As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on December 2, 2014
S. 2963 would permanently extend an existing rule prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency (or a state administering the Clean Water Act) from requiring a permit for incidental discharges from fishing vessels or commercial vessels less than 79 feet long. CBO estimates that enacting this legislation would have no significant budgetary effect.
Pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply to this legislation because it would not affect direct spending or revenues.
S. 2963 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.