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INTERTANKO requests change to US EPA VGP Ballast Water schedule

INTERTANKO, as part of an industry coalition, has sent a letter to the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Assistant Administrator for Water requesting a change to the draft 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP) ballast water treatment implementation schedule for newly built ships to be consistent with the US Coast Guard final rule schedule.The letter emphasises that is important to provide industry with a single, achievable US federal schedule for the installation of type-approved treatment technologies on ships calling at US ports.To view a copy of the letter click hereSource: INTERTANKO

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