USCG guidelines re oily water monitor and separator systems – revision

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a revised Policy Letter MOC Policy Letter No. 04-13, Rev. 1 providing guidelines for the inspection of oily water monitor and separator systems. The revision makes it clear that installation of new systems provided for by IMO Res. MEPC.107(49) is optional until entry into force of revised MARPOL Annex I. When Coast Guard personnel inspect such new systems, though, they will utilise the revised guidelines. This policy applies equally to Port State Control activities as well as U.S. flag compliance inspections. 

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