BPA Sector Representatives

The BPA draws on its broad and diverse membership to provide specialised or technical input and support for the BPA’s policy work in certain areas. Our member’s expertise and support strengthens our engagement and improve policy outcomes.

We are currently seeking support from port and terminal members who are willing to represent the sector in the following areas. If you work for a BPA member port or terminal and would like to be more directly involved in supporting the sector as a whole, get in touch here.

Issue Technical? Type of Support
Marine EIA and Consenting Reform Y Attending workshops examining the reform of marine EIA, and possibly other reforms such as HRA. We expect similar engagement at some point on the development of Environmental Outcome Reports (EOR). Government policy is primarily focused on England although we usually promote our policy positions UK-wide.
Marine Net Gain Y Supporting BPA following the development of marine net gain, attending occasional workshops. BPA has an early position and clear asks that we are pushing. Mainly England but could apply more widely in future.
Marine Plan Updates (England) N Representing BPA member ports at workshops and events as marine plans are updated (currently, this is the East marine plan but does not need to be from that area as developments here will have impacts in future marine planning updates and the role is representing the national association.
Marine Plastics and Gear N Attending existing forums and supporting BPA in developing industry asks
Marine Spatial Prioritisation N Supporting BPA and other marine industries in engagement with Defra in pushing our position statement, attending occasional workshops. Policy is being developed by Defra. We are not clear on how widely it will apply yet (i.e. whether it will be wider than English waters).
RTFO / Fuels Y Supporting BPA with technical advice and support in developing evidence base and policy position on RTFO and related fuels policy positions.
Spectrum Policy Y Attending occasional working groups following developments around spectrum/VHF that are relevant to ports.
WRAS / Freshwater Break Tanks Y Project based, supporting BPA engagement with water industry and government. UK wide but this comes up particularly often in Scotland.