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The Clean Marina mission is to achieve and maintain a clean harbor environment for people, aquatic life and seabirds. The 2002 City adopted Program requires annual review by Harbor Commission to track progress and effectiveness. The Program contributes to the Department’s overall mission and 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. The City of Santa Barbara Waterfront has been a certified participant in the Clean Marinas Program since July 2006. View the Annual Clean Marina Report.

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. View the SWPPP Fiscal Year Report.


Last Updated: Aug 13, 2019
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