Commercial Vessel Compliance

4/29/2016: Final reminder – discontinued ballast water reporting form

The Coast Guard expects vessel owners and operators of vessels equipped with ballast water tanks and bound for ports or places in the United States to use the new form starting on May 1, 2016.

Please visit the National Ballast Information Clearinghouse website for details.

Additional details may also be found in the recent reminder posted on Maritime Commons.

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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