NMMA discharge webinar set for Friday

Publish date:
Social count:

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is hosting a webinar Friday afternoon to help with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System/Clean Water Act permit process.

Between now and 2015, at least 30 state regulatory agencies will review and renew their marine general NPDES/Clean Water Act permits. The permits regulate discharges of copper bottom paint and bottom cleaning methods used by marinas.

The marine industry should expect that the new allowable limits of these discharges will directly impact the type and cost of services a marina can offer, as well as the equipment that might be needed to continue everyday operations, the NMMA said.

The free webinar, set for 2 p.m. (ET), is for marina operators, marine trades associations and other interested parties and will include:

  • an overview of the NPDES/Clean Water Act permit process
  • facts about copper bottom paint and its alternatives
  • the specific "lingo" needed to understand the permit process and content

The webinar will prepare trade associations and marina operators for a special program on the topic to be held at 11 a.m. May 4 at the American Boating Congress. This presentation will provide specific ways to advocate for reasonable discharge permit limits and will include firsthand experiences of industry leaders in states where these permits already have been approved.

Space is limited, so those interested are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Click here to register.


Yamaha sponsors Jacksonville show

Yamaha has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show that runs April 13 -15 at Metropolitan Park and Marina in Jacksonville, Fla.

Volvo Penta announces contest

Volvo Penta of the Americas is asking new engine owners to submit stories to its inaugural Boating Dreams contest and will award the winner with a Chevrolet Silverado pickup.

MIASF volunteers collect 32 tons of trash

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida and the Marine Industry Cares Foundation, organizers of the 41st Annual Broward County Waterway Cleanup held on March 3, collected 32 tons of trash from 31 sites around the county.