S 168

Title: Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act
Author: Sen. Roger Wicker (REP-MS)

Summary
...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 by applying the best available technology that is economically achievable, unless they are a type of vessel exempted from the standards.</p> <p>By 2022, the ...

Status
Introduced in Senate 01/17/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. 01/17/2017
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably. 01/24/2017
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune without amendment. With written report No. 115-16. 03/30/2017
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune without amendment. With written report No. 115-16. 03/30/2017
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 27. 03/30/2017

Bill Text
08/16/2017 - S 168 (Introduced+in+Senate)
03/30/2017 - S 168 (Reported+to+Senate)
03/30/2017 - S 168 (Reported+to+Senate)

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    Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)
    () - U.S. Senate

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