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New Hampshire Sanitation Device Standard; Notice of Determination

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This Notice of Determination is for all New Hampshire coastal waters.

On July 8, 2005 notice was published that the State of New Hampshire 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 coastal waters of New Hampshire. 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 New Hampshire certified that there are six disposal facilities available to service vessels operating in the coastal waters of New Hampshire. 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.

The area covered under this determination is: Start Printed Page 56466

Waterbody/general areaLatitudeLongitude
Open Ocean—southern42°51′26.81241″−70°44′50.43790″
Open Ocean—south of Isles of Shoals42°54′54.69793″−70°37′48.0360″
Open Ocean—east of Isles of Shoals42°57′24.92153″−70°32′6.08357″
Open Ocean—northern43°0′40.06352″−70°39′39.85119″
Open Ocean—center42°57′13.00278″−70°41′42.94551″
Hampton Falls River42°54′39.99647″−70°51′49.17592″
Great Bay—Squamscott River42°58′55.12418″−70°56′45.02511″
Great Bay—Lamprey River43°4′53.81971″−70°56′4.65330″
Little Bay—Oyster River43°7′51.91065″−70°55′4.−70649″
Cocheco River43°11′42.30454″−70°52′21.96791″
Salmon Falls River43°13′36.97946″−70°48′40.68515″

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.

EPA has prepared a response to the one written comment it received during the 45-day comment period, and it may be requested from EPA by writing to: Ann Rodney, U.S. EPA New England, 1 Congress Street, Suite 1100, COP, Boston, MA 2114-2023.

Marinas With Pumpout Stations

Marina nameTownWaterbodyPhone number and VHF numberContactOperating hours
George's MarinaDoverCocheco River(603) 742-9089George Maglaras8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (weekdays); 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Saturday); 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Sunday).
Little Bay Boating ClubDoverLittle Bay(603) 749-9282 VHF: 9, 16Ed RosholtCall marina.
Great Bay MarineNewingtonLittle Bay(603) 436-5299 VHF: 9, 68Ellen Saas/Tom Brown24 hours (May through October).
Wentworth by the Sea MarinaNew CastleLittle Harbor(603) 433-5050 VHF: 9, 68, 71Pat Kelley8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (weekdays); 7:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m. (weekends).
Hampton River MarinaHamptonHampton Harbor(603) 929-1422 VHF:10, 16Len RussellCall marina.
DES Mobile Pumpout BoatPortsmouthAll coastal(603) 436-0915 VHF: 9Steve Root/Ken AndersonCall for an appointment.
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Dated: September 20, 2005.

Ira Leighton,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 1.

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[FR Doc. 05-19252 Filed 9-26-05; 8:45 am]

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