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U.S. E.P.A. Office

Region 9 - Pacific South  
West - AZ, CA, HI, NV -
Arizona, California,
Hawaii, Nevada - Pacific
Islands, Guam, Trust
Territories, American
Samoa, Northern


Region 10 - Pacific
North West - AK, ID, OR,
WA - Alaska, Idaho,
Oregon, Washington

U.S. E.P.A. Office

Region 6 - This includes
states in the Gulf of
Mexico - LA, AS, OK, NM,
TX - Louisiana,
Arkansas, Oklahoma,
New Mexico, Texas


Region 7 - IA, KS, MO,
NB - Iowa, Kansas,
Missouri, Nebraska


Region 8 - Mountains &
Plains - CO, MO, ND,
SD, UT, WY - Colorado,
Montana, North Dakota,
South Dakota, Utah,

(cont'd from first box) This
is a list of EPA office
locations throughout the
United States. As with
spill reporting and waste
disposal, appropriate
notifications to state and
municipal environmental
agencies may be

U.S. E.P.A. Office

Region 1 - New England
1 Congress Street St
Boston, Massachusetts  

CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT -
Massachusetts, Maine,
New Hampshire, Rhode
Island and Vermont (Long
Island Sound lies between
states of two regions,
Connecticut in region 1 and
New York, in region 2)


Region 2 - NY, NJ, US
VI, PR - New York, New
Jersey, United States
Virgin Islands (St.
Thomas, St. Maarten, St.
Croix) and Puerto Rico,
Mn Off in New York, New

Regional Offices for the
United States
Protection Agency

Shipbuilding and boat
manufacturing require
compliance with
environmental regulations
on federal, state and
municipal levels, whether
addressing the disposal
of hazardous solvents or
ensuring proper response
and contingency
measures for releases of
harmful paints, coatings,
resins, hazardous waste
or other substances to
land, navigable waters,
groundwater or other
areas. For compliance
information on the federal
level, contact the United
States Environmental
Protection Agency, divided
into the following regions.
Keep in mind that there
are additional laws and
regulations for
compliance on a state and
municipal level.
compliance can also arise
as an issue in
remediation and recovery
efforts involving marine
salvage. (continued in next
(718) 224-9824

250-02 Northern Blvd - Suite 200
Little Neck, New York 11363

P.O. Box 620766
Little Neck, New York 11362

Design & Boat Building Links
A Category under "Links Main Page"
University of Michigan  Bachelor and masters
programs in  naval architecture, marine
engineering, ocean engineering with
emphasis on design, manufacture, and use
of marine vehicles, structures, and systems.
aftheriault.com  Founded in 1938, A.F.
Theriault & Sons is a Canadian shipyard
producing state of the art fishing boats,
pleasure yachts and catamarans in steel,
aluminum, fiberglass and composites.
The Society of Naval Architects
and Marine Engineers: A
non-profit organization of naval
architects, marine engineers,
ocean engineers, and other
professionals serving the
maritime and offshore industry.
American Bureau of Shipping Not-for-profit classification society setting
safety standards for the marine industry through establishment and
application of technical standards for the design, construction and
operational maintenance of ships and other marine structures
hilmarkboats.com  Builds high quality,
handcrafted, traditional wooden row boats,
day sailer's and yacht tenders. A Hilmark
boat will most definitely turn heads. She's not
just a boat, but a functional work of art. So
grab your oars, hoist the sails and turn back
the time...
Dudley Dix Yacht Design  The son of a Flying Dutchman
champion, Dudley Dix has designed dinghies,
catamaran's, and offshore yachts. The most recent is
DIDI 38, a performance racer cruiser built to test new
construction methods for plywood boats. The result is a
strong, light, fast and economical round bilge boat built
mainly from sheet material.
Creative Systems, Inc.  Information and software for
marine professionals. GHS software for naval architects,
marine engineers, yacht designers, salvage engineers,
and cargo personnel.
Naval Arch on the Web  What factors determine whether
a damaged ship will stay afloat…or sink? What is the
point at which a rolling ship will return to the upright
position….and beyond which it will capsize. Why do
some hull forms move through the water more efficiently
than others? What is the floodable length curve of a
ship...margin line? What is the righting moment of a
ship? What are the metacenter and metacentric height of
a vessel...block coefficient, prismatic coefficient,
waterplane area, hull speed, center of buoyancy...center
of floatation? What is transverse stability...longitudinal
stability...what are considerations for damage control in a
sinking ship. How do you compute permeability within a
ship's machinery spaces. If you find such things
interesting, follow this link to Naval Arch on the Web, from
the Naval Postgraduate School. Courtesy of and with
permission of the author, Professor Fotis Papoulias.

