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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

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

  • Blank Rome LLP
  • -
  • 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

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

  • Blank Rome LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 17 2012

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

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

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

New Development The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is seeking comments on draft guidance intended to assist shipowners in

The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012

  • Blank Rome LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

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

  • Blank Rome LLP
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  • 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

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

  • Blank Rome LLP
  • -
  • 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

U.S. Coast Guard marine casualty reporting guidance and proposed reporting enhancements offshore

  • Blank Rome LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 20 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Notice of Availability and Request for Comments (“Notice”) on January 14, 2014 for a draft Navigation and Vessel

Coast Guard formally agrees to assist EPA in the detection and reporting of deficiencies under EPA’s vessel general permit program

  • Blank Rome LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2011

On February 11, 2011, the Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") entered into a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") outlining the steps the agencies will take to better coordinate efforts to implement and enforce the requirements of EPA's Vessel General Permit for Discharges Incidental to the Normal Operation of Vessels ("VGP"), which became effective on February 6, 2009

Considerations and new policy guidance related to extensions to the implementation schedule for ballast water management systems

  • Blank Rome LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 17 2013

On September 25, 2013, the U.S. Coast Guard published CG-OES Policy Letter No. 1301 (“Policy Letter No. 13-01”) providing guidance on how to submit