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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
March 19, 2008

We need your help now to pass NEW federal legislation in the Senate that would provide a permanent exemption for recreational boats from the upcoming EPA discharge permit requirement. Remember that if we don't get legislation passed, we all need to get EPA permits to operate our boats effective 9/30/08!

We appreciate the time that many of you have already taken to let your Senators or Representatives know your support of S. 2067 or HR 2550 "The Recreational Boating Act of 2007." Now there is a new Senate Bill #2766 "The Clean Boating Act of 2008", which is more politically viable, and our best chance to eliminate the permit requirement before it comes in effect on September 30, 2008.

Please pick up the phone or email today and ask your Senators to sponsor and vote YES for S 2766. Although Congress is on recess this week and next, we need their staff to hear from us so that this bill can move as soon as the Senators are back in Washington.

Remember to contact both of your Senators:

Delaware
Senator Joe Biden (D) (202) 224-5042
Thomas Carper (D) (202) 224-2441

New Jersey
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D) (202) 224-3224
Senator Robert Menendez (D) (202) 224-4744

Thanks for your ongoing help with this issue.

Margaret Podlich
Vice President, Government Affairs
BoatUS
[email protected]
703-461-2878 x8355
 

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thanx
just sent
 

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Just filled it out too, and sent the link to several boating friends. Thanks for making available this quick and convenient means of taking action.
 

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Way to go!!

Hopefully by making it convenient and quick, we can get tons of letters to the senator's e-mail boxes and get it repealed for rec. boaters...in my book its nuts and not like we're taking our boats to china and back and flushing our bilge while in the dock..:rolleyes:
 

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Click, mine is sent too.
They just keep trying to beat us down, Don't they. :mad:
 

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clicked and done......
 

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Look for the zip code finder...

I'd say go to the original page and go to the senator finder using the zip code input box (should be down on the right side of the page), type in your zip and then bring up the page with your senators.

Its really a national matter so if you live in pa, de, nj, md, va or ny or anywhere really it will apply to ALL boaters even though we know it wasn't originally meant for the rec. boater.
 
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