Bmlp & The EPA Vgp

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Bmlp & The EPA Vgp

This quiz tests the students knowledge of the Environmental Protection Agency's Vessel General Permit program as it pertains the BMLP tugs and barges.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The VGP pertains to all BMLP tugs and barges that have a permit number.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The USCG will assist the EPA by examining compliance during routine inspections.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is not a discharge on a BMLP tug boat?
    • A. 

      Deck Wash Down

    • B. 

      Bilge Water

    • C. 

      Graywater

    • D. 

      Firemain

    • E. 

      AFFF

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a required inspection under the VGP?
    • A. 

      Routine Visual Inspections

    • B. 

      Comprehensive Annual Inspections

    • C. 

      Dry-Docking Inspections

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 5. 
    Routine Visual Inspections must be conducted at least once per week or once per voyage, whichever is more frequent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Routine Visual Inspections are performed by:
    • A. 

      Tug Crews

    • B. 

      Utility Team

    • C. 

      NH Shipyard Personnel

    • D. 

      Port Washington Personnel

    • E. 

      All the above

  • 7. 
    Routine Visual Inspections are basically a walk around of the vessel looking for things that would fall overboard or for discharges producing a sheen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Dry docking is not required to conduct a comprehensive annual inspection.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    For comprehensive annual inspections, the VGP defines qualified personnel as “The master or operator of the vessel or appropriately trained marine or environmental engineers or technicians or an appropriately trained representative of a vessel's class society acting on behalf of the owner/operator.”  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    When a BMLP vessel is dry-docked the Port Engineer or Shipyard Superintendent (as appropriate) must complete and submit a report attesting to the fact that the hull, propeller, rudder, thruster gratings, sea chest, and other surface areas of the vessel have been inspected for attached living organisms and any such organisms have been removed or neutralized. .
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Corrective action is required if any of the following problems are identified:
    • A. 

      Any requirement of the VGP is violated

    • B. 

      An inspection or evaluation conducted by EPA (or an official agent acting on EPA’s behalf) determines that modifications to your control measures are necessary to meet the requirements of the permit

    • C. 

      You become aware, or EPA determines, that your control measures for a discharge are not stringent enough to meet applicable water quality standards

    • D. 

      You become aware that your pollution control measures or BMPs are not being properly operated and maintained, or are not having the intended effect in minimizing pollutant discharges.

    • E. 

      All the above

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements is NOT true?
    • A. 

      A Copy of the Tug NOI can be found in EPA VGP Manual onboard.

    • B. 

      Barge NOIs are available online.

    • C. 

      All records must be available for the EPA to inspect at any time.

    • D. 

      Records must be kept for at least 6 years.

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