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1 CDR Karen Phillips D9 Waterways Planning and Development Chief Ninth District’s Ballast Water Management (BWM) Program CDR Karen Phillips D9 Waterways Planning and Development Chief

2 CDR Karen Phillips D9 Waterways Planning and Development Chief Great Lakes Qualities Closed Eco-system Largest Fresh Water Surface System on Earth (1/5 total fresh water supply) 10 Federal Agencies oversee over 140 programs aimed at cleaning and managing the Great Lakes

3 CDR Karen Phillips D9 Waterways Planning and Development Chief Multiple BW Jurisdictions Transport Canada and USCG laws/authorities differ 8 States and 2 Provinces share shorelines and use Lakes for drinking water and commerce St. Lawrence Seaway has two heads, U.S. and Canada; and one mission: to facilitate commerce TC and USCG have no authority in Seaway USCG does not have jurisdiction in any waters other than U.S.

4 CDR Karen Phillips D9 Waterways Planning and Development Chief State Initiatives –NY, IL, MI, PA, WI, MN signed on as Plaintiff Interveners to California EPA case Michigan initiated permit policy for 2007 GL Regional Collaboration Strategy –Submitted to President in Dec 05 –Asks for $20 billion for Great Lakes clean-up

5 CDR Karen Phillips D9 Waterways Planning and Development Chief Economics and Environment Environment Initiatives –Joyce Foundation Study –Close the Seaway Industry Initiatives –FedNav Ballast Water Treatment pilot project –Short Sea Shipping

6 CDR Karen Phillips D9 Waterways Planning and Development Chief History 1972 Clean Water Act - Burning River 1978 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (International Joint Commission) 1984 discovery of Spiny Water Flea – First ANS attributed to ballast water 1988 discovery of Zebra Mussel prompting national legislation (NANPCA)

7 CDR Karen Phillips D9 Waterways Planning and Development Chief Great Lakes Specific Regulations FR, Vol 58, Apr 8, 1993, Ballast Water Management for ships entering the GL FR, Vol 70, Aug 31, 2005, Ballast Water Management for ships entering the GL that Declare NOBOB FR, Vol 71, Apr 17, 2006, Ballast Water Reporting by Foreign-flag Vessels Bound for the Great Lakes

8 CDR Karen Phillips D9 Waterways Planning and Development Chief NOBOB Challenges NOBOB No Ballast On Board 2005 NOAA/GLERL Research confirmed the risk of spread of ANS through residual ballast water and sediment in tanks once ballasted then de-ballasted in Great Lakes GAO report: unknown risk 70-80% of voyages into Great Lakes are NOBOB

9 CDR Karen Phillips D9 Waterways Planning and Development Chief NOBOB INITIATIVES Great Lakes Waterways Management Forum Ballast Water Working Group –St. Lawrence Seaway US & CA reps –Transport Canada field and regional reps –USCG field, regional and HQ reps Joint Comprehensive Ballast Water Management and Tank Exams in Canada, Seaway or U.S.

10 CDR Karen Phillips D9 Waterways Planning and Development Chief Type of VesselBallast Condition Examiner First tripReported BallastSeaway inspectors First tripUnreported Ballast (NOBOB) Joint Exam in Seaway or first port of opportunity Second or Subsequent Trip Reported BallastUSCG between Snell and Eisenhower locks Second or Subsequent Trip Unreported Ballast (NOBOB) Joint Exam in Montreal or at first port of call by host country

11 CDR Karen Phillips D9 Waterways Planning and Development Chief Current Initiatives D9 OPORDER 04-06, Ballast Tank Exams Sampling every vessel that enters the system Working closely with Canada to complete exams in Canadian waters

12 CDR Karen Phillips D9 Waterways Planning and Development Chief SLSDC conducts BWE during ESI Y e s Any tanks < 30 ppt? USCG boards in lock; test all ballast tanks. Retention required Can vessel retain water? N o Vessel issued retention letter; tanks are examined on return trip Y e s No ESI; USCG conducts exam Vessel Compliant Vessel declined entry and returned to sea N o Y e s Ballasted ? First Trip? NOBOB Y e s N o 2nd tripper Exam conduct ed at first port of call N o Vessel stop in Montreal ? Y e s N o Joint team advises next port of call, US or CA Joint BTE conducted by USCG & TCMS NOBOBNOBOB 2nd tripper MSD Massena receives fax or BW report Y e s

13 CDR Karen Phillips D9 Waterways Planning and Development Chief Forum Work Group Goals Harmonize efforts between USCG, TC, SLS to reduce ANS spread through ballast water Improve Ballast Water Reporting quality and submission rate Continue to develop the Joint Ballast Tank Exam program Continue to develop plans to share ballast water program information between Canada, USCG and St. Lawrence Seaway

14 CDR Karen Phillips D9 Waterways Planning and Development Chief D9 Goals Increase outreach, collaboration, Build partnerships with GL states Measure effectiveness of NOBOB policy Incorporate Canada’s NOBOB research efforts Information Sharing with Canada Minimum disruption to Industry

15 CDR Karen Phillips D9 Waterways Planning and Development Chief Goals Develop network with other ballast water program managers to share lessons learned, best practices, etc.


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