New York Sea Grant's
Marina Pollution Prevention Web Site
How To Use This Site
web site works best with Internet Explorer. We have tried to make
it compatible with the most popular browsers, but in some cases
you may experience unexpected results, especially when accessing
The main part
of this site is divided into 7 sections representing the major
operational areas for most boating facilities:
and Fiberglass Repair
and Storing Boats
mouse on any of these headings on the opening page brings up another
page for that Section. Additional topics available for the selected
Section are shown on the left hand side of the screen as subtopics.
Clicking on a subtopic brings up another page with detailed information
and resources. These pages include sections on Potential Environmental
Impacts; Best Management Practices; and Regulatory
Issues associated with each of the activities.
concepts and practices presented here are generally applicable
to most recreational facilities. This website was developed in
New York, but we have tried to cover the pertinent federal laws
and regulations in the Regulatory Issues for each topic where
possible. As most marina operators are aware, however, environmental
laws, rules and regulations can vary by locality, region and state.
It is extremely important the user contact the appropriate authorities
in his area to ensure the legality of any action being considered.
(Please, see the Disclaimer section accessed through the opening
buttons can be found at the bottom of most of the pages. Clicking
on NY Regulatory Compliance Requirements for this Topic
takes you to sections of the New York State Department of Environmental
Conservation's publication Environmental Compliance, Pollution
Prevention, and Self Assessment Guide for the Marina Industry,
that address the specific topic of the page. (See Related Links, click here.) The Additional Information and Resources on this Topic
button provides access to websites, reports and other materials
that include additional technical and regulatory information and
resources related to the topic.
incorporates numerous embedded links that take you to other useful
information found on other web sites, in other parts of this site
or on files and documents that can be downloaded. These links
are an extremely valuable part of the site and allow you to quickly
access a wide range of information on environmental products and
services, including technical specs, costs, manufacturers and
suppliers and evaluations by independent organizations. (The links
are usually indicated by bold face lettering in a different color
than the surrounding text (for example: click here) or,
in some cases, by the entire address of the link (for example
www.seagrant.sunysb.edu). Your cursor will change
from an arrow to a hand when positioned over a link. Clicking
your mouse will then activate it.
Some of the
links open files of a particular type known as a portable document
format or "pdf." To read these files your browser
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here. It is recommended you use Acrobat Reader
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