2012 storage contract (part 1)

2012-2013 Policies, Procedures & The Environment (part 2 of contract)

Environmental Announcement

Hi All,

I see many of you in the yard throughout the year, but not everyone. I'd like to request your email address so that I can instantly inform you of any regulation or policy changes. I promise the information is kept private and will only be used to keep you updated. Please email me at wrby@maine.rr.com.

Last year we had a major regulatory change, which affected all boats that are bottom painted. We have adopted our bottom washing procedure to comply with The Maine Department of Environmental Protection Agency. We are now required to collect all bottom washing waste water and dispose of it properly. In short, preparation involved some site work and the purchase of a very large drive over berm where we will now perform our bottom washing services. Pressure washing will only be permitted over the collection berm! Once we wash a boat, the water that is collected will be tested periodically, and discharged with permission into the sewer. 

In review of the permit, which is mostly concerned with the copper found in waste water, we have adopted a Copper Free Bottom Paint policy.  In our retail store you can purchase E-Paint which provides traditional hard bottom paints; Ecominder and Smart bottom, as well as the Ablative version known as ZO. Information can be obtained at www.epaint.com

We encourage you to research alternative paint options, as both Petit and Interlux have alternative options to copper bottom paint, and I anticipate many others to develop soon.

Our hope is that, as we transition to a copper free yard, the waste water generated will be as "green" as possible! We ask, that when your boat is ready for a new application of paint, that you purchase a copper-free bottom paint. I have done pretty extensive research and am happy to answer any questions, or to help inform you of the acceptable choices. Please know that we aren't asking you to paint when your boat doesn't require it, just that the next application be in compliance. It is our hope to have all boats copper free within the next two seasons!

I have revised the storage contract, and attached a copy of our combined policies, procedures & the environment sheet. This reflects the most recent changes, I ask you all to read through it, then complete and return page one only, as soon as possible.

Our rules, policies & procedures help protect the environment! A clean environment ensures a future to the boating industry, nourishes a healthy fishing industry and it provides our children an opportunity to enjoy the coastal waters that we are all so fond of. Thank you for supporting our efforts.

Best Regards,

Webhannet River Boat Yard, Inc.

Captain Scott Worthing

Brandy Lee McCurry

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