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07-30-2008, 11:39 AM
Dear Mr. Japo:
Since you previously wrote to me in support of the Clean Boating Act of 2007 (S.2766), I wanted to share some good news with you about this legislation.
I am pleased to inform you that Congress has passed the Clean Boating Act, and it was sig ned into law on July 29, 2008.
As I noted in my previous letter to you, I proudly joined Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) in introducing this bill to establish measures that ensure the protection of water quality while minimizing any burdens for recreational boa ters under the Clean Water Act.
As you know, the Clean Boating Act makes it clear that recreational boaters will not have to get a permit under the Clean Water Act, while also requiring the Environmental Protection Agency and the Coast Guard to develop management practices, outside of any permitting programs, to assist boaters in minimizing adverse pollution impacts. By helping boaters to maintain and improve water quality, the boating experience w ill be enhanced for all users.
Thank you for your past correspondence on this matter. Please feel free to write to me in the future about this or any other issue of concern to you.

Barbara Boxer
United States Senator

Please visit my website at http://boxer.senate.gov (http://boxer.senate.gov/)

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07-31-2008, 05:19 AM
Was this the same bill they were trying to pass, to charge boat owners two grand a year to register their boats, so the lakes could purchase hot-wash boat decontamination cleaning systems?

07-31-2008, 02:14 PM
I don't believe so....

Here's the bill:


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