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Coastal and Marine Pollution


Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Code of Practice for Antifouling

Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council, 2000

Disposal of Residues

Where antifouling paints have been removed from old vessels (greater than 10 years old), it should be assumed that the paint residue contains tributyltin, unless test results prove otherwise, and the paint residue should be disposed of at the approved local landfill facility. Antifoulants removed from vessels constructed before the 1970's may contain a variety of extremely hazardous chemicals, including substances like arsenic, mercury and DDT, and should be disposed of at a local approved landfill facility in which leachates are contained.