Ecochlor’s February 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:

  • Class NK BWMS Recommendations
  • UK FAQ January BWM Update
  • CA State Lands Commissions 2021 Biennial Report
  • USCG Changes in Conditions of Entry
  • New Standards for Marine Pats Replacement
  • VGP Regulations in Effect
  • BEMA Newsletter

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

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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

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Ecochlor November BWM 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 Delays Mandatory BWMS Commission Testing
USCG Issues Policy Letter on Independent Laboratories
California Publishes Rates on Ballast Water Fee
USCG Reporting Requirements for Dry Bulk Cargo Residue Discharges
Ballast Water Treatment System USCG Type Approvals
LR Approved Service Suppliers for Commissioning Testing
Ballast Water Management Report with Steve Candito: A two-part video series on VIDA

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June Ballast Water Management Regulatory Update from Ecochlor

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

May Regulatory Update newsletter coverThis issue includes updates from the U.S. Coast Guard including their latest Maritime Safety Information Bulletin on BWM type approvals and expanded regulations on reporting requirements.

Learn about the IMO BWMS Code and find out which manufacturers have type approval.

Read about the latest meeting schedule from the IMO.

Download the new BWM Reporting Form from the USCG.

It ‘s all gathered in one newsletter for your convenience!

You may view the entire newsletter at: Ecochlor’s June Regulatory Update

You may sign up for this newsletter by sending an email to the Director of Communications, Kathie Clark at kathie.clark@ecochlor.com and include your Name, Company, Title and Email.

Ecochlor Receives IMO BWMS Code Type Approval

Ecochlor is pleased to receive Type Approval from the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) for the IMO BWMS Code (MEPC.300(72) / revised 2016 G8) standards. The new certification applies to the entire range of Ecochlor ballast water management systems (BWMS), with flow rates of between 500 m3/hr. and 16,200 m3/hr., meaning that vessel owners may continue to install Ecochlor’s BWMS after the IMO BWMS Code October 28, 2020 deadline. The Company completed the additional testing required for active substance technologies for full approval in marine, brackish and fresh waters earlier in the year. The tests confirmed that no changes in equipment or in the operation of the Ecochlor BWMS were required.

Ecochlor is a market leader in the BWM industry and uses a two-step treatment process to treat ballast water; filtration and chlorine dioxide. Treatment is during uptake only, with no discharge neutralization step required. The Company has the capability to supply, service and support its systems worldwide and has a reputation for delivering an easy-to-use system for ship crews. The system requires minimal crew involvement during operation and does not have any TRO components, which can cause interruption to both ballasting and de-ballasting operations. Treatment dosage and efficacy are not affected by salinity, temperature or “dirty” water ─ all factors that result in uncertainty as to the efficacy of other technologies. The system energy requirement is very low, possibly the lowest of any BWMS on the market.

Ecochlor’s Vice President of Operations, Pete Thompson, has coordinated the testing and documentation efforts for Type Approval. He commented, “For two decades we have continued to test the effectiveness of our system to the highest standards available worldwide. This commitment reinforces our determination to bring a quality, reliable BWMS to the maritime industry.”

After 28 October 2020, all vessels installing a BWMS must comply with the international BWMS Code. Approval pursuant to the previous G8 guidelines (MEPC.174(58)) will no longer be acceptable.  Ecochlor stands alongside a limited number of BWMS manufacturers in providing G8 compliance to shipowners.  “This latest regulatory approval is another example of Ecochlor’s unwavering commitment to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals from Class Societies and Flag Administrations across the globe, even as the requirements continue to evolve,” said Steve Candito, Ecochlor’s CEO.

To see the Ecochlor list of regulatory approvals go to https://ecochlor.com/imo-uscg-regulatory-approvals/

May Ballast Water Management Regulatory Update from Ecochlor

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

May Regulatory Update newsletter coverThis issue includes updates from the U.S. Coast Guard including their latest Maritime Safety Information Bulletin on BWM type approvals and expanded regulations on reporting requirements.

Learn about the Lake Carriers Association petition to FMC regarding Transport Canada’s proposed BWM regulation.

Read about the latest guidance on COVID-19 from the IMO.

Download SGS new white paper report on biological efficacy testing on 95 BWMS.

It ‘s all gathered in one newsletter for your convenience!

You may view the entire newsletter at: Ecochlor’s May Regulatory Update

You may sign up for this newsletter by sending an email to the Director of Communications, Kathie Clark and include your Name, Company, Title and Email.

Ecochlor’s Ballast Water Management Regulatory Update

See Ecochlor’s latest e-newsletter on Regulatory Updates for ballast water management. This issue includes updates from the U.S. Coast Guard including their latest Maritime Safety Information Bulletin on BWM extensions due to COVID-19 as well as links to other important MSIBs concerning the pandemic.

See an important message from Ecochlor’s CEO Steve Candito regarding the impact of COVID-19 on Ecochlor and the USCG MSIB on Extensions and AMS.

Read a recap of the 7th Session of the IMO Sub-committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) and get the list of IMO postponed meetings and other important resources related to COVID-19. It ‘s all gathered in one newsletter for your convenience!

You may view the entire newsletter at: Ecochlor Regulatory Update

You may sign up for this newsletter by sending an email to the Director of Communications, Kathie Clark and include your Name, Company, Title and Email.