South Carolina Clean Marina Requirements
To apply to become a South Carolina Clean Marina/Boatyard, there are several steps required.
1. Request or download the pledge, checklist and guidebook. The pledge and checklist are available on the
SCMA website with a link to the guidebook at DHEC’s website.
2. Submit the pledge form as an indication that you are starting the process to become a Clean Marina facility.
3. Attend a Clean Marina Workshop (mandatory) with your checklist.
4. Submit your checklist with an application fee of $250 payable to SCMA.
5. Schedule a review of your application and an on-site inspection visit by representatives of the Clean Marina
Why all these steps?
· You need all the information to start. The checklist references specific pages in the guidebook that help explain what is required.
· Submission of the pledge helps SCMA to schedule workshops in different locations and to plan for inspection tours.
· The workshops give you a chance to ask questions or for explanations as well as helping to prepare you for the on-site visit.
· This is a voluntary program. The visit is not a regulatory visit and generally will be conducted by representatives of the SCMA and existing Clean Marina operators. If we do see a violation, we will point it out to you and give you a chance to correct it.
After the inspection, the committee will review all the information and notify you of your certification status. If the certification is awarded to you, you will receive a Clean Marina flag to fly at your facility and can use the Clean Marina logo in your advertising. A press release will be issued by SCMA and your marina or boatyard will be listed as a Clean Marina on all three websites and on any publications put out by the state agencies or SCMA concerning the Clean Marina program.
Your certification is good for five years, after which you must be recertified. SCMA will notify you when that is due. You will need to submit a current checklist and an application fee of $100.