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Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation (DLHWC)

Longshore Defense Base Act Jurisdictions

See below for the Defense Base Act (DBA) jurisdictional boundaries and the appropriate Longshore District office contacts.

NOTE – The addresses below are the physical addresses for the District Offices; however, case specific mail and forms submitted for case creation should NOT be sent to these addresses. Click here for the address to the DLHWC’s Central Mail Receipt and Central Case Create site.

Region I — Boston

Defense Base Act jurisdiction - East of the 75th degree west longitude, Newfoundland, and Greenland.

Boston Longshore District Office
David B. Groeneveld, District Director
U.S. Department of Labor
OWCP/DLHWC
JFK Federal Building, Room E-260
Boston, MA 02203
Phone: (617) 624-6750

Region II — New York

Defense Base Act jurisdiction - Mexico, Central and South America (including coastal islands); areas east of the continents of North and South America to the 60th degree east longitude (including Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan) and any other areas or locations not covered under any other district office.

New York Longshore District Office
Richard V. Robilotti, District Director
U.S. Department of Labor
OWCP/DLHWC
201 Varick Street, Room 750
Post Office Box 249
New York, NY 10014-0249
Phone: (646) 264-3010

Region VI — Dallas

Houston Longshore District Office (Defense Base Act jurisdiction - Canada, west of the 75th degree and east of the 110th degree west longitude.)

David Widener, District Director
U.S. Department of Labor
OWCP/DLHWC
1919 Smith Street, Suite 870
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 209-3235

Region IX — San Francisco

Honolulu Longshore District Office (Defense Base Act cases jurisdiction - all areas west of the continents of North and South America (excluding coastal islands) to 60 degrees east longitude (excluding Iran, Iraq and Aghanistan)).

R. Todd Bruininks, District Director
U.S. Department of Labor
OWCP/DLHWC
300 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 5-135
Post Office Box 50209
Honolulu, HI 96850
Phone: (808) 541-1983

Region X — Seattle

Defense Base Act jurisdiction - Canada, west of the 110th degree west longitude, and all areas in the Pacific Ocean north of the 45th degree north latitude.

Seattle Longshore District Office
R. Todd Bruininks, District Director
U.S. Department of Labor
OWCP/DLHWC
1111 Third Avenue, Suite 620
Seattle, WA 98101-3212
Phone: (206) 398-8255