EPA still accepting public comment on ballast treatment plan

(MILWAUKEE, Wis.) — The Environmental Protection Agency is still accepting public comment on a proposal to prevent invasive species from entering U.S. waters through the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel newspaper reported. Ballast water invaders are to be treated as any other pollutant, according to a lawsuit that is forcing the EPA to develop a plan. Many stakeholders prefer a national solution rather than allowing each state to develop its own distinct regulation.
Click here to view the newspaper’s story and to access the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement in the Federal Register.
By Professional Mariner Staff