USDA/MARPOL REGULATIONS

The following are regulations ACCP follows:

MARPOL Act of 1978 (April): “Marine pollution means the introduction by man, directly or indirectly, of
substances or energy into the marine environment resulting or likely to result in such deleterious
effects as harm to living resources, hazards to human health, hindrance to marine activities including
fishing, impairment of quality for use of sea and reduction of amenities.”

ACCP collects waste identified by Regulations. CFR 318.13, 318.58, 318.82, Title 9 CFR 94.5 and Title 7
CFR 330.400 of the federal code, MARPOL Act of 1978, IMO International, EPA, and USCG.

Collected Waste is treated according to Title 7 CFR 319.40-3(b), CFR 318.13, 318.58, 318.82, Title 9 CFR
94.5 and Title 7 CFR 330.400 of the federal code. This treatment may take the form of steam treating,
fumigation, incineration or re-exportation.

[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 7, Volume 5]
[Revised as of January 1, 2002]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 7CFR330.400]

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TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE

CHAPTER III--ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE

PART 330--FEDERAL PLANT PEST REGULATIONS; GENERAL; PLANT PESTS; SOIL, STONE, AND QUARRY
PRODUCTS; GARBAGE--Table of Contents

Subpart--Garbage

Sec. 330.400  Regulation of certain garbage.


(a) Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands of the United States, Guam, and all other Insular Possessions
of the United States are hereby quarantined, and the movement therefrom to other parts of the United
States of garbage is hereby regulated as provided in this section to prevent the spread of dangerous
plant diseases and insect pests
specified in Secs. 318.13, 318.58, and 318.82 or other plant pests which exist in these areas. Also, to
prevent the dissemination of plant pests and livestock and poultry diseases, garbage is regulated as
otherwise provided in this part because of international movements of means of conveyance.
(b) Garbage. For purposes of this part, ``garbage'' means all waste material derived in whole or in part
from fruits, vegetables, meats, or other plant or

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animal (including poultry) material, and other refuse of any character whatsoever that has been
associated with any such material on board any means of conveyance, and including food scraps, table
refuse, galley refuse, food wrappers or packaging materials, and other waste material from stores,
food preparation areas, passengers' or crews' quarters, dining rooms, or any other areas on means of
conveyance. For purposes of this part, garbage also means meals and other food that were available
for consumption by passengers and crew on an aircraft but were not consumed.

Note: Not all garbage is regulated for the purposes of this part. Garbage regulated for the purposes of
this part is defined as ``regulated garbage'' in paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section.

