b) In cases where the stormwater collected in the
should be treated as an oil spill as described previously.
BALLAST TREATMENT AND SLUDGE REMOVAL
Ballast Receiving and Treatment Facilities
States that there should be no discharge of oil or hazardous
substances into or upon the navigable waters of the United
States, adjoining shorelines, or into or upon the waters of
the contiguous zone. Petroleum fuel facilities, which
transfer fuel by barge or tanker, or which fuel large ships,
require ballast water collection and treatment facilities to
receive and treat oily ballast from cargo or fuel tanks.
a) Blend the fuel oil which has been reclaimed from
the ballast water during the collection and treatment process
with boiler fuel oil for use in shoreside boilers. Perform a
that it meets the minimum requirements for shoreside boiler
fuel. Dispose of sludge accumulated during the collection and
treatment of ballast water in accordance with applicable
hazardous waste management disposal procedures.
b) Select and design the appropriate treatment
system based on an evaluation of the types of oil/water
mixtures that may be encountered at the particular facility.
If possible, base the evaluation on samples of typical ballast
water receipts and tank washings including the following:
(1) Whether they are simple mixtures, simple
gravity suspensions, or chemically stable emulsions.
The specific gravity and viscosity of the oil
in the mixture.
(3) Whether other substances, such as chemicals
or bacteria, in the mixtures must be removed.