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SECTION 173
Discharge of petroleum; prohibition
Navigation (NAV) CHAPTER 37, ARTICLE 12, PART 2
§ 173. Discharge of petroleum; prohibition. 1. The discharge of
petroleum is prohibited.

2. On or after January first, nineteen hundred ninety-four, all new
vessels sold in New York that are equipped with fuel tank air vents
shall have such fuel tank air vents designed to prevent fuel overflow
during refueling. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to
those fuel systems in vessels which are required to meet the standards
provided for in the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971.

3. This section shall not apply to discharges of petroleum pursuant to
and in compliance with the conditions of a federal or state permit.