Changes in Regulatory Framework to Boating: Environmental Issues

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Changes in Regulatory Framework to Boating: Environmental Issues

  1. 1. Changes in the Regulatory Framework for Boating: Environmental Issues
  2. 2. Ais forAnchoringRestrictions
  3. 3. B is for Bulkheads
  4. 4. C is for Copper
  5. 5. Dredging
  6. 6. Engines
  7. 7. Fish and the Freedom to Fish
  8. 8. Gasoline and fuel
  9. 9. Homes & waterfrontdevelopment
  10. 10. Inspections of boat equipment
  11. 11. Jetskis
  12. 12. Kayaks and canoes
  13. 13. Land access to the water
  14. 14. Marina development
  15. 15. Nonpoint source pollution
  16. 16. Oil
  17. 17. Poop – Pumpout – and NDAs
  18. 18. Quality, Water
  19. 19. Reserves/ Marine ProtectedAreas/ Sanctuaries
  20. 20. Storage
  21. 21. Trichechus manatus
  22. 22. Underwear
  23. 23. Underwater grasses
  24. 24. Viable home docks?
  25. 25. WindFarms
  26. 26. Xtra new discoveries ? ? What ? else ? ? ?
  27. 27. Your Neighborhood ?
  28. 28. Zebra mussels1988 1993 2003
  29. 29. erosion Fish kills Healthy resources Cca pilings g Public access anin t cle Boa 2 stroke vs 4 stroke Wat private docks Launch ramps er qu ality Oily bilge water Fishing Sewage treatment plants Offshore dumping NPS fuel spills wetlands Marine protected areas bulkheads PWC TBT permits Al NDA’s ienBest management plans sp marinas ec Anchoring restrictions ies Pumpout Mooring fields Derelict fishing gear storage nutrients Sewage Clean marinas copper dredging Engine emissions co garbageUser conflicts ral Underwater grasses ion s Waterfront development In spect t b ita Oil spills Not in my backyard ha
  30. 30. Questions: Can the boating community afford to let others determine our role in the future of our coasts? Are you involved with proactive environmental efforts to support boating? Are you and your agency ready to be more involved with a wide variety of issues? What partnership opportunities exist to insure the future of boating in your area?
  31. 31. Questions: Do we need more regulations in this arena? Do the regulations we have work or not work and what do we need to do about them? In the future, will it be easier to close areas to boating than to control behaviors in those areas? What do we stand to lose?
  32. 32. Margaret Podlich Director of Environmental ProgramsBoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety & Clean Water Email: mpodlich@boatus.com

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