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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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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
Best Management Practices for Oregon Marinas [PDF]
Abstract: Well-organized BMP Manual for marinas. Divides operations and materials into easily read sections such as vessel maintenance and repair, solid waste handling, and stormwater runoff management.
Source: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
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
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
Guides to Pollution Prevention: The Marine Maintenance and Repair Industry [PDF]
Abstract: Provides an overview of operations, defines waste streams, and identifies waste minimization options by process.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
Managing Marina Waste
Abstract: This fact sheet presents the best methods for pollution prevention in marina operations and wastes.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
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
Soundkeeper Clean Boater Guide
Abstract: Guide promoting best management practices for maintaining a boat.
Source: Long Island Soundkeeper Fund