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Seminar relays environmental requirements for ships.

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August 18, 2009 - Sponsored by ASTM, Seminar on Environmental Requirements for Commercial and Navy Ships for Efficient Maritime Operations and Effective Environmental Stewardship will be held December 9, 2009 in Atlanta, GA. It will identify areas where environmental standards should be developed to fill gaps to improve maritime operations and simultaneously promote environmental stewardship. Participants will learn requirements for marine environmental protection of the IMO, USEPA, and USCG.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM International Seminar on Environmental Requirements for Commercial and Navy Ships for Efficient Maritime Operations and Effective Environmental Stewardship

Press release date: August 14, 2009

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., August 14, 2009-A Seminar on Environmental Requirements for Commercial and Navy Ships for Efficient Maritime Operations and Effective Environmental Stewardship will be held on Dec. 9, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Ga. Sponsored by ASTM Committee F25 on Ships and Marine Technology, the seminar will be held in conjunction with the Dec. 8-10 standards development meetings of the committee. The desired outcome of this seminar is to identify areas where environmental standards should be developed to fill gaps to improve maritime operations and at the same time promote environmental stewardship. Participants will learn the latest requirements for marine environmental protection of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). The seminar will focus on the following four areas with moderated discussion panels for each: alternative fuels and air emissions reductions; ballast water treatment/IMO ballast water convention; oily water separators; and marine sanitation devices. Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the seminar and closes Dec. 1. The fee to attend the workshop for ASTM members is $125 USD for online registration and $150 USD for on-site registration. The fee for non-ASTM members is $150 USD for online registration and $175 USD on site. The fee is waived for presenters and full-time students with a valid I.D. For more information about the seminar, visit www.astm.org/f25sem1209.htm. For additional technical information, contact seminar chair Todd Ripley, U.S. Maritime Administration, Crownsville, Md. (phone: 202-366-2625; todd.ripley@marad.dot.gov). Established in 1898, ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions around the globe.

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