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Consultation on the interpretation of requirements found in Regulation 1257/2013 (Ship Recycling Regulation)

Policy field(s)


Environment, Waste, Shipping

Target group(s)


All interested parties (Member States experts, NGOs, industry groups, classification societies)

Period of consultation


                        From 28/01/2014  to 21/02/2014

Objective of the consultation



Regulation (EU) No 1257/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 2013, also known as the European Ship Recycling Regulation (SRR), has entered into force on 30 December 2013. The SRR sets a number of requirements for shipowners, ship recyclers, competent national authorities and various market players such as independent verifiers. Proper implementation of the SRR will depend in good part on the shared, precise understanding of the requirements it sets. With the publication of the European List of ship recycling facilities foreseen for the second half of 2015, a first priority is to clarify the requirements related to the ship recycling facilities.

The European Commission services are currently preparing a guidance document to assist the ship recycling community with the application of these requirements.

Answers to the following questionnaire will inform the drafting of the first part of the guidance document which will address matters related to the establishment of the European List of ship recycling facilities. Additional questions may be addressed to stakeholders at a later stage in order to inform the preparation of the second part of the guidance document addressing other aspects of the SRR.

How to submit your contribution


The questionnaire is addressed to relevant stakeholders and Member States' experts. We kindly invite you to fill in the questionnaire and send your contribution to by Friday 21 February 2014. Please note that we will only consider responses from clearly-identified contributors (see section 1 of the questionnaire).

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

View the questionnaire

Reference documents and other, related consultations


Regulation No 1257/2013 on Ship Recycling

Contact details


responsible service

DG ENV, unit A.2 Waste management and recycling




postal address

European Commission
Directorate-General for Environment
A2 - Waste Management & Recycling
Avenue de Beaulieu 9 – 5/107
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

Reason why the consultation period is less than 12 weeks


 The Stakeholders had already been consulted during the preparation of the actual Regulation. This targeted consultation regards only the drafting of a non-binding text (guidelines on the interpretation of the Regulation) and will be followed-up by further opportunities to comment.

View the contributions


In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Results of consultation and next steps



Protection of personal data

Specific privacy statement