Reporting Forms and Documents

Ballast Water Management Report

As of July 1, 2016, the Commission's Marine Invasive Species Program will no longer accept the old U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Reporting Form. All vessels arriving at California ports should submit the U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management Report to the Commission to fulfill reporting requirements.

Annual Vessel Reporting Form

As of October 1, 2017, all vessels must submit the Marine Invasive Species Program Annual Vessel Reporting Form 24 hours in advance of the first arrival at a California port for each calendar year. If a vessel arrived at a California port in 2017 prior to October 1, this form is not required for 2017.

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Information and Resources



Assistant Chief, Marine Environmental Protection
Nicole Dobroski (916) 574-0742

Ballast Water Performance Standards/Treatment Technologies
Jonathan Thompson (916) 574-2276

Biofouling and Ballast Water
Lina Ceballos Osuna (916) 574-1864
Raya Nedelcheva (916) 574-2568

Biofouling Management
Chris Scianni (562) 499-6390

Jackie Mackay (562) 499-6312