||NHPPP has updated DES's 1995 manual "Best Management Practices for New Hampshire Marinas: Guidelines for Environmentally Pro-active Marinas." The revised manual was distributed to marinas via a one-day "Clean Marina Workshop" on January 11, 2002 and also by mailings. The revised manual is also available on the NHPPP web page.
The following topics have been extended to include multimedia pollution prevention opportunities and best management practices:
Vessel Maintenance & Repair, Engine Maintenance & Repair, Engine Test Tanks, Oil Waste Streams, Used Oil, Used Oil Filters, Solvent Waste Streams, Absorbents/Shopwipes, Sumps & Floor Drains, Wastewater, Stormwater, Vessel Cleaning, Bilge Socks, Vessel Sewage, Clean Vessel Act, Fish Cleaning, Aerosol Cans, Antifreeze, Batteries, Mercury-Containing Lamps & Devices, Painting Wastes, Scrap Metal, Storage Tanks, Solid Waste Recycling & Disposal, Nutrients, Exotic Aquatic Plants, Lake Eutrophication, NH Clean Marine Engine Initiative.
Appendices have also been added and include:
NH Resources For Information & Assistance, Vendors of Marine Systems & Products, BMP Assessment Checklist for NH Marinas, Native & Naturalized Shoreland Plantings for NH.
NHPPP and the Watershed Management Bureau performed three marina on-site assessments and provided reports detailing a review of each marina's current practices and pollution prevention opportunities. NHPPP created an "On-site Assessment Checklist for New Hampshire Marinas" and has revised it several times to meet the needs pertaining to marina owners/operators when performing on-site assessments.
In addition, DES continues to work closely with the New Hampshire Marine Trade Association (NHMTA),to provide appropriate outreach/education on the New Hampshire Marinas Project and the revised BMP manual.
In 2002, NHPPP will follow-up via letters, phone calls, and possibly site visits. NHPPP will attempt to measure implementation of the suggested BMPs and pollution prevention opportunities. Follow-up to the manual distribution will include assessment of the usefulness of the manual, and number of P2 projects or BMPs implemented at each marina.
NHPPP is currently participating in the Clean Marine Engine Initiative coordinated by DES's Lakes Protection Program. P2 staff created a public service message, which was televised in May 2001. While the initiative is not part of the NH Marina Project, it has allowed NHPPP to develop relationships with marine dealers/owners prior to conducting site visits. This relationship has also given marina owners the opportunity to comment on a checklist prior to its use. Sales data from the site visits indicates that 80-90 percent of new engine sales are low-emission marine engines.