Navigating the Copper Paint Regulations and Charting a Course of Survival for the Marina Operator/Owner
October 6, 2020 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Copper antifouling paint (AFP) controls are being prioritized in the Nonpoint Source Implementation Plan (NPS Plan) developed by the State Water Resources Control Board and the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. If the AFP controls are applied as suggested, the costs and administrative burden on cities, marina owners, and marina operators in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties will impact the industry and potentially drive MRA members out of business or out of recreational boating. This presentation will summarize the range of compliance requirements and related costs that responsible parties may incur, should the new controls be implemented as suggested. Dr. Anghera provides a unique understanding to the AFP issues and assisted MRA in the development of formal comments to the State Board related to these pending regulations earlier this year.
Shelly Anghera, PhD
|Shelly has more than 20 years of experience conducting field and laboratory studies related to eco-toxicology and water and sediment quality characterization. Her expertise centers on field study design, water and sediment testing and analysis, implementation strategies for dredged material management, Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) compliance, and application of California’s Sediment Quality Objectives (SQOs). She has supported the City of Newport Beach, City of Long Beach, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Port of Los Angeles, and Port of Long Beach in the development of unique water quality compliance strategies.
PHD, Environmental Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, and BS, Aquatic Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara