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$post_typeNew Portal for the UK Offshore Safety Directive Regulator

The UK Offshore Safety Directive Regulator (OSDR) has developed a Competent Authority (CA) Portal, which will be available from 1 October 2017. Any OSDR submission relating to Oil Pollution Emergency Plans (OPEP), Safety Cases (including Material Changes) or Thorough Reviews made after 1 October 2017 will have to be submitted through the CA Portal. IMCA will attend … Continue reading “New Portal for the UK Offshore Safety Directive Regulator”

$post_typeNew EU regulation regarding measuring, reporting and verification (MRV)

On Friday 4 November, the European Commission adopted Regulation 2016/1927 to provide further guidance regarding the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2015/757 (MRV Regulation). The new regulation lays down templates and technical rules for the submission of monitoring plans, emissions reports and documents of compliance pursuant to MRV regulation. A compliance guidance document by IMCA will follow shortly.

$post_typeUK Modern Slavery Act: New corporate reporting requirements

The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“MSA”), which came into force on 29 October 2015, addresses the rise of new forms of slavery. The objective of the MSA is to consolidate slavery and human trafficking offences whilst increasing the maximum penalties and sentencing rules for such crimes. In addition, it establishes an independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner … Continue reading “UK Modern Slavery Act: New corporate reporting requirements”