Working with Boaters and Marine Trades for Cleaner Washington Water

Clean Boatyard Program

Boatyard Resources

The Boatyard General Permit Online
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/permits/boatyard/permitdocuments/boatyardpermit030211.pdf

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
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/hwtr/manage_waste/identify_waste.html

WA Dangerous Waste Legislation — Requiring Designation of Dangerous Wastes
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=173-303-100

Ecology Shop Talk for Dangerous Waste Management: what to do with all your dangerous waste — storage and disposal.
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/pubs/0904015.pdf

Dangerous Waste Labeling Downloads
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/hwtr/hw_labels/index.html

Dangerous Waste Disposal Contractors
http://apps.ecy.wa.gov/hwsd/default.htm

Ecology’s Requirements for Small Quantity Generators (SQG) and Medium Quantity Generators (MQG)
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/pubs/981252hwtr.pdf

Ecology’s Shop Talk on Pressure Wash Waste
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/pubs/1104001.pdf

Shoreline Clean-Up Opportunities
-Puget Soundkeeper Alliance http://pugetsoundkeeper.org/events
-Seattle Parks (look for Restoration events) http://www.seattle.gov/parks/calendar/volunteer.htm

Puget Sound Partnership’s List of Invasive Species of Puget Sound
http://www.psp.wa.gov/downloads/ANS/MISM_Online.pdf

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 www.gullywasher.com  


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

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