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§ 8-742. Removal and treatment of sewage from recreational vessels

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural Resources

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Natural Resources
Title 8. Waters (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. State Boat Act (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-742
§ 8-742. Removal and treatment of sewage from recreational vessels
Survey of pumpout stations, waste reception facilities, and recreational vessels
(a) Based on criteria including the protection of natural resources, health, and the environment, on or before April 15, 2000, the Department shall:
(1) Conduct and complete, in accordance with the Federal Water Pollution Control Amendments Act of 1972 (33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.) and the Clean Vessel Act of 1992 (P.L. 102-587), a survey of:
(i) The number, location, and utilization of operational pumpout stations and waste reception facilities at public and private marinas, mooring areas, docks, and other boating access facilities in the State; and
(ii) The number of recreational vessels operating in the waters of the State including transient vessels equipped with Type I, Type II, or Type III marine sanitation devices or portable toilets, and the areas of the waters of the State in which those vessels congregate including areas of overnight anchoring and mooring; and
(2) Identify waters of the State that support living resources that are sensitive to the discharge of sewage from boats, ships, and other vessels, using criteria established under the Federal Water Pollution Control Amendments Act of 1972 and 40 C.F.R. § 140.4.
Facilities for safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage
(b) On or before April 15, 2001, the Department shall take steps to ensure that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels, as determined under the Federal Water Pollution Control Amendments Act of 1972, are reasonably available for the sensitive areas identified under subsection (a)(2) of this section.
Coordination with Department of the Environment
(c)(1) The Department shall consult with the Department of the Environment in complying with subsections (a)(2) and (b) of this section.
(2) The Department shall make recommendations, if appropriate, to the Department of the Environment on any suggested changes to existing water quality standards.

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Added by Acts 1999, c. 574, § 1, eff. June 1, 1999; Acts 1999, c. 575, § 1, eff. June 1, 1999.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-742, MD NAT RES § 8-742
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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