Marine Invasive Species Program (MISP)

Oakland CraneThe 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.


About the Marine Invasive Species Program

Laws and Regulations

Compliance and Reporting Documents

Reports and Presentations

Monitoring and Research

Outside Links

Contact Us

 

 

 

 

All documents are provided in Adobe Acrobat format only unless otherwise noted. To obtain a paper copy of any of the following reports, please contact Nicole Dobroski (916) 574-0742.

What's New

  • 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.

  • 2013 Assessment of the Efficacy, Availability, and Environmental Impacts of Ballast Water Treatment Systems for Use in California Waters (Updated June 28, 2013)
  • The “2013 Assessment of the Efficacy, Availability, and Environmental Impacts of Ballast Water Treatment Systems for Use in California Waters” was approved by the California State Lands Commission on June 21, 2013. The report reviews available treatment technologies to meet California’s performance standards for the discharge of ballast water and makes recommendations to the California Legislature regarding implementation of the discharge 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).

  • 2013 Bienniel Report on the California Marine Invasive Species Program (Updated March 4, 2013)
  • The "2013 Biennial Report on the California Marine Invasive Species Program" was approved by the California State Lands Commission on February 22, 2013.  The Biennial Report outlines the activities of the Marine Invasive Species Program and presents vessel-reported ballast water and biofouling management data for the two-year period between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2012.

  • Update on Proposed changes to Article 4.7 (Updated January 7, 2013)
  • The proposed Changes to Article 4.7 Performance Standards Regulations for the Discharge of Ballast Water for Vessels Operating in California Waters have not yet been adopted. Commission staff intends to reintroduce a revised draft of the proposed regulations, and all associated rulemaking documents in the near future. If you wish to be added to our mailing list to be kept appraised of future actions related to these proposed regulations, please contact Nicole Dobroski.

  • Update on Proposed Changes to Article 4.8 (Updated November 16, 2012)
  • The proposed changes to Article 4.8 Biofouling Management Regulations for Vessels Operating in California Waters have not yet been adopted. Commission staff intends to reintroduce a revised draft of the proposed regulations, and all associated rulemaking documents in the near future. If you wish to be added to our mailing list to be kept appraised of future actions related to these proposed regulations, please contact Chris Scianni.

For Additional Information About the California State Lands Commission's Marine Invasive Species Program Contact:

Nicole Dobroski, (916) 574-0742, Environmental Program Manager
Chris Scianni ,(916) 574-0209
Jackie Mackay, (562) 499-6312

California Relay Service:
From TDD Phone ... (800) 735-2933 | From Voice Phone ... (800) 735-2929