GUIDANCE FOR THE RECORDING OF OPERATIONS IN THE OIL RECORD BOOK

MEPC.1/Circ.736/Rev.1
25 August 2011

GUIDANCE FOR THE RECORDING OF OPERATIONS IN THE OIL RECORD BOOK


PART I – MACHINERY SPACE OPERATIONS (ALL SHIPS)
1 The Marine Environment Protection Committee, at its sixty-second session,(11 to 15 July 2011), approved the Revised Guidance for recording of operations in the Oil
Record Book Part I – Machinery space operations (all ships) (MEPC 62/24, paragraph 7.23), set
out in the annex.
The Guidance is intended to facilitate compliance with MARPOL requirements on board ships by providing advice to crews on how to record the various operations in the Oil
Record Book by using the correct codes and item numbers in order to ensure a more uniform port State control procedure.
3 Administrations of Parties to MARPOL are invited to encourage implementation of the annexed Guidance for use aboard ships flying their flags and to disseminate it among all
stakeholders including ship operators, surveyors and port State control officers.

INDUSTRY UPDATES STEEL, METALS AND MINING ( 12.10.2011 )

INDUSTRY UPDATES
STEEL, METALS AND MINING
on 12th October 2011



COAL

India going on non green path for coal mining

Environment is holding up growth and economic development. This is the common refrain in circles that matter. So, when the Group of Ministers tasked to resolve the issue of coal mining in forests asked for a report on what needed to be done, it was told that the best would be to dismantle green conditions, almost completely, so that development could be pursued.

The BK Chaturvedi Committee recommends all coal mining projects be given automatic clearance, with exceptions only for projects in dense areas. There is no definition of dense or an understanding of the importance of protecting forests for water or livelihood security.

Then, the committee wants all provisions that seek to protect rights of local people or the environment to be relaxed. It recommends that the gram sabha required to give consent to the project be held without a quorum, in other words, democracy be sidelined. People should not be heard.

Similarly, public hearings should be done away with when it comes to projects for expansion of the current mine. It also recommends that even in areas identified as critically polluted, new projects be allowed without check. It has no time to waste on such minor considerations as the health of people who live in these regions. The horrendous cumulative impacts of these massive projects must be ignored, because we are a nation in a hurry.