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Target areas are being identified to remove old boats and debris from the Jamaica Bay area and advocates and local boaters hope the project can begin this fall.

A second round of funding has been dedicated to the efforts by Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), following a similar initiative last year.

Another round of funding will target abandoned boats that remain in Jamaica Bay, following a similar initiative last year but this time with more money behind it.

Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) announced on Tuesday that his office has secured $65,000 to continue removing the boats, $10,000 more than last year.

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, a civil rights advocacy group, issued two waste transfer companies located in Jamaica notices of intent to sue on July 19 for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act.

The Clean Water Act outlines the basic structure for regulating the discharge of pollutants into U.S. waters and controls the quality standards for surface waters, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.