The National Contingency Plan (PNC) was established by Decree No. 8127, of 22.10.2013, with the purpose of enabling the coordinated action of public administration and private entities to increase the capacity to respond to oil pollution incidents that may affect the waters under national jurisdiction, minimise environmental damage and prevent damage to public health. The initiative provides for studies in European Union countries that have standards and legislation relating to National Contingency Plans and environmental emergencies at sea. The study will report on the best practices of the European Union regarding such plans; requirements of European ports concerning the movement of oil and other hazardous products, with an emphasis on plans that go beyond the ship's deck; and a list of European regulations that establish cut-off points for government action in cases of oil spills at sea. The information gathered will provide an important input for the debate on the subject in Brazil by prompting reflections that may be incorporated into the Brazilian environmental regulations. Subsequently, representatives of the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) will conduct a mission to the European ports of Sines (Portugal) and Hamburg (Germany), environmental agencies dealing with issues related to oil in both countries (the Portuguese Environment Agency, in Portugal, and the Umwelt Bundes Amt, Germany) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).
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