The Marinas and Recreational Boating Workgroup provides an informative forum for agencies (state, federal, and local), marinas, and other organizations to address nonpoint source (NPS) pollution related to marinas and recreational boating statewide. This workgroup was established by the Interagency Coordinating Committee (IACC) for the state's NPS Program, and is coordinated by the California Coastal Commission and the State Water Resources Control Board. This workgroup has been meeting at least twice annually since 2003.

The Antifouling Strategy Sub-Workgroup addresses water quality issues related to copper-based pesticide antifouling paints for boat hulls, and other antifouling issues. This is a sub-workgroup of the Marinas and Recreational Boating IACC Workgroup, and typically meets jointly with the Marinas IACC Workgroup.

Goals

Marinas Workgroup

  1. Develop partnerships among agencies (state, federal, and local) responsible for addressing NPS pollution related to boating and marinas;
  2. Make efficient use of state, federal, and local resources to address NPS pollution by sharing information, avoiding duplicative efforts, and identifying technical and policy gaps; and
  3. Promote improvements to marina water quality through implementation of Best Management Practices.

Antifouling Strategies Workgroup (AFS Workgroup)

  1. Assess the extent and geographical distribution of water pollution resulting from copper-based pesticide antifouling paints, and recommend strategies to minimize this pollution.
  2. Encourage the discussion of antifouling strategy issues including (but not limited to) those relating to scientific research, socio-economic considerations, aquatic invasive species, environmental monitoring and impacts, mitigation of adverse effects, and regulations; and
  3. Promote the coordination of antifouling strategy-related projects and activities.

Resources on Marinas & Boating

  • The Boating Clean & Green Program

    conducted by the California Division of Boating and Waterways and the California Coastal Commission, is an education and outreach program that promotes environmentally sound boating practices to marine businesses and boaters in California
  • The California Clean Marina Toolkit

    by the California Coastal Commission’s Boating Clean and Green Campaign, is a resource for environmentally-sound marina management and operation
  • Marine Vessel Service and Repair factsheets

    by the Dept. of Toxic Substances Control, California Division of Boating and Waterways, and the California Coastal Commission, address techniques and processes proven effective in reducing pollution from marine vessel maintenance operations
  • U.S. EPA's Marinas & Recreational Boating Program

    provides factsheets, reports, and guidance documents on the control of pollution from marinas and recreational boating
  • California's Clean Marine Program

    is a marina facility stewardship and certification program developed by marine industry volunteers to protect our waters from pollution.
  • California Marine Protected Areas

    visit the California MPAs website for more information and resources to support marine protected areas education and outreach

How to Participate

Participants in this workgroup consist of state agency staff, local agency staff, and marina stakeholder groups. Workgroup meetings can be attended by teleconference call or in person. If you would like to make yourself available as a guest speaker, observe a meeting, or become an active participant please...

Next workgroup meeting

  • Date: TBD -- Winter 2020
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: Zoom Web Meeting only
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Factsheets

Resources on Copper-Based Antifoulant Paints

Archive of Meeting Notes

The opinions expressed by Committee members, presenters, or any other participant who speaks or otherwise expresses an opinion at a meeting (a recording of which can be viewed via the links on this page) do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the State Water Resources Control Board, California Coastal Commission, or Marina Interagency Coordinating Committee and Antifouling Strategies Workgroup. Meetings of this Committee and Workgroup provide an open forum where all participants are invited to share their input and opinions with mutual respect for other participants.

Most of the archived materials are temporarily removed to make the revisions necessary to ensure ADA-accessibility. Please email us if you would like to be sent specific archived meeting materials listed below that are not yet posted online (pending ADA-accessibility revisions).

2020

  • June

    • Agenda
    • Meeting Notes
    • Meeting Materials:
      • Marine Flares Disposal: A Bay Area Pilot Project to Help Boaters. Vivian Matuk (Calif. State Parks and Calif. Coastal Commission), Huy Le (San Francisco Dept. of the Environment), and Bruce Fritz (Alameda Co. Dept. of Environmental Health).

        Materials:
        • Marine Expired Flares: A Bay Area Pilot Project to Help Boaters Vivian Matuk (Calif. State Parks and Calif. Coastal Commission), Huy Le (San Francisco Dept. of the Environment), Bruce Fritz (Alameda Co. Dept. of Environmental Health), and Wesley Won (San Mateo Co. Environmental Health Services). (June 2020). Presented by Vivian Matuk.
        • Marine Flare Pilot Collection Events. Huy Le (San Francisco Dept. of the Environment), Bruce Fritz (Alameda Co. Dept. of Environmental Health), and Wesley Won (San Mateo Co. Environmental Health Services). (June 2020). Presented by Huy Le and Bruce Fritz.
      • 2019 Review of the California Ocean Plan. Katherine Walsh – Ocean Standards Unit Chief, State Water Resources Control Board.

        Materials:
        • 2019 Ocean Plan Review Katherine Walsh, Ocean Standards Unit, State Water Resources Control Board. (June 2020).
      • Monitoring of Dissolved Copper in California Coastal Waterbodies Aniela Burant – Surface Water Protection Program, Calif. Dept. of Pesticide Regulation.

