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Default Itís Official: President Bush Signs Clean Boating Act of 2008 !

--- From the NMMA ---

Tuesday afternoon, July 29, President George Bush signed into law H.R. 5949/S. 2766, the Clean Boating Act of 2008, solidifying continued protection for boaters, anglers and marine enthusiasts all across the country.

President Bush's signature of this important bill officially closes the door on a two-year battle to reinstate a long-standing, commonsense exemption under the Clean Water Act that allows recreational boaters and anglers to operate vessels on America's waterways without special permits for non-pollutant discharges.

Passage of this legislation has been the top legislative priority for NMMA during the 110th Congress, and NMMA staff and its members, including NMBA, BoatU.S., and West Marine among others, worked diligently and tirelessly to see the Clean Boating Act became equally as important to members of Congress.

Introduced by Senators Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) in the Senate and by Representatives Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) and Candice Miller (R-Mich.) in the House, the Clean Boating Act of 2008 will prevent federal and state permitting of water-based, non-polluting incidental discharges that occur in the normal operation of a recreational boat, such as weather deck run-off and engine coolant water.

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