Schumer hopes to sink new boat rule

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Speaking at Certified Marine Service on the Rondout Creek, Schumer said the measure would force over 24,000 recreational boaters in Ulster, Sullivan, Orange and surrounding counties’ to obtain the same permits as massive oil tankers and freight ships or face fines of up to $32,000 per day.

A 2006 decision by the U.S. District Court for Northern California ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency should be accountable for regulating the discharge of ballast water from large commercial ships and tankers, Schumer said. However, the EPA is now set to implement the rule to cover small family-owned boaters as well, forcing them to obtain the same costly permits as large commercial ships despite the minimal amount of pollution their boats give off. The rule is set to kick-in on Sept. 30 of this year.

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U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer

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