Caribbean

Pre-authorization

Case-by-Case Authorization

Restricted/Exclusion Areas

Special Considerations

Puerto Rico

1) Waters at least 1/2 nautical mile (nm) seaward of any shoreline extending to the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ);

2) Water depth at least 60 feet.

1) Waters within 1/2 nm of the shoreline;

2) Water depth less than 60 feet;

3) Waters designated as marine reserves, National Marine Sanctuaries, National or State Wildlife Refuges, or proposed or designated Critical Habitats;

4) Waters in mangroves or coastal wetland ecosystems (including submerged algal beds and submerged sea grass beds), or directly over coral communities which are in less than 60 feet of water.

N/A

N/A

U.S. Virgin Islands

1) Waters at least 1 nm seaward of any shoreline extending to the EEZ;

2) Water depth at least 60 feet.

1) Waters within 1 nm of the shoreline;

2) Water depth less than 60 feet;

3) Waters designated as marine reserves, National Marine Sanctuaries, National or State Wildlife Refuges, or proposed or designated Critical Habitats;

4) Waters in mangroves or coastal wetland ecosystems (including submerged algal beds and submerged sea grass beds), or directly over coral communities which are in less than 60 feet of water.

1) Waters of the Virgin Islands National Park including waters 1 nm seaward of the park boundary;**

2) Waters of the Buck Island Reef National Monument including waters 1 nm seaward from the park boundary.**

**Dispersants may be applied to a Restricted Area in the event that:

1) Dispersant application is necessary to prevent or substantially reduce a hazard to human life; and/or

2) An emergency modification of this Agreement is made on an incident-specific basis.



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