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To Comply With New Law, EPA Eyes Early 2020 For Vessel Discharge Plan

May 10, 2019
EPA plans to propose in early 2020 national performance standards for commercial vessel discharges, in order to meet a Dec. 4, 2020, statutory deadline to finalize the standards, the first part of a two-step process of creating -- with the U.S. Coast Guard -- a unified framework for regulating ballast water and other types of incidental discharges. EPA and Coast Guard officials said during a May 7 webinar on implementation of the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) that both agencies...


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