Commercial Vessel Compliance

10/16/2015: Coast Guard acceptance of sewage treatment plants for type-approval to International Maritime Organization Resolution MEPC.227(64)

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The Coast Guard announces its acceptance of sewage treatment plants, also referred to as marine sanitation devices, for type-approval to International Maritime Organization resolution MEPC.227(64) as meeting the requirements for marine sanitation devices.

This action will allow manufacturers, as well as shipowners and operators, the option to take advantage of building and using equipment that meets both domestic and international requirements while also benefitting the environment. The Coast Guard is also seeking information on simple on board checks to verify performance of sewage treatment plants.

Comments must be received on or before November 16, 2015.

For more information, please view the Federal Register notice.

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