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Proposed Vessel Discharge Permits

June 19, 2008

Proposed Vessel Discharge Permits

EPA is proposing two general permits under the Clean Water Act that will cover discharges incidental to the normal operation of commercial and recreational vessels. Based on agency estimates, as many as 91,000 commercial vessels and about 13 million recreational boats could be affected. EPA is inviting comments on both proposed permits for a period of 45 days and has scheduled public meetings, a webcast, and a public hearing to discuss these proposed permits. For more information about the proposed vessel discharge permits and public outreach events, please visit: www.epa.gov/npdes/vessels.

 

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