Public Law 115-100: A bill to extend the period during which vessels that are shorter than 79 feet in length and fishing vessels are not required to have a permit for discharges incidental to the normal operation of the vessel.

By | April 23, 2019
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Extends exemptions from National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System requirements for fishing boats and other small vessels.

Official Summary

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.

Passed House
2017-12-22
Passed Senate
2017-12-21
Signed by President
2018-01-03
Became Public Law
2018-01-03

Amendments

None.

Sponsors

Original sponsor: Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK]

Cosponsors: Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]

Votes

Passed House without objection.

Passed Senate by unanimous consent.

Related bill:  S 2331 (Did not pass the Senate)

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