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[FR Doc. 05–15050 Filed 7–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [Docket ID No. OW–2004–0004; FRL–7945– 3] Notice of Availability: Tribal Drinking Water Operator Certification Program Final Guidelines Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of the Tribal Drinking Water Operator Certification Program (Program) Final Guidelines. EPA established the Program to further protect public health by providing operators of drinking water systems in Indian country additional training and certification opportunities for community and non-transient noncommunity drinking water systems. The Program guidelines establish baseline standards for non-State organizations certifying operators of systems in Indian county and outline a consistent method of assessing, tracking, and addressing the certification and training needs of those operators. DATES: The Tribal Drinking Water Operator Certification Program Final Guidelines are effective as of July 29, 2005. ADDRESSES: EPA had previously established a docket for seeking public comment on the Draft Final Guidelines under Docket ID No. OW–2004–0004. All documents in the docket are listed in the EDOCKET index at http:// www.epa.gov/edocket. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800– 426–4791 for copies of the guidelines and for general information about the document. The guidelines are also available on the EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water Web site at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/ tribal.html. For technical inquiries, ˜ contact Monica Pena, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Water and Drinking Water, Mail Code 4606M, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–2575; e-mail: pena.monica@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. How Can I Get Copies of The Guidelines and Other Related Information? 1. Docket. EPA has established an official public docket for this action under Docket ID No. OW–2004–0004. The official public docket consists of the documents specifically referenced in this action, any public comments received, and other information related to this action. Although a part of the official docket, the public docket does not include Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. The official public docket is the collection of materials that is available for public viewing at the Water Docket in the EPA Docket Center, (EPA/DC) EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the Water Docket is (202) 566-2426. 2. Electronic Access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/. An electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA’s electronic public docket and comment system, EPA Dockets. You may use EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/ to view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the official public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Although not all docket materials may be available electronically, you may still access any of the publicly available docket materials through the docket facility identified in section I.A. Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ then key in the appropriate docket identification number. B. Background The Tribal Drinking Water Operator Certification Program Final Guidelines represent EPA’s effort to establish a program for Tribes that is flexible, while at the same time provides meaningful public health protection to the drinking E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 145 / Friday, July 29, 2005 / Notices water community. The Program will provide Tribes with further training and certification opportunities in addition to existing training or certification programs offered by States, various Federal agencies, and private organizations. EPA established the Program to further protect public health by providing operators of drinking water systems in Indian country additional training and certification opportunities for community and non-transient noncommunity drinking water systems. (A community water system provides drinking water to the same people yearround. A non-transient non-community water system is a water system that serves at least 25 of the same customers on less than a year-round basis.) The Program guidelines establish baseline standards for non-State organizations certifying operators of Tribal systems and outlines a consistent method of assessing, tracking, and addressing certification and training needs on Tribal lands. The Agency believes that establishing a Tribal Operator Certification Program will help bring greater public health protection to Tribal communities. In 1998, EPA headquarters (HQ) and Regional Offices formed a workgroup to discuss possible approaches for developing the Program in consultation with the Tribes. In addition, EPA coordinated with other Federal agencies and sought their recommendations. A Notice of Availability for the draft guidelines was published in the Federal Register on March 30, 2000 (65 FR 16917). An additional Notification of Availability was published in the Federal Register on April 19, 2004 (69 FR 20874); public comments to those notices and EPA’s responses are available at http://www.epa.gov/ safewater/tribal.html. Dated: July 14, 2005. Benjamin H. Grumbles, Assistant Administrator, Office of Water. [FR Doc. 05–15055 Filed 7–28–05; 8:45 am] Open Session 1. Announcement of Notation Votes, 2. Purchase of Videoconferencing Equipment, and 3. Upgraded Hardware & Software for FEPA IMS Integration. Note: In accordance with the Sunshine Act, the meeting will be open to public observation of the Commission’s deliberations and voting. (In addition to publishing notices on EEOC Commission meetings in the Federal Register, the Commission also provides a recorded announcement a full week in advance on future Commission sessions.) Please telephone (202) 663–7100 (voice) and (202) 663–4074 (TTY) at any time for information on these meetings. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Stephen Llewellyn, Acting Executive Officer on (202) 663–4070. Dated: July 27, 2005. Stephen Llewellyn, Acting Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 05–15176 Filed 7–27–05; 3:43 pm] BILLING CODE 6750–06–M FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting 10 a.m.—August 3, 2005. 800 North Capitol Street, NW., First Floor Hearing Room, Washington, DC STATUS: Open. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. NonVessel-Operating Common Carrier Service Arrangements. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Bryant L. VanBrakle, Secretary, (202) 523–5725. TIME AND DATE: PLACE: Bryant L. VanBrakle, Secretary. 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MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: DATE AND TIME: VerDate jul<14>2003 17:05 Jul 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43869 banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The application also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center website at www.ffiec.gov/nic/. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than August 23, 2005. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Patrick M. Wilder, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414: 1. Capital Bancorp, Ltd., Lansing, Michigan; to acquire 51 percent of the voting shares of Capital Development Bancorp Limited III, Lansing, Michigan, and thereby indirectly acquire Bank of Santa Barbara (in organization), Santa Barbara, California. In connection with two applications Capitol Development Bancorp Limited III has applied to become a bank holding company. 2. Capitol Bancorp, Ltd., Lansing, Michigan, and Capitol Development Bancorp Limited III, Lansing, Michigan; to acquire 51 percent of the voting shares of Bank of Hayti, Hayti, Missouri. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 752012272: 1. Sterling Bancshares, Inc., Houston, Texas and Sterling Bancorporation, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Prestonwood Bancshares, Inc., Dallas Texas, and thereby indirectly acquire Prestonwood Bancshares Nevada, Inc., Carson City, Nevada, and The Oaks Bank and Trust Company, Dallas, Texas. E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 145 (Friday, July 29, 2005)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[Docket ID No. OW-2004-0004; FRL-7945-3 ]


