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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

December, 2015

20,154,835

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


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Green Lodging Webinars

September 15, 2015

  • Florida Clean Marina Program – 1:30 p.m. (Brenda Leonard)

  • Florida Clean Vessel Act Program – 2:00 p.m. (Brenda Leonard)

  • Florida Green Lodging Program – 2:30 p.m. (Sheena Chin-Greene)

  • Florida’s Clean and Resilient Marinas – 3:00 p.m. (Brenda Leonard)

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Faro Blanco Resort and Yacht Club Marina is located in Marathon on the Gulf side surrounded by pristine waters. Our marina was designed and built by carefully focusing our effort in preserving, nurturing and protecting the marine habitat, and in order to achieve our objective, we contacted the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in Tallahassee. Thanks to the guidance and expertise of the team in Tallahassee, we were introduced to the Clean Vessel Act Grant Program and learned of the pumpout grant available for the installation of our state of the art pumpout system.

sunset over marinaWe are proud to announce we have now a full comprehensive pumpout system for our 74-slip marina that includes a fixed pumpout station at our fuel dock, a pumpout connection at each slip on our West Basin and a portable system on our East Basin. Pumpout service is provided free of charge, seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

I encourage marina operators to take advantage of the CVA program. You will receive great positive feedback from the boating community and fantastic support from the Clean Vessel Act team, but, more importantly, you will be protecting and preserving our waters for future generations. Please join us by getting a CVA pumpout grant and helping make a difference.

Alain Giudice General Manager, Faro Blanco Marina and Yacht Club

Last updated: January 08, 2016

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