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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 20. Marine Resources Commission
Chapter 398. Ballast Water Discharge Reporting
3/29/2020

4VAC20-398-80. Enforcement and Compliance Monitoring.

A. Any operator of a commercial vessel who knowingly fails to file a Ballast Water Control Report form with the commission within the applicable time period set forth in this regulation, or who knowingly makes any false statement in a Ballast Water Control Report form submitted to the commission, shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

B. The commission may take samples of ballast water and sediment, examine documents, and make other appropriate inquiries to assess the compliance of any vessel subject to this regulation while that vessel is in Virginia waters.

Statutory Authority

§§ 28.2-103 and 28.2-209 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 18, Issue 06, eff. November 1, 2001.

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