OAR 340-143-0060
Ballast Water Management: Ballast Tank Sediment


Except during normal operation of ballast pump systems, a vessel operator may not remove or dispose of unsuspended sediment from spaces designed to carry ballast water into waters of the state.


The cleaning of ballast tanks within Oregon waters is prohibited except under controlled arrangements in port or in dry dock. Fouling organisms and sediments removed during the cleaning of ballast tanks may not be discharged to waters of the state and must be disposed of in accordance with local, state and federal law.


DEQ may approve sediment disposal facilities. These facilities must provide for the disposal of such sediment in a way that effectively eliminates the risk of nonindigenous species and does not impair or damage the environment, human health or property, or resources of the disposal area.

Source: Rule 340-143-0060 — Ballast Water Management: Ballast Tank Sediment, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=340-143-0060.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 340-143-0060’s source at or​.us