[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 182 (Tuesday, September 22, 2009)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 48190-48191]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-22944]


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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: This notice provides the times and locations of the first two 
of six public meetings which will be held by the Coast Guard (USCG) 
regarding the 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. The comment period for the NPRM closes 
on November 27, 2009. All comments and related material submitted after 
a 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 dates and locations of the first two public meetings are 
provided in the following table. All meetings will be held from 9 a.m. 
until 4 p.m. local time unless otherwise noted. The meetings may 
conclude before the allotted time if all matters of discussion have 
been addressed.

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                  Date                               Location                              Phone
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09/28/2009.............................  Hotel 1000 Seattle, 1000 First    206-957-1000
                                          Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104.
09/30/2009.............................  Hotel Monteleone, 214 Rue Royal,  866-338-4684
                                          New Orleans, LA 70130.
10/02/2009.............................  TBD, Chicago, IL................  TBD
10/08/2009.............................  TBD, Washington, DC.............  TBD
10/27/2009.............................  TBD, Oakland, CA................  TBD
10/29/2009.............................  TBD, New York, NY...............  TBD
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    You may submit written comments identified by docket number USCG-
2001-10486 before or after the meeting 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    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. On 
Monday, September 14, 2009, we published a Notice of Public Meeting to 
inform the public of the date for each public meeting, as well as the 
city in which those meetings will be held. 74 FR 46964. That notice 
also stated that additional notice(s) would be published in the Federal 
Register as specific locations and details for these meetings are 
finalized. This notice provides those details for the first two of six 
public meetings.

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                  Date                               Location                              Phone
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09/28/2009.............................  Hotel 1000 Seattle, 1000 First    206-957-1000
                                          Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104.
09/30/2009.............................  Hotel Monteleone, 214 Rue Royal,  866-338-4684
                                          New Orleans, LA 70130.
10/02/2009.............................  TBD, Chicago, IL................  TBD
10/08/2009.............................  TBD, Washington, DC.............  TBD

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10/27/2009.............................  TBD, Oakland, CA................  TBD
10/29/2009.............................  TBD, New York, NY...............  TBD
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    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.

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 17, 2009.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard.
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