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John Lipman

Bay states get federal funds to build pump-outs

The timing of the Maryland legislation requiring pump-outs, sponsored by Sens. Gerald W. Winegrad and Bernie Fowler, was beneficial for financial as well as ecological reasons. The state was recently granted nearly $1.5 million by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for pump-out facilities under the Clean Vessel Act of 1992. Maryland's 1994 allocation was 12 percent of the national...

Law will triple Maryland boat pump-outs by 1997

MANY boaters on the Bay will soon be required to pump more than just gasoline.

Legislation approved by the Maryland General Assembly will require all marinas with more than 50 slips, as well as all new or expanding marinas with 10 slips or more, to install sewage pump-out facilities. In addition, the 12,000 boats equipped with holding tanks that are registered in Maryland waters...

About John Lipman

John A. Lipman is Maryland Director for the Chesapeake Bay Commission, and was active in crafting the new pump-out laws.


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