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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

NY Proposes to Ban Boat Sewage Dumping in Jamaica Bay

 A whole new meaning to the term "poop deck"

This is something that you'd think was taken care of years ago, but under the category of it's better late than never, New York has proposed banning the dumping of boat sewage in Jamaica Bay.  Fortunately the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agrees with this idea.

The EPA is looking for public comment on this proposal and invites you contribute by email, fax or snail mail to Moses Chang at chang.moses@epa.gov, Fax: (212) 637-3891. Mailing address: Moses Chang, U.S. EPA Region 2, 290 Broadway, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10007-1866.  Upon a final affirmative determination from EPA, New York State may proceed to ban the discharge of boat sewage into Jamaica Bay and its tributaries.

You can read tye EPA's press release in its entirety at:  

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