Ecochlor’s December Regulatory Update

Ecochlor’s latest e-newsletter on Regulatory Updates for ballast water management is available for download.

May Regulatory Update newsletter coverThis issue contains:

IMO Meetings – Scheduling Changes due to COVID-10
VIDA Proposed Rule Comments & Other Supporting Documents
USCG Issues Policy Letter on Alternative Component Testing
California Vessel Report Form Changes
EPA FAQ on Sampling & Monitoring
Ballast Water Treatment System USCG Type Approval

It is all gathered in one newsletter for your convenience!

You may view the entire newsletter at Ecochlor’s December BWMS Regulatory Update

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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 https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-10/documents/vida_2040-af92_nprm_frn_2020-05-10_prepublication.pdf

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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