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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 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


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


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New Development The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is seeking comments on draft guidance intended to assist shipowners in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 request for comments on mechanisms used by publicly traded Jones Act companies to prove citizenship following the Trico investigation
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • 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


Update on North American Emission Control Area enforcement and fuel availability guidance
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2012

Enforcement of the North American Emission Control Area ("ECA") begins August 1, 2012


Another offshore safety management system
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2013

On September 10, 2013, the Coast Guard issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rule Making ("ANPRM") outlining its intent to promulgate regulations that


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


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


BOEM proposes to increase the OPA 90 liability cap by nearly 80 for offshore facilities
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2014

On February 24, 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”) published a notice in the Federal Register proposing to increase the limit