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EPA Announces the Availability of the Vessels eNOI System

June 15, 2009

EPA Announces the Availability of the Vessels eNOI System

The vessels eNOI system was deployed on June 8, 2009, 11 days ahead of schedule, to allow those seeking coverage under the Vessel General Permit (VGP) to submit their Notices of Intent (NOIs). EPA strongly advises permittees to use the electronic based eNOI system instead of submitting paper forms. The eNOI system will save you time since processing the electronic NOIs is faster than processing paper NOIs.

Vessel owner/operators must submit notices of intent to retain coverage under the VGP by September 19, 2009 if their vessels are either over 300 gross tons or if they have the capacity to carry more than 8 cubic meters of ballast water. Vessel owner/operators may access the vessels eNOI system by going to The system also has batch import capabilities using an excel based spreadsheet application. For those vessel owner/operators who have numerous vessels, this application may save time entering vessels into the electronic system.

Please visit for general information about the NPDES Vessel General Permit. Please contact EPA staff at with any specific questions regarding the Permit.


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