The Port of San Diego recently adopted In-Water Hull Cleaning regulations to reduce or eliminate copper pollution caused by hull cleaning activities in San Diego Bay.
The following are the latest comments from the most recent public meetings held in the Spring.
The New Ordinance
- Requires the use of Best Management Practices for any business doing in-water hull cleaning on recreational or commercial boats
- Requires permits for all hull-cleaning businesses
- All hull cleaning businesses are required to obtain a permit
- The permit allows businesses to work at any San Diego Bay marina, yacht club or mooring
- The permit fee is $250
Permitted Hull Cleaning Companies
Deadline for Obtaining a Permit
- November 1, 2011
- In-Water Hull Cleaning Ordinance No. 2681 (196.51 kB)
The permit, application documents and templates can be downloaded here. You can use the Insurance Certification Form and Best Management Practices Plan template to assist you in completing the application package.
- SDUPD Permit for In-Water Hull Cleaning (198.32 kB)
- Best Management Practices Plan Template (131.43 kB)
- Proof of training of employees, agents and independent contractors on hull cleaning as described in the plan.
- Insurance Certification Form (87.75 kB)
- Employee Authorization Card (37.54 kB)
- $250 processing fee
Download our Frequently Asked Questions (88.18 kB) sheet, or contact the Port's Environmental and Land Use Management Department at 619-686-6254 or 619-686-6200 during business hours.
Submit the permit application (signed permit, BMP plan, training records, insurance certificate and processing fee) to:
- Port of San Diego
Attn: Environmental and Land Use Management, In-Water Hull Cleaning
P.O. Box 120488
San Diego, CA 92112-0488