Massachusetts Marine Sanitation Device Standard-Notice of Determination
Notice Of Determination.
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 Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Hingham, Hull, Milton, Newton, Quincy, Watertown, Weymouth, and Winthrop.
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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.email@example.com.
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This Notice of Determination is for the state waters of Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Hingham, Hull, Milton, Newton, Quincy, Watertown, Weymouth, and Winthrop. The area of designation includes:
|Landside Town boundary between Revere and Winthrop||42°23′30″ N||70°58′50″ W|
|Offshore town boundary between Nahant, Revere, and Winthrop||42°24′28″ N||70°57′33″ W|
|Offshore town boundary between Nahant and Winthrop||42°23′13″ N||70°55′28″ W|
|Offshore town boundary between Nahant and Winthrop||42°23′04″ N||70°54′04″ W|
|Offshore town boundary between Nahant and Winthrop||42°23′32″ N||70°51′28″ W|
|Aid to Navigation RW “BG” Mo (A), 1.6nm NNE of the Graves||42°23′27” N||70°51′30” W|
|Aid to Navigation G “5” Fl G 4s WHISTLE, 0.8nm NE of the Graves||42°22′34″ N||70°51′29″ W|
|Aid to Navigation R “2” Fl R 4s BELL, Three One-Half Fathom Ledge||42°21′04″ N||70°50′31″ W|
|Aid to Navigation G “1” Q G WHISTLE, Thieves Ledge||42°19′32″ N||70°49′51″ W|
|Offshore town boundary between Hull and Cohasset||42°18′34″ N||70°47′25″ W|
|Landside boundary between Hull and Cohasset||42°15′54″ N||70°49′34″ W|
The landward boundaries of the NDA are:
|The Saratoga Street bridge between Winthrop and Boston||42°22′58″ N||70°59′40″ W|
|The railway bridge on the Chelsea River between Chelsea and Revere||42°24′06″ N||71°00′40″ W|
|The Amelia Earhart Dam on the Mystic River||42°23′42″ N||71°04′30″ W|
|The Watertown Dam on the Charles River||42°21′55″ N||71°11′22″ W|
|The Baker Dam on the Neponset River||42°16′15″ N||71°04′08″ W|
|The Shaw Street bridge on the Weymouth Fore River||42°13′20″ N||71°58′25″ W|
|Where Bridge Street crosses the Weymouth Back River between Weymouth and Hingham||42°14′50″ N||70°55′52″ W|
|Where Nantasket Avenue crosses the Weir River between Hingham and Hull||42°15′37″ N||70°50′41″ W|
On June 6, 2008, notice was published 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 Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Hingham, Hull, Milton, Newton, Quincy, Watertown, Weymouth, and Winthrop. Three 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 Commonwealth of Massachusetts certifies that there are 35 pumpout facilities located within the 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.
|Name||Location||Contact info.||Hours||Mean low water depth (ft)|
|* = Pending facilities.|
|** = Private commercial facilities.|
|*** = Not applicable.|
|Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina||Boston||(617) 561-1400 VHF 9||7 a.m.-8 p.m. On call||*** 25|
|The Marina At Rowes Wharf||Boston||(617) 439-3131VHF 9||8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 1-Oct 31||10|
|Boston Waterboat Marina||Boston||(617) 523-1027VHF 9||7 a.m.-7 p.m.Call ahead||*** 5 to 25|
|Boston Yacht Haven||Boston||(617) 367-5050VHF 9||8 a.m.-7 p.m.||10|
|Black Falcon Pier||Boston||(617) 946-4417||9 a.m.-5 p.m.||35|
|**Boston Harbor Cruises||Boston||(617) 227-4321||6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (weekdays)||22|
|10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (weekends)|
|Boston Towing Transportation||Boston||(617) 567-9100||24/7||***|
|*City of Boston||Boston||TBD||TBD||***|
|*Berth 10||Boston||(617) 918-6203||TBD|
|**Mass Bays Lines||Boston||(617) 542-8000|
|Charles River Yacht Club||Cambridge||(617) 354-8881VHF 9||8 a.m.-8 p.m.||***|
|**Charles Riverboat Company||Cambridge||(617) 621-3001|
|Constitution Marina||Charlestown||(617) 241-9818VHF 69||9 a.m.-8 p.m. (summer) 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (winter)||30 ***|
|Mystic Marine||Charlestown||(617) 293-6247VHF 72||7 a.m.-7 p.m. (Mon-Fri)||35 35|
|Shipyard Quarters Marina||Charlestown||(617) 242-2020VHF 7, 9,16||8 a.m.-7 p.m.||*** 20|
|Charleston Pier 4||Charlestown||(617) 918-6231||Appointment Only||30|
|*Charlestown Pier 3||Charlestown||(617) 918-6201||TBD|
|**Constellation Tug||Charlestown||(617) 561-0223||24/7||***|
|Marine At Admirals Hill||Chelsea||(617) 889-4002 VHF 9, 10||8 a.m.-5 p.m.||6|
|Dorchester Yacht Club||Dorchester||(617) 436-1002VHF 9||8 a.m.-6 p.m.||7|
|Port Norfolk Yacht Club||Dorchester||(617) 822-3333VHF 9, 11||24/7 self-service||7.5|
|Town of Hingham||Hingham||(781) 741-1450VHF 12, 16||3 p.m.-7 p.m. (Tue, Thurs, Sat Sun)||***|
|Town of Hull||Hull||(781) 925-0316VHF 9,16||8 a.m.-4 p.m.||****TBD|
|Quincy Bay||Quincy||(617) 908-9757VHF 9||8 a.m.-4 p.m. (weekend) High-tide (weekday)||******|
|Bay Pointe Marina||Quincy||(617) 471-1777VHF 9||Call ahead||8|
|Captain's Cove Marina||Quincy||(617) 328-3331VHF 69||24/7||6|
|Marina Bay on Boston Harbor||Quincy||(617) 847-1800VHF 10||7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.||***|
|Town River Yacht Club||Quincy||(617) 471-2716VHF 71||Call ahead||35|
|**Harbor Express||Quincy||(617) 542-8000|
|Watertown Yacht Club||Watertown||(617) 924-9848||8 a.m.-4 p.m.(Tue-Thur, Sat) 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Fri)||6|
|Wessagussett Yacht Club||Weymouth||VHF 71||6 a.m.-8 p.m. (Mon-Fri) 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sat-Sun)||8|
|Town of Winthrop||Winthrop||(617) 839-4000VHF 9,16||10 a.m.-8 p.m.||*** 8 to 30|
Dated: July 9, 2008.
Robert W. Varney,
Regional Administrator, Region 1.
[FR Doc. E8-16981 Filed 7-23-08; 8:45 am]
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