Regulatory Reference Guide

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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

Estonia
Taxation
September 15, 2021

No deviations. Only VAT at 20% on all new goods and services or utility boats sold by VTA obliged bodies

Estonia
Health & Safety/Exposure Levels
September 15, 2021

Directive 2004/37/EU on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work applies, exposure limits https://www.riigiteataja.ee/aktilisa/1171/0201/9001/VV_84m_lisa.pdf

Estonia
Safety Equipment
September 15, 2021

Maritime Safety Act regulates the requirements for the safety equipment on board:  https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/517062021002/consolide/current

Estonia
Regulations for charter boats
September 15, 2021

Watercraft with an overall length of 2.5 to 24 metres that are used for organising recreational voyages for a fee or that are hired for recreational voyages, who does not carry over 12 passengers is defined as usual "recreational craft" no specific requirements apply. For water craft carrying over 12 passengers for fee, the same requirements apply as for "passenger ships"
Maritime Safety Act: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/517062021002/consolide/current

Estonia
Registration
September 15, 2021

Recreational craft (watercraft with an overall length of 2.5 to 24 metres) and ships (watercraft watercraft with an overall lenght 2.5 to 12 meters used for economic activities, performing state administrative duties or vocational training) shall be registered in the traffic register or ship register.
Recreational craft over 24 meters and ships over 12 meters used for economic activities etc shall be registered in the ship register.
Personal watercraft shall be registered in the traffic register in order to navigate at sea and on inland waters.
https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/517062021002/consolide/current

Estonia
Product Liability
September 15, 2021

Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority https://www.ttja.ee/en

Estonia
Operating Limits
September 15, 2021
Speed restrictions as well as any local applicable area restrictions (including restrictions on waste water discharge  and fuel supply in environmentally sensitive areas)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

Prevention of Discharge of Pollutants from Ships into Sea and Requirements for Ballast Water are regulated by Water Act: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/527122019007/consolide/current
What type of craft or engines are impacted by these restrictions? (For example PWC or above a certain HP for an outboard engine)Restrictions are same for all watercraft, but could affect sailing and motor boats differently (e.g. 15 knots speed limit)
Estonia
Marinas and Harbours
September 15, 2021
Agency or agencies handling licencing of concessionsIn order to register a new port, the port authority or its representative needs to log in to the Marina Register https://www.sadamaregister.ee/ , enter the required information about the port to be registered, and submit an application for making a register entry. 
Applicable VAT for guest chargesVAT 20%
Agency which handles dredgingEnvironmental Board is granting of environmental permit for special use of water: https://keskkonnaamet.ee/en/environmental-use-charges/water
Water permits can be applied here: https://kotkas.envir.ee/
Technical standards for the construction of marinasconstruction in waterways is regulated by Maritime Safety Act https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/518062015003/consolide/current
General construction standards regulated by Building Code https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/compare_original/511082015002 and Planning Act https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/527062016001/consolide/current
Environmental impact  assessments neededActivities with significant environmental impact require environmental impact assessment, regulated by Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management System Act https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/520012015014/consolide/current
Estonia
Environment
September 15, 2021
Emissions (exhaust, evaporative and noise)EU regulations apply
Waste Water Treatment, Waste Water Discharge and PollutantsPrevention of Discharge of Pollutants from Ships into Sea and Requirements for Ballast Water are regulated by Water Act: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/527122019007/consolide/current
Abandoned or EOL BoatsEOL Boats https://www.envir.ee/en/end-life-vehicles-elv
Sediment-DredgingDredging is regulated by Water Act: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/527122019007/consolide/current
Energy Transition
Packagingregulated by Packaging Act: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/513052021001/consolide/current
Waste managementEnvironmental protection requirements upon provision of port services are regulated by Ports Act https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/513042015010/consolide/current

General waste managemnt is regulated by Waste Act: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/520012015021/consolide/current
Estonia
Boat Licensing and Skippers Certificates
September 15, 2021

Skippers Certificates issued by Transport Administration: https://www.mnt.ee/eng/driver/driving-licence/certificate-skipper-recrea...

Recreational Watercraft (PWC and recreational craft between 2,4 and 24 m) registered by Transport Administration: https://www.mnt.ee/eng/registration-watercraft-and-amending-register-data

Recreational Watercraft (recreational craft and personal watercraft) must pass a pre-registration inspection test at the Road Administration or Maritime Administration before they can be registered. Pre-registration inspection tests of watercrafts that are new and being registered for the first time may also be carried out by an official importer or producer of the watercraft who has concluded a relevant contract with the Transport Administration.

Ships (workboats and passenger ships, incl charter yachts over 12m; recreational boats over 24m) registered by Maritime Administration under Law of Ship Flag and Ship Registers Act: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/520042020002/consolide/current