33 CFR 151.1512 - Implementation schedule for approved ballast water management methods.

§ 151.1512 Implementation schedule for approved ballast water management methods.
(a) In order to discharge ballast water into the waters of the United States, the master, owner, operator, agent, or person in charge of a vessel subject to § 151.1510 of this subpart must either ensure that the ballast water meets the ballast water discharge standard as defined in § 151.1511(a), use an AMS as provided for under § 151.1510(a)(1) or ballast exclusively with water from a U.S. public water system, as described in § 151.1510(a)(4), according to the schedule in paragraph (b) of this section.
(b) Implementation Schedule for the Ballast Water Management Discharge Standard for vessels using a Coast Guard approved BWMS to manage ballast water discharged to U.S. waters. After the dates listed in Table 151.1512(b), vessels may use a USCG-approved BWMS and comply with the discharge standard, or employ an approved alternative ballast water management method per § 151.1510(a)(1) and (4).
Table 151.1512(b)—Implementation Schedule for Ballast Water Management Discharge Standards for Vessels Using Coast Guard Approved Ballast Water Management Systems
Vessel's ballastwater capacity Date constructed Vessel's compliance date
New vessels All On or after December 1, 2013 On delivery.
Existing vessels Less than 1500 m3 Before December 1, 2013 First scheduled drydocking after January 1, 2016.
1500-5000 m3 Before December 1, 2013 First scheduled drydocking after January 1, 2014.
Greater than 5000 m3 Before December 1, 2013 First scheduled drydocking after January 1, 2016.
[USCG-2001-10486, 77 FR 17305, Mar. 23, 2012]
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§ 151.1512 Implementation schedule for approved ballast water management methods.

(a) To discharge ballast water into the waters of the United States, the master, owner, operator, agent, or person in charge of a vessel subject to § 151.1510 of this subpart must either ensure that the ballast water meets the ballast water discharge standard as defined in § 151.1511(a), use an AMS as provided for under § 151.1510(a)(1) or ballast exclusively with water from a U.S. public water system, as described in § 151.1510(a)(4), according to the schedule in paragraph (b) of this section.

(b) Implementation Schedule for the Ballast Water Management Discharge Standard for vessels using a Coast Guard approved BWMS to manage ballast water discharged to waters of the United States. After the dates listed in Table 151.1512(b), vessels may use a USCG-approved BWMS and comply with the discharge standard, or employ an approved ballast water management method per § 151.1510(a)(1) and (4).

Table 151.1512(b) - Implementation Schedule for Ballast Water Management Discharge Standards for Vessels Using Coast Guard Approved Ballast Water Management Systems

Vessel's ballast
water capacity
Date constructed Vessel's compliance date
New vessels All On or after December 1, 2013 On delivery.
Existing vessels Less than 1500 m 3 Before December 1, 2013 First scheduled drydocking after January 1, 2016.
1500-5000 m 3 Before December 1, 2013 First scheduled drydocking after January 1, 2014.
Greater than 5000 m 3 Before December 1, 2013 First scheduled drydocking after January 1, 2016.
[USCG-2001-10486, 77 FR 17305, Mar. 23, 2012, as amended by USCG-2015-0433, 80 FR 44281, July 27, 2015]

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Title 33 published on 2015-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 33 CFR Part 151 after this date.

  • 2015-11-24; vol. 80 # 226 - Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    1. 80 FR 73105 - Ballast Water Management Reporting and Recordkeeping
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      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
      Final rule.
      This final rule is effective February 22, 2016, except for the amendments to 33 CFR 151.2060(b) through (f) and 151.2070, which contain collection of information requirements that have not yet been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The Coast Guard will publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of those sections.
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