Clean Boating Act of 2008
The Clean Boating Act of 2008 (CBA) is a United States law that requires recreational vessels to implement best management practices to control pollution discharges. The law exempts these vessels from requirements to obtain a discharge permit under the Clean Water Act (i.e. they are exempt from coverage under the EPA Vessels General Permit).
|Long title||An Act to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to address certain discharges incidental to the normal operation of a recreational vessel|
|Enacted by||the 110th United States Congress|
|Statutes at Large||122 Stat. 2650|
|Acts amended||Federal Water Pollution Control Act|
|Titles amended||33 U.S.C.: Navigable Waters|
|U.S.C. sections created||33 U.S.C. § 1322(o)|
|U.S.C. sections amended||33 U.S.C. § 1342, 33 U.S.C. § 1362|
The CBA amended the Clean Water Act (CWA) and directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop performance standard regulations. The regulations will not apply to sewage discharges from recreational vessels, which are already regulated under the CWA. (See Marine sanitation device.) The CBA designated the U.S. Coast Guard as the enforcing agency.
- United States. Clean Boating Act of 2008, Pub.L. 110–288, approved July 29, 2008. Added sec. 312(o) to the Clean Water Act; 33 U.S.C. § 1322.
- "History of the Clean Boating Act". Vessels, Marinas and Ports. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2017-02-02.
- "About the Clean Boating Act". Vessels, Marinas and Ports. EPA. 2017-06-13.
- "Vessel Sewage Discharges". Vessels, Marinas and Ports. EPA. 2017-02-02.
- EPA. "Stakeholder Input: Listening Session to Provide Information and Solicit Suggestions for Regulations Forthcoming Under the Clean Water Act." Federal Register, 76 FR 11980. 2011-04-11.