Posts Tagged ‘No Discharge Zones (NDZ) for Sewage’

U.S. EPA Establishes No Discharge Zone in All California Marine Waters


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is establishing a No Discharge Zone (NDZ) for marine waters of the State of California for sewage discharges. Beginning in mid-March 2012, the following vessels will be prohibited from discharging all sewage, whether treated or not, while in California marine waters:

  • Large Passenger Vessels over 300 gross tons or more that have berths or overnight accommodations for passengers.
  • Large Oceangoing Vessels over 300 gross tons, including private, commercial, government, or military vessels equipped with a holding tank with remaining capacity at time of entry or containing any sewage generated prior to entry to California marine waters.


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ECM Regulatory Reference Guide (RRG): 9th revision available

ECM Regulatory Reference Guide (RRG), First Edition, Revision 9, now available for ECM Clients

Handbook for Environmental Regulatory Compliance, 1st Edition, 9th 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. Read more »

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