Waste Discharge Program. For statute, rules, and supplementary materials, see the Waste Discharge Page.
38 MRSA 413 et. seq.
38 MRSA 417. Certain deposits and discharges prohibited.
38 MRSA 543. Pollution and corruption of waters and lands of the State prohibited
38 MRSA 552-A. Detention of vessels
CWA § 312 (go here, begins on page 68 and goes through page 78) (off-site).
33 CFR 159. Marine Sanitation Devices -- U.S. Coast Guard (off-site).
40 CFR 122.3. Exclusions (off-site).
40 CFR § 140. Marine Sanitation Device Standard (off-site).
Title XIV -- Certain Alaskan Cruise Ship Operations (off-site). Public Law 106-554-- Appendix D, 11 STAT. 2763A-315. See pages 317 - 325. (off-site)
MARPOL, Annex IV submitted to U.S. Senate (May, 2003).
Vessel Discharges (EPA web page)(off-site).
Deisel boats and ships (air emission standards) (EPA web page)(off-site).
Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Ballast Management Program for U.S. Waters. June 2003; U.S. Coast Guard
MARPOL, Annex IV (Sewage) (MARPOL text no longer available on-line)
Assessment of Cruise Ship and Ferry Wastewater Impacts in Alaska (Alaska Dept. of Environmental Conservation, 1/27/04).
Report to the Legislature -- Regulation of Large Passenger Vessels in California (99 pages) (August 2003). Attachment. (212 pages) In the Attachment:
See beginning on page 35 for a copy of Hawaii's Memorandum of Understanding
- See beginning on page 115 for a copy of Florida's Memorandum of Understanding
Alaska -- Cruise ship waste disposal and management (web page from Alaska Dept. of Environmenal Conservation (off-site).
A Shifting Tide -- Environmental Challenges and Cruise Industry Responses (Center for Environmental Leadership in Business)(off-site).
Cruise Control -- A Report on How Cruise Ships Affect the Marine Environment (the Ocean Conservancy) (off-site).
Cruising -- Out of Control: The Cruise Industry, The Environment, Workers, and the Maritimes (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) (3/03)(off-site).
Global Strategy for Addressing the Problem of Invasive Alient Species (draft 2002) (off-site).
Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel (off-site)