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Old 17-03-2011, 13:56   #46
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Re: New Rules for Bottom Paint

I did some research today and talked to maryland DNR , MDE and the marine trades assc. There is no law that state you cant clean ablative paints in the water.
It is a regulation not a law and it only applies to boat yards that offer work on the hard (haulout,paint,sanding and such) and need a storm water discharge permit. Marinas that DO NOT offer services on the hard do not need the permit, therefor that regulation does NOT APPLY and you can clean abaltive paints in the water. if a marina is going for the clean marina approval all divers should use the best management practices or BMP for short. I hope this clears up this misconception
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Re: New Rules for Bottom Paint

In Washington they are using the clean waters act to regulate scrubbing ablative bottom paints.

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RCW 90.48.080
Discharge of polluting matter in waters prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drain, run, or otherwise discharge into any of the waters of this state, or to cause, permit or suffer to be thrown, run, drained, allowed to seep or otherwise discharged into such waters any organic or inorganic matter that shall cause or tend to cause pollution of such waters according to the determination of the department, as provided for in this chapter.


[1987 c 109 126; 1967 c 13 8; 1945 c 216 14; Rem. Supp. 1945 10964n.]
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In Washington they are using the clean waters act to regulate scrubbing ablative bottom paints.

Hull Cleaning and Boat Washing | Clean Green Boating | Washington State Department of Ecology

RCW 90.48.080
Discharge of polluting matter in waters prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drain, run, or otherwise discharge into any of the waters of this state, or to cause, permit or suffer to be thrown, run, drained, allowed to seep or otherwise discharged into such waters any organic or inorganic matter that shall cause or tend to cause pollution of such waters according to the determination of the department, as provided for in this chapter.


[1987 c 109 126; 1967 c 13 8; 1945 c 216 14; Rem. Supp. 1945 10964n.]

I was informed by the marine trades that the epa is pushing for those same laws on most of the eastern seaboard but were not there yet, If it is such a problem they should just ban copper paint and be done with it. but that is solution would be to logical
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I did some research today and talked to maryland DNR , MDE and the marine trades assc. There is no law that state you cant clean ablative paints in the water.
It is a regulation not a law and it only applies to boat yards that offer work on the hard (haulout,paint,sanding and such) and need a storm water discharge permit. Marinas that DO NOT offer services on the hard do not need the permit, therefor that regulation does NOT APPLY and you can clean abaltive paints in the water. if a marina is going for the clean marina approval all divers should use the best management practices or BMP for short. I hope this clears up this misconception
Though it is not law i recommend ALL divers follow the best management practices at all times along with educating customers on their options on what paints to use (ie hard paints or non toxic if they plan on having a diver clean the hull ect..)
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I'm cleaning my boat in the water anywhere I like. When the whackos send the SEALS then I'll be more secretive.
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