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      RS 30:2546     


§2546.  Littering of waters; definitions; penalties; disposal facilities

A.  It shall be unlawful for an operator, passenger, crew member, or any person on board any vessel to intentionally discharge, discard, and permanently abandon into the waters of the state any type of finished plastic products, including but not limited to synthetic ropes, fishing nets, and garbage bags, or to intentionally discharge, discard, and permanently abandon other garbage, including but not limited to paper products, glass, metal, dunnage, lining, and packing materials.

B.  As used in this Section, "vessel" means any boat, barge, or other vehicle operating in the waters of the state, including all commercial and recreational watercraft.

C.  Any person who violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than two hundred dollars for each violation; subsequent to notification of such violation, each twenty-four hour day the condition remains uncorrected shall constitute a separate violation.

D.  The commission shall require, by regulation, that all marinas and all other access areas used by vessels have proper disposal facilities on site.  The commission shall establish the requirements for such disposal reception facilities.

Acts 1992, No. 487, §1; Acts 1995, No. 1019, §9.

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