Join Date: May 2005
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Like all things great and small like this, we (the voted in legislature) vote to ban a product that will take time to remove and get rid of now, so manufactures have the ability to start to make a product that meets spec. You see this in the auto biz with smog regs, or ANY fuel type motor for that matter, the lawn mowers. blowers etc I use for my landscape biz have to meet a noise a pollution spec. I could find other examples too.
There was a non profit that "letter bombed" a few yards a number of years back due to NOT following some government regulated discharge, BUT, the government regulating agency did not know how, or have a "HOW" one is to follow the spec, and were working with industry reps to work thru the issues so it would work, and be cost effective. BUT< the "puget sound protection alliance or some such non profit, decided to take matters into there own hands, and letter bombed some yards, ie sued them from the Dept of ecology stanpoint, of they were not doing what they were supposed to do. Reality is, the non profit took more heat than the yards did. In the mean time, I am sure this bill was put forth in our legislature to deal with keeping this non profit from letter bombing the yards and equal again.
We already can not legally scrub the bottom of boats with ablative paint in water, we can with hard paint. We do seem to have some more onerous rules than other areas of the world if you will.
I am not going to say I agree or disagree, but will live with the rule.
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!