Title

Facilitating Voluntary Compliance with Established Total Maximum Daily Loads: The Example of Shelter Island Yacht Basin

Date of Award

8-16-2011

Document Type

Capstone Project

Disciplines

Environmental Policy & Mgmt

Degree Name

Master of Applied Science

Department

Environmental Policy & Mgmt

Advisor

Stephanie Grand

Keywords

Copper; TMDL; San Diego Bay; Antifouling Hull Paint

Abstract

The use of copper antifouling hull paints has caused contamination in the Shelter Island Yacht Basin (SIYB) of San Diego Bay and led to the development of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). The regulation to reduce copper levels has been faced with non-compliance from the SIYB boating community. This is a sign that educational efforts have been unsuccessful. Education about the need for the regulation and how the named polluters and local businesses can voluntarily comply with no adverse economic impacts is crucial for meeting the regulatory copper reductions. This capstone project presents an education plan that has the potential to enhance voluntary compliance with the copper TMDL.

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