New York State Prohibition of Marine Discharges of Vessel Sewage; Receipt of Petition and Final Affirmative Determination, 66042-66043 [E8-26497]

Download as PDF 66042 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 216 / Thursday, November 6, 2008 / Notices removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for Hempstead Harbor in the County of Nassau, New York. Dated: October 16, 2008. Alan J. Steinberg, Regional Administrator, Region 2. [FR Doc. E8–26495 Filed 11–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8738–1] Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice; request for public comment. AGENCY: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:11 Nov 05, 2008 Jkt 217001 Dated: October 28, 2008. Lawrence E. Starfield, Acting Regional Administrator (6RA). [FR Doc. E8–26485 Filed 11–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8738–4] Environmental Protection Agency EPA In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement concerning the Chief Supply/Greenway Superfund Site, near Haskell, Wagoner County, Oklahoma. The settlement requires the sixty-six (66) de minimis settling parties to pay a total of $178,442.00 as payment of response costs to the Hazardous Substances Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue pursuant to sections 106 or 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 or 9607. For thirty (30) days beginning the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to this notice and will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency’s response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 8, 2008. ADDRESSES: The proposed settlement and additional background information relating to the settlement are available for public inspection at 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733. A copy of the proposed settlement may be obtained from Kevin Shade, 1445 Ross SUMMARY: Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733 or by calling (214) 665–2708. Comments should reference the Chief Supply/ Greenway Superfund Site, near Haskell, Wagoner County, Oklahoma, and EPA Docket Number 06–07–07, and should be addressed to Kevin Shade at the address listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gloria Moran, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733 or call (214) 665–3193. New York State Prohibition of Marine Discharges of Vessel Sewage; Receipt of Petition and Final Affirmative Determination ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a petition has been received from the State of New York requesting a determination by the Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Complex, New York. The waters of the proposed No Discharge Zone fall within the jurisdictions of the Town of Oyster Bay, the Town of Huntington, the Village of Bayville, the Village of Bayville, the Village of Centre Island, the Village of Cove Neck, the Village of Lattingtown, the Village of Laurel Hollow, the Village of Lloyd Harbor, the Village of Mill Neck, the Village of Oyster Bay Cove, the County of Nassau, and the County of Suffolk. These entities submitted an application prepared by Cashin Associates, P.C. for the designation of a Vessel Waste No Discharge Zone. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation certified the need for greater protection of the water quality. EPA published a Tentative Affirmative Determination on July 15, 2008, in the Federal Register. Public comments were solicited for 30 days and the comment period ended on August 14, 2008. Comments were received from three individuals, one stating that EPA should PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 not blame the boaters for water quality problems, one supporting the proposed NDZ and one who finds that pumpout facilities are sometimes inoperable and that fines should be levied against the marinas that cannot provide the pumpout service on which our determinations are based. Regarding the first comment of ‘‘blaming the boaters,’’ Section 312(f)(3) of the Clean Water Act allows States to prohibit the discharge of sewage, whether treated or untreated, from vessels for the greater protection and enhancement of water quality. EPA determines whether adequate facilities, for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of the sewage, are reasonably available. We have found the facilities in the proposed areas are reasonably available and recommend finalizing our determination. Regarding the third comment, the Clean Water Act Section 312(f) does not provide for the assessment of fines against marinas for inoperable pumpouts. In the past, when we have been made aware of inoperable or inaccessible pumpouts we have contacted the State agencies and requested their assistance in resolution of the matter. The situation has always been resolved as expeditiously as possible. EPA will continue to refer complaints about non-operational pumpouts to the appropriate State and local authorities when such complaints are received. Notice is hereby given that a petition has been received from the State of New York requesting a determination by the Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, pursuant to section 312(f)(3) of Public Law 92–500 as amended by Public Law 95–217 and Public Law 100–4, that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Complex and its harbors and creeks within the following boundary: South of a line drawn from Rocky Point on Centre Island in west to Caumsett State Park in the east. The Complex encompasses 6400 acres of open water and intertidal area. The waterbodies included in the Complex are Oyster Bay Harbor between Bayville Bridge and Plum Point on Centre Island, Mill Neck Creek to the west of Bayville Bridge, Cold Spring Harbor south of a line between Cooper bluff in Cove Neck and West Neck Beach in the Village of Lloyd Harbor, and Oyster Bay between Centre Island and the Lloyd Neck peninsula that connects Oyster Bay SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 216 / Thursday, November 6, 2008 / Notices Harbor and Cold Spring Harbor to Long Island Sound. New York has provided documentation indicating that the total vessel population is estimated to be 2,000 in the proposed area. Based upon boat census data, approximately 1000 to 1500 vessels would be equipped with a Type III marine sanitation device (holding tank). Four pumpout facilities are operational in the Complex, these facilities are Roosevelt Marina, Powles Marina, Town of Oyster Bay Pumpout Barges (2-East and West), and Town of Oyster Bay Pumpout Vessel. Based upon the criteria cited in the Clean Vessel Act (a pumpout facility can adequately service 300 to 600 vessels) and based upon the vessel population, the Complex requires approximately three to six pumpout facilities. The harbor has five facilities operational which satisfies the criteria. An additional pumpout boat is available when needed. Roosevelt Marina Pumpout is located at 40°52.635″ N/73°31.805″ W. The pumpout is available 24 hours per day and 365 days a year. The contact for information on the pumpout is the Town of Oyster Bay, Roosevelt Marina Pumpout, VHF Channel 9 or 516–797– 4110. The facility fee is free. Vessel limitations are 36 feet in length and 4 feet in draft at dead low tide. The collected vessel sewage is discharged to the sewer and treated at the Oyster Bay Sewer District Wasterwater Treatment Plant. Powles Marina Pumpout is at 40°52′31.17″ N/73°28′17.94″ W. The pumpout is available 24 hours per day from Mid-April to October 31, seven days a week. The contact for information is the Powles Marina at 631–367–7670 or VHF Channel 9. The facility fee is free. Vessel limitations are 50 feet in length and 5 feet in draft at low tide. The pumpout facility is serviced by the town sewage truck. Town of Oyster Bay Pumpout Barges are located at 40°52.657″ N/73°31.456″ W and 40°52.804″ N/73°32.264″ W. The barges are available Mid-April through October 31, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. The contact for information is Oyster Bay Pumpout Barge on VHF Channel 9. The facility fee is free. Vessel limitations are location dependent. The pumpout barges offload vessel sewage at the Roosevelt Marina Pumpout. The Town of Oyster Bay Pumpout Vessel operates in the Complex and is available Mid-April through October 31, Thursday through Sunday, from 10 am until 6 pm. The contact for information is the Town of Oyster Bay Pumpout Vessel on VHF Channel 9. The facility fee is free. The Roosevelt Marina Pumpout is used for disposal sewage VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:11 Nov 05, 2008 Jkt 217001 from the pumpout boat and the marina pumpout discharges to the Oyster Bay Sewer District wastewater treatment plant. The EPA hereby makes a final affirmative determination that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Complex in the Counties of Nassau and Suffolk, New York. Dated: October 16, 2008. Alan J. Steinberg, Regional Administrator, Region 2. [FR Doc. E8–26497 Filed 11–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0761; FRL–8390–2] Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments to Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations; Technical Correction Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On October 29, 2008, EPA issued a Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments by Registrants to Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations. Section 6(f)(1) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be amended to delete one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request in the Federal Register. The October 29 Notice inadvertently included a request to delete various uses from EPA Registrations 000279–02712 (Furadan 10G Insecticide/Nematicide), 000279– 02876 (Furadan 4F Insecticide/ Nematicide), 000279–03023 (Furadan 15G Insecticide/Nematicide), and 000279–03310 (Furadan LFR Insecticide/Nematicide). All of these registrations contain the active ingredient Carbofuran. The Notice contained errors regarding the request to delete uses for these registrations. This correction removes all of these registrations from this notice. DATES: Because this technical correction removes only these four use deletion requests, the effective date for the remaining use deletions remains unchanged from the October 29 Notice. The remaining deletions are effective April 27, 2009 or November 28, 2008 for registrations for which the registrant PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66043 requested a waiver of the 180–day comment period. Users of these products who desire continued use on crops or sites being deleted should contact the applicable registrant on or before April 27, 2009 or November 28, 2008 for registrations for which the registrant requested a waiver of the 180–day comment period. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Jamula, Information Technology and Resources Management Division (7502P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–6426; e-mail address: jamula.john@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? This action is directed to the public in general. Although this action may be of particular interest to persons who produce or use pesticides, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the information in this notice, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information? 1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ– OPP–2008–0761. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at https:// www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S–4400, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket telephone number is (703) 305–5805. 2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at https://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr. II. What Does this Correction Do? This Notice corrects an error that was contained in an October 29 (73 FR 64327) notice of receipt of request for amendments by registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. The October 29 notice inadvertently included a request to delete certain uses from EPA Registrations 000279–02712 E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8738-4]

Environmental Protection Agency EPA


New York State Prohibition of Marine Discharges of Vessel Sewage; 
Receipt of Petition and Final Affirmative Determination

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a petition has been received from 
the State of New York requesting a determination by the Regional 
Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that 
adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of 
sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for Oyster Bay/Cold 
Spring Harbor Complex, New York. The waters of the proposed No 
Discharge Zone fall within the jurisdictions of the Town of Oyster Bay, 
the Town of Huntington, the Village of Bayville, the Village of 
Bayville, the Village of Centre Island, the Village of Cove Neck, the 
Village of Lattingtown, the Village of Laurel Hollow, the Village of 
Lloyd Harbor, the Village of Mill Neck, the Village of Oyster Bay Cove, 
the County of Nassau, and the County of Suffolk. These entities 
submitted an application prepared by Cashin Associates, P.C. for the 
designation of a Vessel Waste No Discharge Zone. New York State 
Department of Environmental Conservation certified the need for greater 
protection of the water quality.
    EPA published a Tentative Affirmative Determination on July 15, 
2008, in the Federal Register.
    Public comments were solicited for 30 days and the comment period 
ended on August 14, 2008.
    Comments were received from three individuals, one stating that EPA 
should not blame the boaters for water quality problems, one supporting 
the proposed NDZ and one who finds that pumpout facilities are 
sometimes inoperable and that fines should be levied against the 
marinas that cannot provide the pumpout service on which our 
determinations are based.
    Regarding the first comment of ``blaming the boaters,'' Section 
312(f)(3) of the Clean Water Act allows States to prohibit the 
discharge of sewage, whether treated or untreated, from vessels for the 
greater protection and enhancement of water quality. EPA determines 
whether adequate facilities, for the safe and sanitary removal and 
treatment of the sewage, are reasonably available. We have found the 
facilities in the proposed areas are reasonably available and recommend 
finalizing our determination. Regarding the third comment, the Clean 
Water Act Section 312(f) does not provide for the assessment of fines 
against marinas for inoperable pumpouts. In the past, when we have been 
made aware of inoperable or inaccessible pumpouts we have contacted the 
State agencies and requested their assistance in resolution of the 
matter. The situation has always been resolved as expeditiously as 
possible. EPA will continue to refer complaints about non-operational 
pumpouts to the appropriate State and local authorities when such 
complaints are received.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that a petition has 
been received from the State of New York requesting a determination by 
the Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 
pursuant to section 312(f)(3) of Public Law 92-500 as amended by Public 
Law 95-217 and Public Law 100-4, that adequate facilities for the safe 
and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are 
reasonably available for Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Complex and its 
harbors and creeks within the following boundary:
    South of a line drawn from Rocky Point on Centre Island in west to 
Caumsett State Park in the east. The Complex encompasses 6400 acres of 
open water and intertidal area. The waterbodies included in the Complex 
are Oyster Bay Harbor between Bayville Bridge and Plum Point on Centre 
Island, Mill Neck Creek to the west of Bayville Bridge, Cold Spring 
Harbor south of a line between Cooper bluff in Cove Neck and West Neck 
Beach in the Village of Lloyd Harbor, and Oyster Bay between Centre 
Island and the Lloyd Neck peninsula that connects Oyster Bay

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Harbor and Cold Spring Harbor to Long Island Sound.
    New York has provided documentation indicating that the total 
vessel population is estimated to be 2,000 in the proposed area. Based 
upon boat census data, approximately 1000 to 1500 vessels would be 
equipped with a Type III marine sanitation device (holding tank). Four 
pumpout facilities are operational in the Complex, these facilities are 
Roosevelt Marina, Powles Marina, Town of Oyster Bay Pumpout Barges (2-
East and West), and Town of Oyster Bay Pumpout Vessel. Based upon the 
criteria cited in the Clean Vessel Act (a pumpout facility can 
adequately service 300 to 600 vessels) and based upon the vessel 
population, the Complex requires approximately three to six pumpout 
facilities. The harbor has five facilities operational which satisfies 
the criteria. An additional pumpout boat is available when needed.
    Roosevelt Marina Pumpout is located at 40[deg]52.635'' N/
73[deg]31.805'' W. The pumpout is available 24 hours per day and 365 
days a year. The contact for information on the pumpout is the Town of 
Oyster Bay, Roosevelt Marina Pumpout, VHF Channel 9 or 516-797-4110. 
The facility fee is free. Vessel limitations are 36 feet in length and 
4 feet in draft at dead low tide. The collected vessel sewage is 
discharged to the sewer and treated at the Oyster Bay Sewer District 
Wasterwater Treatment Plant.
    Powles Marina Pumpout is at 40[deg]52'31.17'' N/73[deg]28'17.94'' 
W. The pumpout is available 24 hours per day from Mid-April to October 
31, seven days a week. The contact for information is the Powles Marina 
at 631-367-7670 or VHF Channel 9. The facility fee is free. Vessel 
limitations are 50 feet in length and 5 feet in draft at low tide. The 
pumpout facility is serviced by the town sewage truck.
    Town of Oyster Bay Pumpout Barges are located at 40[deg]52.657'' N/
73[deg]31.456'' W and 40[deg]52.804'' N/73[deg]32.264'' W. The barges 
are available Mid-April through October 31, 24 hours a day, 7 days per 
week. The contact for information is Oyster Bay Pumpout Barge on VHF 
Channel 9. The facility fee is free. Vessel limitations are location 
dependent. The pumpout barges offload vessel sewage at the Roosevelt 
Marina Pumpout.
    The Town of Oyster Bay Pumpout Vessel operates in the Complex and 
is available Mid-April through October 31, Thursday through Sunday, 
from 10 am until 6 pm. The contact for information is the Town of 
Oyster Bay Pumpout Vessel on VHF Channel 9. The facility fee is free. 
The Roosevelt Marina Pumpout is used for disposal sewage from the 
pumpout boat and the marina pumpout discharges to the Oyster Bay Sewer 
District wastewater treatment plant.
    The EPA hereby makes a final affirmative determination that 
adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of 
sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the Oyster Bay/
Cold Spring Harbor Complex in the Counties of Nassau and Suffolk, New 
York.

    Dated: October 16, 2008.
Alan J. Steinberg,
Regional Administrator, Region 2.
 [FR Doc. E8-26497 Filed 11-5-08; 8:45 am]
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