- No wet scrubbing, hosing or pressure washing of bottom paint allowed while blocked on land. Would you want someone making a mess in your yard? Reasonable enough.
- Use filter cloth or tarp when scraping/sanding. Would you want someone making a mess in your yard?
- No dis-colorization may be noted on the ground under any vessel. Would you want someone making a mess in your yard?
- ALL paint cans must be placed outside of the shop on pallets after use. Paint cans that contain any wet residue are very likely hazardous waste. They cannot allow you to place them in the dumpster with regular trash. You can of course take them home, dry them, and put them in the trash.
- Do NOT throw any paint cans into dumpsters. Staff will properly dispose of paint cans. See above.
- Do NOT throw paint brushes, rollers, trays into office lot dumpster if WET. See Above. I always leave them in a neat pile under my boat (on a tarp and covered by the tarp) when finished; by the time I come back to launch they are dry and can be pitched. Very eas and much neater than fooling with the stuff wet.
- Put all used painting materials outside of shop for disposal by staff. See above.
- Office lot Dumpster is the ONLY dumpster for commercial waste. Very likely it goes to a different landfill, rated for industrial waste.
- ALL other dumpsters are for residential waste (trash, paper, bottles, cans, food, etc.)
- If in doubt, place item outside of shop door. Staff will dispose of properly.
- Shrink Wrap must be bagged and placed next to dumpster outside of Chandlery
This all seems very reasonable to me. Most requirements are simply restating MD DNR regulations. The last line is intrusive, but as we will see, is logical for the marina.
Why do they need to know the type of paint? Maryland has passed a law that will restrict the VOC levels of paints applied, and marinas are only allotted a certain amount of non-compliant applications. Compliant paints contain less than 400g/liter VOCs.
Because they need to calculate the amount of emissions from paints that contain VOCs over the MD limit. You can get this off the MSDS or tech sheet. I found the paints I have used--I checked several and they were all traditional high-Cu solvent paints-- contain less than the mandated 3.3 pounds/gallon, so no problem. You DO NOT have to go to water-based paints, not in MD. Anything less than 400g/L will pass.
Pettit SR 40-----------------330
Interlux Bottom Coat------465. And I bet this gets reformulated soon.
This e-mail has no impact on me, as I always did bottom painting this way. They are just asking us to be clean.
- Let the marina power wash the boat where it can be contained.
- Sand with a good vac set up. As a side benefit, you don't risk your lungs and the guy working next to you doesn't get red dust on and inside his boat.
- Dry your paint waste and tools before you trashing them. Try to use all the paint!
- Read the paint spec sheet. VOCs are easy to manage.