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EPA MAKES AVAILABLE PRELIMINARY INFORMATION ON WATER POLLUTION FROM CRUISE SHIPS
Release Date: 08/31/2000
FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2000
EPA MAKES AVAILABLE PRELIMINARY INFORMATION
ON WATER POLLUTION FROM CRUISE SHIPS
EPA is making available a discussion paper with preliminary information on waste management practices on cruise ships. The paper highlights waste streams associated with most cruise ships, identifies existing domestic and international authorities available to regulate water pollution from cruise ships and provides some preliminary recommendations for addressing water pollution from cruise ships. The paper is part of an agency information gathering exercise to assess impacts from cruise ship discharges and will be used to stimulate discussion at three public meetings scheduled in September. The meetings will be held in Miami, Los Angeles and Juneau. The cruise ship “white paper,” is available at EPA’s Office of Water web site:
http://www.epa.gov , click on “What’s New,” scroll down to Aug. 23.