Marine Invasive Species Program (MISP)
The California Marine Invasive Species Program is charged with preventing or minimizing the introduction of nonindigenous species to California Waters from vessels over 300 gross registered tons, capable of carrying ballast water. MISP Information Sheet.
- Letter to Ship Owners and Agents clarifying California ballast water management requirements in the Pacific Coast Region. Map of Pacific Coast Region included. (Updated August 19, 2014)
- Letter to Agents regarding the requirement to submit the Hull Husbandry Reporting Form and Ballast Water Treament Technology Reporting Forms (Updated January 10, 2014)
- Report on California's Marine Invasive Species Program and the United States Federal Programs that Manage Vessels as Vectors of Nonindigenous Species: A comparison of the relative effectiveness at reducing the risk of nonindigenous species introduction from maritime shipping activities. (Updated December 9, 2013)
The report titled California's Marine Invasive Species Program and the United States federal programs that manage vessels as vectors of nonindigenous species: A comparison of the relative effectiveness at reducing the risk of nonindigenous species introduction from maritime shipping activities was approved by the California State Lands Commission on December 2, 2013.
- Changes to implementation schedule for ballast water discharge performance standards. (Updated October 8, 2013)
With the passage of Senate Bill 814, the California Legislature has changed the implementation schedule for California's ballast water discharge performance standards.
- Letter to Agents regarding the use of US Coast Guard accepted Alternative Management Systems (AMS) for vessels operating in California waters (Updated June 12, 2013).
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