[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 203 (Thursday, October 22, 2009)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 54533-54534]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-25558]


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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 two 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 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 December 4, 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 December 4, 2009 or reach the Docket 
Management Facility by that date.

ADDRESSES: The public meetings will be held at the Marriott Oakland 
City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94607, on October 27, 2009, 
and the Marriott New York Downtown, 85 West Street at Albany Street, 
New York, NY 10006, on October 29, 2009.
    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.
    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 were finalized.
    On Tuesday, September 22, 2009, we published a Notice of Public 
Meeting with the specific locations and details for the first two of 
the six public meetings (74 FR 48190). Then, on Monday, September 28, 
2009, we published a Notice of Public Meeting providing the same 
information for the second two public meetings and restating the 
details for the first two public meetings (74 FR 49355). This notice 
provides those details for the final two public meetings.
    On Thursday, October 15, 2009, we published a Notice to extend the 
periods of public comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) 
and the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) to 
December 4, 2009 (74 FR 52941).
    The October 27, 2009 meeting will be held at the Marriott Oakland 
City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94607. The phone number for 
the location is 510-451-4000.
    The October 29, 2009 meeting will be held at the Marriott New York 
Downtown, 85 West Street at Albany Street, New York, NY 10006. The 
phone number for the location is 212-385-4900.
    Live webcasts (audio and video) of the public meetings will also be 
broadcast online at http://ballastwater.us/.
    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.


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    Dated: October 19, 2009.
F.J. Sturm,
Acting Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast 
Guard.
[FR Doc. E9-25558 Filed 10-20-09; 4:15 pm]
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