U.S. E.P.A. Office

Region 3 - Mid-Atlantic
DE, Dist. of Columbia,
MD, PA, VA, WV -
Delaware, Washington
D.C., Maryland,
Pennsylvania, Virginia,
West Virginia


Region 4 - South East
SC, TN - Alabama,
Florida, Georgia,
Kentucky, Mississippi,
North Carolina, South
Carolina, Tennessee


Region 5 - Includes
states surrounding
Great Lakes (Lake Erie,
Lake Huron, Lake
Michigan, Lake Ontario,
Lake Superior) IL, IN, MI,
MN, OH, WI - Illinois,
Indiana, Michigan,
Minnesota, Ohio,
Naval Archtecture, Marine Engineering, Yacht and Boat Design in Admiralty & Maritime Law

The role of the naval architect, marine engineer, yacht and boat designer in maritime law is a
major one. The seakeeping characteristics of a vessel are a direct product of the technical
calculations and judgment of the naval architect. Whether a vessel was top heavy, prone to
capsize, or had other inherent defects in design become important elements in the forensic
investigation of a boating accident, ship sinking or other marine casualty. A boat or commercial
ship may exhibit adequate qualities of transverse and longitudinal stability on the drafting table or
design loft and when it leaves the manufacturer or shipyard. Tank testing may demonstrate
adequate rough seas handling characteristics and a vessel may perform well with respect to
rolling, pitching and yawing. However, subsequent modifications can render a vessel
unseaworthy...which is significant when  unseaworthiness is raised as a cause of action in
maritime litigation, arbitration or mediation. There are many cases where the designer and naval
architect exercised all necessary due diligence and care as a reasonably prudent person and
professional...however, the vessel may have been operated in a manner totally different from that
envisioned by the design crew, such as piling excessive numbers of crab pots, lobster pots,
modifying pilothouses or adding tubular upper structures that destroyed the due diligence and
adequate standard of care exercised by the design professional.

In the field, the naval architect and marine engineer are crucial personnel in the commercial
salvage sector. If a vessel runs aground, capsizes, becomes disabled...it is the "hands-on" naval
architects and marine engineers who respond and place their lives in danger as they survey
damage and the remaining survivability of a vessel. Venturing into areas where vessel plating is
gone and internal compartments are in open communication with the sea, such professionals
make decisions that determine whether a salvage effort is viable or whether the vessel is a total
loss. In either event, there are environmental and ecological considerations that enter the
equation. The proximity of crude oil, heavy oil, hazardous and toxic chemical cargoes to delicate
and sensitive ecosystems create complex problems for cargo recovery. Knowledge of damage
control, damaged stability characteristics, ballasting and counter flooding, floatation, righting
moments, cargo operations and cargo handling are all necessary to avoid beach and shore
damage...that would otherwise require spill response and remediation measures. Given the
tangle of rights and liabilities that arise in a successful or unsuccessful salvage, (whether pure
salvage, "no-cure-nopay", contract salvage or towage) hands-on field naval architects, marine
engineers, experienced marine salvage attorneys often deal with a wide arrary of federal, state
and local laws and regulations.

The naval architect, marine engineer, boat and yacht designer can also take on an important role
as an expert scientific, technical or forensic witness in litigation, arbitration or mediation that
stems from claims involving boating accidents, maritime salvage, shipyard contracts,
shipbuilding contracts, disputes arising from propulsion and auxiliary machinery, failure of a
vessel to meet its design specifications for speed, seakeeping, fuel consumption, maintenance
intervals or other claims requiring a high level of marine technical expertise.
They may be called to testify or they may be retained to prepare a technical report.
naval architecture and
marine engineering cross
so many disciplines, from,
shipbuilders, shipbreakers,
and other personnel in
shipyards to forensic
boating accident
Links for boat designers, yacht &
boat designers, naval architects,
marine engineers, naval engineers
& professionals involved with
planning, design, construction,
maintenance, modification,
refitting dismantling of commercial
and recreational vessels
Links Section, listed below:
Commercial Fishing Links
Commercial & Recreational Diving Links
Design & Boatbuilding Links
Equipment & Supply Links
Finance - Insurance - Title Links
Kayaking & Canoeing Links
Licensing - Training - Education Links
Marine Employment - Maritime Job Links
Maritime Law Links
Navigation Links
Recreational Boating Links
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