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Research and Technical Reports

1993

Water Resource Management

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Development Of "No Discharge" Zones In Virginia Tidal Waters Phase I, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Mar 1993

Development Of "No Discharge" Zones In Virginia Tidal Waters Phase I, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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he Commonwealth of Virginia currently has no regulations in effect to restrict the discharge of waste from vessels in state waters. This poses concern as Virginia continues its efforts to improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. The degradation of critical environmental habitat is accelerated by the introduction of waste, which in turn threatens the ecological, aesthetic, and commercial values of Virginia's waters. The purpose of this project is two-fold. First a comprehensive review of regulatory statutes in states enforcing "no discharge" zones (NDZ) was conducted. This product is delivered as a separate document. Second, a large-scale inventory of environmentally …