Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on Six Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), 39511 [05-13490]

Download as PDF 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]
[Page 39511]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-13490]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-7935-6]


Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on Six 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 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:

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               Subsegment                               Waterbody name                         Pollutant
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010901..................................  Atchafalaya Bay and Delta and Gulf Waters   Mercury.
                                           to the State 3-mile Limit.
021102..................................  Barataria Basin Coastal Bays and Gulf       Mercury.
                                           Waters to the State 3-mile Limit.
042209..................................  Lake Pontchartrain Basin Coastal Bays and   Mercury.
                                           Gulf Waters to the State 3-mile Limit.
070601..................................  Mississippi River Basin Coastal Bays and    Mercury.
                                           Gulf Waters to the State 3-mile Limit.
110701..................................  Sabine River Basin Coastal Bays and Gulf    Mercury.
                                           Waters to the State 3-mile Limit.
120806..................................  Terrebonne Basin Coastal Bays and Gulf      Mercury.
                                           Waters to the State 3-mile Limit.
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    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.

    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]
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