        Materials:

2019

  • December

  • May

    • Agenda
    • Meeting Notes
    • Meeting Video - Not Available
    • Meeting presentations and materials
      • Announcements:
        • Recreational Boater’s Guide to Using Hull Paint in California (brochure).
          Port of San Diego (Draft update, May 2019)
      • Biofouling Management – Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species. Chris Scianni, Marine Invasive Species Program, California State Lands Commission. Materials:

        • Biofouling Management – Assessing Biosecurity Risks and Best Practices (PPT). Chris Scianni, Marine Invasive Species Program, Calif. State Lands Commission.
        • Biofouling White Paper: Biofouling in the U.S. Pacific States and British Columbia (document).
          Chris Scianni, Maurya Falkner, and Lisa DeBruyckere (4/11/17)
      • Non-Biocide Hull Paint Study and Floating Dry Docking System at Marina Del Rey Harbor. Maral Tashjian & Jennifer Mongolo, Los Angeles County Dept. of Beaches and Harbors. Materials:
        • Marina del Rey Harbor – Dissolved Copper Reduction Initiatives Update (PPT).
          Maral Tashjian & Jennifer Mongolo, Los Angeles County Dept. of Beaches and Harbors.
        • FAB Dock in-water dry docking system (videos). FAB Dock.
        • In-Water Dry Docking Systems (flyer). L.A. County Dept. of Beaches and Harbors.
      • Motor Vehicle Brake Friction Materials Law (California Brake Pad Law). Melissa Salinas & Suzanne Davis, Safer Products and Workplaces Program, Dept. of Toxic Substances Control. Materials:
        • California Brake Pad Law (PPT).
          Melissa Salinas, Dept. of Toxic Substances Control.
      • Use of Preservative-Treated Wood and Alternative Materials for Building Overwater and Waterfront Structures. Vanessa Metz, Coastal Water Quality Program, Calif. Coastal Commission. Materials:
        • Use of Treated Wood and Alternative Materials for Building Overwater and Waterfront Structures (PPT).
          Vanessa Metz, Calif. Coastal Commission.
        • Use of Preservative-Treated Wood and Alternative Materials for Building Overwater and Waterfront Structures (Factsheet).
          Vanessa Metz, Calif. Coastal Commission.
      • Santa Cruz Harbor Site Tour. Michael Sandecki, Coastal Water Quality Program, Calif. Coastal Commission.Materials:
        • Santa Cruz Harbor Field Tour: Treated Wood and Alternative Materials Used in Overwater & Waterfront Structures (Photos).
          Photos by Michael Sandecki, Calif. Coastal Commission & Michael Hanks, State Water Resources Control Board

2018

2017

  • September

    • Agenda
    • Meeting Notes
    • Meeting presentations and materials
      • Creative Solutions to the Marine Debris Challenge in California. Eben Schwartz, Calif. Coastal Commission. Materials:
        • Coastal Cleanup Day and Marine Debris Actions in California (PPT)
          Eben Schwartz, Calif. Coastal Commission.
      • Clean Marinas Program Update. Kathy Obrien, Clean Marina Board Member, Sun Harbor Marina. Materials:
        • Ride the Wave, Get Clean: Clean Marinas Program (PPT)
          Kathy Obrien, Clean Marina Board Member, Sun Harbor Marina.
        • Clean Marinas Brochure
      • Marina del Rey Toxic Pollutants TMDL. Michael Tripp, Los Angeles County, Dept. of Beaches and Harbors. Materials:
      • Proposed Interim Decision on Copper Oxides. Kimberly Wilson, Antimicrobials Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • April

    • Agenda & Meeting notes
    • Meeting presentations & materials
      • Proposed Commercial Vessel Biofouling Regulations Update. Chris Scianni, Marine Invasive Species Program, Calif. State Lands Commission (CSLC). Materials:
        • Proposed Vessel Biofouling Regulations Update
          Chris Scianni, CSLC
        • Biofouling in the US Pacific State & British Columbia. (Document)
          White Paper Prepared for the Coastal Committee of the Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species by Chris Scianni, Maurya Falkner, and Lisa DeBruyckere 4/11/2017
      • Statewide Network of California’s Marine Protected Areas. Dr. Rikki Eriksen, California Marine Sanctuary Foundation (CMSF). Materials:

2016

  • September - Cancelled

  • April

    • Meeting notes
    • Meeting presentations and materials
      • San Diego Bay Strategy. Jeremey Haas, San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board
        • Strategy for a Healthy San Diego Bay
          San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board.
      • Update on AFS Paint Handout. Stephanie Bauer/ Karen Holman (Karen unable to attend meeting), Port of San Diego
        • Boater’s Guide to Using Hull Paint in California
        • Poster - Boater’s Guide to Using Hull Paint in California

Funding for this project has been provided in part by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) pursuant to Assistance Agreement Nos. C9-79757514; C9-79757515; C9-79757517, and any amendments thereto which have been awarded to the Water Board for the implementation of California’s NPS Program. The content of this document does not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the U.S. EPA or the Water Board, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.