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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

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

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

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

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

The evolving ballast water conundrum

  • Blank Rome LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") recently issued long-awaited guidance regarding the coordination and interplay between the

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

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New Development The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is seeking comments on draft guidance intended to assist shipowners in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 Jones Act Offshore 2011

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

The last two years have proven to be tumultuous with regard to planning for and conducting deepwater Outer Continental Shelf ("OCS") operations offshore

New notice of arrival requirements for Outer Continental Shelf Units

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

On January 13, 2011 the U.S. Coast Guard issued a final rule (the “Final Rule”) to establish Notice of Arrival (“NOA”) requirements for “units” (i.e. U.S. and foreign flag vessels, floating facilities, and mobile offshore drilling units (“MODUs”)) engaging in Outer Continental Shelf (“OCS”) activities in order to enhance U.S. maritime domain safety and security awareness on the OCS