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My turn: Reasons to vote 'Yes' on 22

...different? The initiative would also require that a certified marine engineer be placed onboard each large passenger vessel...logbooks and sampling ship discharges. Having a certified marine engineer onboard to observe ship disposal practices also...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072106/opi_20060721016.shtml
Opinion
Backers of election initiative say they have the signatures

...income tax on the industry. It also increases the fines for dumping wastewater and requires ships to have a certified marine engineer to monitor wastewater treatment. "My sense is that we are very close," Cohen said, noting Gov. Frank Murkowski's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/123003/sta_init.shtml
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Lawmakers say ethics ruling won't affect them

...program, and Johansen introduced House Bill 164, which would downgrade the rangers from U.S. Coast Guard-certified marine engineers to wastewater treatment technicians, similar to the operators of municipal sewage plants. Johansen said taking...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082007/loc_20070820019.shtml
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Conflicts of interest

...a bill, House Bill 164, which would downgrade the initiative's ocean rangers from U.S. Coast Guard-certified marine engineers to wastewater treatment technicians, such as those who run municipal sewage plants. In the Legislative directory...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051307/loc_20070513021.shtml
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Initiative backers seek support - fast

...income tax on the industry and a 33 percent tax on onboard gambling. It also requires cruise ships to have a certified marine engineer onboard to monitor wastewater treatment practices, and increases the fines for dumping wastewater from $500...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101503/loc_initiative.shtml
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Report: Big issues loom over Alaska

...department to place an "ocean ranger" on all large cruise vessels starting next summer. Ocean rangers will be certified marine engineers who are also knowledgeable of state wastewater discharge programs, public health and sanitation. "It's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122406/sta_20061224025.shtml
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My Turn: Ocean rangers program needs fixing

...ocean ranger program is likely not available in Alaska and will potentially need to come from Outside. The certified marine engineers required to participate as ocean rangers simply aren't available in Alaska as most already have full-time...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041307/opi_20070413018.shtml
Opinion
Alaska's ocean ranger operations still in flux

...by voters in August 2006 and was in operation for the first time last summer, placing U.S. Coast Guard-certified marine engineers onboard cruise vessels to ensure pollution and other rules are followed. The voters created the ocean rangers...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012708/sta_240866051.shtml
Some cruise ships restrict ranger access

...Conservation hired Crowley Marine Services Inc. to run the program. Ocean rangers are U.S. Coast Guard-certified marine engineers. They stay on ships in berths paid for by the state, or they board ships at ports and inspect them. Rangers...

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