MARPOL is an international environmental treaty between maritime nations that recognize that ships transiting international waters are a significant source of pollution. The individual sections (“annexes”) of MARPOL became active at different times, as each annex received the required number of signatory states. This course, presented by Michael J. Lignos of K&L Gates LLP, focuses on issues relating to Annex I and Annex VI.
The U.S. government (mainly the U.S. Coast Guard, EPA and the Environmental Crimes Section of DOJ) has implemented and enforces MARPOL through the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS). APPS fines and consequences are often significant and can impose a considerable financial burden on violators both during the investigation and prosecution phases. Government
Review Case Law and Other Developments Affecting Annex I and VI Regulations and the Enforcement “Tools” Used By Governmental Agencies
Understand Relevant State Enforcement Actions, Such as Those Brought by the California Air Resources Board
Discuss Strategies to Deal with Governmental Investigations and Prosecutions
Precautions Clients Should Be Advised to Take to Avoid Violations and Fines
Informative primer course
engaging speaker; well-organized; good use of cases to highlight material
speaker not particularly inspiring
Best Lawline CLE we have taken in past 12 months
Presented what could have been a very dull subject in an interesting and informative manner
Nice summary of some of the recent litigation imposing some limits on DOJ enforcement actions
Very interesting topic. We are expecting more similar Videos.
very nice to see a class on maritime issues.
The presentation was clear and easy to follow. the pace was very good as well
An interesting exposure to an esoteric area of law.
Informative and timely
Not my area of expertise but truly enjoyed the course.
Really glad to have an unusual topic~very interesting.
Good overview of the area of law.
Good overview and examples!