Ships & Boats
No Discharge Areas (NDAs). Areas where the discharge of both treated and untreated blackwater is prohibited from all types and sizes of vessels with heads, through a federal program. These areas are also sometimes referred to as "No Discharge Zones" (NDZs).
Pumpout Program. Information about marine pumpouts.
Class SA Waters. Class SA is the highest classification of estuarine and marine waters. This classification is applied to waters that are outstanding natural resources and that should be preserved because of their ecological, social, scenic, economic or recreational importance. There may be no direct discharge of pollutants to Class SA waters, except storm water discharges that are in compliance with state and local requirements.
- Air Emissions from Marine Vessels -- Report to the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources (January 2005).
- Boat building and repair -- small business technical assistance guidance documents.
- Brightwork - A Best Management Practices Manual for Maine's Boatyards and Marinas
- Emergency Spill and Response. Information and emergency numbers from the Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management.
- Inland Fisheries & Wildlife: Boating Laws & Rules (off-site; request by email).
- Lake and river protection stickers. No sticker is required for operating a boat in tidal waters. The Warden Service determines the boundary between inland and tidal waters on tidal rivers
- Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) (off-site).
- Public boat launches (off-site).
- U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office, Portland Maine (off-site).
- Uniform National Discharge Standards (discharges from Armed Forces vessels) (off-site).