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Old 11-29-2016, 08:34 AM  
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Originally Posted by Roger Long View Post
We're talking to a yard in FL about hauling for zincs, etc. They said we have to pay for a diver to survey the bottom first because it is a FL law that barnacles must be treated as hazardous waste once out of the water. It's OK to scrape them off in the slip. They said this is to protect us from a bill for $thousands if we have a significant build up. They have asked every agency for the rational and no one seems to know. Has anyone else heard of this?
It's been the law here in California for years. Maybe it doesn't make a lot of sense, but excessive fouling growth must be handled and disposed of as hazardous waste by the yard. If they suspect a boat to be very foul, the yard will frequently advise a boat owner to have his hull cleaned prior to a haulout.
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