818 - 03/12 - U.S. EPA Sewage Rules - California

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a Fact Sheet for the
California No Discharge Zone Prohibiting Vessel Sewage in all California Marine

Effective 28 March 2012 the following vessels will be prohibited from discharging all
sewage, whether treated or not, while in California marine waters:

• Large Passenger Vessels of 300 gross tons or greater that have berths or overnight
accommodations for passengers.

• Large Oceangoing Vessels of 300 gross tons or greater, including private,
commercial, government, or military vessels equipped with a holding tank with remaining
capacity or containing sewage generated prior to entry in to California marine waters.

Members are urged to review the Fact Sheet below;

Source of Information
Robert Shababb
Thomas Miller Americas

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