Protecting our environment is important. Through improvements in engineering and manufacturing standards, the recreational boating industry continues to lead the way in green initiatives. Working with the agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resource Board, NMMA represents the interests of marine manufacturing to ensure that the proposed standards can be implemented without negatively affecting business while also promoting emissions improvements.
In addition, NMMA is on the cutting edge of alternative biofuel testing as a substitute to ethanol. For the past three years NMMA, in conjunction with our members, has conducted evaluations on isobutanol, a viable substitute for ethanol, as a response to the Renewable Fuel Standard. The documents stored below reflect the results of that testing as well as many other standards, emissions and compliance issues.
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NMMA request for diurnal extension
[126.97 Kb] NMMA letter to Richard Corey CARB Executive Officer requesting and extension for diurnal only.
Letter from CARB granting a limited one year diurnal extension
NMMA Comments: Draft final regulatory order Evaporative Emission Requirements for Spark-Ignition Marine Watercraft with Gasoline Fueled Engines
[59.58 Kb] June 2014
CARB contact sheet
[30.28 Kb] Boat builders who plan to sell into California need to complete this form.
EPA Manufacturers Code Instruction
[2797.31 Kb] These are the instructions for boat builders to acquire a Manufacturers Code from EPA as required by the CARB Evaporative Emission Regulation
New York Assembly Bill 9619-B Aquatic Invasive Species
[90.27 Kb] Assembly Bill 9619-B, sponsored by Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton and Senator Tom O’Mara, would require the state Department of Environmental Conservation to develop rules and regulations for boaters to take precautions to prevent the spread of AIS, such as removing all visible plants and animals from, or washing, draining and drying both motorized and non-motorized watercraft and related gear when entering and leaving a launch site. Additionally, the legislation would impose a civil penalty on individuals found guilty of violating the provisions set forth in this legislation, provided, however, that for any first violation in lieu of a penalty there shall be issued a written warning by the Department, and there shall also be issued educational materials at the discretion of the Department.
NMMA Position Paper on AIS
Boating & Angling Coalition Letter to USACE re Brandon Road TSP_08.03.2018
Boating Fishing Coalition Brand Roads Letter Jan 2019
May 1 Residual Risk letter to boat builders
[33.93 Kb] This letter was the first letter sent to boat builders explaining the EPA Residual Risk regulation
EPA Draft BoatbuilderResidual Risk Survey
[339.08 Kb] This is the draft survey that EPA will use to collect information from select boat manufacturers