Since marinas are located at the water’s edge--whether on the ocean, bay, river, or lake--pollutants generated from marinas, boats, and boat maintenance activities pose an immediate threat to the health of aquatic systems and pose other environmental hazards.
If the Oil Payment Program (OPP) recipient has determined that marina and boater outreach is a venue that needs to be addressed in their jurisdiction, OPP funds may be considered for collection and education programs for recycling of used oil and filters. Eligible grant projects specifically for marinas include:
- Used oil and filter collection.
- Bilge pumpout.
- Bilge pad distribution and collection.
- Publicity and functional promotional items.
- Educational materials such as boater kits, signs, and pamphlets.