Submitting data for evaluation to the GESAMP/EHS Working Group
As soon as possible after a provisional assessment has been made of a pure or technically pure product or of a mixture containing more than 1% by weight of unassessed components, the manufacturer should submit to the GESAMP Technical Secretariat the data required to develop a hazard profile of the substance or component or mixture. The GESAMP/EHS Product Reporting Form should be used for this purpose and the completed form with supporting evidence should be addressed to:
The Technical Secretary of GESAMP/EHS Working Group
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
4 Albert Embankment
London SEl 7SR
Electronic submissions of the GESAMP/EHS form and supporting data are acceptable.
More information on the GESAMP Hazard Evaluation Procedure for Chemical Substances carried by Ships including advice to manufacturers on how to submit data to GESAMP can be found in GESAMP Reports and Studies No.64 and the latest GESAMP/EHS Composite list of hazard profiles may be found via the link on the right.
It should be asked that an evaluation fee for the assignment of new GESAMP Hazard Profiles is now being charged as detailed in BLG.1/Circ.28
Submitting data for evaluation to the IMO
After receiving the complete GESAMP Hazard Profile, the manufacturer shall submit to the Administration a completed BLG Product Data Reporting Form based on the assessed product by GESAMP/EHS and, where possible, including the proposed assessment for Pollution Category and Ship Type and carriage requirements. The Administration should submit a proposal including the form for a new and complete entry in the IBC Code to IMO.
Unless such a substance, component or mixture will have been evaluated by the GESAMP and IMO in the meantime, its provisional assessment by tripartite agreement will cease to be valid 3 years after the date of publication in the MEPC.2/Circ. After expiration of a tripartite agreement, no new tripartite agreement for the same product, even under a different name, shall be established.