The awards are given to the recipients at a dinner ceremony in Washington, DC in the fall which is attended by high-level Federal officials from the Administration, Congress, CG, Maritime Administration, EPA, Department of State and Embassies.
To be eligible for the award, a vessel must have at least a two-year period of the following:
- No reportable spills (a report of a “potential spill” is not disqualifying)
- No U.S. Coast Guard citations for violations of MARPOL
- No port state citations for violations of MARPOL
- No violations of state/local pollution regulations
Vessels are eligible for awards beyond the initial two year period.
Non-members participating in the Environmental Achievement Awards program, will pay a $250 participation fee for 50 or less vessels or a $500 participation fee for more than 50 vessels submitted.