USCG Expands BWM Reporting Requirements for Tankers Over 100 GT
The US Coast Guard (USCG) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The Coast Guard proposed to expand its regulations on vessel financial responsibility to apply to all tank vessels great than 100 gross tons and to make other amendments that clarify and update reporting requirements, reflect current practice and remove unnecessary regulations.
The proposed rule would ensure that the Coast Guard has current information when there are significant changes in the vessel’s operation, ownership or evidence of financial responsibility. The Coast Guard is seeking public comments on the proposed rule until July 13, 2020 and should be sent to the Office of Management and Budget at email@example.com.
If you have any questions contact Benjamin White, National Pollution Funds Center, Coast Guard at Benjamin.H.White@USCG.mil.
If you have questions about any USCG regulatory guidelines or compliance regulations for ballast water management contact, Debra DiCianna, Senior Compliance Engineer at Choice Ballast Solutions.