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Dale Hollow Lake No Discharge Zone Determination

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 Regional Administrator concurs with the determinations of the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), State of Kentucky, and State of Tennessee that adequate and reasonably available pumpout facilities exist on Dale Hollow Lake. A petition was received from the ACOE requesting a determination by the Regional Administrator, EPA, pursuant to Section 312 (f) (3) of Pub. L. 92-500 as amended by Pub. L. 95-217 and Pub. L. 100-4, that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the waters of Dale Hollow Lake to qualify as a No Discharge Zone. Two drinking water intakes (the City of Byrdstown, TN; and Trooper Island) are also located on Dale Hollow Lake. This action is taken under Section 312 (f) (3) of the Clean Water Act which 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 waters to which such prohibition would apply.”

EPA's action allows prohibition regarding discharge from vessels to be applied by the states of Kentucky and Tennessee for Dale Hollow Lake. EPA found the following existing facilities available for pumping out vessel holding tanks on Dale Hollow Lake. Their address, telephone number, hours of operation, and draft are as follows:

(A) Cedar Hill Marina; 2371 Cedar Hill Road, Celina, TN 38551, 931-243-3201, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 7 days/week, 8′ draft.

(B) Dale Hollow Marina; 99 Arlon Webb Dr., Celina, TN 38551, 931-243-2211, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. 7 days/week, floating barge—mobile pumpout.

(C) Holly Creek Marina; 7855 Holly Creek Road, Celina, TN 38551, 931-243-2116, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. 7 days/week, floating barge—mobile pumpout.

(D) Sulpher Creek Marina; 3498 Sulpher Creek Road, Burkesville, KY 42717, 270-433-7272, 24 hours daily (self service), 10′ draft.

(E) Hendricks Creek Marina; 945 Hendricks Creek Road, Burkesville, KY 42717, 270-433-7172, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 7 days/week, 10′ draft.

(F) Wisdom Marina; Rt. 2, Box 220, Albany, KY, 42602, 606-387-5841, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 7 days/week, floating barge—mobile pumpout.

(G) Wolf River Marina; Rt. 2, Box 751, Albany, KY, 42602, 606-387-5841, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. weekends, 25′ draft.

(H) Eagle's Cove Marina; 5899 Eagle Cove Road, Byrdstown, TN, 38549, 931-864-3456, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. 7 days/week, 15′ draft.

(I) Star Point Marina; 4490 Star Point Road, Byrdstown, TN, 38549, 931-864-3115, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. 7 days/week, 15′ draft.

(J) Sunset Marina; 2040 Sunset Dock Road, Hwy 111, Byrdstown, TN, 38549, Start Printed Page 14693931-864-3146, 6 a.m.-p.m. 7 days/week, 40′ draft.

(K) East Port Marina; 5652 East Port Road, Alpine, TN, 38543, 931-879-7511, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. 7 days/week, 11′ draft.

(L) Willow Grove Marina; 9990 Willow Grove Hwy., Allons, TN, 38541, 931-823-6616, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. 7 days/week, 15′ draft and mobile barge.

(M) Livingston Marina; 1260 Livingston Boat Dock Road, Allons, TN, 38541, 931-823-6666, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 7 days/week, floating barge—mobile pumpout.

(N) Horse Creek Marina; 1150 Horse Creek Road, Celina, TN, 38551, 931-243-2125, 24 hours daily, seven days weekly (self service), 10′ draft.

(O) Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park; 6371 State Park Road, Burkesville, KY, 42717, 270-433-7431, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.weekends, 24′ draft.

All vessel pumpout facilities that are described either discharge into State approved and regulated septic tanks or State approved on-site waste treatment plants, or the waste is collected into a large holding tank for transport to a sewage treatment plant. Thus, all vessel sewage will be treated to meet existing standards for secondary treatment.

Estimates based on a survey conducted of Dale Hollow Lake marina managers and owners in regard to the number of boats equipped with U.S. Coast Guard-approved marine sanitation devices (MSD) result in 68 boats. This would result in a ratio of 4.5 boats with MSDs per pumpout facility. Dale Hollow Lake's shoreline management plan does not permit private docks. Altogether, there are a total of 2,663 boat slips located at the 15 Dale Hollow Lake marinas. Of that overall total, 453 are houseboat slips, and 385 of these are houseboats which have holding tanks (subtracting the 68 boats mentioned above, which have MSDs). This results in a ratio of 26 boats with holding tanks per pumpout facility.

Comments concerning this action may be filed April 24, 2006. Such communications should be addressed to Wesley B. Crum, Chief, Coastal Section, USEPA, Region 4, Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center, 61 Forsyth Street

SW. Atlanta, Georgia, 30303-3104. Telephone 404-562-9352.

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J.I. Palmer, Jr.,

Regional Administrator, Region 4.

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[FR Doc. E6-4203 Filed 3-22-06; 8:45 am]