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Answers to FAQs about BWM by USCG

The US Coast Guard announced that an updated Ballast Water Management (BWM) Program guidance is available on its public Homeport internet portal.

Two slideshow presentations are available to provide interested readers a “BWM 101” overview of the program and a “BWM Update” on recent developments and activities. These presentations include speaker notes for each slide and will be frequently updated in an effort to keep all stakeholders informed.

Additionally, a revised Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document combines and updates a collection of previous FAQs. These address questions on a variety of current topics, including compliance with Coast Guard regulations, the type approval process for Ballast Water Management Systems, and working with Independent Laboratories.

These documents were developed jointly by the Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance, Office of Design and Engineering Standards, Office of Operating and Environmental Standards, and the Marine Safety Center.

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