[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 176 (Monday, September 14, 2009)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 46964-46965]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-21975]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 151

46 CFR Part 162

[USCG-2001-10486]
RIN 1625-AA32


Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged 
in U.S. Waters

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces a series of public meetings to 
receive comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled 
``Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in 
U.S. Waters'' that published in the Federal Register on Friday, August 
28, 2009.

DATES: Public meetings will be held in the Seattle, WA (September 28, 
2009), New Orleans, LA (September 30, 2009), Chicago, IL (October 2, 
2009), Washington, DC (October 8, 2009), Oakland, CA (October 27, 
2009), and New York, NY (October 29, 2009) areas to provide 
opportunities for oral comments. Written comments and related material 
may also be submitted to Coast Guard personnel specified at those 
meetings for inclusion in the official docket for this rulemaking. The 
comment period for the NPRM closes on November 27, 2009. All comments 
and related material submitted after the meeting must either be 
submitted to our online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or 
before November 27, 2009 or reach the Docket Management Facility by 
that date.

ADDRESSES: The public meetings will be held in the Seattle, WA 
(September 28, 2009), New Orleans, LA (September 30, 2009), Chicago, IL 
(October 2, 2009), Washington, DC (October 8, 2009), Oakland, CA 
(October 27, 2009), and New York, NY (October 29, 2009) areas. The 
specific locations and details will be announced in the Federal 
Register when they are finalized.
    You may submit written comments identified by docket number USCG-
2001-10486 before or after the meetings using any one of the following 
methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    (2) Fax: 202-493-2251.
    (3) Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone 
number is 202-366-9329.
    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. 
Our online docket for this rulemaking is available on the Internet at 
http://www.regulations.gov under docket number USCG-2001-10486.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this proposed 
rulemaking, call or e-mail Mr. John Morris, Project Manager, 
Environmental Standards Division, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 
telephone 202-372-1433, e-mail: John.C.Morris@uscg.mil. If you have 
questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Ms. 
Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-
9826.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background and Purpose

    The Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in 
the Federal Register on Friday, August 28, 2009 (74 FR 44632), entitled 
``Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in 
U.S. Waters.'' In it, we stated our intention to hold public meetings, 
and to publish a notice with additional details regarding those public 
meetings as soon as the information was available. 74 FR 44632. This 
notice informs the public of the date for each public meeting, as well 
as the city in which those meetings will be held. Additional notice(s) 
will be published in the Federal Register as specific locations and 
details for these meetings are finalized. We plan to record these 
meetings and provide written transcripts of the oral comments made at 
the meetings and will place those transcripts in the docket for this 
rulemaking.

Information on Service for Individuals With Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the public meetings, 
contact Mr. John Morris at the telephone number or e-mail address 
indicated under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this 
notice.

    Dated: September 4, 2009.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard.
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