Senator Durbin (D-IL) and Representative Eshoo (D-CA) introduced companion bills (S. 1820 and H.R. 3888 respectively) to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to establish national standards for discharges from cruise vessels. (10/21/09). Note: Official text of these bills is not yet available, but basically they would require, if enacted into law, cruise ships nationwide to comply with requirements now applicable to cruise ships operating in certain waters of Alaska.
(Source: Bryant’ Maritime News)