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HB 80 - Amends Cruise Ship Wastewater Discharge Permits - Key Vote

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Bert Stedman voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Amends Cruise Ship Wastewater Discharge Permits

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (15-5) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Cruise Ship Wastewater Discharge Permits

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the regulation of wastewater discharge from cruise ships in Alaskan waters, effective immediately.

Highlights:
  • Requires a commercial passenger vessel to meet all state and federal regulations of the disposal of wastewater, whereas existing law requires a commercial passenger vessel to meet all state and federal regulations and Alaska water quality standards at the point of discharge (Sec. 1).
  • Increases the time from 3 years to 5 years that the Department of Environmental Conservation is authorized to grant wastewater discharge permits for cruise ships with alternative plans for pollution control (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes the Department of Environmental Conservation to grant a permit for the disposal of wastewater in mixing zones to a commercial passenger vessel if the vessel meets all state and federal wastewater discharge regulations or the vessel provides an approved alternative plan for pollution control (Sec. 3).
  • Authorizes the Department of Environmental Conservation to extend the expiration date of wastewater disposal permits to December 15, 2015 (Sec. 4).
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (14-6) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Cruise Ship Wastewater Discharge Permits

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the regulation of wastewater discharge from cruise ships in Alaskan waters, effective immediately.

Highlights:
  • Requires a commercial passenger vessel to meet all state and federal regulations of the disposal of wastewater, whereas existing law requires a commercial passenger vessel to meet all state and federal regulations and Alaska water quality standards at the point of discharge (Sec. 1).
  • Increases the time from 3 years to 5 years that the Department of Environmental Conservation is authorized to grant wastewater discharge permits for cruise ships with alternative plans for pollution control (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes the Department of Environmental Conservation to grant a permit for the disposal of wastewater in mixing zones to a commercial passenger vessel if the vessel meets all state and federal wastewater discharge regulations or the vessel provides an approved alternative plan for pollution control (Sec. 3).
  • Authorizes the Department of Environmental Conservation to extend the expiration date of wastewater disposal permits to December 15, 2015 (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (27-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Cruise Ship Wastewater Discharge Permits

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the regulation of wastewater discharge from cruise ships in Alaskan waters, effective immediately.

Highlights:
  • Requires a commercial passenger vessel to meet all state and federal regulations of the disposal of wastewater, whereas existing law requires a commercial passenger vessel to meet all state and federal regulations and Alaska water quality standards at the point of discharge (Sec. 1).
  • Increases the time from 3 years to 5 years that the Department of Environmental Conservation is authorized to grant wastewater discharge permits for cruise ships with alternative plans for pollution control (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes the Department of Environmental Conservation to grant a permit for the disposal of wastewater in mixing zones to a commercial passenger vessel if the vessel meets all state and federal wastewater discharge regulations or the vessel provides an approved alternative plan for pollution control (Sec. 3).
  • Authorizes the Department of Environmental Conservation to extend the expiration date of wastewater disposal permits to December 15, 2015 (Sec. 4).
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (27-9) -

Title: Amends Cruise Ship Wastewater Discharge Permits

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amends Cruise Ship Wastewater Discharge Permits

Note:

NOTE: THIS BILL WAS SPONSORED BY A COMMITTEE AT THE REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR

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