There are many, many No Discharge Zones throught the U.S., both in freshwater and saltwater bodies:While NDZs in lakes, marinas and harbors are fairly common, the only saltwater NDZs I know of are Narragansett Bay and Santa Catalina Island.
it's worse than that. I remember reading about the CG cutter Osprey Got the nickname of "dirty bird" while stationed there because it was always dirty due to the fact that no soap can contact the water in Washington.I thought discharging here int he sound was already illegal! Heck, one can not even clean a bottom with ablative paint legally, with out a potential 10K fine!
I have been living with this idiocy since California made it illegal to liveaboard a boat in 1968 or 9, saying we were responsible for all the pollution in SF Bay. Meanwhile, all the farms and factories upriver were dumping really toxic chemicals and pesticides, like DDT, into the rivers of the central valley, which drain directly into the Bay.I find it odd that that's what they are focusing on when there are 10's of thousands of diesel engine pumping raw fuel into the water through their exhaust every day. Typical governmental morons wasting our money!
Never happened....California made it illegal to liveaboard a boat in 1968 or 9, saying we were responsible for all the pollution in SF Bay.
Bwahahahaha! Right.I want a bottom paint that actually works; not on there for looks and to make the bottom cleaning guys, now in every marina in the US, rich.
Not one element of this statement is even remotely true.California actually tried to prohibit bottom paint on commercial vessels entering their ports, but had to relent because the ship owners threatened to boycott the state, putting hundreds of thousands out of work and disrupting international trade with Cal. So now they are trying to do the same to the yachting community.
Oh, my, oh my. The bottom cleaner; highly skilled and well educated, I'm sure.Never happened.
Not one element of this statement is even remotely true.
It's really a tea bagger conspiracy against the rich left wing yachties who want to poop for free. Now everybody who believes in the freedom of pooping will be carrying a glock.TDW will buy everyone a round if you stick to the original intent of this thread and not turn it into a political bicker-fest.
I'm mostly sure.
I wouldn't hold my breath. As evidenced by the lengthy PM conversation this guy and I have been having, he's long on insults and heresay and real short on facts and proof.Post the research. Bold statements beg proof.
As with any waterway within the 3-mile limit, currently you cannot discharge untreated waste into Puget Sound. If an NDZ is established, you would not be able to discharge any waste, untreated or not, into Puget Sound.I thought all of Puget Sound already met requirements for a no-dump zone.