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Panel takes next step towards wastewater report for DEC

...perform an analysis of the environmental costs and benefits of implementing new methods and technologies." DEC cruise ship program manager Rob Edwardson said this is the first time the panel has populated such an outline since its formation by the...
Ocean Rangers begin sophomore season

...some discrepancy between the items the Ocean Rangers and the cruise ships themselves report to the DEC. DEC Cruise Ship Program Manager Denise Koch said that in 2007 cruise ships self-reported eight oil items to DEC's Division of Spill Prevention...
State mulls wastewater limits

...less strict limits than those passed by voters in 2006, but is similar to limits set for the past two years, Cruise Ship Program Manager Denise Koch said. The state allowed interim limits so cruise lines could figure out ways to improve wastewater...
Cruise season ends as new wastewater permit begins

...discharge permit in 2008 that the Alaska State Legislature deemed "too stringent" a year later, Rob Edwardson, cruise ship program manager for ADEC said in a recent telephone interview.The Legislature altered the statute to authorize the Department...
Cruise ship wastewater panel meets in Juneau

...permit for the 2013 cruise season. The permitting process will include public comment. Rob Edwardson ADEC cruise ship program manager said the agency plans to have the permit finalized before the current permit expires in April 2013.The panel is made...
Wastewater talks continue today discussed metals, specifically copper, nickel and zinc, in bunker water at different cities. DEC cruise ship program manager Rob Edwardson said the study shows that metal levels do meet drinking water standards but are above water quality...
DEC will rewrite rules on pollution ships can apply to discharge wastewater in Alaska. DEC plans to start rewriting the permit this fall, cruise ship program manager Denise Koch said. The draft will be open for public comments. Will DEC loosen cruise ship pollution rules...
Cruise industry knocks proposed wastewater rules

...itineraries and decreased the number of port calls. About 1 million cruise passengers visit the state each year. Cruise Ship Program Manager Denise Koch said the cruise lines should be able to comply with the 2010 discharge limits, which are similar...
Water quality specialist to challenge new wastewater rules

...nickel and zinc compared to the draft. The ships have had a hard time meeting limits for those pollutants. Cruise Ship Program Manager Denise Koch said the standards are achievable for cruise lines while also protecting the environment. But Cohen...
State: Access to cruise ships improves getting sufficient access to complete their checklist and accomplish their duties," said Denise Koch, cruise ship program manager. In late June, the manager of the state's Ocean Ranger program sent a status report to Department of Environmental...


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