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Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) Engagement Opportunities

The EPA and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) are committed to stakeholder outreach and engagement throughout the development of the new national standards of performance under the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA). As part of this effort, the EPA and the USCG will be hosting webinars and in-person listening sessions both pre- and post-proposal of new national standards of performance to enhance public awareness and provide opportunity for engagement. 

Webinars

Date: May 7, 2019 from 3:00-4:30 PM EST; May 15, 2019 from 9:30-11:00 AM EST
Description: The EPA and the USCG provide a general overview of VIDA, discuss interim and future discharge requirements, describe future state and public engagement opportunities, and answer select clarifying questions raised by the audience.  
Recordings: 
May 7, 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDaptqGwJdQ&feature=youtu.be
May 15, 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC1bCcGekoc&feature=youtu.be
Presentation Slides: Vessel Incidental Discharge Act: Overview

Listening Session (2-day)

Date: May 29, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM EST and May 30, 2019 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Location:
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
300 Steamboat Road
Kings Point, NY 11024
Description: The EPA and the USCG hosted a two-day listening session to provide a general overview of VIDA and a summary of regulatory considerations for specific incidental discharges, including an opportunity for public input. 
Presentation Slides:  VIDA Discharge Presentations