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How to report requirements under US EPA VGP for 2018

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.

New Act on BWM signed into law with implications on EPA VGP

On December 4, 2018, US President Trump signed the USCG Authorization Act, S. 140, a new bill which includes measures for USCG operations while incorporates the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act. Namely, with this act, USCG is required to draft a policy letter for testing BWMS within 180 days, followed by a 90 day comment period. Totally, the USCG has 360 days after the date of enactment of the Act to come up with a final policy. What is more, this bill has wide implications on US EPA VGP, due in March 2019.

US EPA delays introduction of VGP 3.0 until March 2019

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has further delayed the release of its new Vessel General Permit (VGP 3.0), which was originally scheduled to be issued for comment in late 2017, but is now expected to be made available in March 2019 – with at least a 30-day comment period.

US EPA VGP 3.0 in the pipeline

A third edition is under discussion with a view to replace the current version of the VGP which came into force in 2013 and is due to expire on 18th of December.

Reporting requirements under US EPA VGP

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 incorporated a new requirement for a submission of an electronically annual report by February 28th covering activities conducted from January 1st, till December 31st, of previous year.

Submit VGP Annual Report by February 28th

The 2013 Vessel General Permit has incorporated a new requirements for a submission of an electronically annual report by February 28th, 2017 covering activities conducted from January 1st, till December 31, of 2016.

COMPAC ordered for largest Jones Act containerships

Thordon Bearings has signed a landmark contract to supply COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing solutions to two Jones Act containerships under construction at the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Inc. (APSI) for Matson Navigation Co. Inc.

Submit VGP Annual Report by February 28th

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.

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