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Massachusetts Marine Sanitation Device Standard; Notice of Determination Buzzards Bay

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

On June 16, 2000, notice was published that the State 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 all waters of Buzzards Bay. The petition was filed pursuant to section 312(f)(3) of Public Law 92-500, 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 me by the State of Massachusetts certified that there are thirty disposal facilities available to service vessels operating in Buzzards Bay. A list of the facilities, phone numbers, locations, and hours of operation is appended at the end of the determination.

Based on the examination of the petition and its supporting information, which included site visits by EPA New England staff, I have 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 which include all of Buzzards Bay.

LongitudeLatitude
71°07′12.80″41°29′48.48″
71°05′45.60″41°25′05.52″
71°03'32.04″41°25′24.96″
71°59′51.72″41°22′30.00″
70°56′57.12″41°24′33.12″
70°.54′29.88″41°25′17.04″
70°54′11.52″41°25′17.04
70°51′19.80″41°26′24.00″
70°50′22.92″41°26′44.88″
70°48′28.80″41°26′56.76″
70°48′18.00″41°26′59.28″
70°42′06.12″41°30′34.92″
70°41′58.20″41°30′37.80″
70°40′51.60″41°30′55.44″
70°40′58.44″41°31′14.16″
70°37′27.48″41°44′14.64″—Canal Entrance West
70°37′21.36″41°44′10.68″—Canal Entrance East

This determination is made pursuant to section 312(f)(3) of Public Law 92-500, as amended by Public Laws 95-217 and 100-4.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

A response to comments was prepared for the seven communications the EPA New England received during the 30 day comment period, and may be requested from EPA by written request to: Ann Rodney, U.S. EPA New England, 1 Congress Street, Suite 1100, CWQ, Boston, MA 02114-2023.

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Dated: July 28, 2000.

Mindy S. Lubber,

Regional Administrator, EPA-New England.

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City/town and locationVHF chan.TelephoneHours
Falmouth:
Woods Hole Marine, pumpout boat9508-540-2402
Quisset Harbor boatyard, pumpout boat9508-548-05068-6/7.
Brewer's Fiddler Cove, dockside facility9508-564-63279-5/7.
Brewer's Fiddler Cove, pump-out cart9508-564-63279-5/7.
Town owned boat: W. Falmouth/Waquoit Bay
Bourne:
Parker's Boat Yard, dockside facility69508-563-93668-8/7.
Kingman Marine, dockside facility9508-563-71368-8/7.
Dockside Facility, Pocasset River, town operated
Monument Beach Marina, dockside facility, town owned
Bourne Marina, dockside facility9508-759-06238-5/7.
Bourne Marina, pumpout boat #1, serving northside9508-759-06238-5/7.
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Bourne Marina, pumpout boat #2, serving southside9508-759-06238-5/7.
Wareham:
Bevans/Continental Marina, dockside facility9508-759-5451Call.
Onset Bay Marina, dockside facility9508-295-0338Call.
Onset Bay Marina, pumpout boat9508-295-0338Call.
Pt. Independence YC, dockside facility9508-295-3972Call.
Stonebridge Marina, dockside facility9508-295-8003Call.
Onset Town Pier, dockside facility9508-295-8160Call.
Warr's Marine, dockside facility9508-295-0022Call.
Warr's Marine (Town oper.) pumpout boat #19508-291-3100Call.
Marion:
Island Wharf, dockside facility9508-748-35358-5/7.
Island Wharf, pumpout boat9508-748-35358-5/7.
Mattapoisett:
Mattapoisett Boat Yard, pumpout boat68508-758-38128-4/5.
Mattapoisett Town Dock, pumpout boat
Mattapoisett Town Dock, dockside facility68508-758-41918-5/5.
Fairhaven:
Earl's Marina, dockside facility18508-993-86007-6/7.
Shipyard Marine, pumpout boat does entire town9508-979-4023On Call.
Shipyard Marine, pumpout boat
New Bedford:
Pope's Island Marina, dockside facility9, 74508-979-14567-8/7.
State Pier facility, dockside facility, large vessels
Proposed Boat
Dartmouth:
No. Side Bridge, Town Dock, pumpout boat9508-999-07598-8/7.
Davis & Tripp's Marina, pumpout boat9508-999-07598-8/7.
Westport:
Tripp's Marina9508-636-4058Call.
Westport Point-Town Dock, boat #19508-636-1105Call.
Westport Point-Town Dock, boat #29508-636-1105Call.
Bay-wide:
CBB Bay Keeper, Gosnold and Bay-wideTBA508-999-6363TBA.
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[FR Doc. 00-19255 Filed 7-28-00; 8:45 am]

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