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Boat Building & Repair Initiative

Organization(s) Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection
Project Description The Maine DEP's Office of Innovation and Assistance is targeting the Composite's Sector with pollution prevention and compliance assistance, with an emphasis on Boat Building and Repairing (BB&R). The boat sector makes up over 80 percent of the composite industries in Maine. The BB&R industry will be DEP's emphasis for small business compliance assistance along with other priority requests that comes in from other sectors.

Maine DEP has partnered with other interested groups and associations including the Maine DEP Bureau of Remediation and Hazardous Waste, DEP Bureau of Air Quality, DEP Toxics and Hazardous Waster Reduction Program, DEP Pollution Prevention Program, University of Maine Technology Center-Composites Research Laboratory, Maine Marine Trade Association, SBDC, and an Environmental Management System consultant.

DEP has conducted research on compliance issues specific to BB&R in Maine and are in the process of compiling the compliance information specific to this sector in an easy to assimilate format.

The ME DEP has begun researching and identifying pollution prevention technologies that are being successfully implemented in the BB&R field, including low VOC gel coats, application of resins and gels including differing vacuum techniques. They have begun working with University of Maine Technology Center-Composites Research Laboratory, who is interested in testing alternative coating and materials application specific to the Boat Building and Repair Sector.

Maine DEP held compliance assistance and P2 training for the Boat Building and Repair sector at the Maine Marine Trade Association annual meeting on November 14, 2002. This was a full day of presentations by DEP staff representing the Office of Innovation and Assistance and the Bureaus of Air, Land and Water, and Remediation and Waste Management. Mentor corporations spoke on the issues of P2 and EMS.

More Info www.state.me.us/dep/oia/sbguide.htm
 
Project Contact
Name Peter Cooke
Phone 207-287-6188
E-mail
 
Project Keywords
Industrial Sectors Marinas
Activity Keywords Research and development, Training/workshops
 
Source
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 12 No. 3, Fall 2002 [PDF]

 

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