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Just when you thought you fully understood MARPOL Annex V garbage regulations
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • Global, USA
  • 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
  • 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 officially implements new MARPOL Annex V garbage regulations
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • 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


Coast Guard seeks comments regarding OPA 90 claims procedures
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2011

The Coast Guard issued a Notice of Inquiry ("NOI") on November 1, 2011 inviting the public to comment on the current Oil Pollution Act of 1990 ("OPA 90") claims procedures and whether certain pre-OPA 90 regulations should be removed


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New Development The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is seeking comments on draft guidance intended to assist shipowners in


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


Ninth Circuit confirms California’s jurisdiction over vessel fuel standards out to 24 miles
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2011

On March 28, 2011 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected an appeal by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association ("PMSA"), a mutual benefit corporation comprised of owners and operators of U.S. and foreign-flag vessels, in which it sought to prevent the state of California from expanding its enforcement of vessel fuel standards to 24 miles, well beyond the state's traditional 3-mile territorial limit


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


U.S. radiation monitoring of shipping traffic arriving in the United States after operating near Japan
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • Japan, USA
  • April 7 2011

The powerful earthquake and devastating tsunami in Japan on March 11, 2011, which crippled nuclear power plants on Japan's east coast, have caused a growing concern over the potential radioactive contamination of vessels sailing in the vicinity of Japan


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