The VGP is a USA Clean Water Act, NPDES permit that authorizes discharges incidental to the normal operation of vessels greater than 79 feet in length. The 2013 Vessel General Permit that replaced the 2008 Vessel General Permit, has incorporated a new requirements for a submission of an electronically annual report by February 28th covering activities conducted from January 1st, till December 31, of previous year.
The existing VGP 2013, was planned to be replaced on March 2019. However due to delays, it is still valid and ship owners/managers should comply with the requirements included.
VGP Annual Report Requirements
The Reporting Requirements under the VGP are outlined as follows:
Ship Managers with vessels covered under the 2013 VGP are required to submit the annual report by February 28th 2020 (for activities conducted from January 1st 2019 till December 31st 2019).
The information hereabove are provided by SQE Marine.