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As a marine business, is it important to have access to environmental regulatory agencies and programs. View useful contact information for the local, state, and federal agencies that regulate environmental practices at marinas and a description of the programs they implement. In many instances, regulatory requirements differ from one local jurisdiction to the next.

Hazardous Waste Management
The regulations pertaining to hazardous waste management are perhaps the most complex of all regulatory programs that may apply to California marinas. In California, local governments are charged with the authority for implementing hazardous waste regulations. In most instances, these local agencies are Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPA). Most CUPA regulations follow the guidance set forth by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) for hazardous waste management. We suggest marine facility operators contact their local CUPA first to find out about hazardous waste management requirements. In addition, the DTSC has many resources to help small businesses understand hazardous waste generator compliance.

California Boating Laws
The more boaters know about boating and boating laws, the safer and more enjoyable their boating experiences will be. The ABCs of California Boating Law is a user-friendly guide to important boating laws and general safety on the water.

Boating Law Enforcement
The Department of Boating and Waterways provides a variety of information in relation to law enforcement.