EPA's Vessel General Permit: Background and Issues

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This report is an overview of the revised Vessel General Permit (VGP) from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and two key issues: inclusion of numeric performance standards to limit ballast water discharges from vessels, and controversies about the role of states in regulating vessel discharges.

Creator(s): Copeland, Claudia
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: January 8, 2014
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Copeland, Claudia

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Publisher Info: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: January 8, 2014
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United States
Description:

This report is an overview of the revised Vessel General Permit (VGP) from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and two key issues: inclusion of numeric performance standards to limit ballast water discharges from vessels, and controversies about the role of states in regulating vessel discharges.

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21 pages.

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