364 - 05/04 - Restrictions on Discharge of ‘Domestic Ballast Water’ - Victoria - Australia
A person who contravenes any requirement relating to 'waste' as specified in the policy, i.e. 'high risk' domestic ballast water, may be found guilty of an indictable offence and subject to a penalty of up to Aus$240,000. The offence will be deemed to be committed by both the owner and the master of the ship. It should also be noted that under the EP Act if the owner of the ship is a corporation, each person who is a director or is concerned with the management of the corporation might be guilty of an offence. Similarly, where the owner of the ship is a partnership, each person who is a partner may be guilty of an offence.In cases of minor infractions of the policy, the EPA may exercise its discretion to issue Infringement Notices, providing for penalties of Aus$5,000 for a corporation and Aus$1,200 for an individual.
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Bulletin 364 (29 KB)