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Ballast Water Legal Concerns

“In 2004, USCG issued final mandatory ballast water management regulations that required any vessel with ballast water entering U.S. waters from outside the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone to either conduct mid-ocean ballast water exchange, retain the vessel’s ballast water onboard, or utilize an alternative control method approved by the USCG (69 Fed. Reg. 44952) (July 28, 2004) (final rule). Based on a number of studies, USCG determined that mid-ocean ballast water exchange is only partially effective and concluded that the establishment of a post-treatment discharge standard for the concentration of living organisms permitted in ballast water will further NISA’s intent and ensure, to the maximum extent practicable, that aquatic nuisance species are not discharged into the waters of the U.S. As a result, the USCG published a notice of proposed rule-making in 2009 entitled ‘Standards for Living Organisms in Ships’ Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters,’ which was finalized in 2012.” (From NOAA, the Office of General Council)


A Partner You Can Trust

Treating your ballast water to protect the environment and your interests is a challenge for vessels of types and sizes today. Keeping you compliant and safe is our goal and what we do. Alfa Laval was one of the early pioneers in ballast water treatment. They have been in the water treatment business longer than anyone, and developed the treatment systems that set the standard. As one expert noted, “They are THE name in the trade.”

As a distributor of Alfa Laval water treatment systems, you can be assured you will have a partner you can trust with a product you can depend on. Unlike many companies who jumped in to take advantage of the new regulations for a quick profit, Alfa Laval has been — and will continue to be — an innovator in the water treatment arena.

Certified And Approved

As a partner and distributor for Alfa Laval, Alfa Marine and Protein links you with the local support and dependability you need for your ballast water treatment systems. We are Coast Guard Approved and IMO Certified.

  1. The Problem Ballast Water Must Be Treated
  2. The Solution Alfa Laval Treatment Systems
  3. The Benefit Dependable Systems You Trust
  4. The Assurance Worldwide Service Network

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