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Updates and Reminders on the Use of Exhaust Gas Scrubbers in US Waters (IMO 2020 sulphur cap)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The USCG issued an update to their policy letter, CVC Policy Letter 12-04, to remove a request for correspondence from Flag administrations on...

Forget about VGP - Welcome the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) VIDA restructures the way EPA and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) regulate incidental discharges, primarily from commercial vessels, into waters of the United...

USA Ballast Water Management Reform

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) By Dennis L. Bryant. The article discusses the recently enacted Vessel Incidental Discharge Act of 2018 (VIDA). The Act greatly reforms the process for...

Vessel General Permit (VGP) update October 2018 - 2013 VGP continued indefinitely

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an Update stating that the 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP) will not be reissued prior to its 18 December 2018...

Vessel General Permit (VGP) update July 2018

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) By Dennis L. Bryant. The Vessel General Permit (VGP) falls under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) of the Federal Water Pollution Control...

(USA) Ballast water mismanagement

By Dennis L. Bryant On October 5, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a 65-page decision holding that, for...

USA: Court – VGP regulations overturned

October 5, 2015: The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit largely overturned the 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP) regulations promulgated by the US...

USA: VGP Annual Report Requirements, due soon

The VGP is a USA Clean Water Act, NPDES permit that authorizes discharges incidental to the normal operation of vessels greater than 79 feet...

VGP (Vessel General Permit) - Checklist for PSC issued by USCG (Reminder)

Reminder to all members: As required in Part 4.4.1 of the 2013 VGP, all vessels covered under the permit must file an annual report for...

VGP (Vessel General Permit) - Checklist for PSC issued by USCG

The US Coast Guard issued an updated version of its "Job Aid" to assist its inspectors and port state control (PSC) boarding officers in verifying...
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