Revised MARPOL Annex II and IBC Code Implementation: Publication of Guidelines
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) No. 03-06, titled ``Guidance on Implementation of Revisions to MARPOL Annex II and the IBC Code.'' This NVIC provides guidelines on how the revisions to Annex II of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (MARPOL), and the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code) will be implemented in the U.S. These revisions come into force internationally on January 1, 2007.