Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR)


The Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) deals with all matters relating to pollution prevention and response which falls within IMO’s remit. This ranges from all annexes of the MARPOL Convention through to the control and management of harmful aquatic organisms in ships' ballast water and sediments; biofouling; anti-fouling system; pollution preparedness, response and cooperation for oil and hazardous and noxious substances; and the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships. The Working Group on the Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards of Chemicals works under the auspices of the PPR Sub-Committee.

Completed Meetings

Title Date
PPR 11th session 23/02/2024
PPR 10th session 02/05/2023
PPR 9th session 08/04/2022
PPR 8th session 26/03/2021
PPR 7th Session 21/02/2020
PPR 6th Session 22/02/2019
PPR 5th Session 09/02/2018
PPR 4th Session (all items) 20/01/2017
PPR 4th Session (global sulphur limit implementation) 20/01/2017
PPR 3rd Session 19/02/2016
PPR 2nd Session 23/01/2015
PPR 1st Session 07/02/2014
BLG 17th session 08/02/2013
BLG 16th session 03/02/2012
BLG 15th session 11/03/2011
BLG 14th Session 12/02/2010