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EPA) will be involved in the development of future dis- charge standards and states can request earlier and more frequent reviews of standards than they can under the

VGP. States will also be able to enforce compliance with the USCG ballast water regulations should they enter into an agreement with USCG to do so.

This states’ right argument also ignores one of the fundamental reasons this nation was founded as a union of states was to provide for a single authority with the power to uniformly regulate commerce among the states and foreign nations. When federal regulation makes sense, there should be a single, uniform, nationwide regulatory approach to provide regulatory certainty for businesses engaged in, and that facilitate the

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