1. Learn More About the Florida Clean Marina Program
To learn more about the Florida Clean Marina Program (CMP), obtain the Clean Marina Program Guidebook to review comprehensive material on all program requirements. This document contains information about the Clean Marina Program, the Clean Marina Action Plan (CMAP), Best Management Practices and many other helpful resources. In addition, CMP conducts introductory workshops around the state several times a year. While attendance is not required, these gatherings are an excellent way to become more familiar with the qualifications required to become a designated facility, socialize with program members, and learn about available assistance within your area. You may also call 850-245-2100 to speak with a Tallahassee Clean Marina Program coordinator.
2. Take the Florida Clean Marina Pledge & Submit an Application
CMP promotes and celebrates voluntary adoption of measures to reduce pollution from marinas and recreational boats. By completing a Clean Marina Application and signing the pledge, you make a commitment to actively pursue practices that protect Florida’s waters from harmful chemicals, excess nutrients and marine debris. Upon completion, electronic submission to a Tallahassee Clean Marina Program can be completed by emailing to Clean.Marina.Program@dep.state.fl.us.
3. Conduct a Self-assessment of Your Facility
The Florida Clean Marina Action Plan, also known as a CMAP, is designed for use by facility operators to conduct self-assessments on location. Each section of the CMAP corresponds to the Best Management Practices listed within the Florida Clean Marina Guidebook. The CMAP was composed for all program assessments, including Clean Marina, Boatyard, Marine Retailer and/or Clean & Resilient Marina. It is only necessary to complete the sections that are applicable to your facility. Designation as a Florida Clean Marina will be awarded to those facilities that meet 100 percent in the regulatory and legal requirements (indicated in bold print), and at least 80 percent in the program required areas. This document will also be used by all Florida Clean Marina Program coordinators throughout the state to conduct facility reviews. Upon completion, the CMAP can be emailed directly to Clean.Marina@dep.state.fl.us.
4. Contact the Florida Clean Marina Program to Schedule an Environmental Review
The Florida Clean Marina Program’s main office is located in Tallahassee. Office staff members are available to provide technical assistance and supply additional information on all topics covered within the Florida Clean Marina Program. Each participating marina operator will be matched with a district coordinator who will facilitate the certification process. To inquire about the certification process, or to schedule a site visit upon completion of the Florida Clean Marina Action Plan, contact Pamela Grainger @ 850-245-2846 or email her at Pamela.Grainger@FloridaDEP.gov.
5. Enjoy Your Rewards
As a designated Florida Clean Marina facility, each marina receives a high-quality, domestically manufactured program flag to display. Designation certificates are provided for presentation, and award ceremonies are available on request. Certified operators are also granted access to electronic materials including the Clean Marina logo, advertisement templates and more. The Florida Clean Marina Program takes pride in its designated facilities and lists all locations within an interactive map on the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) website. This allows interested visitors and tourists to view facility details and plan their next excursion to environmentally-responsible businesses throughout the state. The Florida Clean Marina Program promotes its dedicated locations through newsletters, publications, and program materials distributed during workshops.
6. Maintain Florida Clean Marina Program Status
The Florida Clean Marina Program follows an annual renewal schedule to ensure that all locations have upheld their commitment to implementingBest Management Practices. Sixty days prior to the designation anniversary of your facility, an electronic notification will be sent to all facilities with detailed information on renewal procedures. The annual renewal process includes completing the Renewal Form, and serves as an excellent opportunity to update the program on any new Best Management Practices that have been adopted by your facility. Upon the fifth year of renewal, facilities will obtain their Clean Marina recertification through submitting a renewal form, an updated Florida Clean Marina Action Plan and completing an environmental review with a Clean Marina Program Coordinator on location.
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