Working with Boaters and Marine Trades for Cleaner Washington Water

Clean Boatyard Program

Boatyard Resources

The Boatyard General Permit Online

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Template and adjoining Worksheets Template

Washington Stormwater Center’s Stormwater Channel – featuring videos on affordable roof downspout treatment boxes and innovative stormwater treatment BMPs – an excellent resource, worth checking in on occasionally

A Good Summary of Dangerous Waste Management — Designation and Disposal

WA Dangerous Waste Legislation — Requiring Designation of Dangerous Wastes

Ecology Shop Talk for Dangerous Waste Management: what to do with all your dangerous waste — storage and disposal.

Dangerous Waste Labeling Downloads

Dangerous Waste Disposal Contractors

Ecology’s Requirements for Small Quantity Generators (SQG) and Medium Quantity Generators (MQG)

Ecology’s Shop Talk on Pressure Wash Waste

Shoreline Clean-Up Opportunities
-Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
-Seattle Parks (look for Restoration events)

Puget Sound Partnership’s List of Invasive Species of Puget Sound

Port of Tacoma’s Downspout Rain Garden Box

Storm Drain Sediment Traps
-Enpac Corporation — add an oil-absorbing boom to catch most dirts and oils before they enter the water

For rectangular storm drains: Grainger # 1EFJ3 ($90) or # 3BU44 ($112)

For circular storm drains: Grainger # 4FPE8 ($126)

-Gullywasher — storm drain catch basin inserts which can collect sediment, oil and copper and zinc solids

Clarifying Definitions

Delegated vs. Non-Delegated POTW

A delegated POTW, or Publicly Owned Treatment Works, is a municipal water treatment facility which has been delegated by Ecology to accept and manage industrial wastewater or stormwater on their own terms.  If your local treatment facility is a delegated POTW and you have an agreement with them to take your wastewater and/or stormwater, you do not need to report test results to Ecology.

A Non-Delegated POTW is a municipal water treatment facility that has not been delegated by Ecology to manage its incoming industrial waste water on its own terms.  If your local treatment facility is a non-delegated POTW and you discharge wastewater to them, you must send test results for copper, zinc, lead and pH to Ecology.

Clean Boatyard Certification Checklist

See what it takes for a boatyard to become certified Clean or Leadership Clean: Clean Boating Foundation Checklist 2018