The 2022 Report to Congress on Commercial Vessel Ballast Water Management authored by the National Ballast Information Clearinghouse and US Coast Guard is now available for download.[Read more...] about Commercial Vessel Ballast Water Management 2022 Report to Congress Now Available For Download
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The NBIC has seen an increased number of PDF Ballast Water Management Reporting forms (BWMR) that are corrupted and unable to be opened, thus requiring rejection. To ensure that your submission is processed, 1) please download a new BWMR from the NBIC, 2) make sure to download it first to your computer instead of opening in your browser, and 3) use only Adobe Acrobat Pro or Adobe Reader version 9 or higher to complete your BWMR.[Read more...] about Important information on how to submit a Ballast Water Management Form properly
A new National Ballast Information Clearinghouse (NBIC) report is available for download which analyzes the effect of Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) 07-19 on the discharge of unmanaged ballast water in US waters in Southeast Florida and the Caribbean.[Read more...] about NEW: NBIC report on the analysis of the effect of MSIB 07-19 on the discharge of unmanaged ballast water in U.S. waters in Southeast Florida and the Caribbean available
The US Coast Guard provided guidance and clarification on ballast water compliance date extensions and dry dock date information, which is relevant to filling out the "last dry dock date" field in the current ballast water form OMB number 1625-006 (expiration date, 31 July 2023) .[Read more...] about USCG gives guidance on ballast water compliance date extensions and last scheduled dry dock date
On 20 July 2020 the United States Coast Guard received approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) adopting revisions to the Ballast Water Management Reporting Form (OMB number 1625-0069, expiration date 31 July 2023). This Reporting Form replaces all previous and expired versions.[Read more...] about New NBIC Ballast Water Management Reporting Form released and available for download: OMB # 1625-0069
The United States Coast Guard has released guidance on ballast water best management practices in order to prevent or reduce the spread of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) present in Florida and throughout the Caribbean.[Read more...] about USCG guidance on BW best management practices to help mitigate the spread of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease