EPA’s 2013 VGP requires sampling and analytical monitoring for the majority of vessels covered by the permit. We offer sampling, testing and reporting as per EPA requirements in several ports worldwide in Europe, USA, Central and South America, Africa and Asia. Our highly skilled and professional associates along our 24/7 operations team ensures the provision of high quality and compliant services.
Discharges requiring monitoring
- Ballast water discharges must be monitored on vessels using a ballast water treatment system to achieve the numeric discharge limitations at Part 22.214.171.124 of the 2013 VGP that discharge ballast water to waters of the United States (see Part 126.96.36.199.1.1 of the VGP).
- Bilgewater discharges must be monitored for any vessel constructed on or after December 19, 2013 and greater than 400 gross tons that discharge bilgewater to waters of the United States (see Part 188.8.131.52 of the VGP).
- Graywater discharge must be monitored for any vessel discharging graywater to waters of the United States constructed on or after December 19, 2013, having a maximum crew capacity of at least 15 crew, and providing overnight accommodation to those crew, and vessels that are not “commercial vessels” discharging graywater operating on the Great Lakes (see Part 184.108.40.206 of the VGP).
- Exhaust gas scrubber discharges must be monitored on any vessels discharging exhaust gas scrubber washwater to waters of the United States (see Part 220.127.116.11 of the VGP).