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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


Coast Guard issues final rule on ballast water management
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2012

On March 23, 2012, the Coast Guard issued a long awaited Final Rule, Standards for Living Organisms in Ships’ Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters, amending the existing ballast water management (“BWM”) regulations and creating a standard for the allowable concentration of living organisms in ballast water discharged in U.S. waters consistent with the International Maritime Organization’s International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (“BWM Convention”


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


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


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New Development The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is seeking comments on draft guidance intended to assist shipowners in


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


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


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


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


Only 45 days left&x2014;have you commented on EPA&x2019;s draft vessel general permit?
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2012

On December 8, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published two draft Vessel General Permits (“VGPs”) that would authorize discharges incidental to the normal operation of commercial vesselsone to replace the existing VGP currently in force (“2008 VGP”) and one that would apply to small vessels (“SVGP”), which are currently exempt from the 2008 VGP