ECM Regulatory Reference Guide (RRG): 15th revision available

ECM Regulatory Reference Guide (RRG), First Edition, Revision 15, now available

Handbook for Environmental Regulatory Compliance, 1st Edition, 15th revision updates rules, regulations and procedures in light of the recent revised regulations introduced or better operational interpretation provided. It is an incomparable reference source for all ship-owners and managers and vessels as well trading in US, Canada, Argentina, Panama and Japan.

The newest RRG revision:

  • Update ―Note‖ regarding the NDZs for Sewage publications on the EPA website.
  • Update information regarding Annex V; include information regarding Exhaust Gas Economizer washings discharges in US waters.
  • Clarify CA plan approval process.
  • Amend CA COFR email addresses.
  • Amend CA COFR email addresses.
  • Remove section ―WSMC Enrollment Agreement Change‖ and update subsequent section numbering to put in sequence.

Update ―Washington Spill Reporting Requirements‖ content.

  • Add more information regarding USCG Foreign Inspections.

Moreover, the current revision not only updates the already existing information but also includes two new sections:Caribbean Emission Control Area (ECA).

  1. COFR Guarantor / Guaranty
  2. Bridge Letter
  3. Tank Vessels Transiting Guam COTP zone – not in innocent passage‖
  4. Tank Vessels Transiting Guam COTP zone – in innocent passage‖
  5. NTVRP Proposed Rule Received for Final Review.
  6. Non-Availability of Compliant Fuel.
  7. Federal Maritime Commission.
  8. CBSA – Vessel Carrier Codes Required in Canada.
  9. CBSA– Clarifications.

This revised publication remains a single source of information concerning today’s maritime regulatory compliance. Readers requiring additional information have the opportunity to access the fully referenced material including comprehensive ECM tips, more than 100 web hyperlinks. The enhanced format, pdf file, comprehensive index and extensive appendices, provides the reader with improved access to the contents of this important guide.

For more information please contact  US at or to reserve a copy please visit our web site, quoting ref. “RRG order”


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