Court Ruling Poses Threat to Sailors:
Sailors need to act NOW to avoid
pending permit requirementsOver 18 million recreational boats – including yours – could soon be required to comply with a new permit system if Congress does not pass the Clean Boating Act of 2008 before September 30th. Due to a 2006 U.S. District Court decision, the federal Environmental Protection Agency is required to design and implement a discharge permit system for every vessel in the country before September 30, 2008. Current federal legislation, Senate Bill #2766 and House Bill #5949 “The Clean Boating Act” would reinstate a 35-year permit exemption for recreational boats.