UK EEMS Reporting No Longer Free

Friday, May 29, 2009

All operators on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) may soon have to pay to report their energy, emissions, waste and chemical data to the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) via the Environmental Emissions Monitoring System (EEMS),  BMT Cordah Ltd, a leading independent environmental consultancy firm, has warned.

Operators are legally required to submit this information to the DECC. Some of this data, along with data from onshore industrial installations, is sent to the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), and later published on the internet as part of the UK Pollutant Release and Transfer Register http://prtr.defra.gov.uk/

Until now operators have not had to pay to report the data to EEMS via Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets. However, at the end of next month (30th June), Collabro, the company which produces the spreadsheets and manages EEMS, is to stop providing these spreadsheets free of charge.

This leaves operators with two options: they can either develop their own in-house system to generate the XML computer code required to report; or they can pay to use one of the third-party solutions offered by a number of companies which enable reporting of environmental data to EEMS.

Stephanie Tate, a consultant at BMT Cordah, said, “The time left to trial and adopt new systems for EEMS reporting is rapidly running out, and operators should seek alternative arrangements to ensure that they meet their legal obligations.”

(www.bmtcordah.com)

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter April 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Environmental

Italian Ship Rescues 26 Migrants off Libya

An Italian merchant ship rescued 26 migrants off the coast of Libya in rough seas and others were feared missing, the Coast Guard said on Saturday. The Coast

Symphony Sun’ Launched in Leer

On Friday the 29th of April, Nb. 420 was launched in Leer. She was christened ‘Symphony Sun’ and is the fourth vessel in a series of 6 that will be delivered to Symphony Shipping.

Great Lakes Inks M.E., N.C. Coastal Protection Project Deals

Great Lakes Announces $55 Million in Subcontract Work in the Middle East and Award of $38 Million for a Domestic Coastal Protection Project Great Lakes Dredge

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0665 sec (15 req/sec)