[Federal Register Volume 68, Number 174 (Tuesday, September 9, 2003)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53165-53166]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 03-22935]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[Docket No. OW-2003-0071; FRL-7555-6]


Availability of Decision on Petition for Rulemaking To Repeal 
Regulation Related to Ballast Water

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability of EPA decision document.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA's Decision 
Documenton on a petition for rulemaking seeking repeal of a regulation 
that excludes vessel ballast water discharges from Clean Water Act 
permit requirements. Today's notice makes that Decision Document 
publicly available and announces EPA's denial of the petition.

DATES: EPA's Acting Administrator signed the Decision Document on 
September 2, 2003. For judicial review purposes, this action is final 
as of 1 p.m. (eastern time) on Tuesday, September 9, 2003, as provided 
at 40 CFR 23.2.

ADDRESSES: The administrative record is available for inspection and 
copying at the Water Docket, located at the EPA Docket Center in the 
basement of the EPA West Building, Room B-102, at 1301 Constitution 
Avenue., NW., Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ruby Cooper, U.S. EPA, Office Of 
Water, by phone at 202-564-0757 or by e-mail at cooper.ruby@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. How Can I Get Copies of the Document and other Related Information?

    1. Electronic Copies : EPA's decision on the petition for 
rulemaking can be downloaded at http://www.epa.gov/npdes; once at this 
location, click on ``Recent Additions'.
    2. Docket: EPA has established an official public docket for this 
action under Docket ID No. OW-00-16. The official public docket 
consists of the documents specifically referenced in this action, any 
public comments received and other information related to this action. 
The official public docket is the collection of materials that is 
available for public viewing at the Water Docket in the EPA Docket 
Center, (EPA/DC) EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open 8:30 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The 
telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the 
telephone number for the Water Docket is (202) 566-2426.
    3. Electronic Access: You may access this Federal Register document 
electronically through the EPA Internet under the Federal Register 
listings at http:///www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/. An electronic version of the 
public docket is available through EPA's electronic public docket and 
comment system EPA Dockets. You may use EPA Dockets at http://
www.epa.gov.edocket/ to view public comments, access the index listing 
of the contents of the official public docket, and to access those 
documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once 
in the system, select ``search'', then key in the appropriate docket 
identification number, which for this record is OW-2003-0071.


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    Dated: September 2, 2003.
James A. Hanlon,
Director, Office of Wastewater Management.
[FR Doc. 03-22935 Filed 9-8-03; 8:45 am]
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