IAS 37 – Interests in decommissioning and environmental rehabilitation funds
Some companies have obligations to decommission assets or for environmental rehabilitation that are recognised as provisions under IAS 37 Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets. In some cases, the company contributes to a fund established to meet the costs of the decommissioning or environmental rehabilitation. The fund may be set up to meet the decommissioning costs of a single contributor or for several contributors.
IFRIC considered how interests in these funds should be accounted for.
Current status of the project
This project has been completed. IFRIC 5 Rights to Interests Arising from Decommissioning, Restoration and Environmental Funds was issued on 15 December 2004.
|15 January 2004||Draft Interpretation D4 Decommissioning, Restoration and Environmental Rehabilitation Funds published||Comment deadline 19 March 2004|
|15 December 2004||IFRIC 5 Rights to Interests Arising from Decommissioning, Restoration and Environmental Funds issued||Effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2006|