EPA Hosts Public Listening Sessions on Clean Boating Act

WASHINGTON — Learn more about the Clean Boating Act, and give your opinions on how it should be implemented at a series of public listening sessions and webinars hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The EPA is developing and planning to propose new regulations under the Clean Water Act that would affect the owners and operators of recreational vessels. Regulations will address items such as incidental discharge from boats, management practices and how to mitigate adve impacts on US waters.

While EPA is developing management practices for a variety of recreational vessel discharges, EPA believes a key component of this process is obtaining input from the public, boaters, state agencies, and other stakeholders.

The listening sessions will be held in Annapolis, Md., on March 18 and April 29. Webinars will be conducted during the intervening weeks. Additionally, the EPA is looking for other opportunities to communicate its plans and receive information and recommendations from other interested parties. It is accepting offers to speak at relevant conferences or other events.

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