Welcome to Cliffside Marina and Yacht Club
Welcome to Cliffside Marinaand Yacht Club 

Pollution Prevention

Pollution Prevention Practices

  1. REPAIRS AND SERVICE (to hull and engine: painting, cleaning washing, sanding, scraping, etc.)
    1. Work on hulls and engines only in designated areas or use portable containment enclosures with approval of marina management.
    2. Use tarps, filter cloths and vacuums to collect solid waste produced by cleaning and repair operations-especially boat bottom cleaning, sanding, scraping, and painting.
    3. Conduct all spray painting within an enclosed booth or under tarps.
    4. Use non-toxic, biodegradable solvents.
    5. Capture debris from boat washing and use only minimal amounts of phosphate, non-toxic, and biodegradable cleaners.
    6. Use drip pans for any oil transfers, grease operations, and when servicing I/Os and outboard motors.
    7. Obtain management approval before commencing and repair which will open the hull. Clean and pump bilges free of and contaminated materials before and after repairs which will open the hull.
    8. Use spill proof oil change equipment.
    9. Sand blasting/ Soda blasting/ Turbo washing is permitted between June 15th - Sept. 15th only. Blasting must be approved by Management 2 weeks in advance.
    1. Non-toxic residue of sanding, scraping, and grinding: bag and dispose of in regular trash.
    2. Toxic and non-environmentally safe solvents and cleaning liquids: seek specific directions from the marina management or dispose of with licensed agency.
    1. Install fuel/air separator on fuel tank vent line(s) to prevent overflow of fuel through vent.
    2. Keep petroleum absorbent pad(s) readily available to catch or contain minor spills and drips during fueling.
    3. No transfer of fuel is permitted from any portable containers to fixed tanks. Fueling may only take place at the Fuel Dock.
    1. Recycle used oil and antifreeze. (EVOS Building at City Harbor)
    2. Add a stabilizer to fuel tank in the fall or an octane booster to stale fuel in the spring. Use the fuel to bring it to a household hazardous waste collection site.
    3. Absorbent materials soaked with oil or diesel: drain liquid and dispose of in used oil recycling container; double bag absorbent material in plastic and dispose in regular trash receptacle.
    4. Absorbent materials soaked with gasoline (flammable): air dry and reuse.
    5. Bioremediating absorbent products: dispose in regular trash as long as no liquid is dripping. Because the microbes need oxygen to function, do not seal in plastic.
    6. Oil filters: drain and recycle the oil; recycle the filter or double bag and put in regular trash.
    1. Maintain oil absorbent pads in bilge. Inspect no less than annually.
    2. Do not discharge bilge water if there is a sheen to it.
    3. Use only low-toxic antifreeze (propylene glycol). Recycle used antifreeze (even low-toxic antifreeze will contain heavy metals once it has been used).
    1. Never discharge raw sewage within Alaska waters.
    2. If you have and installed toilet, you must have an approved Marine Sanitation Device (MSD).
    3. Do not discharge type I or type II marine sanitation devices within marina basin.
    4. Use marina restroom facilities when at slip.
    5. Do not empty port-a-pots overboard; use marina dump facility. Do no empty port-a-pots in the restrooms.
    6. Do not discharge holding tanks overboard; use pump out facility.
    7. If you must use a holding tank additive, use an enzyme-based product. Avoid products that contain quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs), formaldehyde, formalin, phenal derivatives, alcohol bases, chlorine bleach.
    8. Liveaboards, place a dye tablet in holding tank after each pump out. The dye will make illegal discharges clearly visible.
    1. Cleaning of fish is prohibited
    2. Walk pets in specified areas and dispose of their waste, double-bagged, in the dumpster.
    1. Recycle. Ask office for recycling instructions.
    2. Place trash in covered trash receptacles; replace covers


60°46'39"N 148°41'58"W

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7133 Arctic Blvd Unit 15
Anchorage, AK 99518

Phone: (907) 229-4614

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