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									Developing Ballast Water
      Regulations
    Presentation by Gerard McDonald to the
                9th Asia-Pacific
   Heads Of Maritime Safety Agencies Forum

                 April 2006
Actions to date:
• 1989: Transport Canada introduced Voluntary Guidelines for
  Ballast Water Exchange for ships headed to the Great Lakes
• 1991: International Maritime Organization introduced
  Guidelines
• 1997: Port of Vancouver introduced ballast water regulations
• 1998/99: Canadian Marine Advisory Council national and
  regional working groups formed
• 2000: National Ballast Water Management Guidelines
  introduced
• 2004: International Convention for the Control and
  Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments finalized
  by the IMO



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                      U.S. Regulations

 IMO Resolution
   A.868(20)                              IMO Ballast Water
                                            Convention

                    New Regulations


Existing Canadian
    Guidelines                            Public consultations

                      Scientific advice


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   Proposed Ballast Water Control and
       Management Regulations
• The regulations include the following provisions:
   – Require ballast exchange at sea > 200 nm
   – Permit exchange at sea > 50 nm when > 200 not possible
   – Require residual ballast to be managed if it is to be mixed
     with local waters and discharged
   – Establish alternate exchange zones for the east coast, west
     coast and Arctic
   – Establish exchange procedures for ships on transoceanic
     and coastal voyages
   – Require ballast salinity to be at least 30 ppt

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   Proposed Ballast Water Control and
       Management Regulations
• Regulatory Provisions (continued)
   – Accept ships that meet the IMO Ballast Water Convention
     performance standard
   – Require sediments to be disposed of properly
   – Require ships to carry a Ballast Water Management Plan
   – Require ships to give 96 hours notice if unable to comply
   – Require ships to implement measures determined by
     Transport Canada if unable to comply
   – Require ships to submit a Ballast Water Reporting Form

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            Looking to the Future
• Consider incorporation of all the provisions of the
  IMO International Convention for the Control and
  Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and
  Sediments, 2004
• Address domestic traffic
• Develop treatment
   technologies



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                   Conclusion
• Our Regulations are not the final solution to the
  issue
• The Guidelines and Regulations do provide
  sound first steps towards addressing the issue




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