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Just when you thought you fully understood MARPOL Annex V garbage regulations

  • Blank Rome LLP
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  • Global, USA
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  • November 14 2012

For years, the focus with regard to MARPOL Annex V has been the continued expansion of special areas and stricter enforcement

U.S. implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

  • Blank Rome LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 14 2013

The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (“MLC 2006”) was adopted by the International Labor Organization (“ILO”) at the 94th Maritime Session of the

Are you prepared for the Phase II Vessel General Permit regime?

  • Blank Rome LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 11 2013

On April 12, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") published its formal Notice of Final Permit Issuance in the Federal Register

Update on North American Emission Control Area enforcement and fuel availability guidance

  • Blank Rome LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 17 2012

Enforcement of the North American Emission Control Area ("ECA") begins August 1, 2012

MARPOL’s “special area” garbage discharge restrictions extended to the Wider Caribbean Region

  • Blank Rome LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 28 2011

On April 7, 2011, the U.S. Coast Guard announced in a Federal Register Notice that May 1, 2011 will be the date on which vessels operating within the "special area" known as the Wider Caribbean Region ("WCR") will be subject to more stringent garbage discharge requirements under MARPOL Annex V, Regulation 5

EPA proposes draft technical guidance for determining quantities of PCBS in vessels subject to Marad's foreign transfer requirements

  • Blank Rome LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 8 2013

New Development The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is seeking comments on draft guidance intended to assist shipowners in

Only 45 days left&x2014;have you commented on EPA&x2019;s draft vessel general permit?

  • Blank Rome LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2012

On December 8, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published two draft Vessel General Permits (“VGPs”) that would authorize discharges incidental to the normal operation of commercial vesselsone to replace the existing VGP currently in force (“2008 VGP”) and one that would apply to small vessels (“SVGP”), which are currently exempt from the 2008 VGP

The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010

  • Blank Rome LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 26 2011

The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (Public Law No. 111-281, October 15, 2010) (the "Authorization Act") was signed into law by President Obama on October 15, 2010

The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012

  • Blank Rome LLP
  • -
  • USA
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  • January 7 2013

The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012 (Pub. L. No. 112-213, December 20, 2012) (the " Act") was signed into law by President Obama on

Coast Guard officially implements new MARPOL Annex V garbage regulations

  • Blank Rome LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2013

The U.S. Coast Guard published an Interim Rule on February 28, 2013 to implement the revised MARPOL Annex V garbage regulations. The amendments to