Netherlands – Environment


Legislation for black (toilet) water onboard is in force since 1-1-2009, written as “not allowed to discrage any black water from pleasure crafts”. The use of a certified treatment system will be able from 2019. Ban on copper based anti-foulings is no longer in force, however, biocide based antifouling is only allowed when the product is permitted by national authorities. Styrene limits are in line with EU directives. Legislation for limits on wood-dust emissions at industry, VOC in paint and also for welding exhaust emissions are in force.