A rule making effort is currently underway to revise the domestic regulations of 33 CFR 151 (APPS) to accurately reflect U.S. requirements under a revised MARPOL Annex V. The international MARPOL requirements go into effect on 1 January 2013, but domestic rule making will not be ready by that time.

All Vessel Examiners should review this document for the full story and what you will do as a Vessel Examiner in regards to the problem.

Source [Kelly Townsend DIR-V]