US Coast Guard Environmental Regulations. NAMEPA Posidonia – 5 June 2014. Mr. Jeffrey G. Lantz Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards U.S. Coast Guard. Overview. US Ballast Water Control (USCG & EPA) U . S. Emission Control Area. U.S Authorities. U.S. Coast Guard (USCG).
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US Coast Guard Environmental Regulations
Posidonia – 5 June 2014
Mr. Jeffrey G. Lantz
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards
U.S. Coast Guard
US Ballast Water Control (USCG & EPA)
U. S. Emission Control Area
U.S. Coast Guard
Environmental Protection Agency
2. Coast Guard Approved Ballast Water Management System
2 Temporary Compliance Alternatives
1. No BW Discharge
Alternate Management System (AMS) – Temporary Designation for up to 5 years
3. Discharge to Facility Onshore or to
Another Vessel for Purpose of Treatment
Receive an Extension toImplementation Date - Extension period will vary/dependent uponTA system availability
4. Use only water from a U.S. Public Water System
Response to Rumors
Coast Guard is NOT changing any Implementation Dates contained in the Final Rule
Coast Guard is NOT removing any systems from AMS Acceptance List
Coast Guard does NOT have preference for any type of treatment system technology
Coast Guard does NOT need ETV shipboard testing protocols to Type Approve Ballast Water Treatment Systems
Coast Guard will NOT wait to issue a type approval certificate if an application demonstrates that all criteria for type approval has been met.
Coastal state prerogative
Equal for all affected population
Alternative fuel, fuel treatment, or exhaust treatment reduces sulfur output.
Equal or less than total emissions
USCG works with EPA in considering exemptions and equivalencies
The Coast Guard, in consultation with EPA is responsible for issuing exemptions or equivalencies for U.S. flagged vessels
Foreign ships have own flag administration issues exemption or equivalency process
EPA and USCG review foreign ship proposals to consider acceptability to U.S. government