The purpose of this project was to develop comments on a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking dealing with introduction and dispersal of non-indigenous species to U.S. waters via ballast water discharge. The proposed regulation expanded the ballast water management reporting requirement to all vessels operating in U.S. waters, including tugs, barges and dry docks, regardless of whether they operated outside the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. The comments, which challenged the need for a costly reporting requirement for certain types of vessels and shipyard facilities, were provided to the USCG.
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