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NOAA Plans To Halt Dumping in Sanctuary

WASHINGTON (CN) - Boaters in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary will no longer be allowed to discharge sewage while motoring through the sanctuary, if a proposed National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration regulation is adopted as written.

The NOAA action would work with an earlier action by the Environmental Protection Agency creating a no discharge zone for the state waters of the sanctuary.

The regulation would require recreational boaters to lock and secure portable and installed marine toilets when they enter the boundaries of the sanctuary.

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