The Environmental Protection Agency is an independent agency of the U.S. government that coordinates programs that aim to reduce pollution and protect the environment.

Lawsuit prompts EPA to question boatbuilders on emissions

An environmental group threatened to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to review emissions standards put into place in 2001 — a move that has the EPA asking boatbuilders questions that could prompt further regulation in the boatbuilding industry.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce decries cost of EPA mandates

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s new report, “The Growing Burden of Unfunded EPA Mandates on the States,” says states are forced to implement more and more federal environmental programs with progressively less money from federal sources.

EPA seeks comment on antifouling paint test method

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released what the National Marine Manufacturers Association said is an important testing method that could benefit boaters and marinas faced with strict regulation of copper-based antifouling paint.

EPA delays ban on HFC blowing agents

The Environmental Protection Agency agreed to delay a ban on HFC-134a — a blowing agent utilized in the application of marine flotation foam — from 2017 to 2020.

A marina employee performs storm water runoff testing in response to a reminder issued by software developed by environmental consultant Ted Sailer

Keeping pace with the EPA

Time-strapped marina executives have lots of software choices to help them manage their operations. Staying compliant with ever-expanding environmental regulations is a whole different challenge.


Foam Supplies expands in anticipation of EPA mandate

Foam Supplies Inc. said it is adding more than 50,000 square feet of ecomate production and warehousing capacity because of increased customer demand for ecomate foam blowing agent and in preparation for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s pending phase-outs of HFC blowing agents.

EPA agrees to ethanol mandate deadines

The Environmental Protection Agency recently settled an oil industry lawsuit and agreed to set the ethanol blending mandates for this year and last year by Nov. 30.

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