Commercial Vessel Compliance

1/5/2016: Ballast water management reporting and recordkeeping

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The Coast Guard received approval from the Office of Management and Budget for an information collection request associated with ballast water management reporting and recordkeeping requirements in a final rule we published in the Federal Register on November 24, 2015. In that rule, we stated we would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of the collection-of-information related sections. This rule establishes February 22, 2016, as the effective date for those sections.

View the final rule for full details.

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