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California Clean Coast reporting requirements

As advised in Weekly NEWS No. 41 of 14 October 2005, the State of California has enacted the Clean Coast Act aimed at reducing on-board incineration and the discharge of sewage, oily waste and hazardous materials into the sea from ships. This becomes effective as of 1January 2006. 

Together with the Act, there is a requirement for all vessels visiting the State to submit a reporting form upon departure from the vessel's first port of call in 2006. The form is to be filed once with the Californian State Lands Commission and a copy maintained on board. This form can be downloaded here and should be sent to the State Lands Commission, bwform@slc.ca.gov or fax: 562-499-6444. 

A summary of the California Clean Coast Act can also be downloaded here. 

Contact: Tim Wilkins