Extends exemptions from National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System requirements for fishing boats and other small vessels.
This bill extends through January 19, 2018, the exemption for fishing vessels and other vessels that are shorter than 79 feet in length from National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting requirements for any discharge: (1)of effluent from properly functioning marine engines; (2) of laundry, shower, and galley sink wastes; or (3) that is incidental to the normal operation of the vessel.
Original sponsor: Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK]
Cosponsors: Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]
Passed House without objection.
Passed Senate by unanimous consent.
Related bill: S 2331 (Did not pass the Senate)