Ballast Water Treatment Technologies

MARAD will use the projects results and data for a variety of purposes including to further the current efforts that address the curtailment of aquatic invasive species within the Chesapeake Bay and coastal waters throughout the United States as associated with ballast water operations of commercial
shipping.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: The three facilities are continued their work with conducting verification and certification testing of ballast water management systems.

Also, collaborated with the USCG and RDC for verification of variable fluorescent fluorometers for ballast water compliance monitoring.

The goal of the project is to determine what portable tools can be used by inspectors when conducting a compliance inspection.

A specific aquatic species of concern is not an issue as the focus is on the USCG ballast water numerical standard.

The geographical area is not specific; in this case the effort will be conducted in brackish and other water determined by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the Naval Research Lab.

Work also continues on hull husbandry research; bio-fouling of ships? hulls is another source of non-indigenous species entry into the ecosystem.

The facilities are also conducting shipboard ballast water technology certification tests.

Fiscal Year 2017: To be determined.

Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available


Agency - Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University System Of Maryland $ 404,540   2011-09-012013-12-31
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Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: The three facilities continued their work with conducting verification and certification testing of ballast water management systems. Also, collaborated with the USCG and RDC for verification of variable fluorescent fluorometers for ballast water compliance monitoring. The goal of the project is to determine what portable tools can be used by inspectors when conducting a compliance inspection. A specific aquatic species of concern is not an issue as the focus is on the USCG ballast water numerical standard. The geographical area is not specific; in this case the effort will be conducted in brackish and other water determined by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the Naval Research Lab. Work also continues on hull husbandry research; bio-fouling of ships? hulls is another source of non-indigenous species entry into the ecosystem. The facilities are also conducting shipboard ballast water technology certification tests. Fiscal Year 2017: Continue similar work. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Cooperative Agreement seeks to support the Evaluation and Verification of Ballast Water Treatment Technologies and other Green Shipping Initiatives.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The assistance will be used to support the Evaluation and Verification of Ballast Water Treatment Technologies and other Green Shipping Initiatives. Applicants must be able to provide technical services, equipment and to support the testing, evaluation, and demonstration of treatment methods, practices, systems and equipment.

Technical efforts will be primarily directed towards the evaluation of the effectiveness of ballast water treatment technologies and systems at shipboard/barge-based and shore side facilities fabricated to simulate the in-tank configuration(s) and flow requirements typical of commercial vessels.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Beneficiary eligibility include State, Public nonprofit institution/organization, other public institution/organization, Private nonprofit institution/organization, and Education Professional.

Credentials/Documentation

Applications submitted with Statement of Work and estimated budget costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular 2 CFR 200. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

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

Award Procedures

MARAD solicits a request for applications, in grants.gov, applicants submit applications through grants.gov. Evaluation of applications by program office, selected applications awarded by the Grants Specialist in the Office of Acquisition within 30-60 days.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

National Defense Authorization Act 2012, 49 U.S.C 109.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 1 to 15 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The funding is available for one year after the date of award of individual tasks. See the following on how assistance is awarded/released. Funds are disbursed on a monthly basis by submission of SF-270 invoices. There will be several tasks to be implemented and funded under this project, the period of performance and funding for each task will all be within the time frame of the entire project which will be for four (4) years, FY? 2013-2017. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Monthly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Reports are in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Cooperative Agreement.

The recipient shall provide Financial Status report, SF-425.

No performance monitoring is required.

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

Record keeping requirements are in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Cooperative Agreement.

Financial Information

Account Identification

69-1750-7-0-101.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $1,128,840; FY 17 est $1,000,000; and FY 18 est $0 - Future funding is subject to availability of funds.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Judy Bowers 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E. Room W26-418, Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Email: judy.bowers@dot.gov Phone: (202) 366-1913 Fax: (202) 366-3029

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications submitted must support for the Evaluation and Verification of Ballast Water Treatment Technologies and other Green Shipping Initiatives.



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