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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Best Management Practices for Marinas
Abstract: This document suggests best management practices (BMPs) that recreational boating facilities can use to abate nonpoint sources of pollution. Includes educational measures in each subsection.
Source: Sea Grant Rhode Island
Best Management Practices for Marinas and Boatyards
Abstract: Guidebook explaining the complete pictures of marinas. Includes information on what operations a marina performs and best management practices for each of them and the materials used in the processes. Contains a very thorough section on erosion control BMPs for renovating or siting new marinas.
Source: Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Clean Texas Marina Guidebook [PDF]
Abstract: This guidebook presents best management practices for new or existing marinas. It covers issues such as siting and design, vessel maintenance and repair, and stormwater and petroleum management.
Source: Texas Sea Grant College Program
El Dorado County Marina Program
Abstract: Provides an example of a region that has implemented a P2 Marina Program. Describes how to properly use oil absorbent pads and pillows, which California marinas have accepted and support their usage.
Source: California Environmental Management Department
Environment Canada Pollution Prevention Fact Sheets
Abstract: Series of fact sheets focusing on pollution prevention with several pertaining exclusively to marina activities.
Source: Environment Canada
Georgia Strait Alliance Green Boating Program
Abstract: Within this website is a 16-page Green Boating Guide, covering multiple topics pertaining to Best Management Practices for boat maintenance.
Source: Georgia Strait Alliance
Maryland's Clean Marina Initiative
Abstract: The Maryland Clean Marina Initiative website contains the Maryland Clean Marina Guidebook which provides an overview of actions that marina industry professionals can take to protect the air and water quality.
Source: Maryland Department of Natural Resources
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources: Clean Marinas
Abstract: This website provides information on marina sewage, how marina operators and boaters can help with pollution prevention,a list of pump out programs and stations, and a listing of 'clean marinas' in North Carolina.
Source: North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Resource workbook for marina owners and operators.
Abstract: Resource workbook for marina owners and operators. Includes BMPs, federal and Washington State environmental laws (including CZARA) and penalties for noncompliance. A partnership approach between marinas and boaters is encouraged. BMPs discussed include waste oil and spills, fuel dock operation and maintenance, bilge water discharge, pumpout facilities, boat cleaning, solid and hazardous waste disposal. For copies contact: Puget Soundkeeper Alliance; or call 260-286-1309.
Source: Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, Puget Sound Water Quality Authority
US Coast Guard: Sea Partners Campaign
Abstract: Campaign promotes environmental outreach and education. Promotes awareness of maritime pollution and aims to improve compliance with marine environmental protection laws and regulations.
Source: United States Coast Guard