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WATER POLLUTION: Lawmakers strike deal on ballast bill

Nov 13, 2018 - Environment & Energy Daily

Democrats and Republicans have struck a deal on a ballast water provision that unexpectedly stalled a Senate Coast Guard reauthorization bill this spring. Under the agreement, EPA would establish standards for discharges of ballast waters, but the Coast Guard would be responsible for monitoring and enforcing the standards. The deal would give regions more control over such discharges, allowing states to establish no-discharge zones in areas that require additional protection.

It would cre...