Text: H.R.2550 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/24/2007)


110th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2550

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act relating to recreational vessels.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 24, 2007

Mr. Taylor (for himself and Mrs. Miller of Michigan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act relating to recreational vessels.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Recreational Boating Act of 2007 ”.

SEC. 2. Definitions.

(a) Pollutant.—Section 502(6) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1362(6)) is amended—

(1) by striking “or (B)” and inserting “(B)”; and

(2) by inserting before the period at the end the following: “; or (C) any deck runoff from a recreational vessel, any engine cooling water, gray water, bilge water effluent from properly functioning recreational marine engines, laundry, shower, and galley sink wastes from a recreational vessel, or any other discharge incidental to the normal operation of a recreational vessel; except that this subparagraph does not apply to rubbish, trash, garbage, or other such materials discharged overboard by a recreational vessel”.

(b) Recreational vessel.—Such section is further amended by adding at the end the following:

“(25) ‘recreational vessel’ means a vessel—

“(A) manufactured for operation, or operated, primarily for recreational purposes; or

“(B) leased, rented, or chartered to an individual for recreational purposes.”.