Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on Four Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), 39510-39511 [05-13489]

Download as PDF 39510 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 130 / Friday, July 8, 2005 / Notices Waterbody/general area Latitude Longitude Salmon Falls River ......................................................................................................................................... 43°13′36.97946″ -70°48′40.68515″ The State of New Hampshire has certified that there are six pumpout facilities located on the New Hampshire coastline to service vessels within the proposed NDA. A list of the facilities, phone numbers, locations, and hours of operation is appended at the end of this petition. There are five shore-based facilities, four of these facilities discharge directly to the town sewer, and one facility discharges into a 3,000 gallon tight tank. The area is also serviced by a pumpout boat which discharges into the town sewer. In addition, there are six restroom facilities available at marinas and boat launches, and another five restroom facilities available to the boating public, that are not associated with marinas. The State of New Hampshire used three different methods to estimate the total vessel population in the proposed NDA, and used the highest total estimate of 4,593 in their calculations to determine the number of pumpout facilities needed to adequately serve the boating public. The transient vessel population is estimated to be 1,689 at any point in time during the boating season, which is included in the total figure. Of the estimated total of 4,593 vessels using this area at any given time, approximately 962 are of a size that may have sewage holding tanks and need pumpout services. The State has determined that the six pumpout facilities currently in service in the proposed NDA are sufficient to meet the potential demand and prevent the discharge of vessel sewage into coastal waters. The coastline and coastal waters within the proposed NDA contain a variety of rich natural habitats and support a wide diversity of species, providing a range of recreational and commercial activities. There are 16 public beaches, 12 public boat ramps, three historic sites, four science and nature centers, and the Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Great Bay, along with New Hampshire’s other, smaller estuaries, is part of the National Estuary Program, having been designated an ‘‘estuary of national significance’’ by EPA. The New Hampshire coastal area is also part of the larger ecosystem of the Gulf of Maine, which is the subject of an international ecosystem management program involving the United States and Canada. Both recreational and commercial shell fishermen use the area for the harvest of soft shell clams, oysters, blue mussels, surf clams, razor clams, and mahogany quahogs. In addition, recreational fishing is popular and the species found in the area are smelt, small cod, flounder, haddock, pollock, and striped bass. Comments and reviews regarding this request for action may be filed on or before August 22, 2005. Such communications, or requests for information or a copy of the applicant’s petition, should be addressed to Ann Rodney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—New England Region, One Congress Street, Suite 1100, COP, Boston, MA 02114–2023. Telephone: (617) 918–1538. Dated: June 28, 2005. Robert W. Varney, Regional Administrator. LOCATIONS OF MARINAS WITH PUMPOUT STATIONS Marina name Town Waterbody Phone number & VHF# George’s Marina Dover .............. Cocheco River (603) 742–9089 ........................... George Maglaras. Little Bay Boating Club. Great Bay Marine. Wentworth by the Sea Marina. Hampton River Marina. DES Mobile Pumpout Boat. Dover .............. Little Bay ........ (603) 749–9282; VHF: 9, 16 ....... Ed Rosholt ..... Newington ...... Little Bay ........ (603) 436–5299; VHF: 9, 68 ....... 24 hours (May through October). New Castle ..... Little Harbor ... (603) 433–5050; VHF: 9, 68, 71 Ellen Saas/ Tom Brown. Pat Kelley ....... Hampton ......... Hampton Harbor. All coastal ....... (603) 929–1422; VHF: 10, 16 ..... Len Russell .... Call marina. (603) 436–0915; VHF: 9 ............. Steve Root/ Ken Anderson. Call for an appointment. Portsmouth ..... [FR Doc. 05–13342 Filed 7–7–05; 8:45 am] ACTION: Contact Notice of availability. BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–7935–7] Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on Four Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: VerDate jul<14>2003 16:32 Jul 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 SUMMARY: This notice announces final agency action on four TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in Louisiana’s Barataria river basin, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Documents from the administrative record file for the four TMDLs, including TMDL calculations and responses to comments, may be viewed at http://www.epa.gov/region6/ water/tmdl.htm. The administrative record file may be examined by calling PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Operating hours 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (weekdays); 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. (Saturday); 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (Sunday) Call marina. 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. (weekdays); 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. (weekends) or writing Ms. Diane Smith at the following address. Please contact Ms. Smith to schedule an inspection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Smith, Environmental Protection Specialist, Water Quality Protection Division, U.S. EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202–2733, (214) 665–2145. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 1996, two Louisiana environmental groups, the Sierra Club and Louisiana Environmental Action Network (plaintiffs), filed a lawsuit in Federal E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 39511 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 130 / Friday, July 8, 2005 / Notices Court against the EPA, styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford et al., No. 96– 0527, (E.D. La.). Among other claims, plaintiffs alleged that EPA failed to establish Louisiana TMDLs in a timely manner. EPA Takes Final Agency Action on Four TMDLs TMDLs for waters located within the Barataria river basin: By this notice EPA is taking final agency action on the following four Subsegment Waterbody name 020201 ................................. Bayou Des Allemands—Lac Des Allemands to Hwy. U.S. 90 (scenic). Bayou Des Allemands—Lac Des Allemands to Hwy. U.S. 90 (scenic). Lake Cataouatche and Tributaries .................................. Lake Cataouatche and Tributaries .................................. 020201 ................................. 020303 ................................. 020303 ................................. EPA requested the public to provide EPA with any significant data or information that might impact the four TMDLs in the Federal Register Notice: 69 FR 69924 (December 1, 2004). The comments received and the EPA’s response to comments may be found at http://www.epa.gov/region6/water/ tmdl.htm. Dated: June 28, 2005. William K. Honker, Acting Director, Water Quality Protection Division, Region 6. [FR Doc. 05–13489 Filed 7–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. Dissolved Oxygen. Nutrients. [FRL–7935–6] Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on Six Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces final agency action on six TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the Atchafalaya River, Barataria River, Lake Pontchartrain, Mississippi River, Sabine River, and Terrebonne Basins of Louisiana, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Documents from the administrative record file for the six TMDLs, including TMDL calculations and responses to comments, may be viewed at http:// www.epa.gov/region6/water/tmdl.htm. The administrative record file may be examined by calling or writing Ms. Diane Smith at the following address. Please contact Ms. Smith to schedule an inspection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Smith, Environmental Protection Specialist, Water Quality Protection Division, U.S. EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202–2733, (214) 665–2145. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 1996, two Louisiana environmental groups, the Sierra Club and Louisiana Environmental Action Network (plaintiffs), filed a lawsuit in Federal Court against EPA, styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford et al., No. 96–0527, (E.D. La.). Among other claims, plaintiffs alleged that EPA failed to establish Louisiana TMDLs in a timely manner. EPA Takes Final Agency Action on Six TMDLs By this notice EPA is taking final agency action on the following six TMDLs for waters located within Louisiana basins: Pollutant Atchafalaya Bay and Delta and Gulf Waters to the State 3-mile Limit ....................... Barataria Basin Coastal Bays and Gulf Waters to the State 3-mile Limit ................... Lake Pontchartrain Basin Coastal Bays and Gulf Waters to the State 3-mile Limit ... Mississippi River Basin Coastal Bays and Gulf Waters to the State 3-mile Limit ...... Sabine River Basin Coastal Bays and Gulf Waters to the State 3-mile Limit ............ Terrebonne Basin Coastal Bays and Gulf Waters to the State 3-mile Limit ............... Dated: June 28, 2005. William K. Honker, Acting Director, Water Quality Protection Division, Region 6. [FR Doc. 05–13490 Filed 7–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P 16:32 Jul 07, 2005 Nutrients. Waterbody name EPA requested the public to provide EPA with any significant data or information that might impact the six TMDLs in the Federal Register Notice 70 FR 19760 (April 14, 2005). The comments received and EPA’s response to comments may be found at http:// www.epa.gov/region6/water/tmdl.htm. VerDate jul<14>2003 Dissolved Oxygen. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Subsegment 010901 021102 042209 070601 110701 120806 Pollutant Jkt 205001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–7935–8] Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Notice Final Agency Action Withdrawing Nine Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Withdrawal of nine TMDLs. AGENCY: Subject: This notice announces EPA final action withdrawing nine TMDLs in PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Mercury. Mercury. Mercury. Mercury. Mercury. Mercury. the water column that EPA established pursuant to the Clean Water Act (‘‘CWA’’) section 303(d) in Louisiana. EPA is withdrawing these nine TMDLs because on September 22, 2003, Louisiana promulgated revisions to the Louisiana water quality standards regulations (LAC 33:IX, 1123.C.1). Background: Louisiana revised its water quality standards for chloride, sulfate and TDS for subsegments 060204, 060211, and 060301; and for sulfate and TDS for subsegments 060801 and 060802 located in the Vermillion- E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 130 (Friday, July 8, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39510-39511]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-13489]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-7935-7]


Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on Four Total 
Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces final agency action on four TMDLs 
prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in Louisiana's Barataria 
river basin, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). 
Documents from the administrative record file for the four TMDLs, 
including TMDL calculations and responses to comments, may be viewed at 
http://www.epa.gov/region6/water/tmdl.htm. The administrative record 
file may be examined by calling or writing Ms. Diane Smith at the 
following address. Please contact Ms. Smith to schedule an inspection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Smith, Environmental Protection 
Specialist, Water Quality Protection Division, U.S. EPA Region 6, 1445 
Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202-2733, (214) 665-2145.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 1996, two Louisiana environmental groups, 
the Sierra Club and Louisiana Environmental Action Network 
(plaintiffs), filed a lawsuit in Federal

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Court against the EPA, styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford et al., 
No. 96-0527, (E.D. La.). Among other claims, plaintiffs alleged that 
EPA failed to establish Louisiana TMDLs in a timely manner.

EPA Takes Final Agency Action on Four TMDLs

    By this notice EPA is taking final agency action on the following 
four TMDLs for waters located within the Barataria river basin:

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         Subsegment              Waterbody name           Pollutant
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020201......................  Bayou Des Allemands-- Dissolved Oxygen.
                               Lac Des Allemands
                               to Hwy. U.S. 90
                               (scenic).
020201......................  Bayou Des Allemands-- Nutrients.
                               Lac Des Allemands
                               to Hwy. U.S. 90
                               (scenic).
020303......................  Lake Cataouatche and  Dissolved Oxygen.
                               Tributaries.
020303......................  Lake Cataouatche and  Nutrients.
                               Tributaries.
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    EPA requested the public to provide EPA with any significant data 
or information that might impact the four TMDLs in the Federal Register 
Notice: 69 FR 69924 (December 1, 2004). The comments received and the 
EPA's response to comments may be found at http://www.epa.gov/region6/
water/tmdl.htm.

    Dated: June 28, 2005.
William K. Honker,
Acting Director, Water Quality Protection Division, Region 6.
[FR Doc. 05-13489 Filed 7-7-05; 8:45 am]
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