulphur content of certain liquid fuel". 46. paragraph 17 of these provisions shall cease to be in force by 1 January 2010. 47. National Environment services marine and inland waters Administration launched to control these rules 18, 21 and 22 in compliance with the requirements, as well as implementing the provisions of paragraph 28.2, ranging from 1 March 2007. Informative reference to European Union directives, the regulations include provisions resulting from: 1) of the Council of 26 April 1999, Directive 1999/32/EC relating to a reduction in the sulphur content of certain liquid fuels and amending Directive 93/12/EEC;
2) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2005, the provisions of Directive 2005/33/EC amending Directive 1999/32/EC as regards the sulphur content of marine fuels. Prime Minister a. Halloween Environment Minister r. vējonis annex 1 Cabinet of 26 September 2006 the provisions of no. 801 requirements fleet of diesel and marine gas oil viscosity and density of no PO box characteristics Limit the ISO-F DMA DMB DMC DMX category 1. Density at 15 ° C, kg/m3, Max.
-890.0 900.0 920.0 2. viscosity at 40 ° C, mm2/min s1.1.40 1.50-note. 11 mm2/s = 1 CST.
Minister for the environment r. vējonis annex 2 Cabinet of 26 September 2006 the provisions of no. 801 fuel oil where the sulphur content exceeding 1% and released for free circulation or marketing in the 20 ____, the Minister for the environment r. vējonis annex 3 Cabinet of 26 September 2006 the provisions of no. 801 diesel (gas oil) sulphur results 200 _____, the Minister for the environment r. vējonis annex 4 Cabinet of 26 September 2006 the provisions of no. 801 naval marine gas oils and diesel fuel sulphur content tests, 20 _____, the Minister for the environment r. vējonis 5. the annex to Cabinet of 26 September 2006 the provisions of no. 801 application emission reduction technology testing environment Minister r. vējonis annex 6 Cabinet of 26 September 2006 the provisions of no. 801 emissions reduction technology trial licences no ___ ___ Environment Minister r. vējonis