U.S. Coast Guard amends regulations on ballast water management

US Coast Guard

CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday publication in the Federal Register of a final rule for standards for living organisms in ships' ballast water discharged into waters of the United States.

The Coast Guard is amending its regulations on ballast water management by establishing a standard for the allowable concentration of living organisms in ballast water discharged from ships in waters of the United States.
The Coast Guard is also amending its regulations for engineering equipment by establishing an approval process for
ballast water management systems.

To read the complete release, please visit http://www.d9.uscgnews.com/go/doc/443/1340487/or download a pdf version of the release.

 

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