Marine Safety Center is reviewing the fifth application for BWMS type approval.
Today, the Coast Guard informed four ultraviolet ballast water management system manufacturers that the Most Probable Number method is not considered as an equivalent alternative to the testing method prescribed in the Coast Guard’s regulations pertaining to the type-approval of ballast water systems.
Read the final post in our ballast water series providing you with an overview of industry challenges surrounding testing and type-approval of alternative components, system scaling, new system configurations and determining viability of organisms in ballast water.
Read the fifth post in our ballast water series providing you with an overview of the two pathways for manufacturers and independent laboratories to obtain type-approval.
Read the fourth post in our ballast water series that discusses the living vs. viable criteria in the standard.
Read the third post in our ballast water series that compares the U.S. regulations with the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention.
Read the second post in our ballast water series that touches on the 2012 regulation that created a ballast water discharge standard and compliance methods.
Read the first post in our ballast water series that touches on the 2012 regulation that created a ballast water discharge standard and compliance methods.
The Coast Guard is co-hosting a workshop with the Environmental Protection Agency to discuss sewage treatment technologies, issues concerning testing of marine sanitation devices for type approval and issues concerning gray water.
7/16/2015: List of manufacturers pursuing ballast water treatment system posted by Marine Safety Center
In response to requests for information, the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Center posted a list of manufacturer’s who submitted a Letter of Intent to pursue type for their ballast water treatment system and notify the Coast Guard of a manufacturer’s intention to conduct testing and submit a type approval application.