(c) Garbage regulated because of movements outside the United States or Canada. For purposes of
this part, garbage on or removed from a means of conveyance is regulated garbage, if, when the
garbage is on or removed from the means of conveyance, the means of conveyance has been in any
port outside the United States and Canada within the previous 2-year period. There are, however, two
exceptions to this provision. These exceptions are as follows:
(1) Exception 1. Garbage on or removed in the United States from a means of conveyance other than
an aircraft is exempt from requirements under paragraph (c) of this section, if the following conditions
are met when the garbage is on or removed from the means of conveyance:
(i) The means of conveyance is accompanied by a certificate from an inspector stating the following:
(A) That the means of conveyance had previously been cleared of all garbage and of all meats and
meat products, whatever the country of origin, except meats that are shelf-stable; all fresh and
condensed milk and cream from countries designated in 9 CFR 94.1 as those in which foot-and-mouth
disease exists; all fresh fruits and vegetables; and all eggs; and the items cleared from the means of
conveyance as prescribed
by this paragraph have been disposed of according to the procedures for disposing of regulated
garbage, as specified in paragraph (g)(1) of this section.
(B) That the means of conveyance had then been cleaned and disinfected in the presence of the
inspector; and
(ii) Since being cleaned and disinfected, the means of conveyance has not been in a non-Canadian
foreign port.
(2) Exception 2. Garbage on or removed from an aircraft is exempt from requirements under paragraph
(c) of this section if the following conditions are met when the garbage is on or removed from the
aircraft:
(i) The aircraft had been cleared of all garbage and all stores; and the items cleared from the aircraft as
prescribed by this paragraph have been disposed of according to the procedures for disposing of
regulated
garbage, as specified in paragraph (g)(1) of this section.
(ii) After the garbage and stores referred to in paragraph (c)(2)(i) of this section were removed, the
aircraft has not been in a non-Canadian foreign port.
(d) Garbage regulated because of certain movements to or from Hawaii, territories, or possessions.
For purposes of this part, garbage on or removed from a means of conveyance is regulated garbage, if
at the time the garbage is on or removed from the means of conveyance, the means of conveyance
has moved during the previous one-year period, either directly or indirectly, to the continental United
States from any territory or possession or from Hawaii; to any territory or possession from any other
territory or possession or from Hawaii, or to Hawaii from
any territory or possession. There are, however, two exceptions to this provision. These exceptions
are as follows:
(1) Exception 1. Garbage on or removed from a means of conveyance other than an aircraft is exempt
from requirements under paragraph (d) of this section if the following two conditions are met when the
garbage is on or removed from the means of conveyance:
(i) The means of conveyance is accompanied by certificate from an inspector, saying that the means of
conveyance had been cleared of all garbage and all fresh fruits and vegetables; and
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the items cleared from the means of conveyance as prescribed by this paragraph have been disposed
of according to the procedures for disposing of regulated garbage, as specified in paragraph (g)(1) of
this
section.
(ii) After being cleared of the garbage and stores referred to in paragraph (d)(1)(i) of this section, the
means of conveyance has not moved to the continental United States from any territory or possession
or from Hawaii; to any territory or possession from any other territory or possession or from Hawaii; or
to Hawaii from any territory or
possession.
(2) Exception 2. Garbage on or removed from an aircraft is exempt from requirements under paragraph
(d) of this section if the following two conditions are met when the garbage is on or removed from the
aircraft:
(i) The aircraft had been previously cleared of all garbage and all fresh fruits and vegetables; and the
items cleared from the aircraft as prescribed by this paragraph have been disposed of according to
the procedures for disposing of regulated garbage, as specified in paragraph (g)(1) of this section.
(ii) After the garbage and stores referred to in paragraph (d)(2)(i) of this section were removed, the
aircraft has not moved to the continental United States from any territory or possession or from Hawaii;
to any territory or possession from any other territory or possession or from Hawaii; or to Hawaii from
any territory or possession.
(e)
Garbage that is commingled with regulated garbage is also regulated garbage.
(f) Restrictions on regulated garbage.
(1) Regulated garbage may not be disposed of, placed on, or removed from a means of conveyance
except in accordance with this part.
(2) Regulated garbage is subject to general surveillance for compliance with this section by Animal and
Plant Health Inspection Service inspectors and to disposal measures authorized by sections 414 and
421 of the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7714 and 7731), section 2 of the Act of February 2, 1903, as
amended (21 U.S.C. 111), and section 306 of the Act of July 17, 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1306), to
prevent the introduction and dissemination of pests and diseases of plants, livestock, and poultry.
(g)(1) All regulated garbage must be contained in tight, leak-proof covered receptacles during storage
on board a means of conveyance while in the territorial waters, or while otherwise within the territory
of the United States. All such receptacles shall be contained inside the guard rail if on a watercraft.
Such regulated garbage shall not be
unloaded from such means of conveyance in the United States unless such regulated garbage is
removed in tight, leak-proof receptacles under the direction of an Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Service inspector to an approved facility for incineration, sterilization, or grinding into an approved
sewage system, under supervision by such an inspector, or such regulated garbage is removed for
other handling in such manner and under such supervision as may, upon request in specific cases, be
approved by the Administrator as complying with the applicable laws for environmental protection and
as adequate to prevent the dissemination into or within the United States of plant pests and livestock
or poultry diseases. Provided that, a cruise ship may dispose of regulated garbage in landfills at
Alaskan ports only, if and only if the cruise ship does not have prohibited or restricted meat or animal
products on board at the time it enters Alaskan waters for the cruise season, and only if the cruise
ship, except for incidental travel through international waters necessary to navigate safely between
ports, remains in Canadian and U.S. waters off the west coast of North America, and calls only at
continental U.S. and Canadian ports during the entire cruise season.
(2) Application for approval of a facility or sewage system may be made in writing by the authorized
representative of any carrier or by the official having jurisdiction over the port or place of arrival of
the means of conveyance, to the Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC
20250. The application shall be endorsed by the operator of the facility or sewage system. Approval will
be granted if the Administrator determines that the requirements set forth
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in this section are met. Approval may be denied or withdrawn at any time, if the Administrator
determines that such requirements are not met, after notice of the proposed denial or withdrawal of
the approval and the reasons therefor, and an opportunity to demonstrate or achieve compliance with
such requirements, has been afforded to the operator of the facility or sewage system and to the
applicant for approval.
However, approval may also be withdrawn without such prior procedure in any case in which the
public health, interest, or safety requires immediate action, and in such case, the operator of the
facility or sewage system and the applicant for approval shall promptly thereafter be given notice of
the withdrawal and the reasons therefor and an opportunity to show cause why the approval should be
reinstated.

