Large Commercial Passenger Vessel Wastewater Discharge

General Permit 2010

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC), Commercial Passenger Vessel Environmental Compliance Program originally issued a Large Commercial Passenger Vessel Wastewater Discharge General Permit on April 22, 2010. On March 18, 2013 the ADEC Commercial Passenger Environmental Compliance Program extended the expiration date of the permit to December 15, 2015. Except for minor technical changes made to the 2010 General Permit in order to administratively extend the permit as provided for by the recent statutory amendment, all other terms and conditions of the permit remain in effect. The permit is posted below.

List of Large Cruise Ships authorized to discharge under the General Permit

File Documents
Extension letter Notice of Administrative Extension
General Permit
Information Sheet
Press Release
File Required Forms
Notice of Intent to Discharge (NOI)
Notice of Termination (NOT)
Discharge Monitoring Report webpage (DMR)
Noncompliance Notification Form
Accidental Discharge/Spill Notification Form
File Data Used to Determine Technology based Limits
2004 to 2009 Results for Ammonia, Copper, Nickel, and Zinc by Treatment System

Link to the 2010 Draft General Permit

Link to the 2008 Cruise Ship General Permit

Additional Mixing Zone Information

For more information contact the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Water, Cruise Ship Environmental Compliance Program, (907)465-5300, 410 Willoughby Avenue, Suite 303, P.O. Box 111800, Juneau, Alaska 99811-1800 or via email to