water management


Oregon Ballast Water Management

The discharge of ballast water, used to provide vessel stability, may introduce aquatic non-indigenous species into Oregon waterways, potentially resulting in ecological damage, economic costs and/or human health concerns

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Ballast Water: U.S. Federal Management

under the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990, as amended by the National Invasive Species Act of 1996 (NISA) (16 U.S.C. §4711) and through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Vessel General Permit program, issued under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act(33 U.S.C.§1342).

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