Large Commercial Passenger Vessel Wastewater Discharge

2010 General Permit

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC), Cruise Ship Program proposed a draft Large Commercial Passenger Vessel Wastewater Discharge General Permit on January 31, 2010. The public comment period was open from January 31, 2010 until March 3, 2010 at 5 p.m. Alaska Time. The final permit was issued on April 22, 2010.

File Permit Documents
Draft General Permit
File Supplemental Materials
Preliminary 2004 EMAP data used to determine background pH, temperature, and salinity for ammonia WQS
EMAP Quality Assurance Project Plan
EMAP Field Operations Manual
File Data Used to Determine Technology based Limits
Ammonia Table for Draft 2010 General Permit (Technology Based Limits)
Copper Nickel and Zinc Table for Draft 2010 General Permit (Technology Based Limits)
File Reasonable Potential Analysis (RPA) Spreadsheets (Water Quality Based Limits)
Note: Only Ocean Water (Marine) Water Quality Criteria were evaluated
Ammonia Stationary Reasonable Potential Analysis
Ammonia Underway Reasonable Potential Analysis
Copper Stationary Reasonable Potential Analysis
Copper Underway Reasonable Potential Analysis
Nickel Stationary Reasonable Potential Analysis
Nickel Underway Reasonable Potential Analysis
Zinc Stationary Reasonable Potential Analysis
Zinc Underway Reasonable Potential Analysis

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