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Clean Vessel Act Logo The Clean Vessel Act (CVA) of 1992 was signed into law to reduce pollution from vessel sewage discharges, prohibiting the discharge of raw sewage into fresh water or within coastal salt-water limits. The act established a federal grant program administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which to date has awarded nearly $150 million for states to install thousands of sewage pumpout stations. The program, housed within DEPs Office of Sustainable Initiatives, provides grants for construction and installation of sewage pumpout facilities and purchase of pumpout boats and educational programs for boaters.

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Clean Marina Programs
Quarterly Pumpout Report Spotlight

March 5, 2015


Gallons of sewage have been prevented from contaminating Floridas waterways by Clean Vessel Act pumpout facilities. Pumpout Information

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National Marina Day, Saturday, June 13, 2015

Welcome to the Water on National Marina Day is a nationwide boating event dedicated to grow boating participation across North America.

The Florida Clean Marina Program encourages you to join other marinas throughout the state to showcase your facility to your community and to your Florida and visiting boaters. View the National Marina Day website for more information and to learn  how to order your resource kit.  

Register for National Marina Day or find a participating marina so you can plan a fun day for your family and friends.

Testimonial from current CVA pumpout grant recipient:

Shell Point Marina in RuskinShell Point Marina in Ruskin is proud to serve the central Florida boating community as a marina and full service boat yard. Shell Point began as a fish camp in the 1930s and has evolved into a state-of-the-art modern facility. Shell Point is happy to announce a completed total renovation, including new haul out equipment, customer's pavilion, remodeled restrooms, new boat ramp, and new docks including haul out docks. Our marina is the new recipient of a CVA grant that helped us purchase and install our new pumpout system. All pumpouts are offered free of charge.

Our experience with grant process from start to finish was very positive, and we encourage all other marinas that are considering getting a pumpout to get a grant with the CVA program. It will help our environment, and, with the help of the office staff, it was easy to do.

Last updated: March 13, 2015

  Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Clean Marina Program, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd. MS #30, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400
850-245-2100 (phone) / 850-245-2159 (fax) 
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