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Congress Extends Discharge Moratorium for Fishing Fleet

On December 10, Congress passed the Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014.  The bill includes a provision extending the moratorium protecting commercial fisherman from the vessel discharge reporting requirements under the Clean Water Act for an additional 3 years.  The current moratorium was set to expire on December 18, 2014.  The President is expected to sign the bill.

December 17, 2014