Tag: ballast reporting

The EPA, CWA and Invasive Organisms

Last month, a letter signed by 160 organizations was sent to President Joseph Biden Jr. requesting that he take action to direct the EPA to implement discharge standards for ships’ ballast water that comply with the Clean Water Act (CWA). EPA administrator Michael Regan also received a similar request from 34 members of Congress. “Ballast […]

Ballast Water Reporting Rule Withdrawn

The U.S Coast Guard (USCG) has eliminated the requirement that nonrecreational vessels operating on voyages exclusively within a single Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone submit an Annual Ballast Water Summary Report covering calendar year 2018. The required reporting was part of a 2015 rule that directed vessel owners and operators to submit annual reports […]

USCG Says There’s No Value in Ballast Reporting Rule

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is proposing to eliminate the third-year requirement of a 3-year regulation that compels owners and operators of vessels operating on voyages exclusively between ports or places within a single Captain of the Port (COTP) zone to submit an Annual Ballast Water Summary Report.