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Waste Management Plan

Federal law requires oceangoing vessels of 40 feet or longer with a galley and berth to have a written Waste Management Plan.

The Waste Management Plan, identifying the vessel's name and home port, should be posted and should include directives to all 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 oil, gas, or diesel spills