Other Invasive Species Programs & Partners
Marine Invasive Species Program Agencies In collaboration with the Commission, the following entities implement and support the Marine Invasive Species Program. California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Office of Spill Prevention and Response (Monitoring Program)...
Ballast Water Discharge Performance Standards FAQs
This is a collection of questions that have been asked about the implementation of new ballast water discharge performance standards regulations in California.
2022 Marine Invasive Species Program Updates
Annual letter to shipping agents and interested parties to provide information about new regulations and reminders about reporting requirements.
California adopts federal ballast water discharge standards
The Commission has adopted regulatory amendments that will implement the federal ballast water discharge standards for vessels arriving at California ports, among other provisions. These changes will become effective on January 1, 2022.
Amendments to Article 4.7 of Title 2, Division 3, Chapter 1 of the California Code of Regulations
On October 14, 2021, the Office of Administrative Law approved the Commission’s Article 4.7 Rulemaking package and filed the regulations with the Secretary of State. These regulations will take effect on January 1, 2022.
2021 Biennial Report on the Marine Invasive Species Program
This is the tenth biennial report to the California Legislature, and it summarizes California Marine Invasive Species Program activities from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2019.
2021 Information & Reporting Updates on the Marine Invasive Species Program
Effective January 1, 2021, the Marine Invasive Species Program Annual Vessel Reporting Form (AVRF) is required to be submitted through the web-based platform, MISP.IO.
Changes to the Annual Vessel Reporting Form submission requirements
On December 15th, the MISP presented a webinar focused on the recently approved amendment to California’s biofouling regulations. These recent amendments require the Marine Invasive Species Program Annual Vessel Reporting Form (AVRF) to be submitted via the Commission’s web-based user interface, MISP.IO beginning on January 1, 2021. During the webinar, Commission staff demonstrated how to complete and submit an AVRF through MISP.IO.
Webinar on Proposed AVRF Submission Regulations
This is a recorded webinar presentation from October 7, 2020. Presented are the proposed changes to the Annual Vessel Reporting Form submission requirements. Once implemented, the Annual Vessel Reporting form will need to be submitted via MISP.IO. The other presentations from this webinar will be posted in the near future.
Section 2298.5 in Article 4.8 of Title 2, Division 3, Chapter 1 of the California Code of Regulations
The staff of the Commission proposes to amend section 2298.5 in Article 4.8 of Title 2, Division 3, Chapter 1 of the California Code of Regulations pursuant to Public Resources Code section 71201.7.