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.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
20.819
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Transportation
Office: Maritime Administration (MARAD)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: MARAD has supported the creation and operation of three independent ballast water treatment testing facilities. At this time, each of the facilities is able to test technologies in accordance with IMO testing protocols and a number of treatment systems have been tested. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Authorization
National Defense Authorization Act 2012, 49 U.S.C 109.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
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 Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.
Award Procedure
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.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 1 to 15 days.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Applications submitted must support for the Evaluation and Verification of Ballast Water Treatment Technologies and other Green Shipping Initiatives.
How may assistance be used?
The Cooperative Agreement seeks to support the Evaluation and Verification of Ballast Water Treatment Technologies and other Green Shipping Initiatives.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
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.
Auditing
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.
Other 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.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
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
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
69-1750-7-0-101.
Obligations
(Salaries) FY 14 $2,475,502; FY 15 est $1,000,000; and FY 16 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.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: In 2014 established and validated a Barge Based Mobile Test Platform
Examine Instruments
Bulk Estimate of bipmass in ballast Water Discharge
MERC Port Discharge Regulation
Develop MARAD Environmental Innovation Strategy. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available

 



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