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Ballast Water Management

Michigan law requires the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy to determine whether ballast water management practices are being complied with by all vessels operating on the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence waterway. In accordance with this law, vessels must report compliance with best management practices. Review the law (Act 451 Section 324.3103a) and learn about the ballast water reporting program.

Michigan law requires all ocean going vessels engaging in port operations in Michigan to obtain a permit from EGLE. Read the law (Act 451 Section 324.3112) and learn about ballast water control permits.