Vessels, Marinas and Ports
On October 26, 2020, EPA's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Vessel Incidental Discharge National Standards of Performance - published in the Federal Register for public comment. The proposed rule would reduce the environmental impact of discharges, such as ballast water, that are incidental to the normal operation of commercial vessels. When finalized, this new rule will streamline the current patchwork of federal, state, and local requirements that apply to the commercial vessel community and better protect our nation’s waters. Learn more about the EPA proposed standards.