MARINE SAFETY CENTER
Ballast Water Management Type Approval Information
The official listing of Coast Guard ILs accepted for evaluation, inspection and testing of Ballast Water Management Systems in accordance with 46 CFR 162.060 can be found at the Coast Guard Maritime Information Exchange (CGMIX). Select "USCG Independent Labs," then select "EQLabs Search," and select "Ballast Water Management System 162.060" from the "Approval Series Name" drop-down menu.
Type Approval Points of Contact
For all BWMS type approval questions, except questions related to Independent Laboratory requirements and acceptance, contact the Coast Guard Marine Safety Center (MSC) at (202) 795-6760 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Independent Laboratory requirements, contact the Coast Guard Headquarters, Systems Engineering Division, (CG-ENG-3), Attn: Ms. Roshanak Aryan-Nejad at Roshanak.Aryan-Nejad@uscg.mil.
Other Ballast Water Management System Links
Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program
Regulations and Policy Documents
Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program (STEP)
Alternate Management Systems (AMS)
Last Modified: 10/26/2017