USCG – Dry Cargo Residue Disposal

Monday, June 12, 2006
The US Coast Guard posted on the Internet its draft Sampling Plan referred to in its Notice stating that the agency will hold a public scoping meeting in Cleveland on July 6 concerning the regulation of dry cargo residues or sweepings in the Great Lakes. This issue has, to date, resulted in two studies: a 139-page 2002 Study and a 60-page 2006 Study. Comments on the issue in general and the sampling plan in particular should be submitted by July 31. Source: HK Law

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