Ballast Water Legislation
The following list details only those local, national and regional ballast water requirements which are mandatory and does not include proposed or non-mandatory requirements unless they have gained agreement and been given a clear implementation or enforcement date.
Many of the pieces of legislation refer directly to the IMO Guidelines and in particular the requirements for ballast water management and reporting contained in Resolution A.868(20). Together with the Resolution you can also download the IMO Standard Reporting Form.
Latest on Ballast Water Legislation
California to implement United States’ federal ballast water discharge standards from 1 Jan 2022
California State Lands Commission (CSLC) has adopted regulatory amendments that will implement the United States' (US) federal ballast water discharge... MORE
Ballast Water System Commissioning Tests to be mandatory, 1 June 2022
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has approved the amendments to the International Convention for the... MORE
California, United States: Ballast water log requirements
According to a California State Lands Commission letter dated 2 August 2019, vessels that are subject to California’s Marine Invasive... MORE
Update on California State Ballast Water Regulations
INTERTANKO attended a California State Lands Commission (CSLC) BWM seminar in Long Beach, CA on 23 May which provided an... MORE
IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74) meets in London
The IMO held the 74th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73) between 13-17 May. Key outcomes of... MORE