Clean Marina ProgramWaterfront
Mission is to achieve and maintain a clean harbor environment for people, aquatic life and seabirds.
- City adopted Program in 2002
- Requires annually review by Harbor Commission to track progress and effectiveness
- Contributes importantly to the Department’s overall mission
- Highlights the importance of maintaining a clean ocean environment for visitors, residents, as well as, the marine and avian life that depend on it to thrive.
- Waterfront has been a certified participant in the Clean Marinas Program since July 2006
View the Annual Clean Marina Report.
Clean Marina Program Elements
- Facilities for Boaters
- Water Quality Monitoring
- Best Management Practices (BMPs)
- Pollution Prevention and Abatement Projects
- Compliance and Enforcement
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan
Since 1997, landside harbor activities have been regulated under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Industrial Storm Water Permit. This permit requires a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), a comprehensive plan document, whose goal is to prevent discharge of pollutants into the harbor.
SWPPP is prepared in accordance with a federal requirement for a General Permit to Discharge Storm Water Associated with Industrial Activity. It commits the Department to prevent discharges that could adversely affect human health or the environment. Under the Plan, the harbor area is inspected quarterly, with areas or operations needing improvement noted and addressed.
SWPPP Plan Components
- Inventory of Geographical Features
- Inventory of Business Activities
- Practices to reduce or prevent pollutants associated with industrial activities
- Annual Report to Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB)
View the SWPPP Fiscal Year Report.
Last Updated: Feb 6, 2014