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It's the Law

Discharge of Oil and Other Hazardous Substances


You are not allowed to discharge oil or hazardous substances into the water.

You are not allowed to dump oil into the bilge of the vessel without means for proper disposal.

You must dispose of oil waste at an approved reception facility. On recreational vessels, a bucket or bailer is adequate for temporary storage prior to disposing of the oil waste at an approved facility.

If your vessel discharges oil or hazardous substances into the water:

  • Immediately call the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802.
  • Also call the Georgia Environmental Protection Division at 1-800-241-4113 within 24 hours of the discharge.
Discharge of Oil Prohibited
Oil discharge placard