(a) Ballast water reporting requirements exist for each vessel subject to this subpart bound for ports or places of the United States regardless of whether a vessel operated outside of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), unless exempted in § 151.2015 of this subpart.
(b) The master, owner, operator, agent, or person in charge of a vessel subject to this subpart and this section must provide the information required by § 151.2070 of this subpart in electronic or written form to the Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard or the appropriate Captain of the Port (COTP). The Ballast Water Reporting Form (Office of Management and Budget form Control No. 1625-0069) and the instructions for completing it are available on the National Ballast Information Clearinghouse's Web site at http://invasions.si.edu/nbic/submit.html. Information must be submitted as follows:
(1)For any vessel bound for the Great Lakes from outside the EEZ:
(i) Fax the required information at least 24 hours before the vessel arrives in Montreal, Quebec to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) COTP, Buffalo, Massena Detachment (315-769-5032).
(ii) Non-U.S. and non-Canadian flag vessels may complete the ballast water information section of the form required by the St. Lawrence Seaway, “Pre-entry Information from Foreign Flagged Vessels Form,” and submit it in accordance with the applicable Seaway notice as an alternative to this requirement.
(2)For any vessel bound for the Hudson River north of the George Washington Bridge entering from outside the EEZ: Fax the required information to the USCG COTP, New York (718-354-4249) at least 24 hours before the vessel enters New York, NY.
(3)For any vessel that is equipped with ballast water tanks and bound for ports or places in the United States and not addressed in paragraphs (b)(1) and (b)(2) of this section: If a vessel's voyage is less than 24 hours, report the required information before departing the port or place of departure. If a voyage exceeds 24 hours, report the required information at least 24 hours before arrival at the port or place of destination. The information must be sent to the National Ballast Information Clearinghouse using only one of the following means:
(iv) Mail to U.S. Coast Guard, c/o Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028.
(c) If the information submitted in accordance with this section changes, the master, owner, operator, agent, or person in charge of the vessel must submit an amended report before the vessel departs the waters of the United States.
Title 33 published on 2014-07-01.
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