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Clean Water Act: Legislation Concerning Discharges from Recreational Boats

Clean Water Act: Legislation Concerning Discharges from Recreational Boats

Date: September 17, 2008
Creator: Copeland, Claudia
Description: The Environmental Protection Agency is attempting to develop a regulatory response to a 2006 federal court ruling that vacated a long-standing rule that exempts discharges associated with the normal operation of vessels from permit requirements of the Clean Water Act. Concern that this ruling could require millions of recreational boaters to obtain permits has led to the introduction of legislation to exempt these and other types of vessels from water quality regulation. This report discusses background to the issue; bills introduced in response, two of which were passed by Congress on July 22; and draft permits proposed by EPA on June 17.
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Land and Water Conservation Fund: Current Status and Issues

Land and Water Conservation Fund: Current Status and Issues

Date: March 1, 2004
Creator: Zinn, Jeffrey A
Description: None
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Land and Water Conservation Fund: Current Status and Issues

Land and Water Conservation Fund: Current Status and Issues

Date: February 14, 2005
Creator: Zinn, Jeffrey A
Description: This report discusses the current congressional issues which include (1) deciding the amount to appropriate each year to each of the four federal agencies, and to the state grant program; (2) identifying which lands should be acquired; and (3) determining whether the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) funds should be appropriated for additional related purposes.
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Snowmobiles: Environmental Standards and Access to National Parks

Snowmobiles: Environmental Standards and Access to National Parks

Date: July 16, 2004
Creator: McCarthy, James E
Description: None
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Snowmobiles: Environmental Standards and Access to National Parks

Snowmobiles: Environmental Standards and Access to National Parks

Date: December 9, 2004
Creator: McCarthy, James E
Description: None
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Land and Water Conservation Fund: Overview, Funding History, and Current Issues

Land and Water Conservation Fund: Overview, Funding History, and Current Issues

Date: July 10, 2006
Creator: Vincent, Carol Hardy
Description: None
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Should the Federal Government Sponsor a National Lottery?: Some Preliminary Considerations

Should the Federal Government Sponsor a National Lottery?: Some Preliminary Considerations

Date: March 11, 1985
Creator: Shorter, Gary
Description: None
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Recreation on Federal Lands

Recreation on Federal Lands

Date: March 8, 2006
Creator: Calvert, Kori & Vincent, Carol Hardy
Description: None
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Outdoor Recreation: Is a New Commission Needed?

Outdoor Recreation: Is a New Commission Needed?

Date: November 29, 1983
Creator: Siehl, George
Description: None
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Land and Water Conservation Fund: Current Status and Issues

Land and Water Conservation Fund: Current Status and Issues

Date: June 10, 2005
Creator: Zinn, Jeffrey A
Description: None
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Greece: Threat of Terrorism and Security at the Olympics

Greece: Threat of Terrorism and Security at the Olympics

Date: April 30, 2004
Creator: Migdalovitz, Carol
Description: None
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Snowmobiles: Environmental Standards and Access to National Parks

Snowmobiles: Environmental Standards and Access to National Parks

Date: September 30, 2002
Creator: McCarthy, James E
Description: None
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The National Trails System: An Overview

The National Trails System: An Overview

Date: December 11, 1998
Creator: Johnson, Sandra L
Description: None
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Land and Water Conservation Fund: Current Status and Issues

Land and Water Conservation Fund: Current Status and Issues

Date: January 28, 2002
Creator: Zinn, Jeffrey A
Description: None
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Land and Water Conservation Fund: Current Status and Issues

Land and Water Conservation Fund: Current Status and Issues

Date: March 16, 2001
Creator: Zinn, Jeffrey A
Description: None
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