Ecochlor Ballast Water Management Regulatory Update

Ecochlor posts a Ballast Water Management Regulatory Update on a monthly basis. This report includes important information on regulatory issues with USCG, IMO and other government agencies or ship associations. Click here to see the entire report. If you would like to get on the monthly e-newsletter list contact kathie.clark@ecochlor.com.

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VIDA Approval Changes Deadline on EPA’s NOIs

An email sent from EPA’s Office of Wastewater Management to stakeholders on October 10, 2018 indicated that EPA would be late in reissuing the 2013 VGP and specified that new vessels would be unable to obtain coverage under that permit after December 18, 2018. The email strongly encouraged operators to submit any Notices of Intent […]

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Ecochlor Reveals Shipowner Partnership Program at the BWMTech Conference in London

Ricky Dixon, Director of Sales at Ecochlor, spoke at the recent BWMTech conference in London about a unique Ecochlor case study, Ballast Water Management Compliance – An innovative manufacturer/shipowner partner program. The presentation was well-received by more than 150 people representing all facets of the maritime industry. The presentation was developed around an innovative partnership program […]

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VIDA Signed Into Law

The White House announced the bill (S.140) which includes the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act of 2018 (VIDA) was signed into law on December 4, 2018, modifying the regulation of vessel incidental discharge and ballast water. The changes effected by the new law will be developed and phased in over a 2-year period.  During this time, […]

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