DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
PETER T. YOUNG, CHAIRPERSON
Phone: (808) 587-0401
Fax: (808) 587-0390
For Immediate Release:
Boaters New Information Under
HONOLULU -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), in partnership with the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program, has updated the “Managing Boat Wastes” publication, and developed other new educational materials to help boaters care for their vessel while minimizing impacts to the environment.
This program, partially funded by a grant received under the federal Clean Vessel Act, provides helpful tips to safely operate and maintain your boat without impacting the environment.
Important information on the handling of used oil, fuel spills and solvents are included, with proper disposal of vessel wastewater highlighted.
Phone numbers, locations, and instructions for use of each pump-out facility throughout Hawaii’s small boat harbor system are provided on a handy brochure that can kept on-board for future reference.
The brochure is also available online at http://www.hawaii.gov/dlnr/dbor/dbor.htm
“DLNR’s goal is to preserve and protect our coastal resources,” said Peter Young, DLNR chairperson.
“With the increasing amount of statewide boating activity, boaters need to be informed of the impacts their boat’s waste may have on the environment. There are currently 7 pump-out facilities available throughout Hawaii’s small boat harbor system and DLNR is aggressively seeking funding as well as moving forward with projects to increase this number,” Young said.
“Providing adequate facilities as well as educating the public is essential if we are to reduce the amount of waste entering Hawaii’s near shore waters,” he said.
The boating information is available to the public, at no charge, at the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DBOR) main office located at 333 Queen Street, Suite 300, and at various harbormaster offices statewide.
Harbormaster offices are located as follows:
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For more information, media contact:
Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (Main office, Oahu)