3/17/2014: Coast Guard and EPA Revised protocols on referrals under MARPOL Annex VI

The Coast Guard just posted a joint document from the Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency on revised protocols.


2/27/2015: National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program Guidelines

The updated draft PREP Guidelines are available for public comment.


1/20/2015: Environmental Protection Agency releases penalty policy for sulfur in fuel standard for ships

On January 16, 2015, the EPA released a penalty policy for violations of the sulfur in fuel standard and related provisions for ships…


9/18/2014: Global Maritime Environmental Congress- Coast Guard remarks

The Coast Guard provides an overview of environmental compliance exams, ship efficiency and liquefied natural gas and natural gas as a marine fuel.


7/17/2014: Updated vessel general permit

The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance Foreign and Offshore Compliance Division has posted the Vessel General Permit Job Aid to its webpage.


7/10/2014: North American Emissions Control Area information

As a reminder for the upcoming sulfur limit change in January of 2015, Maritime Commons wanted to provide you with some resources and information about ECA.