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Massachusetts 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 Salem Sound in the towns of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Beverly, Danvers, Salem, and Marblehead.

 

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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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

On May 16, 2008, EPA published a notice that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 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 Manchester-by-the-Sea, Beverly, Danvers, Salem, and Marblehead. No 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.

This Notice of Determination is for the state waters of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Beverly, Danvers, Salem, and Marblehead, collectively referred to as Salem Sound. The NDA includes:

Waterbody/General Area Latitude Longitude
Southern Landward boundary—Marblehead town line 42°28′43″ N 70°52′45″ W
Southern Seaward Boundary— 42°26′33″ N 70°49′05″ W
Eastern Boundary—Halfway Rock 42°30′10″ N 70°46′30″ W
Northern Seaward boundary—3 miles off Eastern Point 42°33′03″ N 70°36′06″ W
Northern Landward boundary—Manchester town line 42°34′20″ N 70°42′52″ W

The NDA boundary includes the municipal waters of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Beverly, Danvers, Salem, and Marblehead and extends to the boundary between state and federal waters. This area includes Bakers Island, Crowninshield Island, Cat Island, Children's Island, Great and Little Misery Islands, and House Island.

The information submitted to EPA by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts certifies that there are eight pumpout facilities located in this 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, its supporting documentation, and information from site visits conducted 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 Contact info. Hours Mean low water depth
* = Pending facilities.
Manchester Marine Manchester (978) 526-7911 VHF 72 Mon-Thus—7 a.m.-6p.m.; Fri-Sun (+holidays), 7 a.m.-8 p.m 6 ft.
Manchester Marine Manchester (978) 526-7911, VHF 72 Mon-Thus—7 a.m.-6; p.m. Fri-Sun (+holidays), 7 a.m.-8 p.m N/A, Boat service.
Ferry Way Public Landing Beverly (978) 921-6059, VHF 9 Fri-Sun (+holidays), 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 ft.
Danversport Yacht Club Danvers (2 facilities) (978) 774-8644 Mon-Thurs—8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri-Sat—8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun—8 a.m.-4 p.m 6 ft.
Salem Waterfront (Winter Island) Salem (978) 741-0098 VHF 9 Sat-Sun (+holidays), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. N/A Boat service.
Congress St. Landing Salem (978) 741-0098, VHF 9 24 hours/7 days a week 3 ft.
Ferry Lane—Harbormaster's office Marblehead (781) 631-2386, VHF 16 Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. N/A, Boat Service.
Cliff Street Boatyard Marblehead (781) 631-2386, VHF 16 24 hours/7 days a week 9 ft.
*Danvers Danvers TBD TBD N/A, Boat service.
*Salem Salem TBD TBD N/A, Boat service.

Dated: June 17, 2008.

Robert W. Varney,

Regional Administrator, Region 1.

[FR Doc. E8-14251 Filed 6-23-08; 8:45 a.m.]

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