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2012 Senate Bill 1212: Revise ocean ship ballast flushing requirements
Introduced by Sen. Michael Green (R) on July 18, 2012 To require ocean going ships to completely flush their ballast tanks with sea water in a deep-sea location (more than 2,000 meters deep) in order to get a required state permit to discharge or take on cargo or passengers at a Michigan port.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources, Environment & Great Lakes Committee on July 18, 2012