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You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed Utah Boat Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Boating Safety Education Certificate.

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  • Federal law requires ocean going vessels of 40 feet or longer with a galley and berth to have a written Waste Management Plan.
  • The captain of the vessel is responsible for implementing the Waste Management Plan.
  • The Waste Management Plan, which identifies the vessel’s name and home port, should be posted and include directives to all passengers and/or crew about:
    • Discharge of sewage and hazardous substances
    • Discharge of garbage and other food waste
    • Disposal of plastics, bottles, and cans
    • Applicable placards for additional information
    • Advising the captain in case of oily discharges or diesel spills