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Comment Period

Proposed Amendments

Cruise Ship MOU

Feb. 17, 2021 - March 19, 2021, 12 a.m.

We are accepting comments on the proposed amendments potential additions to the Cruise Ship Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). 

Every three years, the MOU parties consider public amendment proposals to update the MOU. We accepted ammendment proposals until Dec. 18, 2020. Then, the MOU parties reviewed the amendments and verified they met the requirements for public comment. 

You can find the full language of the proposed amendments on our webpage

We signed a voluntary agreement with cruise ship companies to help prevent wastewater discharge into state waters, called a memorandum of understanding (MOU). This agreement allows us to inspect the treatment systems and requires cruise lines to monitor their wastewater.

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Evan Dobrowski
3190 160th Ave. SE
Bellvue, WA 98008
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Evan Dobrowski
Stormwater and Maritime Compliance Specialist

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