33 CFR § 151.2035 - Implementation schedule for approved ballast water management methods.
(a) To discharge ballast water into waters of the United States, the master, owner, operator, agent, or person in charge of a vessel subject to § 151.2025 of this subpart must either ensure that the ballast water meets the ballast water discharge standard as defined in § 151.2030(a), use an AMS as described in § 151.2025(a)(3) or ballast exclusively with water from a U.S. public water system, as described in § 151.2025(a)(2), 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 U.S. After the dates listed in Table 151.2035(b), vessels may use a USCG-approved BWMS and comply with the discharge standard, use PWS per § 151.2025(a)(2), or use a previously installed AMS per § 151.2025(a)(3).
Table 151.2035(b) - Implementation Schedule for Approved Ballast Water Management Methods
|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.|