BoatUS Government Affairs
Since its founding in 1966, BoatUS has been the voice of recreational boat owners on Capitol Hill and before the federal agencies in Washington. With the strength of over half a million members behind us, our mission has been to fight unfair federal taxes, fees and regulations that single out boat owners and to work with state agencies to promote boating laws that make sense.
- The Chicago City Council is considering an ordinance which would mandate that many gas stations in Chicago distribute E15 gasoline at their pumps. This ordinance increases the chance for dangerous misfueling and puts the ethanol industry before consumer safety. Stay tuned for updates.
- Rail service has been proposed to run between Miami and the Orlando. The Coast Guard is conducting a navigational survey of the waterways that could be affected by this new service.
- Proposed in 2013, the U.S. Coast Guard has finalized its plans to charge $26 per year for the renewal of certificates of documentation. Change goes into effect November 10th, 2014. Read BoatUS comments on original proposal
Congress is looking at the nation’s use of ethanol in our fuel and BoatUS Government Affairs is keeping a close watch. Read More
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