Vessel General Permit (VGP) update October 2018 – 2013 VGP continued indefinitely

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an Update stating that the 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP) will not be reissued prior to its 18 December 2018 expiration date, but will be administratively continued and remain in effect until a new permit is issued. Owners and operators of vessels operating under the administratively continued permit are expected to comply with the…

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Vessel General Permit (VGP) update July 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) By Dennis L. Bryant. The Vessel General Permit (VGP) falls under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA), better known as the Clean Water Act. It is administered by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an agency not well known or understood by the maritime industry. For…

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USA: Court – VGP regulations overturned

October 5, 2015: The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit largely overturned the 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP) regulations promulgated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) as regards the discharge of ballast water from ships. Suit was brought by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and other environmental advocacy groups, contending that the…

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VGP (Vessel General Permit) – Checklist for PSC issued by USCG (Reminder)

Originally posted on Maritime Cyprus:
The US Coast Guard issued an updated version of its “Job Aid” to assist its inspectors and port state control (PSC) boarding officers in verifying compliance with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Vessel General Permit (VGP). The relevant document can be downloaded here. Source: USCG, BIMCO, BRYMAR ? ? ?

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VGP (Vessel General Permit) – Checklist for PSC issued by USCG

The US Coast Guard issued an updated version of its “Job Aid” to assist its inspectors and port state control (PSC) boarding officers in verifying compliance with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Vessel General Permit (VGP). The relevant document can be downloaded here. Source: USCG, BIMCO, BRYMAR      

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