Sunset Harbor Marina subscribes to and enforces pollution prevention procedures. For the privilege of performing work on their boat at our facility, boat owners agree that it is their responsibility to comply with, at a minimum, the following practices:
SUNSET HARBOR MARINA, INC
POLLUTION PREVENTION PRACTICES – Effective January 1, 2012
A. REPAIRS AND SERVICE (hull & engine, painting, cleaning, washing, sanding, scraping, etc)
- Work on hulls and engines only in designated areas or use portable containments enclosures with approval of marina.
- Use tarps and vacuums to collect solid waste produced by cleaning and repair operations.
- Boat bottom cleaning, sanding, scraping, and painting may only be performed by marina staff.
- Conduct all spray painting within an enclosed booth or under tarps.
- Use non-toxic, biodegradable solvents.
- Capture debris from boat washing and use only minimal amounts of phosphate-free, non-toxic and biodegradable cleaners.
- Use drip pans for any oil transfers, grease operations, and when servicing I/Os and outboard motors.
- Obtain management approval before commencing any repair which will open the hull. Clean and pump bilges free of contaminated materials before and after repairs which open the hull.
- Use spill proof oil change equipment.
B. VESSEL MAINTENANCE WASTE
- Non-toxic residue of any sanding, scraping and grinding of areas other than boat bottom, which is prohibited by boat owners, must be bagged and disposed of in regular trash.
- Toxic and non-environmentally safe solvents and cleaning liquids: dispose of with licensed agency.
C. FUEL OPERATIONS
- Fueling from portable containers is prohibited on marina premises.
D. WASTE OIL AND FUEL
- Recycle used oil, oil filters, and anti-freeze in proper containers.
- Add a stabilizer to fuel tank in the fall or an octane booster to stale fuel in the spring. Use the fuel or bring it to a household hazardous waste collection site.
- Absorbent materials soaked with oil or diesel fuel: drain liquid and dispose of in used oil recycling container; double bag absorbent material in plastic and dispose of in regular trash.
- Absorbent materials soaked with gasoline (flammable): air dry and reuse.
- Bioremediating absorbent products: dispose of in regular trash as long as no liquid is dripping. Do not seal in plastic.
- Oil filters: drain and recycle the oil; recycle the filter or double bag and put in regular trash.
E. ONBOARD PRACTICES
- Maintain oil absorbent pads in bilge. Inspect no less than annually.
- Do not discharge bilge water if there is a sheen to it.
- Use only low-toxic or non-toxic antifreeze (propylene glycol). Recycle used antifreeze.
F. SEWAGE HANDLING
- Never discharge raw sewage within Maryland waters.
- If you have an installed toilet, it must be an approved Marine Sanitation Device (MSD).
- Do not discharge Type I or Type II marine sanitation devised within the marina area.
- Use marina’s restroom facilities when at slip.
- Do not empty portable toilets overboard or in marina’s restroom: use proper marina dump facility or take home.
- Do not discharge holding tanks overboard: use proper pumpout facility.
- If you must use a holding tank additive, avoid products that contain quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs), formalin, phenal derivatives or chlorine bleach.
G. ORGANIC WASTE
- Fish may not be cleaned on marina premises. Marina does not have an approved fish cleaning station.
- Pet waste must be picked up, double-bagged, and disposed of in trash.
H. SOLID WASTE
- Recycle lead batteries in marina’s designated area.
- Place trash in dumpster.
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- Picnic tables and grills
- Free holding tank pump-outs
- Newly remodeled, air conditioned restrooms and shower
- Convenient parking
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- Certified Mercruiser and Volvo service
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