H.R.2550 - Recreational Boating Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Taylor, Gene [D-MS-4] (Introduced 05/24/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||05/25/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.|
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Summary: H.R.2550 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/24/2007)
Recreational Boating Act of 2007 - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (popularly known as the Clean Water Act) to redefine the term "pollutant" to exclude any deck runoff from a recreational vessel, any engine cooling water, gray water, bilge water effluent from properly functioning recreational marine engine, laundry, shower, and galley sink wastes from a recreational vessel, or any other discharge incidental to the normal operation of a recreational vessel. Declares that such exclusion does not apply to rubbish, trash, garbage, or any other such materials discharged overboard by a recreational vessel.
Defines "recreational vessel" to mean a vessel that is: (1) manufactured for operation, or operated primarily for recreational purposes; or (2) leased, rented, or chartered to an individual for recreational purposes.