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S. 2094 - Vessel Incidental Discharge Act

Transportation and public works. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to provide for the establishment of nationally uniform and environmentally sound standards governing discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
Amendments:
4 proposed amendments. View amendments 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Vessel Incidental Discharge Act

S. 2094 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
A bill to provide for the establishment of nationally uniform and environmentally sound standards governing discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to provide for the establishment of nationally uniform and environmentally sound standards governing discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel.
Other Titles
  • Vessel Incidental Discharge Act
  • Vessel Incidental Discharge Act
  • Vessel Incidental Discharge Act
Sponsor
Mark Begich
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Transportation and public works
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Aquatic ecology
  • Coast guard
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Environmental regulatory procedures
  • Environmental technology
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Marine and inland water transportation
  • Marine pollution
  • Technology assessment
  • Water quality
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Major Actions
Introduced3/06/2014
Referred to Committee
Amendments (4 proposed)
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/06/2014
3/06/2014Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
3/06/2014Introduced in Senate
7/21/2014Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
7/21/2014Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
7/21/2014Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
7/21/2014
7/21/2014Senate amendment submitted
7/21/2014
7/21/2014Senate amendment submitted
7/21/2014
7/21/2014Senate amendment submitted
Put on a legislative calendar7/23/2014Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
9/18/2014Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
9/18/2014
9/18/2014Senate amendment submitted
12/08/2014Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar12/08/2014Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 620.
12/10/2014By Senator Rockefeller from Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation filed written report. Report No. 113-304.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
S. Amdt. 3570Wicker, Roger [R-MS]July 21, 2014Offered on July 20, 2014.

To provide a more reasonable period for ballast water treatment equipment to be tested after the testing protocols are issued.

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S. Amdt. 3571Wicker, Roger [R-MS]July 21, 2014Offered on July 20, 2014.

To modify the revised ballast water performance standard.

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S. Amdt. 3572Wicker, Roger [R-MS]July 21, 2014Offered on July 20, 2014.

To make the ballast water discharge performance standard more consistent with certain other definitions.

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S. Amdt. 3903Rubio, Marco [R-FL]September 18, 2014Offered on September 17, 2014.

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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$470,329
$1,932,468
$3,587,043
$313,773
$1,237,770
$1,024,585
$537,649
$42,275
$1,252,481
$405,120
$609,750
$679,712
$716,908
$264,349
$269,340
$2,130,744
$15,474,296
$0
36 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Vessel Incidental Discharge Act

