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New Ballast Water Management Reporting form
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, USA
As of 22 February 2016, ships making call at ports and places in the United States must report their ballasting activities on one of the new Ballast Water Management Reporting Forms.New Ballast Water Management Reporting forms are now available on the National Ballast Information Clearinghouse website. Go to http://invasions.si.edu/nbic/submit.html to use the forms and for information describing how and when ships are expected to report their BW management activities under the revised BW reporting and recordkeeping regulations. The NBIC website contains links to specific sections of the Code of Federal Regulations and Federal Register and pointers to particular regulatory language.

In the event that a previous version of the BWMR form is received by the NBIC on or after 22 February 2016, the reported ballast water management data from the form will be entered into the NBIC Ballast Water Information System.

The NBIC will provide support to the Maritime industry during this regulatory transition.Vessels will receive a response from the NBIC providing instructions on how to obtain new BWMR forms.

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

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