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Old 02-08-2008, 09:28   #1
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Waste Placard?

This may seem silly to most of you guys. I know what a placard is, but what is a waste placard? Why do I need it? We have a composting toilet on board-- do we need a sign that says "poop" on it?
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:46   #2
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http://www.westmarine.com/pdf/fedrequire.pdf

See above links

It's just a little sign that must be hung up saying how you handle waste on board. It's odd, but just something to be sure your boat has (it probably already does) in case you are boarded.

Saves you getting a fine.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:49   #3
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The waste placard details disposal rules inshore and off shore and like the oil pollution plackard must be posted in an appropriate place - like where you store your trash onboard or on the engine room hatch. In addition boats over 39.6 feet must carry a printed trash disposal plan to be shown if boarded by the Coast Guard. They will ask to see these plackards and plan.
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You also need an oil placard. The oil placard can be placed in your engine space or where your bilge pumps are controlled from. The garbage placard must be out in plain view. Both are required by federal law.


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Old 02-08-2008, 11:57   #5
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So what does a "waste placard" look like?
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:10   #6
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David...look up. That comes right from the Coasties website.

Google Image Result for http://www.uscg.mil/hq/gm/cfvs/old/images/garbage.jpg
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Oh, that's a bit dull. I was expecting something like this.......

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or this........



I think No.6 might be some sort of Homeland Security thing
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Old 02-08-2008, 16:02   #9
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Where can I get one of those?? Great!
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Following FYI:


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WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN
for
Your Boat


ALL GARBAGE AND TRASH GENERATED ON THIS VESSEL WILL BE STORED ABOARD IN SEALED PLASTIC BAGS AND WILL BE PROPERLY DISPOSED OF IN DESIGNATED SHORESIDE GARBAGE DISPOSAL CONTAINERS BY THE CAPTAIN.


ALL CREWMEMBERS AND PASSENGERS HAVE BEEN ORIENTED AND BRIEFED BY THE CAPTAIN ON THE REQUIREMENTS OF MARPOL ANNEX V AND INSTRUCTED THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL PLASTIC WASTE OR REFUSE CONTAINING ANY PLASTIC MATERIALS BE DISCHARGED AT SEA. ALL PERSONS ABOARD HAVE BEEN SHOWN THE MARPOL V PLACARD AND ONBOARD TRASH RECEPTICALS AND HAVE BEEN BRIEFED ON THE PROPER STOWAGE AND MAINTENANCE OF REFUSE ABOARD FOR SHORESIDE DISPOSAL.


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As nothing in the law requiring a waste disposal placard specifies that breaking any other law in the implementation of this plan is prohibited, my waste placard meets the letter of the law. It reads as follows:

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WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN
Overboard disposal of oily waste, human waste
or solid waste shall be punished by

DEATH

The Captain

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It's simple. You break my rules, I kill you.

How's THAT for messing with the mind of a beaureaucrat?

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I think thats AWESOME. I will definately use that one- with a jolly Roger of course
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In all seriousness, the oil placards, garbage placards and the waste disposal plan for vessels over 12 meters, do have to say specific things and be of a specific size. This is indeed in the CFR's

In my experience, Coast Guard boarding parties have very little sense of humor. Although the "Death" placard would be quite funny, the placards do have to meet MARPOL and federal legal requirements.

You could though do both and be perfectly legal.
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In all seriousness, the oil placards, garbage placards and the waste disposal plan for vessels over 12 meters, do have to say specific things and be of a specific size. This is indeed in the CFR's

In my experience, Coast Guard boarding parties have very little sense of humor. Although the "Death" placard would be quite funny, the placards do have to meet MARPOL and federal legal requirements.

You could though do both and be perfectly legal.
I'm not legally required to carry one, being ten meters, but it still gets a lot of laughs. BTW, it's the size of a business card, and posted in the galley along with the "no plastics" placard.

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Waste Placard!

I thought that the UK had cornered the market on political correctness, questionable "Green" issues and ludicrous Healthy and safety laws but it looks like the USA isn't far behind.
Most real sailors have been "Green" long before it became popular and don't need anyone to protect their wellbeing.
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