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  • Ocean-going vessels that are 40 feet or more in length with cooking and sleeping facilities must have a written Waste Management Plan.
  • The captain of the vessel is responsible for implementing the Waste Management Plan.
  • The Waste Management Plan, identifying the vessel's name and home port, should be posted and should include directives to all persons on board about:
    • Discharging sewage and hazardous substances
    • Discharging garbage and other food waste
    • Disposing of plastics, bottles, and cans
    • Reading applicable placards for additional information
    • Advising the captain in case of oily discharges or diesel spill