http://www.boattest.com/nmma.aspx -- Please help us petition this $800/year per boat fee! On that site, click the link to contact your representative, and electronically sign your name here to petition AGAINST it! Thank You! Information regarding the Act: Recreational Boating Act 2007 In September, 2006, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a 34-year-old exemption for recreational boats from an EPA regulation intended to stop ballast water discharge from ocean-going freighters and tankers in U.S. waters. If a higher court or the U.S. Congress does not act, 18 million boats will be required to have special EPA permits that could cost $800 or more.