USCG Ballast Water Management FAQ updates

USCG Ballast Water Management FAQ updates

Overview

The USCG Ballast Water Management regulations entered into force back in June 2012. The  USCG have recently updated their 'Frequently Asked Questions' related to Ballast Water Management issues in the US.

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) have recently updated their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) relating to Ballast Water Management (BWM). They have also provided access to two powerpoint presentations; “BWM 101” - overview of the BWM program  and a “BWM Update” on recent developments and activities, which include speaker notes for each slide providing general information on BWM issues in the US.

The updated FAQ document combines and updates a collection of previous FAQs. This document  touches upon current topics, including compliance with USCG regulations, the type approval process for BWM systems and working with Independent Laboratories.

Please also refer to the updated LOI Register listing all BWMS manufacturers that have submitted Letter of Intent (LOI) for seeking US type approval to the Marine Safety Center.

Click here for access to the USCG BWM Program sub-channe

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    LOI Register listing all BWMS manufacturers Intenting to seek US type approval 0 MB

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    USCG powerpoint BWM 101 - overview of US and international efforts 2.8 MB

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    USCG updated BWM FAQ 1.1 MB

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Peter Lundahl Rasmussen
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