Pre-publication Viewing of VIDA Standard of Performance

The Vessel Incidental Discharge Act, would establish national standards of performance for marine pollution control devices for discharges incidental to the normal operation of primarily non-military and non-recreational vessels 79 feet in length and above into the waters of the United States or the waters of the contiguous zone.

EPA Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, signed the proposed rule on October 5, 2020, and EPA is submitting it for publication in the Federal Register (FR). To view the pre-publication go to

California State Lands Commission webinar on BWM is 7 October

California coast is erodingThe California State Lands Commission will host a webinar on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at 11:00 AM PDT. The California Marine Invasive Species Program will discuss setting up a user account, adding vessels, navigating within MISP.IO, and submitting the Ballast Water Management Report and the Annual Vessel Reporting Form. No registration is needed. Please contact Nicole Dobroski at for a link to the webinar. [].