Here is what a Maryland Rep said...
Dear Mr. Nelson:
Thank you for contacting me regarding your support of the Clean Boating Act of 2008 (S. 2766). It's good to hear from you.
I understand your concerns about a potentially cumbersome environmental permit process for recreational boats as a result of a recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling. As you may know, this ruling is currently under appeal.
I appreciate knowing of your support for S. 2766, which would exempt recreational boats from a potential permitting process. This legislation is currently pending in the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. I will certainly keep your views in mind should S. 2766 come before the full Senate.
Again, thank you for getting in touch with me to share your views. Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you in the future.
Barbara A. Mikulski
United States Senator
P.S. If I can be of further assistance in the future,
please visit my website at http://mikulski.senate.gov
or call my Washington D.C. office at 202-224-4654