An interesting proposal
Friday, January 25th, 2008
The New Jersey legislature has considered an interesting proposal that would benefit marinas and the environment.
A bill, if reintroduced, would give marinas a 10-percent tax credit against their state gross incomes if they meet the guidelines of New Jersey’s certified clean marina program. (Read More…)
A Cleaner Act
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007
It looks like Boston Harbor will get much cleaner because federal, state and local officials said they expect to have a no-discharge plan in place by Memorial Day 2008. This means boaters can no longer dump treated head waste into the water. (Read More…)
USPS opposes vessel dicharge permits for recreational boats
Thursday, May 24th, 2007
The United States Power Squadrons issued a position statement opposing a recent federal court ruling in California that could open the door to mandatory discharge permits for all recreational boats nationwide. (Read More…)
No room for apathy
Thursday, May 3rd, 2007
What happened to the days when passionate people stood up and made their voices heard? (Read More…)
Emissions standards for engines?
Tuesday, March 20th, 2007
Soundings Trade Only compiled a story for its April issue on the proposed emissions standards for marine and locomotive engines.
The proposed marine rule, part of the EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign, will require a 90-percent reduction in particulate matter emissions, an 80-percent reduction in nitrogen oxides and additional reductions in hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and air toxics.
The proposal has been drawing mixed reactions among trade groups.
The price of cleaner air in California: unfair competition
Thursday, March 8th, 2007
Starting January 1, 2008, California based marine dealers will be competing for new boat sales against retailers in the other 49 states at a distinct price disadvantage thanks to new inboard engine emission regulations instigated and mandated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). (Read More…)
Take time to deal with environmental issues
Tuesday, February 27th, 2007
You’re running a business in the marine industry and being dragged in many directions every day, watching market trends, managing employees, enhancing current models and launching new products. (Read More…)