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What is Vessel General Permit (VGP) Testing?

The Coast Guard’s Vessel General Permit (VGP) Testing for Ship Water Discharge In the United States, the US Coast Guard mandates that ships with Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) have their discharge water tested as part of their Vessel General...

by | Feb 20, 2024

The Coast Guard’s Vessel General Permit (VGP) Testing for Ship Water Discharge

In the United States, the US Coast Guard mandates that ships with Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) have their discharge water tested as part of their Vessel General Permit. This is known as VGP. As part of a VGP, some types of water discharge that require laboratory testing are ballast water, gray water, and bilge water. Other types of water that may require testing on a ship include its blackwater and scrubber water.

How Contract Laboratory Helps with VGP Water Testing

Contract Laboratory has helped ships and shipping companies with their VGP compliance testing. Some examples are below.

Environmental Laboratory needed for EPA water testing for VGP compliance as per USA EPA guidelines 

USA LABORATORY MULTIPLE TESTINGS USA EPA Environmental Chemistry Laboratory needed for the following EPA Testson VGP Ballast Water: Chlorite, Chlorate & Bromate EPA 300.1; Haloacetic acids EPA 552.2, Trihalomethanes EPA 8260, 16 EPA PAH as follows: Acenaphthene Acenaphthylene Anthracene Benzo(a)anthracene Benzo(a)pyrene Benzo(b)fluoranthene Benzo(g,h,i)perylene Benzo(k)fluoranthene Chrysene Dibenz(a,h)anthracene Fluoranthene Fluorene Indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene Naphthalene Phenanthrene Pyrene

Need VGP Water Testing?

If you are a shipping company or operate a ship in the USA and need VGP Compliance testing of your ballast water, we can help. Simply, Submit a Lab Request or call us at 1-855-377-6821 for your VGP Water Testing.

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