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S. 2273 (115th): A bill to extend the period during which vessels that are shorter than 79 feet in length and fishing vessels are not required to have a permit for discharges incidental to the normal operation of the vessel.

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jan 4, 2018.


(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House passed version is repeated here.)

(Sec.1)This bill extends through January 19, 2018, the exemption for fishing vessels and other vessels that are shorter than 79 feet in length from National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting requirements for any discharge: (1)of effluent from properly functioning marine engines; (2) of laundry, shower, and galley sink wastes; or (3) that is incidental to the normal operation of the vessel.