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President Bush signs NPDES moratorium bill

The White House issued a news release stating that President Bush signed into law S. 3298, which provides a two-year moratorium from the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirement for certain vessels and directs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the impacts of discharges incidental to the normal operation of vessels. (7/31/08).