Regulation: NISA 1996 (P.L. 104-332), Voluntary ballast exchange

The National Invasive Species Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-332) provides similar guidelines to the IMO Resolution, urging voluntary ballast water exchange on the open ocean for vessels traveling within U.S. waters. Again, this is making the assumption that vessels traveling from infested waters within the U.S. abide by the voluntary regulations.

created 5/4/98