Discharge of Oil and Other Hazardous Substances
You must discharge oil waste to a reception facility.
- All vessels are required to have the capacity to retain oily mixtures on board. A fixed or portable means to discharge oily waste to a reception facility is required. A bucket or bailer is suitable as a portable means of discharging oily waste on recreational vessels.
- No person may intentionally drain oil or oily waste from any source into the bilge of any vessel.
- Immediately notify the U.S. Coast Guard if your vessel discharges oil or hazardous substances in the water. Call toll-free 1-800-424-8802 to report spills.