You as a ship owner or manager that has ‘operational control’ over a vessel that visits or is likely to visit the US waters, need to comply with the requirements of the VGP and file a Notice of Intent before Sept 19th 2009 to avoid stiff penalties and fines.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Dec 18th 2008 issued the Vessel General Permit (VGP) under the authority of the Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). The requirements will apply to 26 different discharges incidental to the normal operation of all commercial vessels greater than 79 feet in length when, operating in the 3 n.m. territorial waters of the USA as of 9th Feb, 2009.
Wade Maritime has developed an in-depth training that covers all aspects of the Vessel General Permit and filing of the NOI for your vessels.
The course aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the facts, requirements, coverage and implications under the final VGP and provide the management with the necessary tools to comply with the VGP requirements.
Introduction and Background to VGP
Discharges eligible for coverage and Effluent Limits
Corrective Action procedure & Assessment
Inspection, Monitoring, Reporting and Record-keeping
Vessel class specific additional requirements
Additional state specific requirements
Notice of Intent (NOI), E-NOI and batch upload & Notice of Termination (NOT)
Guidance on assimilating VGP requirements with the PMS / SMS
Who Should Attend
Ship Owners, Ship Managers, Fleet Managers, Superintendents, QHSE Managers, DPA’s, Senior Vessel Staff, Port Captains, Port Managers, Shipping executives, Maritime Attorneys.
This Vessel General Permit course can be delivered ONSITE and we would be happy to prepare a tailor-made quote for your company. Please do not hesitate to call/e-mail us for further details on the VGP training.