NOTICE of ISSUE: Lead Sinker Ban
"I have seen references to your organization’s previous opposition to proposals to ban use of lead fishing tackle.
The Interior Appropriation bill previously included a prohibition on this proposed regulation, however, the FY 20 House Interior Appropriations bill excluded this language and would allow the federal government to ban lead fishing tackle. While such a ban or regulation may not move forward immediately, it will be more difficult to reinstitute the protective language if it is removed in the final funding bill later this year.
If you have a position or statement relevant to this issue please let me know.
Office of rep. harris"
“All, John Dutton with Rep Andy Harris’s office has requested letters from your respective assns, supporting keeping language in legislation that will continue to allow the use of lead sinkers, jigs, and other fishing tackle when fishing. Apparently the language that protects being able to continue to use lead products has been removed from proposed legislation and there could be another move to ban the use of lead products while fishing. This was an issue back in 2010 and NACO, the MD Charter Assn and others were successful in having legislation passed that protected the use of lead products. Feel free to use any or all of the content from the attached NACO letter.
Capt Bob Zales, II “
Click the following link to download NACO's comment letter: Lead sinker Ban