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Regulations issued under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act requires all vessels with propulsion machinery to have a capacity to retain oil mixtures on board.

  • You are not allowed to discharge oil or hazardous substances.
  • You are not allowed to dump oil into the bilge of the vessel without means for proper disposal.
  • You must discharge oil waste to a reception facility. On recreational vessels, a bucket or bailer is adequate.
  • You must immediately notify the National Response Center if your vessel discharges oil or hazardous substances in the water. Call toll-free 1-800-424-8802. Report the discharges location, color, source, substances, size, and time observed.