NMMA submitted formal comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the Agency’s request for specific air and radiation actions that should be revisited. The majority of NMMA’s comments focused on recreational marine engines and the many redundant oversight programs implemented over the years that are now burdensome, unnecessary and wasteful in terms of both cost and resources.
NMMA recognizes that as a whole, EPA air emission programs provide a significant benefit to ensuring a clean environment that boaters demand. Without a clean environment, fishing, swimming and all forms of water related recreation would not be enjoyable or healthy. The EPA’s request stemmed from President Trump’s Executive Order in February that directed federal agencies to review existing regulations and identify ones for repeal, replacement, or modifications.