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Did you know— MBIA worked to pass the Clean Boating Act of 2008?

Monday, June 4, 2018   (0 Comments)

MBIA worked to exclude recreational boaters from the Clean Boating Act. By doing so, boaters would not have to worry about needing permits to cover things that are normal and expected from a recreational vessel. This legislation helps to keep boating affordable & enjoyable by all recreational boaters. By getting rid of extra costs and nuisances, current boaters will remain happy & new boaters are likely to come about.


Restoring the exclusion of recreational boaters from the Clean Boating Act (U.S.C. 1342) is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(r) DISCHARGES INCIDENTAL TO THE NORMAL OPERATION OF RECREATIONAL VESSELS.—No permit shall be required under this Act by the Administrator (or a State, in the case of a permit program approved under subsection (b)) for the discharge of any graywater, bilge water, cooling water, weather deck runoff, oil water separator effluent, or effluent from properly functioning marine engines, or any other discharge that is incidental to the normal operation of a vessel, if the discharge is from a recreational vessel.’’. The term ‘recreational vessel’ does not include a vessel that is subject to Coast Guard inspection and that— ‘‘(i) is engaged in commercial use; or ‘‘(ii) carries paying passengers.’’

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