Circular 73

ATTENTION:
Management
Safety Dpt.

Quality/Environmental Dpt.
Crew/Marine Dpt.
Operations Dpt.

Date:26/11/2014

REF. NO: TQC-CIRC-73

2013 VESSEL GENERAL PERMIT (VGP) – ANNUAL REPORT SUBMISSION DEADLINE

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In accordance with paragraph 4.4.1 of the 2013 VGP, vessel owners/operators are required to submit an Annual Report for each year that they have active permit coverage.

More specifically, an Annual Report is required to be submitted for each vessel that has an active Notice of Intent, even if the vessel has not operated within U.S. waters during the previous year.

The first Annual Reports for the 2013 VGP are due by February 28, 2015 and they should reflect data for vessel activities within waters subject to the 2013 VGP between December 19, 2013 and December 31, 2014.

The Annual Reports must be submitted electronically via a feature which is similar to the one used for eNOI submission. The Annual Report feature has been made available by EPA since early October 2014.

The data required to be submitted in the context of the Annual Report may be either limited or extensive depending on whether the vessel has operated within waters subject to the VGP during the previous year, whether the vessel is a “new build” vessel, what kind of discharges were performed within VGP waters during the past year etc.

TQC can undertake the VGP 2013 Annual Report Submission.

TQC has reviewed and analyzed the 2013 VGP Annual Report requirement and the vast information that is required to be completed and submitted and is prepared to assist vessel owner/operators to finalize the VGP 2013 Annual Reporting. TQC expertise team has prepared a tool to assist companies’ complete more efficiently specific vessel information and in addition is ready to answer any question that may arise during completion and furthermore to review each annual report accordingly.

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