Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Ballast Water Management) Regulations 2017
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The Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Ballast Water Management) Regulations 2017 implement obligations under the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships Ballast Water and Sediments, that are not mentioned in the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Amendment) Act 2017. The regulations include 17 articles that regulate, amongst others, ballast water exchange, ballast water management, surveys and certifications of ships 400 gross tonnage and above, International Ballast Water Management Certificates, ballast water management plans, powers to inspect, powers to detain ships, offences
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Come into operation on 8 September 2017.
Relevant to the conservation of biodiversity and the protection of habitats and species.