Vessel Incidental Discharge Act

EPA’s VIDA rulemaking: One step at a time

On October 26, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officially proposed its new Vessel Incidental Discharge National Standards of Performance. In a Maritime Client Alert, law firm Jones Walker notes that

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EPA: New vessel discharge rule in works

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday proposed standards to reduce the environmental impact of discharges, such as ballast water, that are incidental to the normal operation of commercial vessels. When finalized,

AWO members barge in on Congress

APRIL 22, 2016 — Members of the American Waterways Operators, the national trade association representing the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, called on Congress on Wednesday during AWO’s annual Barge-In event. More

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Vessel discharge regulation reform moves forward

MARCH 6, 2015 — A bipartisan effort to establish a uniform national framework for the regulation of vessel discharges took another step forward as the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation