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Draft Petition to Designate the Waters of Puget Sound as a No Discharge Zone

DRAFT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT Comment on this draft
Publication number Date Published
14-10-008February 2014
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Note: See below for cover letter to EPA requesting review of the Draft NDZ petition

Cover letter to EPA requesting their review of the draft NDZ petition
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Author(s) Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Description 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).
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Keywords Puget Sound, cruise ship
WEB PAGE No Discharge Zone

Response to Comments: 2014 Draft Petition to Designate the Waters of Puget Sound as a No Discharge Zone

Puget Sound No Discharge Zone for Vessel Sewage

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