(h) The Plant Protection and Quarantine Programs and Veterinary Services, Animal, and Plant Health
Inspection Service, will cooperate with other Federal, State, and local agencies responsible for
enforcing other statutes and regulations governing disposal of the regulated garbage to the end that
such disposal shall be adequate to prevent the dissemination of plant pests and livestock or poultry
diseases and comply with applicable laws for environmental protection. The inspectors, in maintaining
surveillance over regulated garbage movements and disposal, shall coordinate their activities with
the activities of representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency and other Federal, State, and
local agencies also having jurisdiction over such regulated garbage.
(i) As used in this section:
(1) Sterilization'' means cooking regulated garbage at 212  deg.F. for 30 minutes and disposal of the
residue by burying in a landfill, except that the burial provisions do not apply to materials extracted
from the residue after cooking and determined by the Administrator to be unsuitable for use as food or
as soil additives.
(2) Incineration means to reduce the regulated garbage to ash by burning;
(3) Approved sewage system means a sewage system approved by the Administrator, Animal and Plant
Health Inspection Service, upon his determination that the system is designed and operated in such a
way as to preclude the discharge of  sewage effluents onto land surfaces or into lagoons or other
stationary waters, and otherwise is adequate to prevent the dissemination of plant pests and livestock
or poultry diseases, and that is certified by an appropriate Government official as currently complying
with the applicable laws for environmental protection.
(4) Approved facility means a facility approved by the Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Service, upon his determination that it has equipment and uses procedures that are adequate to
prevent the dissemination of plant pests and livestock or poultry diseases, and that it is certified by an
appropriate Government official as currently complying with the applicable laws for environmental
protection.
(5) Carrier means the principal operator of a means of conveyance.
(j) Compliance agreement and cancellation. (1) Any person engaged in the business of handling or
disposing of regulated garbage must first enter into a compliance agreement with the Animal and Plant
Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Compliance agreement forms (PPQ Form 519) are available without
charge from local USDA/APHIS/Plant Protection and Quarantine offices, which are listed in telephone
directories.
(2) A person who enters into a compliance agreement, and employees or agents of that person, shall
comply with the following conditions and any supplemental conditions which shall be listed in the
compliance agreement, as deemed by the Administrator to be necessary to prevent the dissemination
into or within the United States of plant pests and livestock or poultry diseases:
(i) Comply with the provisions of 7 CFR 330.400;
(ii) Allow APHIS inspectors access to all records maintained by the person regarding handling or
disposal of regulated garbage, and to all areas where handling or disposal of regulated garbage
occurs;

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(iii) Remove regulated garbage from a means of conveyance only in tight, leak-proof receptacles;
(iv) Move the receptacles of regulated garbage only to a facility approved in accordance with Sec.
330.400(g)(2); and (v) At the approved facility, dispose of the regulated garbage only through
incineration, sterilization, grinding into a sewage system approved in accordance with Sec. 330.400(g)
(2), or in any other manner approved by the Administrator and described in the compliance agreement.
(3) Approval for a compliance agreement may be denied at any time if the Administrator determines
that the requirements set forth in this subpart are not met, after notice of, and the reasons for, the
proposed denial of the approval, and an opportunity to demonstrate or achieve compliance with such
requirements, has been afforded to the compliance agreement applicant.
(4) Any compliance agreement may be canceled in writing by the Administrator whenever it is found
that the person who has entered into the compliance agreement has failed to comply with this subpart.
Any person whose compliance agreement has been cancelled may appeal the decision, in writing,
within 10 days after receiving written notification of the cancellation. The appeal must state all of the
facts and reasons upon which the person relies to show that the compliance agreement was
wrongfully cancelled. As promptly as circumstances allow, the Administrator will grant or deny the
appeal, in writing, stating the reasons for the decision. A hearing will be held to resolve any conflict as
to any material fact. Rules of practice concerning a hearing will be adopted by the Administrator. This
administrative remedy must be exhausted before a person can file suit in court challenging the
cancellation of a compliance agreement.
(5) Where a compliance agreement is denied or cancelled, regulated garbage may continue to be
unloaded from a means of conveyance and disposed of at an approved facility in accordance with Sec.
330.400(g)(1).
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0579-0054.)

[39 FR 32320, Sept. 6, 1974, as amended at 43 FR 39954, Sept. 8, 1978; 45 FR 80268, Dec. 4, 1980; 48 FR
57466, Dec. 30, 1983; 58 FR 66248, Dec.20, 1993; 62 FR 19903, Apr. 24, 1997; 66 FR 21058, Apr. 27, 2001]

PART 331--PLANT PEST REGULATIONS GOVERNING INTERSTATE MOVEMENT OF CERTAIN PRODUCTS
AND ARTICLES [RESERVED]
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Questions? If you have
questions not answered by
these regulations let us
know and if we don't have
the answer then we know
someone that will.
Sec. 330.400  Regulation of certain garbage.
(e)
Garbage that is commingled with regulated garbage
is also regulated garbage.
We hear all the time, "We just have some 'plastic'" The
regulations say that if it was used to wrap food then it is
separate the garbage after removal; it has to be treated as
regulated waste. This is illegal see below: