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Response to Comments

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On August 2, 2004, EPA published a notice of availability and request for public comments on the Draft National Guidance: Best Management Practices for Preparing Vessels Intended to Create Artificial Reefs (69 FR 46141). A response to comments document was generated when addressing the public comments submitted on the draft version of the guidance document. The comments received, as well as lessons learned from the Navy's ex-Oriskany vessel-to-reef project, were considered in the development of the final guidance document. The notice of availability of the final guidance document (National Guidance: Best Management Practices for Preparing Vessels Intended to Create Artificial Reefs) was published in the Federal Register on May 12, 2006 (71 FR 27716).

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Comment Index Scheme and List of Appendices (PDF)
(5 pp, 66K)

Responses to Comment #s EPA-HQ-OW-2004-0003-0001 To EPA-HQ-OW-2004-0003-0014 (PDF)
(27 pp, 291K)

Responses to Comment #s EPA-HQ-OW-2004-0003-0015 To EPA-HQ-OW-2004-0003-0021 (PDF)
(25 pp, 244K)

Responses to Comment #s EPA-HQ-OW-2004-0003-0022 To EPA-HQ-OW-2004-0003-0026 (PDF)
(28 pp, 283K)

Responses to Comment # EPA-HQ-OW-2004-0003-0026 (Continued) (PDF)
(25 pp, 194K)

Responses to Comment #s EPA-HQ-OW-2004-0003-0026 (Continued) To EPA-HQ-OW-2004-0003-0027 (PDF)
(23 pp, 799K)

Responses to Comment # EPA-HQ-OW-2004-0003-0028 (PDF)
( 591K) 24 pp

Responses to Comment # EPA-HQ-OW-2004-0003-0029 and Appendices A, B, and C (PDF)
(17 pp, 708K)

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