From the Department of Labor’s e-mail service:
The Baltimore Longshore District Office will physically close on September 30, 2014. It will be consolidated into the Norfolk District Office. Prior to the physical closure of the Baltimore District Office, the case work will transition to the Norfolk District Office for maximum efficiency.
Therefore, effective September 1, 2014, the Norfolk District Office has jurisdiction over past and future cases under the LHWCA, and its extensions, arising in the states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
All forms submitted for the creation of a new case should still be submitted to the Longshore Central Case Create site in New York City. After a case has been created, all case-specific mail should still be sent to the Longshore Central Mail Receipt site in Jacksonville, FL.
For more specifics about this consolidation, including the consolidation’s affect on the DOL’s scanning facilities, review Industry Notice 146.
(Note: I first published this post on Navigable Waters: A Maritime, Longshore and Defense Base Act Blog.)