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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”


Congressional failure to enact maritime legislation and the fiscal cliff
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • July 24 2012

As the November election draws closer, the main questions on everyone’s lips in Washington, DCother than who will win the election itselfare whether Congress can enact any maritime legislation and are we about to fall off a “fiscal cliff”?


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New Development The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is seeking comments on draft guidance intended to assist shipowners in


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


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 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


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


U.S. Coast Guard marine casualty reporting guidance and proposed reporting enhancements offshore
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • February 20 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Notice of Availability and Request for Comments (“Notice”) on January 14, 2014 for a draft Navigation and Vessel


Nontank vessel response plan Final Rulefinally
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2013

The U.S. Coast Guard issued its long-awaited Final Rule addressing nontank vessel response plans ("NTVRP") on September 30, 2013. The Final Rule