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Discharges incidental to the normal operation of a commercial vessel

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

Discharges incidental to the normal operation of a commercial vessel

hearing before the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, June 12, 2008.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Marine pollution -- United States,
  • Ships -- Waste disposal -- Environmental aspects -- United States,
  • Discharge of ballast water -- Environmental aspects -- United States,
  • Waste disposal in the ocean -- United States

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF27 .P8968 2008f
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 201 p. ;
    Number of Pages201
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23691148M
    ISBN 100160838029
    ISBN 109780160838026
    LC Control Number2009416879

    TITLE IX—VESSEL INCIDENTAL DISCHARGE ACT Sec. Short title. Sec. Purposes; findings. Sec. Standards for discharges incidental to normal operation of vessels. TITLE X—HYDROGRAPHIC SERVICES AND OTHER MATTERS Sec. Reauthorization of Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of Sec. “Discharge incidental to the normal operation of a vessel” means those discharges that were excluded from the NPDES permitting program by operation of 40 C.F.R. (a) as in effect on.

    USEPA. Vessel General Permit (VGP). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. USEPA. Report to Congress: Study of Discharges Incidental to Normal Operation of Commercial Fishing Vessels and Other Non-Recreational Vessels Less Than 79 Feet (EPAR . Beyond 12 miles (19 km), oil or oily mixtures can be discharged while a vessel is proceeding en route and if the oil content without dilution is less than ppm. Vessels are required to maintain an Oil Record Book to record disposal of oily residues and discharges overboard or disposal of bilge water.

    Unless specifically excluded in Part of the sVGP, discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel less than 79 feet, when that vessel is operating in a capacity as a means of transportation, are eligible for coverage under this permit EPA estimates that the final sVGP will affect approximately , to , vessels. All discharges incidental to the normal operation of these.   Vessel-Pollution News: BSM Fined $ Mln For Illegal Bilge Dumping, Canada Boosts Marine Surveillance, D'amico Fined $4Mln For US Pollution Violations.


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Discharges incidental to the normal operation of a commercial vessel by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Discharges incidental to the normal operation of a commercial vessel: hearing before the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, J [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today on discharges incidental to the normal operation of a commercial vessel.

My name is Chris Reddy, and I am a scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, MA. As an organic chemist, my research focuses on marine pollution. international obligations addressing vessel discharges, while Section summarizes applicable federal statutes and regulations.

Section includes a brief overview of other international and federal laws that do not directly regulate discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel, but which the Agency felt merited some discussion.

Application of Legal Authorities to Discharges Incidental to the Normal Operation of Study Vessels CHAPTER 7 References Appendix A List of Acronyms A-l Appendix B Additional Characteristics of the P.L.

- Vessel Population B-l B.I Vessel Subcategories B-l B.I.I Population of Vessels undergoing Discharge Analysis B-2 B.2 Vessel Geographical Area of Operation B-4 B   Christopher Reddy, Associate Scientist Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution J Introduction Good morning Chairperson Johnson, Ranking Member Boozman and members of the Subcommittee.

Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today on discharges incidental to the normal operation of a commercial vessel. In Decemberthe Vessel Incidental Discharge Act was signed into law as part of the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act ofrepresenting a landmark achievement in an intensive, years-long, AWO-led coalition advocacy effort to reform a broken system of overlapping and conflicting federal and state regulations for ballast water and other vessel discharges.

may require NPDES permits for discharges incidental to the normal operation of commercial fishing vessels of any size and other non-recreational vessels less than 79 feet. As a result of P.L. and subsequent extensions, the VGP does not cover vessels less than 79 feet or commercial fishing vessels, unless they have ballast waterFile Size: KB.

The VGP is a Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit that authorizes, on a nationwide basis, discharges incidental to the normal operation of non-military and non-recreational vessels greater than or equal to 79 feet in length.

The VGP replaced the VGP, which expired in December On Jthe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) released for public review two proposed National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) general permits to cover discharges incidental to the normal operations of commercial and recreational vessels in response to the federal district court ruling in Northwest Environmental Advocates v.

Vessel Discharges. Large commercial vessels routinely discharge ballast water, gray and black water, bilge water, and other discharges incidental to normal vessel operations and consistent with international and national standards.

H.R. (th). To provide for the establishment of nationally uniform and environmentally sound standards governing discharges incidental to the normal operation of a commercial vessel.

Ina database of bills in the U.S. Congress. The VGP applies to discharges incidental to the normal operation of all non-recreational vessels of 79 feet or greater in length.

In addition, the ballast water discharge provisions also apply to any non-recreational vessel of less than 79 feet or commercial fishing vessel of any size discharging ballast water.

Discharges incidental to the normal operations of a commercial vessel (1) Evaluation of incidental discharges (A) In general. Not later than 3 years after the date of enactment of this section, the Administrator, in consultation with the Secretary, shall complete an evaluation of discharges incidental to the normal operation of a commercial.

discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel as set out in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (a), as in effect on Decemare ineligible for coverage under this permit. This permit does not apply to any vessel when it is operating in a File Size: 1MB. For over 30 years, EPA regulations exempted discharges "incidental to the normal operation of a vessel" from the NPDES permitting requirements, which started in In Septemberthe U.S.

District Court for the Northern District of California ordered EPA to end this regulatory exemption after it was challenged in a lawsuit (Northwest. SUBJECT: U.S. Permit Requirements for Discharges Incidental to Normal Vessel Operations – Commercial Vessels and Certain Fishing Vessels.

References: (a) Marine Notice (b) 73 Federal Register (c) Final NPDES General Permit for File Size: KB. The VGP covers 26 discharge streams incidental to the normal operation of a commercial vessel. As of 6 February vessel owners/operators were required to implement “best management practices” (BMPs) to minimize discharges incidental to normal operations, including: bilge and ballast water.

A Clean Water Act (CWA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Vessel General Permit (VGP) for discharges incidental to the normal operation of commercial vessels is. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Vessel General Permit is a set of requirements that apply to 26 types of discharges incidental to the normal operation of vessels to minimize their impact on surrounding waters.

Since Februarycommercial vessels of 79 feet or more in length must comply with the requirements of the VGP when operating in U.S. inland and coastal waters (including the.

discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel at 40 CFR (a) is in excess of the Agency’s authority under the Clean Water Act Northwest Envtl. Advocates et al. United States EPA, U.S. Dist. LEXIS (N.D. Cal) After this ruling, the Court granted motions to intervene on behalf of the Plaintiffs by theFile Size: KB.

the oil record book) that leads to enforcement actions and convictions. Under current plans, the EPA will require that a Notice of Intent (NOI) for discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel be submitted for each regulated vessel that is greater than or equal to gross registered tons or has the capacity to hold or discharge more.The Final Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Vessel General Permit (VGP) for discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel is a set of requirements that apply to 27 types of vessel discharges.

EPA has issued this permit under authority of the federal Clean Water Act.its final Vessel General Permit for Discharges Incidental to Normal Operation of Vessels(“VGP”) on Decem The VGP covers 26 discharge streams incidental to the normal operation of a commercial vessel, except fishing vessels (unless they discharge ballast water).

The 26 dis-charges are addressed by using existing U.S. Coast Guard.