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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


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


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


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New Development The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is seeking comments on draft guidance intended to assist shipowners in


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


Considerations and new policy guidance related to extensions to the implementation schedule for ballast water management systems
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • October 17 2013

On September 25, 2013, the U.S. Coast Guard published CG-OES Policy Letter No. 1301 (“Policy Letter No. 13-01”) providing guidance on how to submit


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


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