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The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) is requesting that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) designate the marine inland waters of Puget Sound, and waters of Lake Washington, Lake Union the Lake Union Ship Canal and connecting water bodies a No Discharge Zone (NDZ) pursuant to CWA Section 312(f)(3). In a NDZ the discharge of sewage (also known as blackwater) from vessels is prohibited. The NDZ does not apply to other vessel discharges such as graywater, bilge, or ballast discharges unless they are combined with sewage prior to discharge. This report addresses the seven elements required to designate a NDZ under CWA Section 312 (f)(3).
On February 26, 2014, the SYC Board of Trustees voted to oppose the no discharge zone petition by the Washington State Department of Ecology. That DOE draft is currently in a 60-day public comment period ending April 21. It is long, but can be viewed at the Publication Summary.
The SYC opposition statement can be downloaded from SYC Response.
More background information will be available on our website in the next few days.
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Junior Program Report 6:30
Race Team 7:00
Monthly winter season Men's luncheon
March 13: Dick Blumenthal, Who's Henry?: How Henry Island Got Its Name and Other Stories Behind the Names and Places of the Salish Sea. Kim Lorenz, Emcee
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