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Short Titles as Introduced

Great Lakes Water Protection Act of 2003

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 to direct the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to issue a regulation prohibiting a vessel with a ballast water tank from entering the Great Lakes if more than 5 percent of the capacity of the tank contains ballast water.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
09/17/2003Introduced in House

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Date
09/18/2003Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
09/17/2003Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/17/2003Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Transportation and Infrastructure09/17/2003 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment09/18/2003 Referred to

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Introduced in House (09/17/2003)

Great Lakes Water Protection Act of 2003 - Amends the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 to direct the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to issue, within 30 days after enactment of this Act, a regulation that prohibits any vessel with a ballast water tank from entering the Great Lakes if more than five percent of the capacity of the tank contains ballast water.

Requires the master of such a vessel to certify compliance with such prohibition to the Secretary or the Secretary's designee before the vessel's departure from the first lock in the St. Lawrence Seaway.