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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


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


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


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New Development The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is seeking comments on draft guidance intended to assist shipowners in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


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


U.S. Maritime Administration proposes policy change to Title XI loan guarantees
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2014

On February 24, 2014, the U.S. Maritime Administration (“MARAD”) published a notice in the Federal Register proposing to add new environmental policy


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


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