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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


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


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New Development The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is seeking comments on draft guidance intended to assist shipowners in


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


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


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


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


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


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