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The International Air Pollution Prevention (IAPP) Certificate must be obtained, and maintained, by all U.S. and foreign flag vessels over 400 Gross Tons operating in U.S. Waters. The rules significantly impact vessel design and operations and govern emissions of ozone depleting substances, engine emissions of nitrogen oxides, sulphur oxides and particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, incinerators, Emission Control Areas (ECA) and requirements for Signatory Parties to maintain reception facilities for ozone depleting substances and exhaust gas cleaning residues and promote the availability of compliant fuel oils.
This Workboat Webinar is part of a larger face-to-face conference presented by the Southeast Section of the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers and hosted by ABB Turbocharging Miami Station. The purpose of the conference is to offer an update on the current status of the IAPP implementation in the U.S. The WorkBoat Webinar will focus on the USCG perspective of this regulation and will be joining the face to face event for a recap of IAPP by Det Norske Veritas, followed by a presentation by Mr. Paul Bates, Chief of Inspections, USCG Sector Miami on the USCG perspective.
This is a very timely issue as the U. S. Congress only ratified the MARPOL Annex VI on October 8, 2008 and it went into effect for US vessels and foreign flag vessels operating in US waters on January 8, 2009. Field implementation is happening now and the USCG and the EPA are striving to bring these new requirements to the attention of the marine industry.
Representative from Det Norske Veritas
Mr. Paul Bates, Chief of Inspections, USCG Sector Miami
More Information:According to one Coast Guard memo dated 4 Feb 2009…….. "As discussed in reference (a), MARPOL 73/78, Annex VI entered into force for the United States on January 8, 2009. Sector Commanders/Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection's shall direct their staffs to use the guidance in enclosures (1) and (2) during U.S. flag vessel inspections and Port State Controlexaminations respectively, to ensure all U.S. inspected and uninspected vessels and all foreign flag vessels over 400 Gross Tons operating in U.S. waters comply with the provisions of MARPOL 73178, Annex VI. Officer in Charge, Marine Inspections' should bring this policy to the attention of appropriate individuals in the marine industry.