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EPA/OW RIN: 2040-AF92 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: Vessel Incidental Discharge National Standards of Performance 

Development of National Performance Standards for Marine Pollution Control Devices for Discharges Incidental to the Normal Operation of Commercial Vessels. On December 4, 2018, the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) was signed into law establishing a new framework for the regulation of discharges incidental to the normal operation of vessels. VIDA is part of title IX of the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Reauthorization Act of 2018, which addresses several maritime and environmental policies. Under VIDA, the EPA is responsible for developing national performance standards for discharges from primarily commercial vessels greater than 79 feet in length, and for ballast water from small vessels less than 79 feet and fishing vessels. The final rule is intended to implement the EPA statutory requirements under VIDA.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 139   
Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. sec. 1314(h)    33 U.S.C. sec. 1251 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    12/30/2019 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/26/2020  85 FR 67818   
Final Rule  11/00/2023 
Additional Information: .
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Katherine Weiler
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
Mail Code 4504T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1280