Regulatory Reference Guide

MONITORING SITE FOR THE REGULATORY REFERENCE GUIDE

Welcome to the online Regulatory Reference Guide (RRG). It offers you the opportunity to search, sort and consult the rules impacting the recreational marine. The ICOMIA Secretariat invites all MIAs to check and update their sections frequently. We are sure that you will appreciate this very informative tool.

To browse the RRG, select a country and/or criteria from the dropdown menus

Portugal
Marinas and Harbours
October 19, 2021

 

United Kingdom
Zero Emission Zones
September 17, 2021
Is the driving factor for these zones either limiting noise, emissions (local air pollution) or have they historically been in place for a number of years?N/A
Are there any incentives in place to encourage zero emissions and what type of technology is most prevalent?N/A 
United Kingdom
Regulations for charter boats
September 17, 2021

Maritime and Coastguard Agency MGN 280 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mgn-280-small-vessels-in-comm..., special rules for vessel deliveryies, sea trials and other operations of recreational vessels in temporary commercial operation https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/intended-pleasure-vessels-ipv...

United Kingdom
Operating Limits
September 17, 2021
Speed restrictions as well as any local applicable area restrictions (including restrictions on waste water discharge  and fuel supply in environmentally sensitive areas)

INLAND - Different inland navigation authorities will set different speed restrictions on their waterways.  Here is an example for the non tidal Thames, managed by the Environment Agency https://www.gov.uk/guidance/river-thames-distances-and-measurements-for-...

COASTAL - Each Harbour authority will set speed restrictions.  Once you are out of the Harbour Authorities jurisdiction there are no speed limits.  For example, Poole Harbour Commissioners set the following speed limits - https://www.phc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2021-12-Poole-Harbour-S.... In some Marine Conservation Zones or Marine Protected areas, there may be byelaws on speed restrictions - See example for Skomer MCZ https://naturalresources.wales/guidance-and-advice/environmental-topics/...

United Kingdom
Marinas and Harbours
September 17, 2021
Agency which handles dredgingEnvironment Agency 
Technical standards for the construction of marinasTHYA CoP 
Environmental impact  assessments neededYes
United Kingdom
Environment
September 17, 2021
Invasive SpeciesInvasive non-native (alien) animal species: rules in England and Wales - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Waste Water Treatment, Waste Water Discharge and PollutantsDischarges to surface water and groundwater: environmental permits - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Sediment-Dredging Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploa...
Energy TransitionAligning UK international support for the clean energy transition (publishing.service.gov.uk)
PackagingPackaging waste: producer responsibilities - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Waste managementEnvironmental management : Waste - detailed information - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Japan
Zero Emission Zones
September 15, 2021

No restriction zones

Japan
Health & Safety/Exposure Levels
September 15, 2021

Under the Domestic Law regarding the labor safety & health and environment requires reporting the use and quantity. The manufacturers self-imposed control level of the tolerable styrene concentration is 50 ppm or less.

Japan
Regulations for charter boats
September 15, 2021

Under the Domestic Law, operators of charter boats, carrying of 12 passengers or less, are required to register the company name, ship name, etc.and to be in compliance with ship's safety management system as well. Seafarers on board of a ship more than 5GT are required to have additional lectures of securing passenger safety and to join social insurance for seafares.

Estonia
Zero Emission Zones
September 15, 2021
Is the driving factor for these zones either limiting noise, emissions (local air pollution) or have they historically been in place for a number of years?On lakes under 100ha and rivers narrower than 10m fuel engines are allowed only for governmental survey, resque or surveillance purposes
https://www.riigiteataja.ee/akt/104072019005?dbNotReadOnly=true
Are there any incentives in place to encourage zero emissions and what type of technology is most prevalent?No major incentives introduced by the state