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Marinas/Boating management measures are described in the U.S. EPA guidance document, National Management Measures to Control Nonpoint Pollution from Marinas and Recreational Boating, 2001. This document provides guidance to states, territories, authorized tribes, and the public regarding NPS pollution management measures. The guidance document is intended to provide technical assistance to state program managers and others on the best practicable means of reducing NPS pollution of surface waters from marinas and recreational boating. The guidance document also provides related background information about NPS pollution, including where it comes from and how it enters the nation’s waters, and technical information about how to reduce NPS pollution from marinas and recreational boating. It also discusses the relationship of marinas to the watersheds in which they are located.
The implementation of management measures for marinas and recreational boating will reduce the run-off of pollutants to marine waters and mitigate the impacts associated with the siting, design, operation, and maintenance of new and expanding marinas.