The California State Lands Commission issued a letter to remind about the new requirements for vessels arriving at the country’s ports on or after October 1st, 2017. As GREEN4SEA previously reported, from that date, all vessels will have to submit a completed “Marine Invasive Species Program Annual Vessel Reporting Form” at least twenty four hours in advance of the first arrival of the calendar year at a California port.
IMO outlines the key achievements of the GloBallast Partnerships Programme, executed by IMO in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the UNDP. The project was launched in 2007 after an initial 4-year phase and has been assisting developing countries to reduce the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens in ships’ ballast water and implement the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.
The California State Lands Commission (SLC) issued a letter reminding stakeholders of various reporting requirements related to marine invasive species. The letter addresses issues regarding Ballast Water Treatment Technology Annual Reporting Form; Ballast Water Treatment Supplemental Reporting Form; Hull Husbandry Reporting Form; Ballast Water Management Report requirements.
As of July 1, 2016, the Commission’s Marine Invasive Species Program no longer accepts the old USCG Ballast Water Reporting Form.
The US Coast Guard announced that due to delays in availability of the new ballast water management reporting form, vessels may continue to utilize the old form until 1 May
USCG reminds ship owners and operators that the final rule amending the ballast water management reporting and record keeping requirements goes into effect on February 22, 2016.
USCG final rule amends the ballast water management reporting and record keeping requirements.
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