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April 25, 2011
EPA Proposes a no discharge zone for Long Island Sound

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to designate the waters of Long Island Sound as a no discharge zone. This will prohibit the discharge of treated waste from Type I and II marine sanitation devices. The discharge of treated waste is already prohibited under the Clean Water Act.

For additional information and to see this proposal:

Comments can be made to the EPA on this proposal until May 11, 2011.

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