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While the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004, commonly called the Ballast Water Management Convention, has not yet entered into force, various governments around the world are working on solving the problem of the spread of invasive species through ballast water by setting up regulations to control the treatment and discharge of these fluids.
What needs to be done now? What are the current uncertainties surrounding the USCG and EPA regulations regarding Ballast Water Management systems?
Read more here: http://bit.ly/Article_Slideshare_Ballast_Water_USCG_EPA
Transport IQ has produced an exclusive article to help answer the current pressing questions; the article also gives an overview of the regulations promulgated in the US for the purposes of controlling the spread of invasive species in their waters and goes into the following points:
• Revised US Coast Guard (USCG) Regulations on Ballast Water Management
• The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Vessel General Permit Program
• Latest Developments in Ballast Water Management Technology