Operation means actions, supplies, and labor needed to carry out the purpose of the pumpout facility and make it work. Operation may include:
(1) Fuel, dock fees, and insurance for pumpout boats;
(2) Emptying waste holding tanks;
(3) Transporting waste from the pumpout facility to the municipal or commercial waste treatment facility;
(4) Hepatitis shots, gloves, sanitizer, and other items for the protection of pumpout personnel;
(5) Maintaining a pumpout log; and
(6) Labor specific to the pumpout facility.
Operation must not include:
(1) Municipal sewage, water, electric or other utilities shared by other marina activities;
(2) Labor that benefits other than pumpout facilities;
(3) Food, beverage, uniforms, or other personal items used or worn by staff, even if operating the pumpout facility;
(4) Travel expenses for staff to get to and from a pumpout location; and
(5) The full cost of a general dockhand.
Maintenance means keeping structures and equipment in a condition to serve the intended purpose. It includes cyclical or occasional actions done to keep pumpout facilities fully functional.
These may include:
(6) Inspecting pumpout facilities.