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Old 03-15-2004, 04:47 PM
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Federal Reqs say that I'm suppose to have 2 different Placards displayed on my boat.

Does anyone know where I can buy the following:

"Garbage Dumping Restrictions Placard".

All boats 26 and over must display a proper size Garbage Dumping Restrictions Placard in a place clearly visible to all passengers.

Oily Waste Discharge Placard.

All boats 26 and longer, with machinery compartments, must display a placard at least 5x8 stating that the discharge of oil is prohibited. The placard must be displayed in a conspicuous place in the bilge area or at the pump control station.

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Old 03-15-2004, 04:56 PM
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What are these placards to say?

Is this also for recreational boats?



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The CG usually will give them to you. Call the MSO office. Also, I think BoatersWorld, West Marine, etc. has them. You may also need an "injury" placard.
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West Marine or Boats US

They tell you what you can flush and/or throw over and where (how many miles out).

I also have one about the USCGS zero tolerance drug policy that they sell, warning your passengers about illegal substances.
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Old 03-15-2004, 05:10 PM
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You can get them at West Marine, Boaters World, or any similar marine supply store.

Here is an example:

There is a similar placard regarding the dumping of garbage which your boat is required to have as well.
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Default RE: DISCHARGE PLACARDS I believe that Anthony carries them.
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Old 03-15-2004, 08:08 PM
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You can make make your own. Download and make a copy of both and laminate or put in a clear waterproof envelope. Be a real "homeboy" and duct tape them in place!

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Old 03-16-2004, 04:24 AM
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Shoot me an e-mail with your address - I have a limited supply of both, I will send you both of them for free.

Yes Auguste - your going to need them for your boat down here in May also.
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