This Ordinance summarizes the several North Carolina State
Laws which prohibit "Illegal Discharge" or depositing
or discharging litter, directly or indirectly, which includes
any form of "waste" disposal from boats. "Waste"
means and includes sewage, industrial waste, other waste
or toxic waste. "Illegal Discharge" is to "place,
throw, deposit, or discharge or caused to be placed, thrown,
deposited or discharged on the waters of this State or into
the inland lake water of the State, any litter, raw sewage,
bottles, cans, papers, or other liquid or solid matter which
renders the water unsightly, noxious, or otherwise unwholesome
so as to be detrimental to the public health or welfare
or to the enjoyment and safety of the water for recreationalpurposes".
In addition boats with holding tanks, are required to "seal"
shut overboard discharge lines and all Boat Dealers will
be required to "seal" shut discharge lines for
boats with holding tanks. Also, all Public and Private Marinas
are required to make part of their applicable rules and
regulations and covenants that all boats which permanently
occupy their Marinas and have holding tanks to permanently
seal their overboard discharge lines.
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