Connecticut Clean Marina Program

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2003 NASBLA Futures Forum presentation by Eleanor Mariana on Connecticut Clean Marina program.

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Connecticut Clean Marina Program

  1. 1. Department of Environmental Protection Connecticut’s CLEAN MARINA / CLEAN BOATER PROGRAMS Presented by Eleanor Marianifor NASBLA, October 29, 2003, Virginia Beach, VA Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
  2. 2. CT’s Clean Marina Program is:A voluntary program which gives coastal and inland marina managers the resources they need to minimize pollution. The program alsorecognizes environmentally responsible facilities as certified CT Clean Marinas. certified CT Clean Marinas.
  3. 3. Why We Developed The Program• 320 coastal & 30 inland marinas• Over 110,000 registered boats• Federal 6217 requirement to improve stormwater management from hull maintenance areas• Use incentives to encourage businesses to go above and beyond compliance• Recognize the environmental efforts of state’s marinas
  4. 4. Program Development JOINT OLISP MANAGEMENT BOATING(coastal management) DIVISION STEERING INTERNAL COMMITTEE ADVISORY (OUTSIDE DEP) (INSIDE DEP) OTHER STATES & REGIONAL WORKGROUP
  5. 5. Program Funding• Section 319 Nonpoint Source Grant (Clean Water Act)• Section 310 of the CZMA• Long Island Sound Fund Grant• Long Island Sound Study• State Boating Funds
  6. 6. Who qualifies for certification? Any marina, boatyard, oryacht club on any inland or coastal body of water in Connecticut which, after aself-assessment, meets 90% of the criteria listed in the Clean Marina Award Checklist.
  7. 7. What are the benefits of certification? Every certified Clean Marina will receive: 1. a Clean Marina Flag 2. use of the Clean Marina logo 3. a framed certificate 4. DEP recognition & publicity –press releases –web page –events
  8. 8. How are Marinas Certified?Interested marina operators:Sign a Clean Marina PledgeConduct a Self-AssessmentAsk questionsHost a confirmation visit with DEP staffMaintain Clean Marina status
  9. 9. 1 Resource for Self-Assessment st CT Clean Marina GuidebookActivity-basedCompliance Info.Best Management Practice (BMP) Info.
  10. 10. CLEAN MARINA ACTIVITIES•Mechanical•Painting and Fiberglass Repair•Hauling and Storing Boats•Fueling•Facility Management•Emergency Planning•Boater Education
  11. 11. CT Clean Marina GuidebookLEGAL REQUIREMENTSAPPENDICES•Hazardous Substance Management•Hazardous Waste Management•Used Oil Management•Solid Waste Management•Spills•Stormwater General Permit
  12. 12. Tab 3 Appendix DPotential Environmental ImpactsLegal RequirementsBest Management PracticesChecklist for Clean Marina Certification
  13. 13. 2 Resource for Self-Assessment ndMarina Compliance ChecklistEPCRA RequirementsHazardous Waste Mmt.Used Oil ManagementSolid Waste ManagementSPCC PlansStormwater General PermitsMiscellaneous Reqs.
  14. 14. 3rd Resource for Self-AssessmentCLEAN MARINA AWARD CHECKLISTMechanical ActivitiesPainting and Fiberglass RepairHauling and Storing BoatsFuelingFacility ManagementEmergency PlanningBoater Education
  15. 15. Program OutreachMarina operator workshopsOne-time cost share assistance grantsTechnical assistanceWeb page & newsletterClean Boater Program
  16. 16. Clean Boater ProgramClean Boater PledgeTip CardClean Boater Action GuideClean Boater PacketsBoating Education Assistants Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
  17. 17. Clean Boater Pledge I pledge to be a Clean Boater and to make the sound choice to keep Connecticuts waterwaysclean. I pledge to keep fuel, sewage, plastics, trash, spent fishing line, and invasive species out of thewater, to clean my boat responsibly, and to dispose of all wastes properly.
  18. 18. Clean Boating in Connecticut Action Guide for Boaterss Boat Maintenance and Repairs Engine Maintenances Hazardous Waste Disposals Bilge Water, Sewage and Gray Waters Garbage, Fish Waste, Pet Waste and Marine Debris
  19. 19. Clean Boating in Connecticut Action Guide for Boaterss Protecting Habitats Safety and Boat Operations References/Who to Call
  20. 20. Clean Boater Packetss Oil absorbant pad + 2 plastic bagss Tip Cards Action Guides Pumpout Maps 2003 Boater’s Guides Low Emission Engine Brochures Boater’s Wheels Litter Bags Clean Boater Decal
  21. 21. WHERE ARE WE GOING?• Continue with Boating Education Assistants• 2003 received Clean Boater Pledges from 3000 Boaters• Visited 100+ Marinas and Yacht Clubs and 120 State Boat Launches
  22. 22. WHERE ARE WE GOING?• 5 Assistance Grants Awarded• 2003 -Two Clean Marina Designations• 20 Marinas have Pledged
  23. 23. WHERE ARE WE GOING?• www.dep.state.ct.us/oli sp/cleanmarina• 2006 -70 Marinas Certified

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