- How does the NJDEP regulate above ground storage tanks?
The NJDEP issues two permits related to fueling activities from above
ground storage tanks. A marina or boatyard must have a NJPDES stormwater
permit (N.J.A.C. 7:14A) to perform fueling activities of any kind (dispensed
from either aboveground or underground storage tanks), mechanical or
engine repair activities, or boat maintenance activities (sanding, scraping,
and power washing). An air permit (N.J.A.C. 7:27) is required if a marina
dispenses gasoline or other volatile fuel products from an aboveground
or underground storage tank greater than 2,000 gallons in volume.
A recommended best management practice (BMP) is the installation of
a double-walled or vaulted above ground fuel tank. For more details,
see page 19 of the Guidebook.
- How do I become a New Jersey Clean Marina?
It’s Easy! The comprehensive Guidebook contains information on the rules and regulations that apply to
marinas as well as a list of voluntary BMPs. Download a copy of
the Guidebook from this website or contact Mike Danko, NJMSC at
732-872-1300 ext 29 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org or
Tali Engoltz, NJDEP at 609-633-2201 or email@example.com for
a free printed and/or CD-ROM version of the Guidebook. Sign the
Clean Marina Pledge indicating that within one year you will identify
opportunities to implement the BMPs in the Guidebook and comply
with all regulations. Use the Self-assessment Checklist to evaluate
your facility and determine your Clean Marina score. If it’s
80% or above contact Mike Danko to schedule a Confirmation Visit
with members of the Clean Marina Committee.
- What are the benefits of becoming a Clean Marina?
Implementing the BMPs described in the Guidebook will enable you to generate new sources of revenue, reduce costs
associated with waste disposal, and attract customers that will
respect and follow good boating practices. You will be eligible
for free guidance and technical assistance through site visits and
at informational workshops. Your facility will receive recognition
on the official NJ Clean Marina website and in future Clean Marina
publications. Finally, you will experience the satisfaction of protecting
New Jersey’s waterways
and coastal resources.
- Is there information I can distribute to my tenants and
the boaters at my facility?
YES! Included in the Guidebook are
new and improved Clean Boating Tips Sheets. The topics covered include
Cleaning and Maintenance, Petroleum Control, Vessel Sewage, and
Waste Containment and Disposal. The NJ Clean Marina CD-ROM contains
these tip sheets in Microsoft Word format. You can insert your marina’s
contact information and logo and print copies for distribution at
- Is the NJ Clean Marina Program part of the Clean Vessel
No, the NJ Clean Marina Program is a separate program. For more information
on the CVA Program visit: www.njfishandwildlife.com/cvahome.htm
- I signed the pledge a year ago but
I’m not ready
for the Confirmation Visit. What should I do?
By signing the pledge you indicated that you
would identify opportunities and implement practices to control
pollution, enhance the surrounding environment, and encourage responsible
boating. As long as you have demonstrated this commitment and have
been making progress on these goals, your pledge can be extended.
Contact Mike Danko or Tali
Engoltz and let them know that you are
still working toward certification. The members of the Clean Marina
Committee will be happy to work with you to complete the process.
You can also contact other marinas who have successfully implemented
the BMPs and have received Clean Marina certification. They may
have hints, ideas, and suggestions for your facility. Click on the “List
of Pledged and Certified Marinas” for
the complete list.
- How do I properly handle a gasoline spill at my facility to ensure safety and limit environmental damage?