Clean Vessel Act

This program provides funding to States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths, and territories for the construction, renovation, operation, and maintenance of sewage pumpout stations, waste reception facilities, and pumpout boats for recreational boaters and for educational programs that inform boaters
of the importance of proper disposal of their sewage.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: In their coastal region, the Oregon State Marine Board plans to fund construction of one new coastal pumpout/dump station, renovation of three floating restrooms, and maintenance of 17 pumpout stations, 16 dump stations and six floating restrooms.

In their inland region they plan to fund replacement of four pumpout/dump stations, renovation of three floating restrooms and maintain 18 pumpout stations, 20 dump stations and 18 floating restrooms.

They will also continue their information and education efforts.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, (MI DNR), plans to issue grants to local governments and private marina operators primarily for the renovation or purchase and installation of new pumpout stations funded by the CVA program.

MI DNR estimates funding approximately 13 pumpout stations and associated infrastructure using FY ? 2017 CVA funds.

They also plan to increase boater education and eligible activities on the purpose and use of pumpouts. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is planning on renovating 18 stationary units and eight mobile units, purchasing seven boat-mounted pumpout units, installing two floating restrooms, and providing operations and maintenance funding for 37 pumpout boats in coastal and inland waters.

They will continue to fund their education program that informs recreational boaters about the importance of using pumpout stations and their locations.

Fiscal Year 2018: Program has not yet selected projects for funding.

Program anticipates funding projects that construct, renovate, operate, and maintain sewage pumpout stations, waste reception facilities, and pumpout boats for recreational boaters and for educational programs that inform boaters of the importance of proper disposal of their sewage.

Fiscal Year 2019: Program has not yet selected projects for funding.

Program anticipates funding projects with similar objectives as those in FY18.


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Region 1 - American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii: Chris Swenson, chris_swenson@fws.gov, (503) 231-6758 Region 1 - Idaho, Oregon, and Washington: Jim Duffy, James_Duffy@fws.gov, 503-231-2096 Region 2 - Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas: Bud Fazio, Buddy_Fazio@fws.gov, 505-248-7468 Region 3 - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin: Tony Hewitt, anthony_hewitt@fws.gov , 612-713-5156 Region 4 - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the U. S. Virgin Islands: Scott White, Scott_White@fws.gov, 404-679-7113 Region 5 - Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia: Bill Perry, bill_perry@fws.gov, 413-253-8302 Region 6 - Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming: Mike Cotter, michael_cotter@fws.gov, 303-236-8179 Region 7 - Alaska: Mary Price, Mary_Price@fws.gov, 907-786-3982 Region 8 - California and Nevada: Bart Prose, Bart_Prose@fws.gov, 916-978-6152.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Texas Parks And Wildlife Department $ 348,750   2020-06-012024-12-31
Environmental Management, Alabama Dept Of $ 90,041   2020-10-012024-09-30
Environmental Management, Alabama Dept Of $ 216,818   2020-10-012024-09-30
Marine Board, Oregon State $ 571,250   2020-07-012023-12-31
Marine Board, Oregon State $ 722,500   2020-07-012023-12-31
Texas Parks And Wildlife Department $ 202,500   2019-07-092023-12-31
Texas Parks And Wildlife Department $ 285,000   2019-07-092023-12-31
North Carolina Department Of Environmental Quality $ 120,000   2020-10-012023-09-30
Environmental Management, Alabama Dept Of $ 90,974   2019-10-012023-09-30
Environmental Management, Alabama Dept Of $ 213,135   2019-10-012023-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: The program received 33 applications and funded all of them at 90% of the requested funds. Fiscal Year 2018: Fiscal Year 2018: The program received 31 applications and anticipates funding them at approximately 93% of the requested funds. Fiscal Year 2019: Fiscal Year 2019: The program anticipates receiving approximately 30 to 40 applications and issuing all awards at 80 to 100 percent of requested funds.

Uses and Use Restrictions

This program authorizes matching funds on a competitive basis for development of surveys and plans for installing sewage pumpouts and dump stations for recreational boats in the coastal zone of coastal States; and for construction of sewage pumpouts and dump stations for recreational boats; and for implementation of education programs.

These stations must provide protection of sensitive areas from recreational boat sewage.

Prohibited activities include: law enforcement; construction/renovation of upland restroom facilities; construction, renovation, operation and maintenance of sewage treatment plants; and any activity that does not provide public benefits.

100% of funds are awarded on a competitive basis.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Agencies from the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, and the territories of Guam, the U.S.

Virgin Islands, and American Samoa may submit grant proposals to the U.S.

Fish and Wildlife Service.

Beneficiary Eligibility

General public, recreational boaters, municipalities, and private marinas within eligible States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths, and territories.

Credentials/Documentation

Yes, 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth or territory for more information on this process when applying for assistance.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

The Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will select projects based on established criteria and available funding. Regional Offices make awards to approved applicants.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Clean Vessel Act, 33 U.S.C. §1322; and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act, 16 U.S.C. §777 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 120 days.

Appeals

Regional Directors will consider differences of opinion over the eligibility of proposals. Final determination rests with the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: The annual program funding comes from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund. It and the Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act Program (15.622) receive a combined total of four percent of the funds in the Trust Fund. Trust funds are derived from excise taxes on fishing equipment, motorboat and small engine fuels, import duties, and interest on the fund. The Federal share of the project costs cannot exceed 75 percent for the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The first $200,000 of match must be waived for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the territories of Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service annually notifies all States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths, and the territories about the grant program. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Projects normally funded through annual proposals.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

See Service Manual Chapter 516 FW 2.

Recipients must submit a final performance report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date.

Recipients of awards with performance periods longer than 12 months will be required to submit interim reports.

Program may require recipients to submit interim reports annually, semiannually, or quarterly.

Program will detail all performance reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter.

See Service Manual Chapter 516 FW 1.

Recipients must report expenditures using the SF 425, Federal Financial Report form.

Recipients must submit a final report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date.

Recipients of awards with performance periods longer than 12 months will be required to submit interim reports.

Program may require recipients to submit interim reports annually, semiannually, or quarterly.

Program will detail all financial reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter.

Recipients are responsible for monitoring performance for each award and sub-award under this program in accordance with 2 CFR 200.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

Cost records must be maintained separately for each project. Records, accounts, and supporting documents must be retained for three years after submission of the final Financial Status Report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-8151-0-7-303.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 17 $15,441,567; FY 18 est $14,218,239; and FY 19 est $14,000,000 - Project Grants (Discretionary) FY17 $15,441,567; FY18 estimated $14,218,239; FY19 estimated $14,000,000. FY 18 estimates are preliminary and FY 19 estimates are based on prior year funding levels.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Maximum Federal award is $1,500,000. The average award is approximately $350,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

50 CFR Part 85; Final Technical Guidelines published in the Federal Register Vol. 59, No. 47, March 10, 1994; final Grant Guidelines published in the Federal Register Vol. 59, No. 47, March 10, 1994; and final Pumpout Symbol Guidelines published in the Federal Register, Vol. 62, No. 166, August 27, 1997.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Region 1 - American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii: Chris Swenson, chris_swenson@fws.gov, (503) 231-6758 Region 1 - Idaho, Oregon, and Washington: Jim Duffy, James_Duffy@fws.gov, 503-231-2096 Region 2 - Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas: Bud Fazio, Buddy_Fazio@fws.gov, 505-248-7468 Region 3 - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin: Tony Hewitt, anthony_hewitt@fws.gov , 612-713-5156 Region 4 - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the U.S. Virgin Islands: Scott White, Scott_White@fws.gov, 404-679-7113 Region 5 - Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia: Bill Perry, bill_perry@fws.gov, 413-253-8302 Region 6 - Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming: Mike Cotter, michael_cotter@fws.gov, 303-236-8179 Region 7 - Alaska: Mary Price, Mary_Price@fws.gov, 907-786-3982 Region 8 - California and Nevada: Bart Prose, Bart_Prose@fws.gov, 916-978-6152.

Headquarters Office

Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, Policy and Programs Division, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: WSFR, , Falls Church, Virginia 22041-3803 Phone: (703) 358-2156.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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