Clean Vessel Act Grant Program recipients are required to display signs to inform
boaters about a pumpout facility. Each recipient must display a minimum of two signs. The
first sign is a 3’ x 4’ Clean Vessel Act symbol placed facing the waterway in view of
boaters. The second sign must display Hours of Operation, Pumpout Fee, Pumpout Instructions,
Operator Name and Contact Number, crediting logos and crediting text. Information on the second
sign may be separated providing all information is present at pumpout location. Specifications
are listed below and sign samples and logos can be found on the resources page.
Clean Vessel Act Symbol
Scipio Creek Clean Vessel
The symbol is black, the background is white, and the border is international orange.
There is no standard for the black and white, but use black and white colors, not shades.
The standards for the international orange color are as follows:
- For day boards (signs), use retroflective international orange film.
- For paint, use international orange conforming to FED-STD 595B, chip number 12197
in daylight conditions.
- For inks use Pantone Matching System color chart 179C.
The symbol sign should use reflectorized film
or paint, or should be illuminated so it is
viewable at night.
The following rules govern the graphic reproduction of the symbols:
- The symbol should not be used smaller than is legible.
- The size and position relationship of the symbol should not be changed in any way.
- No portion of the symbol should be obscured by overprinting.
- The symbol should not be placed where it will be split by unlike backgrounds.
- The symbol should not be placed on a background that is highly textured or patterned.
The pumpout symbol is depicted as follows:
In conjunction with the symbol, other qualifying signs may be used below the symbol, either on the same sign or on a separate sign.
- The message “(P) PUMP OUT”, “(P) PUMPOUT STATION”, (P) PORTABLE” appropriate qualifier may be placed beneath
the symbol. The magenta-colored “P” and circle should be placed in front of the message to relate the pumpout
symbol to the NOAA NOS nautical charts.
- Directional arrows may be placed beneath the symbol to indicate the direction of pumpout or portable
toilet dump station facilities.
The following specifications shall apply: Symbols, such as directional arrows, and letters,
are black, and the background is white.
- For using inks to create the magenta color, use PMS color chart 259U.
- Letters and black and white colors shall follow the Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on
Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD). FHWA, 1988. The 1988 MUTCD,
including Revision No. 3 dated September 3, 1993, may be purchased from the Superintendent of
Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 and has Stock No. 050-001-00308-2.
The same rules governing the graphic reproduction
of the pumpout symbol shall apply to qualifying signs.
A pumpout slogan "Keep Florida’s Water Clean
- Use Pumpouts" or "Keep Our Water Clean - Use Pumpouts" should be used according to Service specifications to help increase awareness
of the Clean Vessel Act Pumpout Grant Program.
- The slogan is meant to be used in conjunction with the pumpout symbol, on educational/ informational
material, and for other uses as appropriate to advance the purposes of the
Clean Vessel Act.
- The slogan is not copyrighted, and its appropriate use is encouraged.
All grant recipients identified should display the pumpout slogan on facilities, such as pumpout
and portable toilet dump stations as appropriate,
and on printed material or other visual
representations relating to project accomplishments
or education/ information, and should encourage
others to do so.
Other persons or organizations are encouraged to use the slogan to advance the purposes of the
Vessel Act program, such as marinas with pumpout stations not constructed with
Clean Vessel Act funds.
The following specifications shall apply for signs:
- Letters are black and background is white.
Crediting Text and Logos
Pumpouts receiving funds from the Florida Inland Navigational District (FIND) will read: “Clean Vessel
Act pumpout service is provided in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Inland
Navigation District through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.” or “Funded in part by the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Clean Vessel Act
and Florida Inland Navigational District through the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection.” Signs will display the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection logo, U.S. Sport Fish Restoration logo and FIND logo.
Logos can be found on the
CVA Resources page.
Pumpouts not receiving FIND funding will read: “Clean Vessel Act pumpout service is provided in
partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.”
or “Funded in part by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Clean Vessel Act through the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection.” Signs will display the Florida Department of Environmental Protection logo and U.S.
Sport Fish Restoration logo. Logos can be found on
the CVA Resources page.
CVA Application Info
Clean Marina Programs
January 21, 2011