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Connecticut Marine Sanitation Device Standard-Notice of Determination

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Notice Of Determination.

Summary

The Regional Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency—New England Region, has determined that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the state waters of Branford, East Haven, New Haven, West Haven, Orange, Milford, Stratford, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Westport, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, and Greenwich. The area also includes the Housatonic River from the Derby Dam and the Quinnipiac River from the southern border of North Haven.

 

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Ann Rodney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—New England Region, One Congress Street, Suite 1100, COP, Boston, MA 02114-2023. Telephone: (617) 918-0538. Fax number: (617) 918-1505. e-mail address: Rodney.ann@epa.gov.

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This Notice of Determination is for the state waters of Branford, East Haven, New Haven, West Haven, Orange, Milford, Stratford, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Westport, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, and Greenwich. The area also includes the Housatonic River from the Derby Dam and the Quinnipiac River from the southern border of North Haven, Connecticut. The area of designation includes:

Waterbody/general area Latitude Longitude
From Byram Point at the western border of Greenwich 40°59′03.15″N 73°39′24.55″W
Southeast following the boundary between CT NY to a point in LIS 40°57′03.23″N 73°36′46.42″W
Easterly following the boundary between CT NY to a point due south of Hoadley Point at the eastern border of Branford 41°07′51.17″N 72°44′09.73″W
Due north to Hoadley Point at the eastern border of Branford 41°15′22.88″N 72°44′09.73″W

The proposed area also includes the navigable reaches of all Connecticut rivers and tidal streams that drain into Long Island Sound within its bounds, including the Housatonic River from the Derby Dam and the Quinnipiac River from the southern border of North Haven.

On February 23, 2007, notice was published that the State of Connecticut had petitioned the Regional Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, to determine that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the state waters of Branford, East Haven, New Haven, West Haven, Orange, Milford, Stratford, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Westport, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, and Greenwich. The area also includes the Housatonic River from the Derby Dam and the Quinnipiac River from the southern border of North Haven. Nine comments were received on this petition.

The petition was filed pursuant to Section 312(f)(3) of 92, as amended by Public laws 95-217 and 100-4, for the purpose of declaring these waters a “No Discharge Area” (NDA).

Section 312(f)(3) states: After the effective date of the initial standards and regulations promulgated under this section, if any State determines that the protection and enhancement of the quality of some or all of the waters within such States require greater environmental protection, such State may completely prohibit the discharge from all vessels of any sewage, whether treated or not, into such waters, except that no such prohibition shall apply until the Administrator determines that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for such water to which such prohibition would apply.

The information submitted to EPA by the State of Connecticut certifies that there are 43 pumpout facilities located within the proposed area. A list of the facilities, with phone numbers, locations, and hours of operation is appended at the end of this determination.

Based on the examination of the petition and its supporting documentation and information from site visits by EPA New England staff, EPA has determined that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the area covered under this determination.

This determination is made pursuant to Section 312(f)(3) of 92, as amended by Public laws 95-217 and 100-4.

