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  • Notice: On January 1, 2019, the current ballast water management reporting form will expire. However, after January 1, 2019, and until such time as the Coast Guard provides notice of a new form, vessel owner/operators should continue to use the existing form (dated Dec 31, 2018). Updates regarding the reporting form will be made available on the Coast Guard's Maritime Commons public information portal.

  • For detailed information on who should report and when, click here.

  • An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number.

    The Coast Guard estimates that the average burden per response is 40 minutes for a Ballast Water Management Report. You may submit any comments concerning the accuracy of this burden estimate or any suggestions for reducing the burden to: Commandant (CG-OES), U.S. Coast Guard Stop 7509, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20593-7509 or Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project (1625-0069), Washington, DC 20503.

  • Privacy Act Statement

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 4711; Pub. L. 104-332; 33 CFR 151 subpart D §§ 151.2060 and 151.2080.

    Purpose: The Coast Guard will use the information provided on ballast water reporting forms to evaluate vessel ballast water management practices.

    Routine Uses: Authorized Coast Guard personnel will use this data in efforts to reduce discharge of aquatic nuisance species into U.S. waters from vessels and to prevent future damage caused by such discharges. Any external disclosures of information within this record will be made in accordance with DHS/USCG-013, Marine Information for Safety and Law Enforcement (MISLE), 74 Federal Register 30305 (June 25, 2009).

    Disclosure: Furnishing this information is mandatory; failure to furnish the requested information is a violation and may incur civil penalties.