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Connecticut Marine Sanitation Device Standard-Notice of Determination

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

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 Branford, East Haven, New Haven, West Haven, Orange, Milford, Stratford, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Westport, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, and Greenwich. The area also includes the Housatonic River from the Derby Dam and the Quinnipiac River from the southern border of North Haven.

ADDRESSES:

Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copy-righted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available electronically in http://www.regulations.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This Notice of Determination is for the state waters of Branford, East Haven, New Haven, West Haven, Orange, Milford, Stratford, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Westport, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, and Greenwich. The area also includes the Housatonic River from the Derby Dam and the Quinnipiac River from the southern border of North Haven, Connecticut. The area of designation includes:

Waterbody/general areaLatitudeLongitude
From Byram Point at the western border of Greenwich40°59′03.15″N73°39′24.55″W
Southeast following the boundary between CT & NY to a point in LIS40°57′03.23″N73°36′46.42″W
Easterly following the boundary between CT & NY to a point due south of Hoadley Point at the eastern border of Branford41°07′51.17″N72°44′09.73″W
Due north to Hoadley Point at the eastern border of Branford41°15′22.88″N72°44′09.73″W

The proposed area also includes the navigable reaches of all Connecticut rivers and tidal streams that drain into Long Island Sound within its bounds, including the Housatonic River from the Derby Dam and the Quinnipiac River from the southern border of North Haven.

On February 23, 2007, notice was published that the State of Connecticut 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 Branford, East Haven, New Haven, West Haven, Orange, Milford, Stratford, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Westport, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, and Greenwich. The area also includes the Housatonic River from the Derby Dam and the Quinnipiac River from the southern border of North Haven. Nine comments were received on this petition.

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 EPA by the State of Connecticut certifies that there are 43 pumpout facilities located within the proposed 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 and its supporting documentation and information from site visits 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.

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Pumpout Facilities Within Proposed No Discharge Area

NameLocation (figure)Contact informationHours of operation (call ahead to verify)
Grass Island Municipal PumpoutGreenwich Harbor, GreenwichNo Radio, 203-618-9695May 1-Oct 31, daily, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Beacon Point MarineMianus River, Cos CobVHF CH 9, 203-661-4033April 1-Nov 30, M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mianus River Boat & Yacht ClubMianus River, Cos CobNo Radio, 203-869-4689April 1-Nov 30, daily, 24 hours.
Riverside Yacht ClubMianus River, Cos Cob203-637-1706No Data.
Soundkeeper Pumpout BoatGreenwich Harbor, GreenwichVHF CH 77, 1-800-933-SOUNDMay 1-Labor Day, W, Th, F, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat, Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Call for Fall Hours.
Cummings Park MarinaWestcott Cove, StamfordNo Radio, 203-977-5139Apr 1-Nov 30, daily, 24 hours.
Czescik Municipal MarinaStamford Harbor, StamfordNo Radio, 203-977-5008Year round, daily, 24 hours.
Harbour Square MarinaStamford Harbor East Branch, StamfordVHF CH 9, 203-324-3331May 1-Nov 30, daily, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Dec 1-Dec 31, daily 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Soundkeeper Pumpout BoatStamford Harbor, StamfordVHF CH 77, 1-800-933-SOUNDMay 1-Labor Day. Call for hours.
Stamford Landing MarinaStamford Harbor West Branch StamfordVHF CH 9, 203-965-0065May 1-Oct 31, daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Brewer Yacht HavenStamfordNo dataNo data.
AvalonStamford HarborNo dataNo data.
Soundkeeper Pumpout Boat INorwalk Harbor, Fivemile River, Campo Cove, Saugatuck RiverVHF CH 77, 1-800-933-SOUNDMay 1-Labor Day, T, Th, F, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call for Fall Hours.
Soundkeeper Pumpout Boat IINorwalk Harbor, Fivemile River, Campo Cove, Saugatuck RiverVHF CH 77, 1-800-933-SOUNDMay 1-Labor Day, T, Th, F, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call for Fall Hours.
Norwalk Cove Marina, IncCharles Creek, NorwalkVHF CH 9, 72, 203-838-2326Jan 1-Nov 30, daily, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Norwalk Visitor's DockNorwalk Harbor, NorwalkVHF CH 9, 203-866-8810May 1-Oct 31, daily, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Rex Marine Center, IncNorwalk Harbor, NorwalkVHF CH 9, 203-866-5555Apr 1-Nov 30, daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
South Norwalk Boat ClubNorwalk Harbor, NorwalkNo dataNo data.
The Boatworks, IncFivemile River, RowaytonVHF CH 68, 203-866-9295Apr 1-Nov 30, daily, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Compo Yacht BasinSaugatuck River, WestportVHF CH 11, 16, 203-227-9136May 1-Sept 30, daily, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Pequot Yacht ClubSouthport Harbor, FairfieldVHF CH 69, 203-255-5740May 15-Oct 1, daily, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
South Benson MarinaAsh Creek, FairfieldVHF CH 9, 16, 203-256-3010May 1-Nov 30, daily, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Captain's Cove SeaportBlack Rock Harbor, BridgeportVHF CH 18, 203-335-1433May 1-Sept 30, daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cedar Marina, IncCedar Creek, BridgeportVHF CH 9, 203-335-6262April 1-Nov 30, daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
City of Bridgeport Pumpout BoatBlack Rock and Bridgeport Harbors, BridgeportVHF CH 6, 9, 13, 16, 203-384-9777Apr 1-Oct 31, daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fayerweather Yacht ClubBlack Rock Harbor, BridgeportVHF CH 14, 203-576-6796May 15-Oct 15, daily, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Miamogue Yacht Club IncorporatedJohnson's Creek, Bridgeport Harbor(203) 334-9882
Brewer Stratford MarinaHousatonic River, StratfordVHF CH 9, 10, 203-378-9300Year round, daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Caswell Cove MarinaStratfordNo dataNo data.
Stratford Boardwalk Marina (Formerly Marina at the Dock)Housatonic River, StratfordVHF CH 9, 203-378-9300Apr 1-Oct 31, daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Town of Stratford Pumpout BoatHousatonic River, StratfordVHF CH 68, 203-381-2049May 15-Oct 31, Th-M, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Milford Harbor MarinaMilford Harbor, MilfordVHF CH 68, 203-877-1475May 1-Oct 31, daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Milford LandingMilford Harbor, MilfordVHF CH 9, 203-874-1610Apr 1-Nov 30 daily, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
West Cove Co-op MarinaWest River, West HavenNo Radio, 203-933-3000May 1-Sept 30, W-F, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat and Sun, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
City of New Haven Long WharfNew Haven Harbor, New HavenNo Radio, 203-946-6779Memorial Day-Labor Day, M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat, Sun 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oyster Point MarinaNew Haven Harbor, New HavenVHF CH 9, 11, 203-624-5895Apr 1-Oct 31, daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Waucoma Yacht ClubQuinnipiac River, New HavenVHF CH 9, 203-789-9530Memorial Day-Nov 15, M-F, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat and Sun, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Branford Yacht ClubBranford River, BranfordVHF CH 9, 203-488-0798June 1-Sept 30, daily, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; April 1-May 31 and Oct 1-Oct 31, daily, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Brewer Bruce & Johnson's Marina, IncBranford River, BranfordVHF CH 9, 203-488-8329Apr 1-Nov 30, daily, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Goodsell Point MarinaBranford River, BranfordNo Radio, 203-488-5292May 1-Nov 30, daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pier 66 MarinaBranford River, BranfordVHF Ch 9, 203-488-5613N/A.
Pine Orchard Yacht ClubBranfordNo dataNo data.
Town of Branford Pumpout BoatBranford River & Thimble Islands, BranfordVHF CH 9, 203-430-9305May 15-Oct 31, Sat, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sun, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Dated: May 29, 2007.

Robert W. Varney,

Regional Administrator, New England Region.

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[FR Doc. E7-11312 Filed 6-14-07; 8:45 am]

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