Open consultation

Consultation on draft regulations for the control and management of ships’ ballast water and sediments

Summary

This consultation seeks your views on the draft merchant shipping (control and management of ships’ ballast water and sediments) regulations 2021 and associated guidance

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The draft merchant shipping (control and management of ships’ ballast water and sediments) regulations 2021 will implement the international convention for the control and management of ships’ ballast water and sediments into domestic law. The convention seeks to prevent the spread of invasive non-native species which are carried within ballast water and can cause damage to the marine environment, the economy and health.

A full list of consultation questions is contained in Section 5 of the consultation document.

Documents

Consultation document

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Annex A Draft statutory instrument

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Annex B Marine guidance note

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Annex C Merchant shipping notice

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Annex D Impact assessment

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Evaluation form

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Ways to respond

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environment@mcga.gov.uk

Write to:

Clean Ship Operations Team
Maritime & Coastguard Agency
Bay 2/23, Spring Place,
105 Commercial Road,
Southampton,
SO15 1EG

Published 24 March 2021
Last updated 22 March 2021