Pumpout Facilities Within Proposed No Discharge Area Back to Top
Name Location(figure) Contact information Hours of operation (call ahead to verify)
Grass Island Municipal Pumpout Greenwich Harbor, Greenwich No Radio, 203-618-9695 May 1-Oct 31, daily, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Beacon Point Marine Mianus River,Cos Cob VHF CH 9,203-661-4033 April 1-Nov 30, M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mianus River Boat Yacht Club Mianus River, Cos Cob No Radio, 203-869-4689 April 1-Nov 30, daily, 24 hours.
Riverside Yacht Club Mianus River, Cos Cob 203-637-1706 No Data.
Soundkeeper Pumpout Boat Greenwich Harbor, Greenwich VHF CH 77, 1-800-933-SOUND May 1-Labor Day, W, Th, F, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat, Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Call for Fall Hours.
Cummings Park Marina Westcott Cove, Stamford No Radio, 203-977-5139 Apr 1-Nov 30, daily, 24 hours.
Czescik Municipal Marina Stamford Harbor, Stamford No Radio, 203-977-5008 Year round, daily, 24 hours.
Harbour Square Marina Stamford Harbor East Branch, Stamford VHF CH 9, 203-324-3331 May 1-Nov 30, daily, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Dec 1-Dec 31, daily 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Soundkeeper Pumpout Boat Stamford Harbor, Stamford VHF CH 77, 1-800-933-SOUND May 1-Labor Day. Call for hours.
Stamford Landing Marina Stamford Harbor West Branch Stamford VHF CH 9, 203-965-0065 May 1-Oct 31, daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Brewer Yacht Haven Stamford No data No data.
Avalon Stamford Harbor No data No data.
Soundkeeper Pumpout Boat I Norwalk Harbor, Fivemile River, Campo Cove, Saugatuck River VHF CH 77, 1-800-933-SOUND May 1-Labor Day, T, Th, F, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call for Fall Hours.
Soundkeeper Pumpout Boat II Norwalk Harbor, Fivemile River, Campo Cove, Saugatuck River VHF CH 77, 1-800-933-SOUND May 1-Labor Day, T, Th, F, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call for Fall Hours.
Norwalk Cove Marina, Inc Charles Creek, Norwalk VHF CH 9, 72, 203-838-2326 Jan 1-Nov 30, daily, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Norwalk Visitor's Dock Norwalk Harbor, Norwalk VHF CH 9,203-866-8810 May 1-Oct 31, daily, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Rex Marine Center, Inc Norwalk Harbor, Norwalk VHF CH 9,203-866-5555 Apr 1-Nov 30, daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
South Norwalk Boat Club Norwalk Harbor,Norwalk No data No data.
The Boatworks, Inc Fivemile River, Rowayton VHF CH 68,203-866-9295 Apr 1-Nov 30, daily, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Compo Yacht Basin Saugatuck River, Westport VHF CH 11, 16,203-227-9136 May 1-Sept 30, daily, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Pequot Yacht Club Southport Harbor, Fairfield VHF CH 69,203-255-5740 May 15-Oct 1, daily, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
South Benson Marina Ash Creek, Fairfield VHF CH 9, 16,203-256-3010 May 1-Nov 30, daily, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Captain's Cove Seaport Black Rock Harbor, Bridgeport VHF CH 18,203-335-1433 May 1-Sept 30, daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cedar Marina, Inc Cedar Creek, Bridgeport VHF CH 9,203-335-6262 April 1-Nov 30, daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
City of Bridgeport Pumpout Boat Black Rock and Bridgeport Harbors, Bridgeport VHF CH 6, 9, 13, 16,203-384-9777 Apr 1-Oct 31, daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fayerweather Yacht Club Black Rock Harbor, Bridgeport VHF CH 14,203-576-6796 May 15-Oct 15, daily, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Miamogue Yacht Club Incorporated Johnson's Creek, Bridgeport Harbor (203) 334-9882
Brewer Stratford Marina Housatonic River, Stratford VHF CH 9, 10,203-378-9300 Year round, daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Caswell Cove Marina Stratford No data No data.
Stratford Boardwalk Marina (Formerly Marina at the Dock) Housatonic River, Stratford VHF CH 9,203-378-9300 Apr 1-Oct 31, daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Town of Stratford Pumpout Boat Housatonic River, Stratford VHF CH 68,203-381-2049 May 15-Oct 31, Th-M, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Milford Harbor Marina Milford Harbor, Milford VHF CH 68,203-877-1475 May 1-Oct 31, daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Milford Landing Milford Harbor, Milford VHF CH 9,203-874-1610 Apr 1-Nov 30 daily, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
West Cove Co-op Marina West River, West Haven No Radio, 203-933-3000 May 1-Sept 30, W-F, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat and Sun, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
City of New Haven Long Wharf New Haven Harbor, New Haven No Radio, 203-946-6779 Memorial Day-Labor Day, M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat, Sun 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oyster Point Marina New Haven Harbor, New Haven VHF CH 9, 11,203-624-5895 Apr 1-Oct 31, daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Waucoma Yacht Club Quinnipiac River, New Haven VHF CH 9,203-789-9530 Memorial Day-Nov 15, M-F, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat and Sun, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Branford Yacht Club Branford River,Branford VHF CH 9,203-488-0798 June 1-Sept 30, daily, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; April 1-May 31 and Oct 1-Oct 31, daily, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Brewer Bruce Johnson's Marina, Inc Branford River, Branford VHF CH 9,203-488-8329 Apr 1-Nov 30, daily, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Goodsell Point Marina Branford River, Branford No Radio, 203-488-5292 May 1-Nov 30, daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pier 66 Marina Branford River, Branford VHF Ch 9,203-488-5613 N/A.
Pine Orchard Yacht Club Branford No data No data.
Town of Branford Pumpout Boat Branford River Thimble Islands,Branford VHF CH 9,203-430-9305 May 15-Oct 31, Sat, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sun, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dated: May 29, 2007.

Robert W. Varney,

Regional Administrator, New England Region.

[FR Doc. E7-11312 Filed 6-14-07; 8:45 am]

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