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EU MRV & ETS Monitoring Plan Assessment

EU MRV & ETS Monitoring Plan Assessment 

With the inclusion of Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in EU MRV for ships over 5,000 GT entering the European Economic Area (EEA), shipping companies need to revise their monitoring plans to comply with EU ETS. Normec Verifavia’s EU MRV & ETS Monitoring Plan Assessment helps ensure your monitoring plan is compliant with the updated regulations, mitigating non-compliance risks and streamlining the process.

Why choose Normec Verifavia?

  • Guaranteed Compliance: Our auditors will independently assess your EU MRV plans against EU ETS compliance requirements, providing clear, objective feedback to support you in understanding the requirements for final approval by the Administering Authority. 
  • Reduced Risk: We conduct thorough assessments of your Monitoring Plan to identify potential compliance risks, offering impartial feedback for your consideration. 
  • Streamlined Process: Our experienced team will conduct the assessment process efficiently, ensuring clarity and transparency at every step, enabling a smooth verification experience. 

To support the maritime industry’s contribution to the EU’s climate goals and comply with the Paris Agreement, maritime transport activities are now included in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), necessitating updates to the Directive 2003/87/EC and Regulation (EU) 2015/757. Normec Verifavia, accredited by COFRAC for EU MRV and EU ETS, specializes in assessing Monitoring Plans (MP) for EU ETS compliance.  

Our service ensures that shipping companies’ EU MRV plans meet the latest regulations. By April 1, 2024, revised monitoring plans must be assessed, approved, and submitted via THETIS.  

Additionally, for companies operating under the International Safety Management (ISM) framework, compliance documentation must be submitted to both the verifier and Administering Authorities.  

Normec Verifavia’s comprehensive assessment process guarantees that your monitoring plans align with EU ETS regulations, focusing on data collection, emission calculation, and reporting accuracy.  

Our team of marine engineers and naval architects is dedicated to ensuring your operations not only meet regulatory standards but also contribute positively to environmental sustainability. For detailed assistance in navigating these requirements, contact Normec Verifavia today. 

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  1. Submission and Preparation

    Companies must submit their ship’s monitoring plan using the designated template outlined in Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/2449 via European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)’s THETIS platform.

  2. Documentation

    Our team collaborates with you to gather all the necessary documents and assess your Monitoring Plan for submission by the deadline of March 31, 2024.

  3. Comprehensive Audit

    We conduct a thorough audit of your Monitoring Plan, checking for alignment with EU MRV / EU ETS regulations and your company procedures. 

  4. Final assessment and approval

    Normec Verifavia ensure that your Monitoring Plan aligns with all relevant regulations, completes its assessment, and issues an assessment report.

  5. Submission to Administering Authority

    Shipping companies to submit the assessed MP to the assigned Administering Authority for final approval on THETIS.



Find answers to the most commonly asked questions

What is the deadline for submitting the Monitoring Plan?

The deadline for submitting the Monitoring Plan is March 31, 2024.  

What are the key changes in the revised EU ETS monitoring plan template?

The revised template includes new requirements for reporting on: Carbon Capture Technology expanded Emission Factors (including CH4 and N2O), procedures for Biofuels and RFNBOs (Renewable fuel of Nonbiological Origin), specifics on LNG-powered ships, and more detailed Shipping Company information, process flow, and risk assessment.  

Who approves the Monitoring Plans?

Monitoring Plans need to be created on THETIS and evaluated by a chosen or selected Verifier, such as Normec Verifavia. After this evaluation, a report is shared on THETIS. Following this step, the Monitoring Plans are sent to the relevant Administering Authority. It is the Administering Authority that provides the final approval for the Monitoring Plans. 

What is the role of verifiers?

The verifier has three main roles: 

  • Independent assessment of the ship’s Monitoring Plan against the requirements of the Regulation 
  • Independent verification of Emissions Reports against the assessed Monitoring Plan and the EU MRV Regulation 
  • Issuance of the Document of Compliance (DoC) that each ship exceeding 5000 GT visiting EU ports must carry on-board starting from June 2019