2012 Senate Bill 1212

Revise ocean ship ballast flushing requirements

Introduced in the Senate

July 18, 2012

Introduced by Sen. Michael Green (R-31)

To require ocean going ships to completely flush their ballast tanks with sea water in a deep-sea location (more than 2,000 meters deep) in order to get a required state permit to discharge or take on cargo or passengers at a Michigan port.

Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, Environment, and Great Lakes