36 organizations supported this bill

American Association of Port Authorities
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
American Chemistry Council
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
American Great Lakes Ports Association
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
American Iron and Steel Institute
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
American Maritime Congress
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
American Maritime Officers
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
American Waterways Operators
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
At-sea Processors Association
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
Chamber of Shipping of America
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
Dredging Contractors of America
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
International Association of Drilling Contractors
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
International Longshoremen's Association
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
International Propeller Club Of The United States
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
Lake Carriers' Association
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
National Association of Charterboat Operators
undersigned (2014, April 1). Fishing and Charter Fishing Letter of Support for S 2094. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from Southern Shrimp Alliance.
National Association of Manufacturers
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
National Association of Waterfront Employers
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
National Grain and Feed Association
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
National Industrial Transportation League
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
National Mining Association
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
Offshore Marine Service Association
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
Pacific Seafood Processors Association
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
Purse Seine Vessel Owners Association
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
Seafarers International Union
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
Shipbuilders Council of America
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
Southern Offshore Fishing Association
undersigned (2014, April 1). Fishing and Charter Fishing Letter of Support for S 2094. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from Southern Shrimp Alliance.
Southern Shrimp Alliance
undersigned (2014, April 1). Fishing and Charter Fishing Letter of Support for S 2094. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from Southern Shrimp Alliance.
Steel Manufacturers Association
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
Transportation Institute
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
United Catcher Boats
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
West Coast Seafood Processors Association
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
Western States Petroleum Association
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.
World Shipping Council
undersigned (2014, March 13). Coalition Letter VIDA. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from American Waterways Operators.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 113th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$121,227$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$188,533$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$22,735$0
John BarrassoRWY$191,773$0
Mark BegichDAK$402,791$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$58,300$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$61,050$0
Roy BluntRMO$303,573$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$166,250$0
John BoozmanRAR$68,550$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$98,139$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$189,040$0
Richard BurrRNC$160,189$0
Maria CantwellDWA$142,544$0
Ben CardinDMD$67,250$0
Tom CarperDDE$183,427$0
Bob CaseyDPA$189,707$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$35,600$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$137,450$0
Tom CoburnROK$46,350$0
William Thad CochranRMS$221,701$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$119,150$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$229,150$0
Bob CorkerRTN$204,691$0
John CornynRTX$417,275$0
Mike CrapoRID$89,150$0
Ted CruzRTX$258,477$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$123,361$0
Dick DurbinDIL$106,005$0
Mike EnziRWY$64,200$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$62,250$0
Deb FischerRNE$82,910$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$113,200$0
Al FrankenDMN$43,000$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$260,209$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$165,726$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$91,549$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$93,800$0
Tom HarkinDIA$27,400$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$233,165$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$24,200$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$21,785$0
Dean HellerRNV$181,670$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$221,185$0
John HoevenRND$113,000$0
Jim InhofeROK$145,400$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$147,800$0
Mike JohannsRNE$6,250$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$161,820$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$0
Tim KaineDVA$55,050$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$16,250$0
Mark KirkRIL$289,300$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$81,598$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$594,737$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$14,900$0
Mike LeeRUT$41,800$0
Carl LevinDMI$4,000$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$230,650$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$72,100$0
John McCainRAZ$125,050$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$117,035$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$555,650$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$147,800$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$89,352$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$87,850$0
Jerry MoranRKS$142,149$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$439,645$0
Chris MurphyDCT$103,100$0
Patty MurrayDWA$395,183$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$164,567$0
Rand PaulRKY$122,152$0
Rob PortmanROH$424,558$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$249,194$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$48,200$0
Harry ReidDNV$190,350$0
Jim RischRID$54,620$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$209,602$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$85,999$0
Marco RubioRFL$314,816$0
Bernie SandersIVT$9,035$0
Brian SchatzDHI$243,699$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$201,350$0
Tim ScottRSC$271,925$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$49,700$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$79,150$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$80,330$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$163,041$0
Jon TesterDMT$40,199$0
John ThuneRSD$193,912$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$520,628$0
Mark UdallDCO$46,950$0
Tom UdallDNM$57,650$0
David VitterRLA$493,374$0
John E. WalshDMT$17,200$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$148,800$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$41,860$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$28,849$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$230,630$0
Ron WydenDOR$224,800$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$121,227$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$188,533$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$22,735$0
John BarrassoRWY$191,773$0
Mark BegichDAK$402,791$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$58,300$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$61,050$0
Roy BluntRMO$303,573$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$166,250$0
John BoozmanRAR$68,550$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$98,139$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$189,040$0
Richard BurrRNC$160,189$0
Maria CantwellDWA$142,544$0
Ben CardinDMD$67,250$0
Tom CarperDDE$183,427$0
Bob CaseyDPA$189,707$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$35,600$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$137,450$0
Tom CoburnROK$46,350$0
William Thad CochranRMS$221,701$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$119,150$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$229,150$0
Bob CorkerRTN$204,691$0
John CornynRTX$417,275$0
Mike CrapoRID$89,150$0
Ted CruzRTX$258,477$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$123,361$0
Dick DurbinDIL$106,005$0
Mike EnziRWY$64,200$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$62,250$0
Deb FischerRNE$82,910$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$113,200$0
Al FrankenDMN$43,000$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$260,209$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$165,726$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$91,549$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$93,800$0
Tom HarkinDIA$27,400$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$233,165$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$24,200$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$21,785$0
Dean HellerRNV$181,670$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$221,185$0
John HoevenRND$113,000$0
Jim InhofeROK$145,400$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$147,800$0
Mike JohannsRNE$6,250$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$161,820$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$0
Tim KaineDVA$55,050$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$16,250$0
Mark KirkRIL$289,300$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$81,598$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$594,737$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$14,900$0
Mike LeeRUT$41,800$0
Carl LevinDMI$4,000$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$230,650$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$72,100$0
John McCainRAZ$125,050$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$117,035$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$555,650$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$147,800$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$89,352$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$87,850$0
Jerry MoranRKS$142,149$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$439,645$0
Chris MurphyDCT$103,100$0
Patty MurrayDWA$395,183$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$164,567$0
Rand PaulRKY$122,152$0
Rob PortmanROH$424,558$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$249,194$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$48,200$0
Harry ReidDNV$190,350$0
Jim RischRID$54,620$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$209,602$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$85,999$0
Marco RubioRFL$314,816$0
Bernie SandersIVT$9,035$0
Brian SchatzDHI$243,699$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$201,350$0
Tim ScottRSC$271,925$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$49,700$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$79,150$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$80,330$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$163,041$0
Jon TesterDMT$40,199$0
John ThuneRSD$193,912$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$520,628$0
Mark UdallDCO$46,950$0
Tom UdallDNM$57,650$0
David VitterRLA$493,374$0
John E. WalshDMT$17,200$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$148,800$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$41,860$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$28,849$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$230,630$0
Ron WydenDOR$224,800$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Chemicals$3,587,043
Petroleum refining & marketing$2,130,744
Sea freight & passenger services$1,932,468
Special trade contractors$1,252,481
Steel$1,237,770
Merchant marine & longshoremen unions$1,024,585
Ship building & repair$716,908
Mining$679,712
Animal feed & health products$609,750
Fish Processing$537,649
Fishing$470,329
Manufacturing$405,120
Sea transport$313,773
Chambers of commerce$269,340
Transportation$264,349
Dredging Contractors$42,275

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
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