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No speeding! And, be ready for EPA’s new vessel general permit

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

The U.S. Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (“NOAA”) have issued reminders to ship operators that the Right Whale Ship Strike Reduction Rule (the “Final Rule”) is in effect and being enforced

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

House to investigate fuel economy standards

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 2 2011

On September 30, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in a letter that the Obama administration may have violated the Administrative Procedure Act in negotiating the increase of the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standard to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 for model year 2017 through 2025 cars and light trucks

Louisiana ship-operating company fined $2.1 million for ocean dumping

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2010

A federal judge in New Orleans has reportedly sentenced the Louisiana-based ship-operating company Offshore Vessels LLC (OSV) to pay a criminal fine of $1.75 million and remit payment of $350,000 to the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation for violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships

U.S. and Canada seek to curb air pollution from ocean-going ships

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • July 1 2009

The U.S. and Canada are the first nations to propose designating large areas of their coastal waters as Emissions Control Areas (ECA) pursuant to regulations adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) last October

Florida shipping company sentenced for oil pollution and ballast water environmental crimes

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 3 2012

A federal court has reportedly sentenced a Miami, Florida-based shipping company to five years of probation and a $1-million fine after the company pleaded guilty to oil pollution and ballast water environmental crimes

OR mobile emissions toolkit

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2012

The Oregon Department of Transportation launched a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Toolkit March 22 to help local jurisdictions determine which actions and programs can be implemented to help reduce mobile source emissions

The Obama Administration releases its Ocean Policy Implementation Plan some highlights

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

On April 16, 2013, Nancy Sutley, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality, and John Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and

$8.5 million on diesel exhaust

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2011

Seven cargo terminal operators at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach agreed last week to spend a combined $8.5 million on diesel exhaust charges to resolve alleged violations of California’s safe drinking water and toxic substances enforcement law

California transportation plans praised

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2012

The California Air Resources Board outlined two transportation plans March 22 from the Southern California Association of Governments and Sacramento Area Council of Governments for their approaches to meet California’s vehicle-related greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets for 2020 and 2034