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1 Maryland Clean Boating Lesson Plan Section 1 PETROLEUM CONTROL

2 Petroleum: Environmental Concerns May float on surface, evaporate or settle to bottom. May float on surface, evaporate or settle to bottom. Harmful or fatal to aquatic life. Harmful or fatal to aquatic life. Gets into the food web and is passed on. Gets into the food web and is passed on.

3 Fuel and The Law Discharge of oil prohibited by Discharge of oil prohibited by The Clean Water Act Report Spills to USCG at Report Spills to USCG at Spills subject to a $5,000 penalty Spills subject to a $5,000 penalty Dont use soaps to hide a spillthey make it worse. Dont use soaps to hide a spillthey make it worse. $25,000 penalty for hiding fuel spills $25,000 penalty for hiding fuel spills State law also prohibits discharges– may impose additional fines State law also prohibits discharges– may impose additional fines

4 Petroleum: Fueling Practices Know your tank capacity Know your tank capacity Always stay with the fuel nozzle. Always stay with the fuel nozzle. Fill to no more than 90% capacity– listen and pay attention as you fuel. Fill to no more than 90% capacity– listen and pay attention as you fuel. Fuel expands as it warms up on your vessel Fuel expands as it warms up on your vessel Fuel at the start of a trip, not the end Fuel at the start of a trip, not the end Fill portable tanks ashore Fill portable tanks ashore Use oil absorbent pads to catch drips Use oil absorbent pads to catch drips Slow down at the beginning and end of fueling Slow down at the beginning and end of fueling

5 Petroleum Control: Fueling Practices Always remember, safety first! Always remember, safety first! Extinguish all smoking materials Extinguish all smoking materials Shut down engines Shut down engines For gas engines, close off access to enclosed compartments and remove passengers during fueling For gas engines, close off access to enclosed compartments and remove passengers during fueling For gas engines run the blower for several minutes before restarting. For gas engines run the blower for several minutes before restarting.

6 Bilge Maintenance and Oil Changes Discharge of oily water is illegal Discharge of oily water is illegal Use oil-sorb pads in bilge and engine compartment to keep clean. Use oil-sorb pads in bilge and engine compartment to keep clean. Replace oil-sorb pads regularly Replace oil-sorb pads regularly If you use soaps in the bilge, pump them into a bucket and dump in a sink ashore. Dont pump overboard. If you use soaps in the bilge, pump them into a bucket and dump in a sink ashore. Dont pump overboard. Keep engine well tuned Keep engine well tuned

7 Disposal of Oil Absorbent Materials Depends of type of material and how it was used Depends of type of material and how it was used Regular absorbent pads or booms: saturated with gasoline–air dry in a safe location and reuse saturated with gasoline–air dry in a safe location and reuse saturated with oil or diesel–double bag in sealed plastic and put in regular trash saturated with oil or diesel–double bag in sealed plastic and put in regular trash Bio-remediating materials: OK in regular trash, but do not wrap in plastic

8 Emissions Control Engine emissions contribute to ground level ozone–a health risk Engine emissions contribute to ground level ozone–a health risk Use oil/gas ratio recommended by engine manufacturer Use oil/gas ratio recommended by engine manufacturer Use gasoline with recommended octane level Use gasoline with recommended octane level Upgrade to direct-injected 2 stroke or a 4 stroke outboard when time to replace Upgrade to direct-injected 2 stroke or a 4 stroke outboard when time to replace

9 Prevent Spills from Inboard Tanks Air/fuel separatorsprevent spills from fuel vents Air/fuel separatorsprevent spills from fuel vents Safety nozzle for portable gas cans Safety nozzle for portable gas cans Fuel overflow containers capture fuel vent spills Fuel overflow containers capture fuel vent spills Bilge pump switches or filters–preventing oily discharge Bilge pump switches or filters–preventing oily discharge

10 Petroleum: In Case of a Spill Stop the flow Stop the flow Contain the spill Contain the spill Call the USCG National Response Center at Call the USCG National Response Center at Call Maryland Department of the Environments Emergency Response Division at Call Maryland Department of the Environments Emergency Response Division at


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