Notice of Availability: Tribal Drinking Water Operator 
Certification Program Final Guidelines

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing 
the availability of the Tribal Drinking Water Operator Certification 
Program (Program) Final Guidelines. EPA established the Program to 
further protect public health by providing operators of drinking water 
systems in Indian country additional training and certification 
opportunities for community and non-transient non-community drinking 
water systems. The Program guidelines establish baseline standards for 
non-State organizations certifying operators of systems in Indian 
county and outline a consistent method of assessing, tracking, and 
addressing the certification and training needs of those operators.

DATES: The Tribal Drinking Water Operator Certification Program Final 
Guidelines are effective as of July 29, 2005.

ADDRESSES: EPA had previously established a docket for seeking public 
comment on the Draft Final Guidelines under Docket ID No. OW-2004-0004. 
All documents in the docket are listed in the EDOCKET index at http://
www.epa.gov/edocket.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 
800-426-4791 for copies of the guidelines and for general information 
about the document. The guidelines are also available on the EPA Office 
of Ground Water and Drinking Water Web site at http://www.epa.gov/
safewater/tribal.html. For technical inquiries, contact Monica 
Pe[ntilde]a, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water 
and Drinking Water, Mail Code 4606M, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-2575; e-mail: 
pena.monica@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. General Information

A. How Can I Get Copies of The Guidelines and Other Related 
Information?

    1. Docket. EPA has established an official public docket for this 
action under Docket ID No. OW-2004-0004. The official public docket 
consists of the documents specifically referenced in this action, any 
public comments received, and other information related to this action. 
Although a part of the official docket, the public docket does not 
include Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. The official public docket 
is the collection of materials that is available for public viewing at 
the Water Docket in the EPA Docket Center, (EPA/DC) EPA West, Room 
B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket 
Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the 
Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the 
Water Docket is (202) 566-2426.
    2. Electronic Access. You may access this Federal Register document 
electronically through the EPA Internet under the ``Federal Register'' 
listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/.
    An electronic version of the public docket is available through 
EPA's electronic public docket and comment system, EPA Dockets. You may 
use EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/ to view public comments, 
access the index listing of the contents of the official public docket, 
and to access those documents in the public docket that are available 
electronically. Although not all docket materials may be available 
electronically, you may still access any of the publicly available 
docket materials through the docket facility identified in section I.A. 
Once in the system, select ``search,'' then key in the appropriate 
docket identification number.

B. Background

    The Tribal Drinking Water Operator Certification Program Final 
Guidelines represent EPA's effort to establish a program for Tribes 
that is flexible, while at the same time provides meaningful public 
health protection to the drinking

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water community. The Program will provide Tribes with further training 
and certification opportunities in addition to existing training or 
certification programs offered by States, various Federal agencies, and 
private organizations. EPA established the Program to further protect 
public health by providing operators of drinking water systems in 
Indian country additional training and certification opportunities for 
community and non-transient non-community drinking water systems. (A 
community water system provides drinking water to the same people year-
round. A non-transient non-community water system is a water system 
that serves at least 25 of the same customers on less than a year-round 
basis.) The Program guidelines establish baseline standards for non-
State organizations certifying operators of Tribal systems and outlines 
a consistent method of assessing, tracking, and addressing 
certification and training needs on Tribal lands. The Agency believes 
that establishing a Tribal Operator Certification Program will help 
bring greater public health protection to Tribal communities.
    In 1998, EPA headquarters (HQ) and Regional Offices formed a 
workgroup to discuss possible approaches for developing the Program in 
consultation with the Tribes. In addition, EPA coordinated with other 
Federal agencies and sought their recommendations. A Notice of 
Availability for the draft guidelines was published in the Federal 
Register on March 30, 2000 (65 FR 16917). An additional Notification of 
Availability was published in the Federal Register on April 19, 2004 
(69 FR 20874); public comments to those notices and EPA's responses are 
available at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/tribal.html.

    Dated: July 14, 2005.
Benjamin H. Grumbles,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Water.
[FR Doc. 05-15055 Filed 7-28-05; 8:45 am]
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