Enforcement on submission of monitoring plans starts 1st of June 2024

When monitoring plans are submitted by shipping companies before the 1st of June 2024 the NEa will not take any legal action to the delayed submission.

As NEa already received more than 400 monitoring plans, we expect shipping companies to submit their verified monitoring plans via THETIS-MRV by the 1st of June 2024. When a monitoring plan is not submitted before this date, the NEa may take enforcement actions. The nature of these actions will depend on the specific circumstances of the case.

The monitoring plans will be assessed for approval on a first-come-first-served basis. The NEa aims to finalize the assessment of all timely submitted monitoring plans before the end of the year.

The postponed enforcement is due to the fact that the implementing and delegating acts were only finalized in December 2023. Furthermore, shipping companies have been attributed to administering authorities on the 30th of January, leaving ample time to prepare the monitoring plans, have them verified and submit them to the administering authority.