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"No Discharge Zones" in New England Waters

Map of No Discharge Zones in New England

2014 No Discharge Zones in New England (PDF) (6 pp, 3.2 MB, about PDF)
This map should not be used as a navigation aid.

A "No Discharge Zone" is a designated body of water that prohibits the discharge of treated and untreated boat sewage. Federal Law prohibits the discharge of untreated sewage from vessels within all navigable waters of the U. S., which include territorial seas within three miles of shore. To check for "No Discharge Zones" in New England waters, choose a state below.

A Boaters Guide to "No Discharge Zones" in New England (PDF) (1 pg, 1.3 MB, about PDF)

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New Hampshire | Rhode Island | Vermont

Requirements and Regulations   Contacts:
Boats with Type I and Type II Marine Sanitation Devices may discharge treated effluent in coastal waters UNLESS they are in a "No Discharge Zone"... more »   For more information on "No Discharge Zones" contact:
Ann Rodney (rodney.ann@epa.gov or 617-918-1538)

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