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.


FREE 8-hour Hazardous Materials/Substances Emergency Response First Responder Operational (HAZWOPER) Training for Southern California Marina and Yacht Club Operators POSTPONED Until further notice

This FREE 8-hour course will provide marina and yacht club operators the knowledge to work in an oil spill response outside of a hazardous zone. Completion of this course satisfies Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations 1910.120(q)(8) first responder operation course and no prerequisites are needed. These course will be certified by the U.S. Coast Guard.

These trainings are sponsored by the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways & California Coastal Commission’s Boating Clean and Green Program, Office of Spill Prevention and Response, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Agency, and the Coast Guard in partnership with the California Association of Harbormasters and Port Captains, Marina Recreation Association, the Clean Marinas California Program, San Diego and Shoreline Yacht Clubs.

You MUST REGISTER to attend.
(First come first serve, maximum capacity 40 people per training)

Date and Time: Thursday, March 19, 2015 (8:00 am - 4:30 p.m.)
Location: San Diego Yacht Club (Jessop Classroom)
1011 Anchorage Ln. San Diego, CA 92106
Parking and Getting There: Look at the driving directions and a map.
Free parking at the club. If full, friendly neighborhood parking is available footsteps away.
Lunch: Purchase lunch at a nearby restaurant or bring your own lunch
Registration: Call Vivian Matuk at (415) 904-6905 or at vmatuk@coastal.ca.gov.
Registration Deadline: March 16, 2015

 

Date and Time: Thursday, March 26, 2015 (8:00 am - 4:30 p.m.)
Location: Shoreline Yacht Club (Dining Room)
386 Shoreline Dr. South, Long Beach, CA 90802
Parking and Getting There: Look at the driving directions and a map.
Passes available at the club for $6 per vehicle per day, or park at a near paid parking lot footsteps away.
Lunch: Purchase lunch at a nearby restaurant or bring your own lunch.
Registration: Call Vivian Matuk at (415) 904-6905 or at vmatuk@coastal.ca.gov.
Registration Deadline: March 23, 2015

See the flyer for further information.

FREE Marinas and Yacht Clubs Spill Response Communication Workshops for Marina and Yacht Club Operators

Marinas and yacht clubs are invited to two free seminars that present oil spill response resource information.

The seminar will cover information on:

  • California's oil spill response structure
  • Office of Spill Prevention and Response Equipment Grants
  • Third party claim process
  • General information on oil spill kits for boating facilities
  • California’s new Marinas and Yacht Clubs Spill Response Communication Packet
  • Tools and resources available to increase communication capabilities between boating facilities and the Office of Emergency Services during an oil spill.

Key presenters include: California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways and California Coastal Commission's Boating Clean and Green Program, and Governor's Office of Emergency Services. These workshops are presented in partnership with the California Association of Harbormasters and Port Captains, Marina Recreation Association, the Clean Marinas California Program, Ventura West and Cabrillo Marinas.

You MUST REGISTER to attend.
(First come first serve, maximum capacity 40 people per training)

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (9:30 am - 12:30 p.m.)
Location: Ebony Boat Club
445 W. Weber Ave. Stockton, CA 95203
Parking and Getting There: Look at the driving directions and a map.
Free Parking Available At 705 W. Weber Ave, Stockton, CA 95203
Registration: Call Vivian Matuk at (415) 904-6905 or at vmatuk@coastal.ca.gov.
Registration Deadline: March 25, 2016

See the flyer for further information.

 

Date and Time: Friday, April 1, 2016 (9:30 am - 12:30 p.m.)
Location: City of Newport Beach, Marina Park Community Center
1600 West Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92663 (Bay Island Room)
Parking and Getting There: Look at the driving directions and a map.
Parking Available in the Main Parking Lot $1.75/hour. Pay at the stations in the lot, or utilize the Park Mobile App
Registration: Call Vivian Matuk at (415) 904-6905 or at vmatuk@coastal.ca.gov.
Registration Deadline: March 30, 2016

See the flyer for further information.

Free Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Workshops For California Waterways Users

AIS pose serious threats to water delivery systems, hydroelectric facilities, agriculture, boating, fishing, and the environment. Recreational activities, including boating and fishing, can spread AIS from infested waters to uninfested waters. Therefore, everyone accessing waters should take simple actions to avoid spreading AIS each time they leave a waterbody.

The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways, the California Coastal Commission, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are offering free seminars to teach the public their role in combating AIS.

Workshops participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of the impacts AIS have on the economy and environment;
  • learn to recognize AIS in their region;
  • learn how to take action and prevent spreading AIS by inspecting and cleaning equipment and watercraft.

These seminars are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Below is a listing of the seminars:

Oakley
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 (You must register to attend by Friday, March 11)
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Location: Big Break Regional Shoreline, 69 Big Break Rd, Oakley, CA 94561
Parking: Free parking available at the facility.
Lunch: Purchase lunch at a nearby restaurant or bring your own lunch.
Workshop Partner: Big Break Regional Shoreline Park

Modesto
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (You must register to attend by Friday, April 8)
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Location: Stanislaus County Department of Environmental Resources, Training Center Room DE, 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, CA 95358
Parking: Free parking available at the facility.
Lunch: Purchase lunch at a nearby restaurant or bring your own lunch.
Workshop Partner: Stanislaus County

Santa Cruz
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016 (You must register to attend by Friday, May 13)
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Location: Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (La Feliz Room)
Parking: Free parking before the main gate, along Delaware Avenue and Natural Bridges Drive.
Lunch: Purchase lunch at a nearby restaurant or bring your own lunch.
Workshop Partners: Seymour Marine Discovery Center and Save Our Shores.

To register, please contact the Boating Clean and Green Program Coordinator, Vivian Matuk, via e-mail or at (415) 904-6905. Directions to the workshop facility will be sent to you with a confirmation of your registration.

See the flyer for further information



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