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Passed House amended (03/21/1994)

Ballast Water Management Act - Amends the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 to direct the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force to contract with the Marine Board of the National Research Council to evaluate ballast water management technologies that prevent aquatic nonindigenous species from being introduced and spread through ballast water discharged into U.S. waters. Requires the Task Force to submit to appropriate congressional committees a report on the results of such evaluation.

Directs the Administrator of the Maritime Administration to conduct a national ballast water management demonstration program to evaluate ballast water management technologies that prevent aquatic nonindigenous species from being introduced and spread through ballast water discharged into U.S. waters.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1995 and 1996.