The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure conducted a hearing on Draft Legislation regarding Ballast Water Management and Reduction of Air Pollution from Ships. As noted by Chairman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), the draft bill would require the Coast Guard to establish ballast water discharge standards
and facilitate development of alternative ballast water management methods. The bill also would include legislation to implement Annex VI of the MARPOL Convention to limit air emissions from ships.
Source: HK Law