Regulations (S.L. 499.71) (LN 327 of 2021) – Directive (EU) 2019/883; Port Notice No 3, 4, 5 and 6
Concerning the subject regulations, Transport Malta have communicated that:
Directive (EU) 2019/883 deals with port reception facilities for the delivery of waste from ships. It repeals the previous Directive in force, being Directive 2000/59/EC on port reception facilities for ship-generated and cargo residues; and amends Directive 2010/65/EU on reporting formalities for ships arriving in and/or departing from ports of the Member States and repealing Directive 2002/6/EC. The transposing Regulations have been published in the Government Gazette on Friday 6th August 2021:
i. through Legal Notice 327 of 2021, titled Port Reception Facilities for the Delivery of Waste from Ships (these are new Regulations which repeal the previous ones found under S. L. 499.30, and will be S.L. 499.71); and
ii. through Legal Notice 328 of 2021 amending the Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Regulations (S.L. 499.34).
Further to these Regulations, the Authority has issued four (4) port notices which transpose the operational requirements of the Directive.
Port Notice 04/2021, deals with the applicable waste management fee and is being hereto attached. Kindly note that the applicable fees have remained the same as per Port Notice 01/2017 which has been revoked.
The reasons for issuing this Port Notice, apart from serving as a reminder to the industry, was to update the wording to refer to the new Directive (EU) 2019/883; and to remove the provisions relating to the Exemption Certificates (which are now subject to a new Port Notice, 05/2021).
The other two updated notices are:
Port Notice 03/2021 relating to Management, Collection, Transport and Disposal of Waste from Ships calling Maltese Ports. This notice revokes Port Notice 05/2008 and Port Notice 05/2012.
Port Notice 06/2021 relating to Port Reception Facilities for the Delivery of Waste from Ships: Waste Reception and Handling Plans. This notice revokes Port Notice 02/2017.