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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

Coast Guard request for comments on mechanisms used by publicly traded Jones Act companies to prove citizenship following the Trico investigation

  • Blank Rome LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 1 2011

On November 3, 2011 the Coast Guard published a Notice in the Federal Register (76 Fed. Reg. 68,203) requesting information regarding the mechanisms that publicly traded companies employ to ensure compliance with the U.S. citizenship requirements for U.S.-flag vessels with coastwise and fisheries endorsements (together referred to as “coastwise endorsements” in this advisory

Key salvage issues for 2013 - and beyond

  • Blank Rome LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 30 2013

It is time to pause to look behind us, to see what has been accomplished in 2012, and over the horizon, for what needs to be accomplished in 2013. I

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

  • Blank Rome LLP
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  • 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

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
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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

Coast Guard finalizes last minute guidance on implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

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

On August 6, 2013, the U.S. Coast Guard published a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register announcing the availability of Navigation and

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

Maritime legislative forecast 2012

  • Blank Rome LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 14 2012

The memory of the Deepwater Horizon incident that occurred on April 20, 2010 is fading away