Research and analysis

Development of criteria to define exempt tracers (MMO 1067)

This project developed an initial list of marine tracers recommended for exemptions from marine licensing.

Documents

Development of criteria to define exempt tracers (MMO 1067)

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Technical report note

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Detail

The project aim was to recommend a list of marine tracers with associated conditions for exemption under Article 17 of The Marine Licensing (Exempted Activities) Order 2011 (as amended). It also sought to develop a process by which new marine tracers could be identified for inclusion in the approved list.

Robust consideration of the potential impacts of tracers was required to facilitate a proportionate, streamlined approach to marine licensing and ensure that use of approved tracers under the exemption will not pose a significant risk to environmental and commercial interests.

The evidence report provides detailed description of the approach taken during development of the exempt tracers list and associated conditions. Of those assessed, a total of 15 tracers were considered suitable for inclusion on the final list of approved tracers if users complied with specific conditions.

First published 15 August 2014.