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. [].


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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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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