BPC PRESS RELEASE – Ballast Water Briefing June 7, 2012

PRESS RELEASE

 

From:    Bay Planning Coalition

                John Coleman

                Phone  (415) 397-2293

                Email:  john@bayplanningcoalition.org

June 1, 2012

The Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) will be holding a Ballast Water Briefing on Thursday June 7th in downtown Oakland from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m..  The Briefing will facilitate dialogue between stakeholders in the maritime and water / wastewater industries on ballast water regulations, treatment capabilities, environmental and economic impacts with the California.

The standards for California  will be more stringent than the US EPA and Coast Guard, and this has raised concern within the maritime industry.  The Briefing aims to answer some of the following questions:  What are the policies, regulations, technology and economics of ballast water treatment?

Seating is limited, to register for the Ballast Water Briefing, please go to www.bayplanningcoalition.org and click link for the Briefing.  For further information about the Briefing you can also call the BPC office at 415-397-2293.