2018年12月4日、米国大統領の署名により「船舶からの排水に関する法律」(VIDA:Vessel Incidental DischargeAct)が成立しました。本法律により2018年12月18日以降も、2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP) の有効期限が延長されるとともに、新たに大幅な変更が加えられましたのでご注意ください。詳細は、添付のECM Client Alert 27-2018及びその更新版4-2019をご参照ください。
We would like to draw Members’ attention to the latest Client Alert 4-2019 from ECM Maritime Services LLC (attached above.) The same is an update further to ECM’s Client Alert 27-2018 issued on 10 December last year (also attached above.)
On 4th December, 2018, the President of the United States signed the Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) into law. The law extended the validity of the Vessel General permit (VGP) 2013 beyond 18th December, 2018 and introduced a number of substantial changes as listed in ECM’s Client Alert 27-2018. ECM’s latest Client Alert attempts to provide some clarity and an update on the situation since VIDA was passed into law on 4th December last year.
If Members have any questions relating to VIDA, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your usual Club contact who will be pleased to assist you.