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 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 2017 (for activities conducted from January 1st 2015 till December 31st 2016)
Source: SQE MARINE Circular 2017_02