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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Discharges into Indiana waters. Makes it a Class B infraction for a person to discharge or throw ballast water, bilge water, rubbish, and certain other kinds of debris from a vessel into: (1) Lake Michigan; (2) any area of the Port of Indiana-Burns Waterway Harbor; (3) the Ohio River; or (4) an area of any other port under the jurisdiction of the Indiana port commission ("the commission"). Requires a person who needs to discharge or otherwise dispose of a substance from a vessel to discharge or dispose of the substance into a facility provided by the commission. Requires the commission to assist the person in contacting an appropriate disposal facility if the commission does not provide a suitable facility for the discharge or disposal.