Ballast Water Control

Contact: Matt Mulford 517-284-5598

Provided below are links to Ballast Water Control Port Operations and Ballast Water Discharge related information.  The downloadable documents are available in PDF format.

EGLE's Water Resources Division (WRD) uses a permitting system called MiWaters.  MiWaters establishes a streamlined electronic permitting process, allowing Michigan to fulfill federal electronic reporting requirements and providing an online component for access to public information.  The focus of MiWaters is permitting and compliance, including National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits (including storm water permits) and Groundwater Discharge Permits.   It includes electronic reporting of untreated or partially treated sanitary wastewater.

MiWaters training information is available as seminars, webinars, and videos.

General Information

Additional Watercraft Related Information

Additional Ballast Water Links