Marine Sanitation Devices
[Table 4.4]

 

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Marine Sanitation Devices
[Table 4.4]

State

Does your state prohibit Y-valve through-hull discharge in waters of state jurisdiction?

Other, please specify

Does your state require Y-valves to be locked/closed in waters of state jurisdiction?

Other, please specify

Alabama

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Alaska

No 

 

No 

 

American Samoa

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Arizona

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Arkansas

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Australia

 

 

 

 

British Columbia

 

 

 

 

California

No 

 

Yes 

 

Colorado

yes 

 

yes 

 

Connecticut

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Delaware

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

District of Columbia

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Florida

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Georgia

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Guam

Other, please specify 

Must be secured 

Yes 

 

Hawaii

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Idaho

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Illinois

Yes  

 

Yes  

 

Indiana

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Iowa

No 

 

No 

 

Kansas

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Kentucky

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Louisiana

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Maine

Yes 

 

Other, please specify 

Holding tank may not be connected to hull-fitting. 

Manitoba (Canada)

 

 

 

 

Maryland

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Massachusetts

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Michigan

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Minnesota

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Mississippi

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Missouri

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Montana

No 

 

Other, please specify 

holding system sealed to prevent discharge 

Nebraska

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Nevada

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

New Hampshire

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

New Jersey

 

 

 

 

New Mexico

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

New York

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

North Carolina

No 

 

No 

 

North Dakota

Yes 

 

 

 

Northern Mariana Islands

No 

 

No 

 

Ohio

yes 

 

yes 

 

Oklahoma

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Ontario (Canada)

 

 

 

 

Oregon

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Pennsylvania

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Puerto Rico

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Quebec (Canada)

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

South Carolina

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

South Dakota

 

 

No 

 

Tennessee

Yes 

 

Other, please specify 

Secured with non-releasing wire ties or seals 

Texas

Yes  

 

Yes 

 

Utah

Other, please specify 

Prohibits any type of pollution discharge 

Yes 

 

Vermont

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Virgin Islands

 

 

 

 

Virginia

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Washington

 

 

 

 

West Virginia

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Wisconsin

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Wyoming

No 

 

No