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Old 04-26-2008, 07:36 AM
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Exclamation Action Alert !! IMMEDIATE ATTENTION NEEDED !!!

The EPA and the Feds are looking to impose a Major Fee
on US boaters starting Sept. of 08. It could be as
much as $2000.00 per boat, yes 2K.
Please go to this
website and fill out the form to contact your Senators
etc. It'll take 1.5 minutes. The below website does the
rest.

The original verbage was aimed at Large Ships with
ballast tanks (overboard discharge) The courts said it
was OK to cover ALL boats..

This is Important Guy's !!

If we don't stop it, they'll
do it!!

Support house bill S.2766 It'll add exemption for
recreational boating.


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S. 2766, the Clean Boating Act of 2008
Bill Protects Boating and Aquatic Resources
The Threat to Recreational Boating. Unless Congress acts soon, every recreational boater in the country will have to obtain a federal or state permit in order to operate their boat. This means yearly fees, bureaucratic red tape, confusing and potentially state-by-state regulations, citizen suits and $32,000 per day penalties for non-compliance. These permits would apply to deck run-off, bilge water, engine cooling water and any other water-based, operational discharge from a recreational boat. The Environmental Protection Agency, due to a sweeping court order, is already writing this unprecedented new regulation on boaters.

Recreational boating is one of the most enjoyable American pastimes for 73 million boaters nationwide to spend time together outside enjoying our natural treasures with friends and family. But, unless Congressional action is taken soon to pass S. 2766, the Clean Boating Act of 2008, the estimated 18 million recreational boats in this country could be subjected to sweeping new regulations and permit requirements intended for commercial ships with ballast water tanks, preventing boaters from enjoying this great past time. ...
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:52 AM
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Done.. WOW!!! what a f'ing system we live in.??
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This is a bunch of BS, some people who boat may not have much more than 2000 into a boat even. I do but I am sure gonna be done when i have to pay someone 2000 dollars just to use MY OWN boat!!! WOW is all I can say signed my up!!
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Quite a few have already responded on this thread. http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...d.php?t=184948

bumped it back to the top.

And yep, this one is important......
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Done!!! What is you own 3 boats!!! That's a lot of money!!
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Thank you for using National Marine Manufacturers Assn Mail System Message sent to the following recipients:Senator CochranSenator WickerMessage text follows: Jeff Jassby8230 Maunalani Pl.Diamondhead, MS 39525-4034 April 26, 2008 [recipient address was inserted here] Dear [recipient name was inserted here], Thank you for cosponsoring S. 2766, the Clean Boating Act of 2008. Recreational boating is one of the most enjoyable American pastimes for 73 million boaters nationwide to spend time together outside enjoying our natural treasures with friends and family. But, unless Congressional action is taken soon to pass S. 2766, the Clean Boating Act of 2008, the estimated 18 million recreational boats in this country could be subjected to sweeping new regulations and permit requirements intended for commercial ships with ballast water tanks, preventing boaters from enjoying this great past time. By supporting S. 2766, and its passage into law, you will enshrine this proven 34-year old exemption for recreational boats, and protect our aquatic resources by allowing the development of best management practices for incidental discharges if needed. Sincerely, Jeff Jassby228-255-3400

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