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Ballast Management Legislation Signed into Law
Legislation that sets standards for incidental water discharges from vessels has been signed into public law. The Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, S. 140, which includes the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA), passed the Senate and moved to the president to be signed in late 2018. The provision places the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the