California Raises Ballast Water Fee

Thursday, January 22, 2004
The California State Lands Commission (SLC) issued a Letter to Interested Parties stating that the ballast water fee for vessels arriving in California will be increased from $200 to $500 per qualifying voyage, effective February 1, 2004. The SLC also issued the text of the Emergency Regulation effecting the change. Looks like a Schwarzenegger Special to me. (Source: HK Law)
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