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The requirements for approval of the BWM are listed in the Reg. D-3 of the BWM Convention. The present Gudelines have been prepared to implement the applicable provisions of regulations D-2 and D-3 of the above noted Convention and perform type approval of the systems as per the IMO G8 requirements. Additionally, this publication may serve as a Guidance for ship owners and manufacturers of the BWMS on evaluation procedures that the associated equipment will undergo and requirements placed on the BWM systems. Contents - General; Requirements for the approval of BWMS; Procedures of type approval and certification; General technical requirements; Document requirements for approval applications; Pre-test evaluation; Land-based testing; Scaling of product systems; Shipboard testing; Environmental testing; Installation survey and commissioning; Type approval certificate of BWMS; Diagrammatic arrangement of possible land-based tests; Procedure for approval of BWMS making of active substances. The declared purposes of this document are to provide formal interpretation of the performance and test requirements for the approval of BWMS, assist in choosing the appropriate design as well as construction and operation requirements for BWMS approval, provide the industry with the uniform interpretation and application of D-3 requirements, etc.