MBIA on AIS Coalition - signs on Asian carp letter

MBIA part of the Boating & Fishing Aquatic Invasive Species Coalition ? Signs on Asian Carp Letter The MBIA, along with many other groups including the NMMA, American Sportfishing Association, Great Lakes Fishery Commission and more, have formed...

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08.Aug.2018


In-Transit Repair Plate Statute Clarification

After MBIA heard about members receiving tickets for the ?improper? use of In-Transit Repair Plates, we worked with our attorney and Lansing contacts to verify In-Transit plate CAN be used for daily operation and for boat deliveries, according to...

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07.Aug.2018


MBIA PAC Raffle - Donate to Enter

Note: The MBIA PAC raffle is available to members only. The MBIA-PAC allows MBIA to help legislators who help our industry. It is imperative with term limits and the ever-changing legislature that we stay current with the men and women in office...

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07.Aug.2018


MBIA propels workforce development in marine industry

The latest effort by the Michigan Boating Industries Association in their goal to bring about awareness of the many career paths in our industry, includes the commissioning of a video visualizing the appealing setting in which many in the marine...

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06.Aug.2018


Irish Boat Shop hosts zero waste Ugotta Regatta

Irish Boat Shop Greens the Party Scene Successful Zero Waste Ugotta Regatta Party [July 30, 2018, Harbor Springs, MI] There is hardly a more festive sight than Irish Boat Shop in Harbor Springs during the Ugotta Regatta. Dave Irish?s brag flags...

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31.Jul.2018


Voice your opinion - Oppose Wind Turbines in Lake Erie & the Great Lakes

MBIA stands with the Lake Erie Marine Trade Association in opposition of the turbine placement in the Great Lakes. Too many people are in favor of the project without knowing the facts and consequences of a 500-foot wind turbine in the water means...

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31.Jul.2018


In-Transit Repair Plates

In-Transit Repair Plates Several MBIA members in Oakland County have been repeatedly ticketed by White Lake Township Police and Oakland County Sheriffs for incorrect use of InTransit Plates. MBIA has researched the statute language which states...

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05.Jul.2018


Implementation Time Frames for 2015 Underground Storage Tank Requirements

To download guide on Implementation Time Frames For 2015 Underground Storage Tank Requirements click here To download the guide to Underground Storage Tanks Requirements and Options click here .

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03.Jul.2018


Did you know? MBIA worked to pass the Clean Boating Act of 2008?

MBIA worked to exclude recreational boaters from the Clean Boating Act. By doing so, boaters would not have to worry about needing permits to cover things that are normal and expected from a recreational vessel. This legislation helps to keep...

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04.Jun.2018


10+1= A Marine Industry Guide to Growing the Workforce

To download the guide click here.

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29.May.2018


MBIA Reviews Changed requirements to Underground Storage Tank Rules

MBIA members who have USTs are subject to Federal rules and operator training requirements. In 2012, the Rules changed to require quarterly UST inspections from a Class B operator starting in 2015. In a conference call with Michigan?s LARA we...

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29.May.2018


Occupation of Great Lakes Bottomlands for Marina Purposes

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29.May.2018


Occupation of Great Lakes Bottomlands for Marina Purposes

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29.May.2018


Occupation of Great Lakes Bottomlands for Marina Purposes

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29.May.2018


Modern Fish Act, E15 & Aluminum Tariffs ? Why Your Attendance at ABC is Imperative

Never has there been a more critical time to get involved in advocacy and attend the American Boating Congress (ABC) . In 2018, the recreational boating industry is facing major policy decisions that will come to a head this summer and have...

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10.Apr.2018


MBIA invites members to join staff at American Boating Congress (ABC)

By attending ABC you will: Meet elected officials to discuss your policy concerns; Speak directly with policymakers in your Congressional district; Learn more about the Congressional process and how you can stay involved year round; Hear from...

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09.Apr.2018


Gov. Snyder welcomes Chicago as newest member of Great Lakes Basin Partnership to Block Asian Carp

The partnership is a multijurisdictional coalition that supports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers? plan to reduce the risk of invasive carp entering the Great Lakes by upgrading security at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam in Joliet, Illinois. Chicago...

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09.Apr.2018


Lake Erie Impairment Designation FAQ

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) has designated the open waters of western Lake Erie as impaired in a draft report. What does that actually mean? The new water quality designation doesn?t mean that Lake Erie isn?t safe for drinking...

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27.Mar.2018


IRS Issues additional payroll guidance addressing tax reform changes

On January 29, 2018, the IRS issued Notice 2018-14 to provide additional federal income tax withholding guidance pending the release of the 2018 Form W-4. The IRS has revised Form W-4 to reflect changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the ?Act?)...

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26.Mar.2018


Top 10 things companies need to know about tax reform

The $1.5 trillion new tax law represents the most sweeping change to tax code in a generation. Tax reform of this magnitude will have broad implications for businesses of all sizes and in all industries. While accountants and tax departments wade...

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26.Mar.2018


Senate Committee Passes Modern Fish Act

enate committee passes Modern Fish Act February 28, 2018 By American Sportfishing Association Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation overwhelmingly approved S. 1520, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries...

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26.Mar.2018


Help Protect Sales Tax on the Difference for Boats

Help Protect Sales Tax on the Difference for Boats - Nicki Polan, Executive Director, Michigan Boating Industries Association It has been nearly 5 years since we passed the Sales Tax on the Difference Law (STOD) for boaters here in Michigan. In...

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20.Mar.2018


Nautique swervin? weekends expands for the 2018 season

Nautique is proud to announce the expansion of the Nautique Swervin? Weekends? presented by HO Skis, USA Water Ski and AWSA (American Water Ski Association). Each Nautique Swervin? Weekend is completely free of charge for all participants who sign...

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05.Mar.2018


Four re-certified as Michigan Clean Marinas

Livonia, Mich., February 7, 2018 ? The Michigan Clean Marina Program is pleased to announce four marinas have been re-certified as ?Michigan Clean Marinas?; they are Howe Interlakes Marine, Indian River; Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor, Elk Rapids;...

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07.Feb.2018


Read the 2017 Annual Report

Read about all the great accomplishments over the past year, and see what's coming in 2018. The 2017 Annual Report has good news to share! 1. A successful year for the industry 2. MBIA's Award Recipients 3. Increase in Certified Clean Marinas 4....

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09.Jan.2018


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