prevention and control of marine pollution from ships and other related maritime operations involved in the transport and handling of oil and dangerous and noxious liquids substances in bulk;
evaluation of hazards of dangerous and noxious liquid substances in bulk transported by ships;
control and management of ships' ballast water and sediments;
construction, equipment and operational requirements for ships carrying bulk liquids and gases;
protection of personnel involved in the transport of bulk liquids and gases; and
survey and certification of ships constructed to carry bulk liquids and gases.
Additional details regarding the Sub-Committee's work program can be found in its Terms of Reference document.
The United States is represented on the BLG Sub-Committee by the Coast Guard. The Head of Delegation for BLG is the Coast Guard's Design and Engineering Standards Office Chief, CAPT John Mauger. CAPT Mauger is supported by the Alternate Head of Delegation and Administrative Program Manager, CDR Michael Roldan, and the various delegation advisors.
Next Session: 17th Session of the BLG Sub-Committee (BLG 17)
The U.S. delegation holds a public meeting several weeks prior to departing for the IMO meeting. The purpose of the public meeting
is to provide an opportunity for the public to interface with the Coast Guard on the U.S. position for each agenda item. Members of the public
interested in attending must contact the meeting coordinator at least 7 days prior to the meeting. The basic meeting details are below however, additional
details can be provided by contacting the meeting coordinator.
At the end of each BLG meeting, a final report is prepared for submission to the Maritime Safety and Marine Environment Protection Committees. The final report provides a record of the issues discussed and actions taken by the Sub-Committee. The final reports of the most recent BLG meetings are provided for your reference.
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