Category: In the News Posts

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    USCG Type Approval BWMS Comparison Chart

    February 2, 2019

    The United States Coast Guard (USCG) provides a list limiting conditions for the use of a ballast water management system under specific conditions during operation on a vessel. These limitations are referenced in type approval certificates. The process for evaluating and assessing operational limitations includes the following general steps: – The manufacturer identifies relevant limiting […]

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    VIDA Approval Changes Deadline on EPA’s NOIs

    December 18, 2018

    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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    VIDA Signed Into Law

    December 5, 2018

    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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    Ballast Water Management Regulatory Update – November 2018

    November 5, 2018

    The Ecochlor BWMS Regulatory Update includes monthly information from the USCG, IMO and other regulatory agencies and maritime associations. Click here or go to   

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    USCG Cdr. Moore Gives Keynote Presentation on BWMS Compliance

    October 3, 2018

    The USCG Maritime Commons is posting recaps of a recent presentation at the BWMTech North America conference titled, “Walking the Walk” on enforcement and compliance. Cdr. Alan Moore, with the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance, provided keynote remarks on Coast Guard ballast water management regulations, how to achieve compliance, and enforcement aspects. Read the complete […]

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    IMO Hosts Forum on Future Challenges and Role in Global Trade

    May 2, 2018

    IMO is hosting a high-level forum to discuss the Organization’s history, its future challenges and role within the global trade? Put forward questions to the panelists, using #IMO70Forum or #IMO70 and watch the event live: 

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    United We Stand: BEMA

    April 26, 2018

    The New Association is Formed to Give a Voice to the Manufacturing Sector of Ballast Water Treatment ALEXANDRIA, VA – April 24, 2018 – The manufacturers and stakeholders in the ballast water treatment equipment market have taken a major step forward by codifying a unified manufacturers’ association.  The Ballastwater Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (BEMA) met on […]

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    Amendments to International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate

    March 7, 2018

    Amendments to update Form B of the Supplement to the International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate, in relation to segregated ballast tanks, also enter into force on 1 March 2018. See more at

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    BEMA to Launch in Spring 2018

    March 6, 2018

    Ballastwater Equipment Manufacturers Association (BEMA) expects to finalise its bylaws, which were issued this week, and appoint its board of directors and officers when it holds its second meeting, sometime before 8 March. See more at,bema-will-finalise-its-structure-and-officers-soon_50892.htm

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    US Coast Guard tightens ballast water compliance

    December 20, 2017

    Ballast water exchange and compliance date extensions are being phased out as temporary options for compliance with the US ballast water regulation as shipowners are now able to select and install a US Coast Guard type approved ballast water treatment system. Read More. Credits: Marine Insurance P&I Club News

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