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Marine Sanitation Device Discharge Regulations for the Florida Keys National Marine SanctuaryRule2010-2941611/26/2010Commerce DepartmentNOAA is amending the regulations for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS or sanctuary) by eliminating the exemption that allows discharges from within the boundary of the sanctuary of biodegradable effluent incidenta … NOAA is amending the regulations for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS or sanctuary) by eliminating the exemption that allows discharges from within the boundary of the sanctuary of biodegradable effluent incidental to vessel use and generated by marine sanitation devices (MSDs) approved under the Clean Water Act (CWA), and by requiring that MSDs be secured to prevent discharges of treated and untreated sewage. This action builds upon the Environmental Protection Agency's creation of a No Discharge Zone (NDZ) for the state waters of the FKNMS, and will help protect the Florida Keys ecosystem from potentially harmful vessel sewage discharges. An environmental assessment has been prepared for this action pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act. The environmental assessment includes a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) regarding the impacts of this rulemaking.marine-sanitation-device-discharge-regulations-for-the-florida-keys-national-marine-sanctuaryFR-Doc-2010-29416
Marine Sanitation Device Discharge Regulations for the Florida Keys National Marine SanctuaryProposed RuleE9-2745311/16/2009Commerce DepartmentNOAA proposes to amend the regulations implementing the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS or sanctuary) to eliminate the exemption that allows discharges of biodegradable effluent incidental to vessel use and generated b … NOAA proposes to amend the regulations implementing the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS or sanctuary) to eliminate the exemption that allows discharges of biodegradable effluent incidental to vessel use and generated by marine sanitation devices, and to require marine sanitation devices be locked to prevent discharges. This action builds upon the Environmental Protection Agency's creation of a no discharge zone for the state waters of the FKNMS. This action will help protect the Florida Keys ecosystem from potentially harmful vessel sewage discharges and will eliminate at least one contributing factor to declining water quality within the FKNMS. Improved water quality is necessary for the maintenance and enhancement of the sanctuary's biological resources, as well as of the recreational opportunities they provide. A draft environmental assessment has been prepared for this proposed action pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/11/16/E9-27453/marine-sanitation-device-discharge-regulations-for-the-florida-keys-national-marine-sanctuaryFR-Doc-E9-27453
Changes to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Regulations; Technical Corrections and Minor Substantive ChangesRuleE9-1782507/31/2009Commerce DepartmentNOAA publishes this final rule for certain regulations for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. This final rule makes technical corrections and modifications to several areas in the regulations. As part of these modification … NOAA publishes this final rule for certain regulations for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. This final rule makes technical corrections and modifications to several areas in the regulations. As part of these modifications, NOAA: amends the definition of coral to specifically include the common sea fan, Gorgonia ventalina and Venus sea fan, Gorgonia flabellum, which are both important sanctuary resources and are currently managed under the category ``live rock''; specifies that ``touching'' coral is an injury and therefore, a prohibited activity in the FKNMS; amends the minimum distance between vessels and ``divers down'' flags to be 100 yards instead of 100 feet; clarifies that the prohibitions listed for Sanctuary Preservation Areas and Ecological Reserves also apply in Research-only Areas; and corrects several citations that were currently out of date.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/07/31/E9-17825/changes-to-the-florida-keys-national-marine-sanctuary-regulations-technical-corrections-and-minorFR-Doc-E9-17825
Changes to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Regulations; Technical Corrections and Minor Substantive ChangesProposed RuleE8-2983212/19/2008Commerce DepartmentNOAA proposes to amend the regulations implementing the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to make technical corrections and modifications to clarify intent to several areas in the regulations. As part of these modifications, NOA … NOAA proposes to amend the regulations implementing the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to make technical corrections and modifications to clarify intent to several areas in the regulations. As part of these modifications, NOAA proposes to amend the definition of coral to specifically include the common sea fan, Gorgonia ventalina and Venus sea fan, Gorgonia flabellum, which are both important sanctuary resources and are currently managed under the category ``live rock;'' specify that ``touching'' coral is an injury and therefore, a prohibited activity in the FKNMS; amend the safe distance between vessels and ``divers down'' flags to be 100 yards instead of 100 feet; clarify that the prohibitions listed for Sanctuary Preservation Areas and Ecological Reserves also apply in Research-only Areas; and Correct several citations that are currently out of date.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/12/19/E8-29832/changes-to-the-florida-keys-national-marine-sanctuary-regulations-technical-corrections-and-minorFR-Doc-E8-29832
Shipping and Transportation; Technical, Organizational and Conforming AmendmentsRule04-2184509/30/2004Homeland Security DepartmentBy this final rule, the Coast Guard is making editorial and technical changes throughout titles 46 and 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to update and correct the titles before they are revised on October 1, 2004. Our rule u … By this final rule, the Coast Guard is making editorial and technical changes throughout titles 46 and 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to update and correct the titles before they are revised on October 1, 2004. Our rule updates organization names and addresses, and makes conforming amendments and technical corrections. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2004/09/30/04-21845/shipping-and-transportation-technical-organizational-and-conforming-amendmentsFR-Doc-04-21845
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