SLSDC Proposed

Monday, December 31, 2007
The US Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), in conjunction with the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, proposes to amend the St. Lawrence Seaway Regulations and Rules. The proposed changes would update the following sections of the Regulations and Rules: Condition of Vessels; Seaway Navigation; and Information and Reports. The SLSDC is seeking to harmonize the ballast water requirements for vessels transiting the US waters of the Seaway with those currently required by Canadian authorities for transit in waters under Canadian jurisdiction of the Seaway. These proposed amendments are necessary to take account of updated procedures and would eliminate the confusion regarding the requirements for saltwater flushing in the binational waters of the Seaway System. Comments should be submitted by January 30, 2008. 72 Fed. Reg. 74247 (HK Law)

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