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§ 8-703.1. Antifouling paints

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural Resources

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Natural Resources
Title 8. Waters (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. State Boat Act (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-703.1
§ 8-703.1. Antifouling paints
In general
(a) The Department shall develop and implement by August 1, 1987, an educational program to advise boaters, boatyards, marine suppliers, and other users of antifouling paints on:
(1) The provisions of Title 5, Subtitle 9 of the Agriculture Article, § 9-321.1 of the Environment Article, and this section;
(2) The toxic propensities to marine life of antifouling paints containing tributyltin compounds; and
(3) The availability of substitute paints.
Detailed listing of antifouling paints
(b) The Department shall:
(1) Publish for use by the public a detailed listing of antifouling paints in use in the State that contain tributyltin and those that do not; and
(2) Publish, to the extent possible, which antifouling paints containing tributyltin have acceptable release rates, as defined in § 5-901 of the Agriculture Article.
Educational program
(c) The Department shall develop the educational program under subsection (a) of this section and the materials used in the program in coordination with the State Department of Agriculture and in consultation with the marine trades and with representatives of the boating public.


Added by Acts 1987, c. 304, § 2; Acts 1987, c. 305, § 2. Amended by Acts 1987, c. 306, § 15; Acts 1988, c. 6, § 11.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-703.1, MD NAT RES § 8-703.1
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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