Vessels penalized for violations of the US Clean Water Act

The companies associated with two MR tankers, two container ships, and a dry bulk carrier have been fined significantly for violating the Clean Water Act, the EPA's Vessel General Permit guidelines. 

EPA takes compliance with the Vessel General Permit – a key element under the Clean Water Act. Vessel General Permit refers to collecting and analyzing water samples from a vessel to assess compliance with the Vessel General Permit (VGP) requirements set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is important for vessel owners and operators to properly manage what they discharge while sailing in US waters and meet their monitoring and reporting requirements. 

The shipping companies have reached settlements with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to settle claims of breaching the agency's Vessel General Permit, falling under the Clean Water Act involving severe penalties of over US $100,000 and US $200,000 for non-compliance in ballast water discharge, inspections procedures, monitoring protocols, and timely reporting.

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