4/26/2019: Coast Guard, EPA to hold in-person listening session on Vessel Incidental Discharge Act

The two-day listening session will be held May 29-30, 2019, at the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. During the session, the EPA and the USCG will provide a general overview of VIDA, a summary of regulatory considerations for specific incidental discharges, including an opportunity for public input, and an opportunity for a broader discussion on the regulatory framework to be developed under VIDA.


4/18/2019: Vessel Incidental Discharge Act – Two upcoming webinars

This post provides information about two upcoming webinars that will provide a general overview of VIDA, discuss interim and future discharge requirements, describe future state and public engagement opportunities, and answer select clarifying questions raised by the audience.


4/5/2019: CMA Shipping 2019 – Summary of Coast Guard remarks to INTERTANKO panel

Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, addressed leaders of the International Association of Independent Oil Tankers during Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping Conference 2019, in Stamford, Connecticut, April 2, 2019. In this post, we provide a summary of a few of the key topics he discussed.