If passed, the bill would amend the Clean Water Act to:
Prohibit cruise ships carrying passengers of over 250 or more from discarding waste (sewage, gray water, bilge water, etc).
Give the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the power to advertise new regulations and pollution limits and establish an inspection program that ensures compliance.
Require the Coast Guard to also monitor the discharge of certain commercial ship waste.
Administer a new fee on cruise ships to cover the costs of the bill.
The bill also defines the various types of waste cruise ships emit and sets limits based on each kind.