MANDATORY BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
Skyline Marine Center (SMC) requires all customers and/or contractors to review our best management practices (BMPs) and provide copies to all employees, contractors, boat owners, and other customers, as appropriate. Additional copies of these rules are available on our website or in our office during business hours.
Vacuum Sander Required
1. Customers must use a vacuum sander meeting minimum performance standards for all antifouling paint removal.
In-Water Vessel Maintenance and Repair
1. Cleaning, repair, modifications, and surface preparation, coating, or finishing of any portion of a vessel’s hull while the vessel is afloat is prohibited. If this work is necessary, then the customer must haul the vessel out onto a dry dock, the upland portion of a facility covered by this general permit, or another facility covered by an individual permit issued in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 173-220 WAC.
2. Only minor in-water repair, modification, surface preparation, or coating of topside or superstructure is allowed, limited to 25% of the topside surface. When stripping, sanding, scraping, sandblasting, painting, coating and/or varnishing any deck or superstructure of a vessel in-water, customers must collect all particles, oils, grits, dusts, flakes, chips, drips, sediments, debris, and other solids to prevent their release into the environment and entry into waters of the State.
3. Customers must securely fasten drop cloths, tarpaulins, drapes, shrouding, or other protective devices between various portions of the vessel or between the vessel and the dock, pier, boathouse, bulkhead, or shoreline to collect all such materials. No work from a float, a barge, or another boat is allowed. Customers must clean up all collected materials daily to prevent their release into the environment and entry into waters of the State.
Upland Vessel Maintenance and Repair
1. When cutting, welding, stripping, sanding, scraping, sandblasting, painting, coating, and/or varnishing any portion of a vessel, customers must collect and manage all particles, oils, grits, dusts, flakes, chips, overspray, drips, sediments, debris, and other solids to prevent their release into the environment and entry into waters of the State.
2. Customers must securely anchor or fasten drop cloths, tarpaulins, structures, drapes, shrouding or other protective devices around the vessel, as necessary, to collect all such materials. These protective devices should be secured in such a way that they remain in place during all weather conditions. Customers must routinely cleanup all collected materials or wastes and manage them appropriately to prevent their release into the environment and entry into waters of the State.
1. Customers must control and collect all particles, oils, grits, dusts, flakes, chips, overspray, drips, sediments, debris, and other solids from work, service, and storage areas of the boatyard to prevent their release into the environment and entry into waters of the State. When solids-generating activity is occurring, the minimum collection frequency is once per day and prior to tidal inundation. Customers must avoid wetting the solids during collection and must not wash solids into any surface water or into a stormwater collection system. Hull recoating work conducted on a marine railway should occur only if the boat is positioned at least one boat length from the high water level. In any case, Customers must ensure that all debris from working on the boat while it is on the marine railway structure is contained by or at the structure and may not escape to the environment.
Paint and Solvent Use
1. Customers must use all paints and solvents in such a manner as to prevent their release into the environment and entry into waters of the State.
Customers must use appropriate spill kits, drip pans, drop cloths, tarpaulins, or other protective devices during surface preparation, paint and solvent transfer, paint mixing, and application unless those activities are completely enclosed in a building. Painting of the hull surface over or near water is prohibited except for minor touchup, such as the vessel numbers, with non-metallic paints.
When painting decks or superstructure, customers must place paint cans in a drip pan on top of a drop cloth or tarpaulin.
Customers must mix paints and solvents only at secure locations onshore or onboard a vessel.
Solvent and paint containers must be kept securely closed at all times when not in use.
2. Paints containing tributyltin are prohibited from use on any vessel less than 25 meters in length (82 feet) except as applied by a licensed applicator for the painting of aluminum hulls of a vessel that is less than 25 meters in length, and for the painting of outboard motors and out drives of vessels less than 25 meters in length.
3. Only persons with a current Washington State Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator’s license may purchase, handle, and apply tributyltin.
Oils, Bilge Water, and Engine/Motor Cooling Water Management
1. Customers must not discharge hydraulic fluids, oily wastes, and petroleum products to waters of the State.
2. Bilge water and engine/motor cooling water discharges must not cause any visible sheen in waters of the State.
3. Customers must not discharge bilge or engine/motor cooling water to waters of the State if it has solvents, detergents, emulsifying agents, or dispersants.
4. If a vessel is moved prior to pumping out the bilge, Customers must use absorbent pads to prevent the discharge of oils to waters of the State.
5. Customers must use drip pans or other containment devices during all petroleum product transfer operations to catch incidental leaks and spills. Absorbent pads and/or booms must be available during petroleum transfer operations occurring over water.
Sacrificial Anode (Zincs) Management
Customers must not dispose of zincs used as sacrificial anodes into waters of the State. Customers must store spent zincs in a covered container and properly dispose of or recycle them.
1. Customers must store all of the following under cover on an impervious surface: solid chemical products, chemical solutions, paints, oils, solvents, acids, caustic solutions, and waste materials, including used batteries and lead and copper waste.
2. Customers must securely close lids on all chemical containers including solid chemical products, chemical solutions, paints, oils, solvents, acids, caustic solutions, and waste materials at all times when not in use.
Sewage and Gray Water Discharges
Vessels moored for repair or under repair at a SMC are prohibited from discharging sewage (including
discharges from the vessel’s galley) into waters of the State. Sanitary waste must be discharged to either the sanitary sewer or into a holding tank. SMC has a pump out station located on our fuel dock.
Oversight of Do-It-Yourselfers and Independent Contractors
Customers must ensure that all individuals who service marine vessels or any other motor-driven vehicle or otherwise conduct boatyard activities at SMC implement all of the mandatory BMPs. Do-it-yourselfers and independent contractors who fail to implement all the required or appropriate BMPs will be fined, may be prohibited from working at the boatyard or removed from the facility. All customers are required to review these rules prior to submitting an application. Additionally, these rules are described in the SMC SWPPP, available in the office during business hours, or found online on our website.