PMM Online News – Tuesday, May 15, 2018


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Law or Not?
By Chris Philips,
Managing Editor  
In late 2013 the State of Washington announced its intention to petition the EPA to declare all of Puget Sound a “No Discharge Zone” (NDZ). The plan would require vessel operators to keep black water in holding tanks and use pump out facilities, rather than their current US Coast Guard approved marine sanitation devices (MSD). The announcement was delivered to a room full of stakeholders made up of commercial vessel operators in the fishing, passenger and towing fields. Amy Jankowiak, with the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology), explained that the meeting was informational only – the decision had already been made by the state. This month, her plan goes into effect… 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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Story1California Hopes to Ramp Up Emissions Regulations
By Karen Robes Meeks
In a narrow 7 to 6 vote that will likely have major industry and environmental consequences to Southern California…(Read full article)
Story2Olympia Gets Acting Executive
By Karen Robes Meeks
Airport Director Rudy Rudolph was appointed to serve as acting executive director of the Port of Olympia after the Port Commission voted to put Executive Director Ed Galligan on administrative leave in late April…(Read full article)
Story3New Project Director at Long Beach
By Karen Robes Meeks

Marlene Dupras was recently promoted as the new Long Beach Harbor Department’s director of Project Controls. In her role, Dupras will collaborate with all divisions within the Harbor Department’s Engineering Services Bureau … 
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Story4New Social Responsibility Position at Oakland
Julina Bonilla is the new workforce development manager in the Port of Oakland’s Social Responsibility Division… (Read full article)

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