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Clean Boating Practices
and Pollution Prevention
A. REPAIRS AND SERVICE
1. Painting, cleaning, washing, sanding, scraping, etc. to only be
performed in areas approved by marina management.
2. Use tarps and vacuums to collect solid wastes produced during
3. No spray painting is to be performed at this facility without written
permission from John White.
4. Use drip pans when servicing I/O’s and outboard motors.
5. Use spill proof oil change equipment.
6. Obtain management approval before commencing any repair which
will open the hull. Clean bilges free of contaminated materials
before and after repairs which open the hull.
B. VESSEL MAINTENANCE WASTE
1. Non-toxic residue of sanding, scraping and grinding to be bagged
and disposed of in regular trash.
2. Toxic and non-environmentally safe solvents and cleaning liquids:
seek specific directions from marina management or dispose of with
C. FUEL OPERATIONS
Install separator on fuel tank vent line(s) to prevent overflow of fuel
through vent. Do not completely fill fuel tanks prior to winter storage to
minimize dangers of expansion during warm days.
D. WASTE OIL AND FUEL
1. Recycle used oil and antifreeze.
2. Absorbent materials soaked with oil or diesel: drain liquid and
dispose of in used oil recycling container. Double bag absorbent
material in plastic and dispose in regular trash receptacle.
3. Absorbent materials soaked with gasoline (flammable): air dry and
4. Oil filters: drain and recycle oil; double bag filter and put in regular
5. Bioremediating absorbent products: dispose of in regular trash as
long as no liquid is dripping. Do not seal in plastic in order to allow
microbes to function.
E. ONBOARD PRACTICES
1. Maintain oil absorbent pads in bilge. Inspect frequently.
2. Do not discharge bilge water if there is a sheen to it.
3. Use only low-toxic antifreeze (propylene glycol). Recycle used
engine cooling system antifreeze. Even low toxic antifreeze will
contain heavy metals once it has been used.
F. SEWAGE HANDLING
1. Never discharge raw sewage within Maryland waters.
2. If you have an installed toilet, you must have an approved Marine
Sanitation Device (MSD).
3. Do not discharge Type 1 or Type II marine sanitation devices within
4. Use marina restroom facilities when at slip.
5. Do not empty porta-pots overboard or in restrooms. Use marina
porta-pot dump facility.
6. Do not discharge holding tanks overboard. Use pumpout service
7. If you must use a holding tank additive, use an enzyme-based
product. Avoid products that contain quaternary ammonium
compounds, formaldehyde, formalin, phenal derivatives, alcohol
bases or chlorine bleach.
G. ORGANIC WASTE
1. Do not clean fish at marina. Either clean onboard or take home.
Bag and dispose of waste in dumpster.
2. Keep pets under control at all times and dispose of their wastes
double bagged, in the dumpster.
H. DISPOSAL OF RECYCLABLES AND TRASH
1. Recycle oil, solvents, antifreeze, used lead batteries and other. Seek
instructions from marina office.
2. Place trash in dumpster.
For more information, please visit the Maryland Department of
Natural Resources website at,