Learn about the boatyard general permit and find resources for applying for coverage, changing coverage, and complying with the permit.
This National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) water quality permit helps ensure that the disposal of wastewater from boatyards causes no harm to the environment, in accordance with the federal Water Pollution Control Act and state Water Pollution Control laws.
You may need this permit if:
Boatyards include mobile and do-it-yourself facilities that may build a limited number of custom boats.
For a full list of boatyard services, see S1.A. of the current permit.
Guidance for vessel deconstruction (demolition and recycling)
Current list of boatyard permit holders in Washington
All permit holders are required to be familiar with and comply with the following reports:
For guidance about applying, changing, or implementing and complying with your stormwater permit or to access resources to help you submit e-NOIs or DMRs, see stormwater guidance.
Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties
Mason, Pierce, and Thurston counties
Island, King, Kitsap, and Snohomish counties
San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom counties
Boatyard General Permit Writer