|NEW BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT REPORTING FORM
|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/
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.
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