Discharge of Oil and Other Hazardous Substances
Regulations issued under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act require 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 U.S. Coast Guard if your vessel discharges oil or hazardous substances in the water. Call toll-free 1-800-424-8802. Report the discharge’s location, color, source, substances, size, and time observed. You must also call the Utah Department of Environmental Quality at 801-538-6816 (daytime) or 801-536-4123 (after hours) and report the discharge.
What To Do in Case of Discharge
If your vessel discharges oil or hazardous substances in the water, notify the U.S. Coast Guard by calling: 1-800-424-8802.
Also notify the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Quality by calling: 801-538-6816 (daytime) 801-536-4123 (after hours).