Skip to main content

EPA to address pollution rules at IBEX

A representative from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will address residual risk at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference.

Brian Storey, the EPA’s specialist responsible for the boat manufacturing Residual Risk Review, will be presenting a boatbuilder update at IBEX on Oct. 2 at 8:30 a.m.

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is strongly encouraging boatbuilders to attend the session because the EPA Boat Manufacturing Residual Risk Review final rule could have a significant impact on boat plant operations.

Residual Risk Review is the last boatbuilder program in the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, which requires the EPA to look at any additional risk that the hazardous air pollutants emitted from boat manufacturing plants may have on the local community.

It also requires the EPA to determine if any hazardous air pollutants were not regulated under MACT, and finally if there may be a new technology since MACT that could be applied to boat building to further reduce HAP emissions.

This session will provide boatbuilders with the current status of the rulemaking directly from the EPA staff person who is responsible for drafting the proposed rule.

The NMMA will also discuss what it is doing to further prepare boat builders in the event that styrene or other HAPs emitted from boat plants are reclassified to a category with increased risk.

Following the session, Storey will tour the exhibit hall and meet with the resin and gel coat and equipment folks to check out the new materials, processes and technologies.



Finding the Next Buyers

Discover Boating commissioned a research study to fine-tune targeting efforts in marketing.

Insider Access

My hope is to include at least one insider story in every issue of Soundings Trade Only to provide a look at corners of the trade that some folks might not know exist.


How to Create a Great Workplace

With insights gleaned from more than 16,000 individual industry employee satisfaction surveys, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has gained new understanding and answers of how to drive employee engagement.


Q&A with David Foulkes and Alexandra Cattelan

After divesting its well-known bowling, billiards and fitness brands, Brunswick Corp. emerged as a boating-focused conglomerate, with familiar brands including Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Bayliner, Protector, Lowe Boats, Mercury Marine, and Freedom Boat Club.


Two Secrets to Getting Results

Any leader can give reasons for failing to achieve acceptable results. The best leaders overcome inevitable challenges, and some of those leaders make it look easy. Some seem to drive results effortlessly, while others struggle.


Industry Pushes Back Against Speed Restrictions

A NOAA Fisheries proposal would restrict boats 35 feet and larger to a 10-knot speed limit along the East Coast to protect right whales from vessel strikes.


Magonis Opens Connecticut Office

The Spain-based, electric-boat builder offers an 18-footer that’s available with motors from Torqeedo and Mag Power.


Bill Seeks to Increase Youth Fishing

The bipartisan Coastal Fishing Program Act of 2022 would ease barriers to accessing the outdoors in underserved communities.