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The Cost of an Oily Bilge

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Though the Federal Water Pollution Control Act was passed in 1972, it hasn't been enforced in the commercial boating community until the past few years.

Today, if you own a boat, you are probably violating that law and liable for some sizable fines.

How much is this fine?

What is the Limit?

The Federal limit set by the EPA is 15 parts of oil per million parts of liquid discharged from your boat, which means that you would need to have more than 500 gallons of water in your bilge (picture this as ten 50 gallon drums) to legally remove one fluid ounce of oil without breaking the law.

Each state is allowed to set lower requirements.

FLORIDA

Allows only 5 ppm (or about 1,500 gallons of water per ounce of oil)

CALIFORNIA & NEW JERSEY

Permit zero ppm

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