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Old 04-08-2014, 11:44 PM   #1
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Need Help with NDZ in Puget Sound WA

RBAW is requesting your help...

The Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) has developed a draft petition to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to designate Puget Sound a No Discharge Zone (NDZ). If approved by the EPA, the effect would be to eliminate the use of Type 1 & 2 Marine Sanitation Devices (MSDs). In addition, marine law enforcement would have new authority to stop, board, and inspect your boat for compliance.

Boaters want clean water. After careful consideration of the petition, RBAW's Board has decided to oppose the petition. Dumping untreated sewage is already illegal and enforced by the Coast Guard.

DOE's petition is lacking in science to document recreational boaters as anything more than a minuscule part of a much larger problem. The DOE petition also would stop technology advances in Type 1 & 2 MSD development. A NDZ is a misguided solution to water quality issues in Puget Sound.

RBAW encourages you to review the petition, here is a link: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/nonpoint/CleanBoating/nodischargezone.html

DOE is accepting comments on the draft NDZ petition until April 21. We urge recreational boaters to comment. We have attached a sample email.
Please change or add your own views and comments to the sample email as you wish.

Sending emails to DOE will take just a moment of your time.

Thank you,
Steve Greaves
RBAW President

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Old 04-08-2014, 11:49 PM   #2
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:00 AM   #3
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Opps, Sorry.

Welcome to RBAW! Recreational Boating Association of Washington -Voice of Northwest Boating
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RBAW is requesting your help...

The Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) has developed a draft petition to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to designate Puget Sound a No Discharge Zone (NDZ). If approved by the EPA, the effect would be to eliminate the use of Type 1 & 2 Marine Sanitation Devices (MSDs). In addition, marine law enforcement would have new authority to stop, board, and inspect your boat for compliance.

Boaters want clean water. After careful consideration of the petition, RBAW's Board has decided to oppose the petition. Dumping untreated sewage is already illegal and enforced by the Coast Guard.

DOE's petition is lacking in science to document recreational boaters as anything more than a minuscule part of a much larger problem. The DOE petition also would stop technology advances in Type 1 & 2 MSD development. A NDZ is a misguided solution to water quality issues in Puget Sound.

RBAW encourages you to review the petition, here is a link: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/nonpoint/CleanBoating/nodischargezone.html

DOE is accepting comments on the draft NDZ petition until April 21. We urge recreational boaters to comment. We have attached a sample email.
Please change or add your own views and comments to the sample email as you wish.

Sending emails to DOE will take just a moment of your time.

Thank you,
Steve Greaves
RBAW President

Click the link below to log in and send your message:
https://www.votervoice.net/link/target/rbaw/4W3ibbQEf.aspx
and you wonder why some idiots think the sun revolves around the earth?

We are becoming a country of NO science based decisions.

This would not change the number of boaters who don't use a holding tank, yes, they are out there and we probably all know at least one, but this will eliminate any incentive they would have to get a type I or II sanitation device.


politicians at their best.

See my rant on the Rule of the Desk on my blog. I'm disgusted.
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