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106 STAT. 5090 PUBLIC LAW 102-587—NOV. 4, 1992 SEC. 560S. GUTOANCE AND NOTIFICATION. (a) ISSUANCE OF GUIDANCE.— Not later than 3 months after the date of the enactment of this subtitle, the Secretary of the Interior shall, sifter consulting with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, and the Commandant of the Coast Guard, issue for public comment pumpout station and waste reception facility guidance. The Secretary of the Interior shall finalize the guidance not later than 6 months aft«r the date of enactment of this subtitle. The guidance shall include— (1) guidance regarding the types of pumpout stations and waste reception facilities that may be appropriate for construction, renovation, operation, or maintenance with amounts available under the Act of August 9, 1950 (16 U.S.C. 777a et seq.), as amended by this subtitle, and appropriate location of the stations and facilities within a marina or boatyard; (2) guidance defining what constitutes adequate and reasonably available pumpout stations and waste reception facilities in boating areas; (3) guidance on appropriate methods for disposal of vessel sewage from pumpout stations and waste reception facilities; (4) guidance on appropriate connector fittings to facilitate the sanitary and expeditious discharge of sewage from vessels; (5) guidance on the waters most likely to be affected by the discharge of sewage from vessels; and (6) other information that is considered necessary to promote the establishment of pumpout facilities to reduce sewage discharges from vessels and to protect United States waters. (b) NOTIFICATION. —Not later than one month after the guidance issued under subsection (a) is finalized, the Secretary of the Interior shall provide notification in writing to the fish and wildlife, water gDilution control, and coastal zone management authorities of each tate, of— (1) the availability of amounts under the Act of August 9, 1950 (16 U.S.C. 777a et seq.) to implement the Clean Vessel Act of 1992; and (2) the guidance developed under subsection (a). SEC. 5606. EFFECT ON STATE FUNDING ELIGIBILITY. This subtitle shall not be construed or applied to jeopardize / ^ any funds available to a coastal State under the Act of August 9, 1950 (16 U.S.C. 777a et seq.), if the coastal State is, in good faith, pursuing a survey and plan designed to meet the purposes of this subtitle. SEC. 5607. APPLICABILITY. The requirements of section 5603 shall not apply to a coastal State if within six months after the date of enactment of this subtitle the Secretary of the Interior certifies that— (1) the State has developed and is implementing a plan that will ensure that there will be pumpout stations and waste reception facilities adequate to meet the needs of recreational vessels in the coastal waters of the State; or (2) existing pumpout stations and waste reception facilities in the coastal waters of the State are adequate to meet those needs.