The Ballast Water Management Report with Steve Candito, Ecochlor’s CEO. Mr. Candito discusses, VIDA (Part 1) and offers an overview of the issues that owners should be aware of – changes in exemptions, compliance deadlines and actual discharge standards.
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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
Ecochlor’s latest newsletter on Ballast Water Management Regulatory Updates and industry news has just been released. Read all about ballast water management news here!Continue reading
Ecochlor’s latest newsletter on Ballast Water Management Regulatory Updates and industry news has just been released. This edition features a VIDA update, BWMS USCG Type Approvals, Impact of US Government Shutdown, the IMO winter newsletter, Int’l BWM Compliance Implementation and feedback from a shipowner survey on BWM by ABS. Click here to see the latest news!Continue reading
Ecochlor posts a Ballast Water Management Regulatory Update on a monthly basis. This report includes important information on regulatory issues with USCG, IMO and other government agencies or ship associations. Click here to see the entire report. If you would like to get on the monthly e-newsletter list contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Continue reading
In this 12th program in Maritime TV’s Ballast Water Treatment Report Series, Ecochlor CEO Steve Candito discusses the recently passed Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA), some of its provisions, and the impact it will have on the maritime industry, in this second interview in a two-part series.Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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, […]Continue reading