How to apply...
Any owner desiring to enter into an agreement with the Secretary of State under the authority of Section 7 of the Act shall make application to the Office Director, Office of Marine Conservation, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Room 5806, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520-7818. The application shall be accompanied by a fee if required, in the amount established by a fee schedule in effect at the time of application. After agreement is executed, no fee paid or portion thereof is returnable. Application for reimbursement of losses will be accepted only from insured owners.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Review and approval will be made by the Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.