Regulation: NISA 1996 (P.L. 104-332), Voluntary ballast
The National Invasive Species Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-332) provides
similar guidelines to the IMO Resolution, urging voluntary ballast
water exchange on the open ocean for vessels traveling within U.S.
waters. Again, this is making the assumption that vessels traveling
from infested waters within the U.S. abide by the voluntary