Stormwater Waste Management
Stormwater is the rain that falls on paved surfaces and flows as runoff which may contain pollutants to waterways. Small pollutants can add up to have a big impact on the water quality to these waterways. Therefore, the Port of Coos Bay is developing a Stormwater Waste Management Program to prevent, decrease and eradicate the effects of the polluted stormwater to the South Slough and the Coos Bay harbor.
Charleston Marina Complex
The Charleston Marina and Charleston Shipyard facilities have been certified as meeting rigorous pollution prevention standards of the State of Oregon Clean Marina Program. Both facilities have voluntarily adopted measures to control pollution associated with marina operations.
To learn more about this program, please click on the Clean Marina Logo.
Best Management Practices
The Charleston Marina and Charleston Shipyard Facilities follow the Best Management Practices that was approved by the Port's commission and is reviewed consistently to ensure practices are followed for best environmentally friendly use of the facilities. Both of these can be downloaded below.
Coos Bay Rail Line
The Coos Bay Rail Link is a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Program, which is designed to assist companies advance supply chain sustainability through measuring, benchmarking, and improving freight transportation efficiency. The SmartWay Program reports that between 1990 and 2013, freight movement increased by approximately 50% in the U.S., and projected that freight movement will continue to grow by another 50% by 2050. This will increase existing congestion challenges on our highway systems, and increase overall greenhouse gas and other emissions. The Smartway Program is voluntary, and provides a number of activities to support environmental stewardship. Smartway provides a comprehensive and well-recognized system for tracking and documenting information about fuel use and freight emissions across supply chains, and reduces freight transportation related emissions by increasing advanced fuel-saving technologies.