Reporting requirements


Reporting requirements for dumping activities
 
Reporting requirements under Article VI (4) of the Convention and under Article 9.4 of the Protocol include:
 
1. Annual report on all permits issued, including NIL report when no permits are issued; and
 
2. Annual report on monitoring activities undertaken.
 
The form for reporting (Excel), as well as the explanatory notes, can be downloaded from the links to the right, as well as .
 
A report is also required on emergency permits or in cases of force majeure (as soon as possible). The procedures for force majeure/emergencies cases is found at the link to the right.
 
  
Illegal Dumping Incidents
 
Under Article VII of the London Convention, Contracting Parties agreed to co-operate in the reporting of vessels and aircraft observed dumping in contravention of the Convention. The Protocol contains a similar provision (Article 10.3).
 
The Dumping Incident Form and guidance for completing it can be found under the menu to the left.
 
Past annual dumping reports
 
Reporting requirements under Article VI (4) of the Convention and under article 9.4 of the Protocol include: 1) Annual report on all permits issued, including NIL report when no permits are issued; and 2) Annual report on monitoring activities undertaken. The Secretariat publishes compilations of these reports on an annual basis.
 
The latest annual compilation can be downloaded from the link to the right. Previous reports can be found on the IMO Docs website, in the LC-LP section under the tab Circulars (LC-LP.1).
 
Reporting of illegal dumping incidents

Under Article VII of the London Convention , Contracting Parties agreed to co-operate in the reporting of vessels and aircraft observed dumping in contravention of the Convention. The Protocol contains a similar provision. Specifically, if a mariner or other observer (“Incident Observer”) witnesses a dumping incident in any ocean waters that appears to be in violation of the Convention or the Protocol, he or she is asked to:
 
1. Immediately notify the proper authorities to that they can determine an appropriate action.  A list of contacts can be found in: List of National Operational Contact Points Responsible for the Receipt, Transmission and Processing of Urgent Reports on Incidents Involving Harmful Substances, Including Oil from Ships to Coastal States, Annex 2 for SOPEP s (MSC-MEPC.6/Circ.10). These can be found in IMO Docs or by following the link Circulars at the bottom of the first page of the IMO website.
 
2. Complete a Dumping Incident Information Form and Supplementary Information Form as completely as possible.
The Dumping Incident Form and guidance for completing it are found in circular LC-LP.1/Circ.47, which can be downloaded in English, French and Spanish at the IMO Docs website.​

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