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Chapter 2. Ballast Water Management Requirements

Section 71205.3

71205.3. Interim performance standards for discharge of ballast water regulations. (a) deletionThe commission shall adopt regulations that do all of the following:

(1) Except as provided in Section 71204.7, require an owner or operator of a vessel carrying, or capable of carrying, ballast water that operates in the waters of the state to implement the interim performance standards for the discharge of ballast water recommended in accordance with Table x-1 of the California State Lands Commission Report on Performance Standards for Ballast Water Discharges in California Waters, as approved by the commission on January 26, 2006.

(2) Except as provided in Section 71204.7, require an owner or operator of a vessel carrying, or capable of carrying, ballast water that operates in the waters of the state to comply with the deletioninterim performance standards by the applicable following date:

(A) Upon first arrival at a California port for new vessels constructed on or after January 1, 2020.

(B) As of the first scheduled drydocking on or after January 1, 2020, for all other vessels.

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(3) Notwithstanding Section 71204.7, require an owner or operator of a vessel carrying, or capable of carrying, ballast water that operates in the waters of the state to meet the final performance standard for the discharge of ballast water of zero detectable living organisms for all organism size classes by deletionJanuary 1, 2030.

(b) (1) Not less than 18 months prior to deletionJanuary 1, 2020, and January 1, 2030 for each subsequent class and the date for implementation of the final performance standard, as specified in paragraph (3) of subdivision (a), the commission, in consultation with the State Water Resources Control Board, the United States Coast Guard, and the advisory panel described in subdivision (b) of Section 71204.9, shall prepare, or update, and submit to the Legislature a review of the efficacy, availability, and environmental impacts, including the effect on water quality, of currently available technologies for ballast water treatment systems. If technologies to meet the performance standards are determined in a review to be unavailable, the commission shall include in that review an assessment of why the technologies are unavailable.

(2) (A) The requirement for submitting a report imposed under this subdivision is inoperative on January 1, 2024, for the interim performance standards, and January 1, 2034, for the final performance standard, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.

(B) A report to be submitted pursuant to this subdivision shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

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