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HR 1154

Title: Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act
Author: Rep. Duncan Hunter (REP-CA)

...This bill requires the U.S. Coast Guard to: (1) address the regulation of discharges incidental to the normal operation of a commercial vessel into navigable waters, including ballast water discharges; and (2) preempt applicable state laws and federal regulations issued under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act). Ballast water is water and suspended matter taken on board a commercial vessel to control or maintain trim, draught, stability, or stresses of the commercial vessel.</p> <p>This bill requires commercial vessels to meet ballast water discharge standards established by the Coast Guard.</p> <p>By 2022, the Coast Guard must complete an effectiveness review to determine whether revising ballast water discharge standards will result in reducing ...

Introduced in House 02/16/2017
Introduced in House 02/16/2017
Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. 02/16/2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. 02/17/2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. 02/17/2017

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08/16/2017 - HR 1154 (Introduced+in+House)
02/16/2017 - HR 1154 (Introduced+in+House)
02/16/2017 - HR 1154 (Introduced+in+House)

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    Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
    () - U.S. Representative

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