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Code of Practice for Antifouling and In-water Hull Cleaning and Maintenance. Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council, 2000

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Code of Practice for Antifouling and In-water Hull Cleaning and Maintenance

Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council

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Code of Practice for Antifouling

  1. Application, Maintenance, Removal and Disposal of Antifouling Paints
  2. General Requirements
  3. Application
    • Techniques for Pollution Abatement
    • Specific Requirements During Application - All Vessels
    • Application Procedures for Small Vessels (<25m)
    • Application Procedures for Large Vessels (>25m)
  1. Maintenance
  2. Removal
    • In General
    • Releases to Air
    • Releases to Water
  1. Disposal of Residues
  2. Conclusion
  3. Acknowledgments

Code of Practice for In-water Hull Cleaning and Maintenance

  1. Background
  2. Application
  3. Procedures
  4. Permit Application


This Code of Practice for application, use, removal and disposal of antifouling paints was prepared by the ANZECC Maritime Accidents and Pollution Implementation Group with the help of consultants on behalf of ANZECC.

The process leading up to preparation of the Code of Practice has included reviewing (1) fouling problems in Australia and New Zealand, and (2) current and alternative antifoulants. In addition, a widely advertised call for submissions has been made in both countries, several consultative meetings have taken place and there has been a further period of review by ANZECC during preparation of the Code. The Code has been reviewed by regulatory agencies and has agreement from agencies for implementation.

The following document represents a culmination of this process.