Marine Business


The information and resources found in this section will assist you in implementing practices to support your clean marine business efforts.

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LAWS AND REGULATIONS:

This section provides contact information for the local, state and federal agencies that regulate environmental practices at marinas, and a description of the programs they implement. In many instances, regulatory requirements differ from one local jurisdiction to the next.

The regulations pertaining to hazardous waste management are perhaps the most complex of all regulatory programs that may apply to California marinas. In California, local governments are charged with the authority for implementing hazardous waste regulations. In most instances, these local agencies are “Certified Unified Program Agencies” or CUPAs. Most CUPA regulations follow the guidance set forth by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) for hazardous waste management. We suggest that you contact your local CUPA first to find out about hazardous waste management requirements. In addition, DTSC has many resources to help small businesses understand hazardous waste generator compliance. For more laws and regulations, visit www.dbw.ca.gov/LawsRegs.

California Air Resources Board


California Coastal Commission


California Division of Boating and Waterways


California Department of Fish and Wildlife - OSPR


California Department of Pesticide Regulation


California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)


California Integrated Waste Management Board


California State Lands Commission


Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs)


Regional Water Quality Control Boards


State Water Resources Control Board


U.S. Coast Guard


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency



WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE USE OF OIL SPILL CLEAN-UP SUBSTANCES IN CALIFORNIA STATE WATERS


IMPORTANT OIL SPILL RESPONSE INFORMATION


CLEAN MARINE BUSINESS RESOURCES:

The resources below will assist you to manage your facility as a “clean marina.” There are many marinas in California. Each is unique in terms of its design, operation, the types of boaters that it serves, and the pollution problems that it may experience. Since California Marinas are so diverse, there can be no “one size fits all” approach to operating a clean marina. The links below will assist you with options to consider implementing in order to improve your marine business operations.

  1. A Clean Marina Toolkit
  2. Clean Marinas CA Program
  3. Some marinas may be required by law to develop a Hazardous Materials Business Plan. Click here to download information about the Plan and its components, and who is required to complete it.
  4. Some marinas in California collect used oil, oil filters, used oil absorbents and batteries. The fact sheets below provide an overview of requirements for managing these wastes in California.



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