Accession Number:

ADA168505

Title:

Commandant's International Technical Series. Volume 9. International Regulations on the Prevention of Pollution from Ships Carrying Hazardous Chemicals in Bulk.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C OFFICE OF MERCHANT MARINE SAFETY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

301.0

Abstract:

MARPOL was developed to minimize accidental and operational pollution from ships carrying noxious liquid substances in bulk. Accidental pollution could result from a collision, a grounding of an overflow of a cargo tank. Operational pollution results from the disposal of cargo tank washings. Major amendments were made to the original Annex II by the International Maritime Organization. The United States and other States party to MARPOL will implement Annex II, as amended, on April 7, 1987. Implementation will affect seagoing ships transporting noxious liquid substances to and from such ships. The attached documents contain internationally agreed requirements, interpretations and guidelines necessary for the implementation of Annex II. The documents attached include 1 MARPOL Annex II as amended by amendments adopted by the twenty-second session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee 2 Unified Interpretations of Annex II 3 Standards for the Procedures and Arrangements for the Discharge of Noxious Liquid Substances 4 Ammendments to the Bulk Chemical Code and the International Bulk Chemical Code to include marine pollution concerns 5 Guidelines on the Provision of Adequate Reception Facilities in Ports, Part II Noxious Liquid Substances. The contents of these documents are being placed in regulations. The purpose of this document is to give members of the interested public advance notification of impending regulations.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE