Practicability Review: Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in United States Waters, 29287 [2016-11129]

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AGENCY: The Coast Guard announces the availability of its Practicability Review conducted for the purpose of determining whether technology to comply with a performance standard more stringent than that required by the Coast Guard’s current regulations on Ballast Water Discharges can be practicably implemented and whether testing protocols that can assure accurate measurement of compliance with a more stringent performance standard can be practicably implemented. Coast Guard ballast water regulations require the Coast Guard to mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 May 10, 2016 Dated: May 5, 2016. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2016–11129 Filed 5–10–16; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ACTION: undertake and publish the results of its Practicability Review. In the Practicability Review, we conclude that, at this time, technology to achieve a significant improvement in ballast water treatment efficacy onboard vessels cannot be practicably implemented. The reason for this determination is that, as of the date of completion of the Practicability Review, there are no data demonstrating that ballast water management systems can meet a discharge standard more stringent than the existing performance standards. In light of this determination, the Coast Guard has not evaluated whether testing protocols exist which can accurately measure efficacy of treatment against a performance standard more stringent than the existing performance standards. DATES: The Practicability Review is available on May 11, 2016. ADDRESSES: The Practicability Review is available at: http://homeport.uscg.mil/ ballastwater under Regulations and Policy Documents. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0368]


Practicability Review: Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' 
Ballast Water Discharged in United States Waters

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces the availability of its 
Practicability Review conducted for the purpose of determining whether 
technology to comply with a performance standard more stringent than 
that required by the Coast Guard's current regulations on Ballast Water 
Discharges can be practicably implemented and whether testing protocols 
that can assure accurate measurement of compliance with a more 
stringent performance standard can be practicably implemented. Coast 
Guard ballast water regulations require the Coast Guard to undertake 
and publish the results of its Practicability Review. In the 
Practicability Review, we conclude that, at this time, technology to 
achieve a significant improvement in ballast water treatment efficacy 
onboard vessels cannot be practicably implemented. The reason for this 
determination is that, as of the date of completion of the 
Practicability Review, there are no data demonstrating that ballast 
water management systems can meet a discharge standard more stringent 
than the existing performance standards. In light of this 
determination, the Coast Guard has not evaluated whether testing 
protocols exist which can accurately measure efficacy of treatment 
against a performance standard more stringent than the existing 
performance standards.

DATES: The Practicability Review is available on May 11, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The Practicability Review is available at: http://homeport.uscg.mil/ballastwater under Regulations and Policy Documents.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
call CDR Meridena Kauffman, Chief, Environmental Standards Division 
(CG-OES-3), Coast Guard, telephone 202--372-1430, email 
Meridena.D.Kauffman@uscg.mil.

    Dated: May 5, 2016.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard.
[FR Doc. 2016-11129 Filed 5-10-16; 8:45 am]
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