The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program today published in the Federal Register an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) for the Clean Vessel Act Grant Program (CVA). This ANPR has a different purpose than a Proposed Rule where we ask for comments on our proposed regulation. The ANPR asks you to share knowledge, opinions, experiences, research, and legal/policy implications on a variety of topics of interest related to CVA. We will then use this information to help develop a proposed rule.

We are seeking responses from a wide range of interest groups, such as boaters, vendors, engineers, harbor masters, parks departments, marina and boater associations, the general public, as well as Federal, State, and local governments. We ask not only your responses to the topics in this notice, but also your help in distributing the information to help us to reach a wide range of expertise and interest.

The topics we specifically seek to know more about include: information on current and future technology that could improve how we deliver grant benefits, legal restrictions or considerations that prevent States from being able to take advantage of all eligible program benefits, and better defining how and to whom we deliver program benefits.

The ANPR is published at:

We hope you will join us as we explore and gather information that will inform rulemaking in this popular grant program that offers benefits to boaters and the environment.

For more information or for questions, please contact:  


CVA ANPR:     

States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA) Powerpoint Presentation:  

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