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Indiana Clean Marina Guidebook

The Indiana Clean Marina Guidebook, developed in 2008 and last revised in 2012, covers best management practices that marina, boat yard, and yacht club managers can use to benefit their facilities, prevent pollution, and protect our lakes and rivers. The guide also provides clean boater tip sheets for recreational boaters and comprehensive guidance for Indiana Clean Marina Program participants.

IDEM is currently drafting a revision to the Guidebook. Among other things, this revision will feature updated contact information and environmental rule citations. In the meantime, the current version is provided below as a reference document for marinas and other interested parties.

The format of the document is as follows:

  • Section 1: Introduction/Front Matter
    • Cover Page, Introductory Letter and Acknowledgments
    • Table of Contents
    • Introduction
  • Section 2: Marina Site Location and Design
    • Marina Flushing
    • Water Quality Assessment
    • Habitat Assessment
    • Shoreline Stabilization
    • Storm Water Run-off
    • Fueling Stations
    • Sewage Facilities
  • Section 3: Marina and Boat Operation
    • Solid Waste (Trash & Marine Debris)
    • Fish Waste
    • Liquid Materials
    • Petroleum Control
    • Boat Cleaning
    • Public Education
    • Boat Operation
    • Exotic & Nuisance Aquatic Species
  • Section 4: Appendices
    • Appendix A: Indiana Clean Boater Pledge
    • Appendix B: Indiana Clean Marina Pledge
    • Appendix C: Indiana Clean Marina Program Designation Checklist
    • Appendix D: Complying With the Hazardous Waste Rules
    • Appendix E: Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure Plans
    • Appendix F: Emergency Preparedness & Spill Response
    • Appendix G: Hazardous Waste Streams
    • Appendix H: Hazardous Waste Generator Status & How the Rules Apply to You
    • Appendix I: Selecting a Waste Transporter & Recycling-Waste Management Company
    • Appendix J: Sample Contract Language
    • Appendix K: Clean Boater Tip Sheets (See updated versions below)
      • Fuel and Oil
      • Sewage
      • Boat Cleaning
      • Bilges
      • Solid Waste
      • Boat Maintenance and Operation
      • Aquatic Invasive Species
    • Appendix L: Additional Contact Information
    • Appendix M: Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act of 1986
    • Appendix N: References

Updated Clean Boater Tip Sheets

IDEM recently made revisions to the Clean Boater Tip Sheets. These will be incorporated into the pending revision to the Clean Marina Guidebook but are presented below for interested parties.

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