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[Federal Register: September 9, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 174)]
[Page 53165-53166]
 >From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]


[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.


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.

Water, by phone at 202-564-0757 or by e-mail at <A 


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 <A 
HREF="http://www.epa.gov/npdes";>http://www.epa.gov/npdes</A>; 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 <A 
HREF="http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/";>http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/</A>. 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 <A 
www.epa.gov/edocket/</A> 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.

[[Page 53166]]

     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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