Notice of Availability of Draft NPDES General Permit for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Federal Facilities in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 67703-67704 [05-22252]

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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 Unit I.B.1. Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ then key in the appropriate docket ID number. II. Background The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is convening two workshops to train stakeholders on how to report for the 2006 Partial Updating of the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory. The EPA is required by section 8(b) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to compile and update an inventory of chemical substances manufactured or imported into the United States. Every VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:11 Nov 07, 2005 Jkt 208001 four years, manufacturers (including importers) of certain chemical substances on the Chemical Substance Inventory have been required to report data specified in the TSCA section 8(a) Inventory Update Rule (IUR), 40 CFR part 710. Past updates included information on the chemical’s production volume, site-limited status, and plant site information. Amendments to the IUR promulgated in the Federal Register on January 7, 2003 (68 FR 848) (FRL–6767–4) expanded the data reported on certain chemicals to assist EPA and others in screening potential exposures and risks resulting from manufacturing, processing, and use of TSCA chemical substances. At the same time, EPA amended the IUR regulations to increase the production volume threshold which triggers reporting requirements from 10,000 pounds per year to 25,000 pounds per year and established a new higher threshold of 300,000 pounds per year above which manufacturers must report additional information on downstream processing and use of their chemical substances. The 2003 amendments to the IUR also revoked the exemption from reporting for inorganic chemical substances, provided a partial exemption from reporting of processing and use information for chemical substances of low current interest, and continued the current exemption from reporting for polymers, microorganisms, and naturally occurring chemical substances. These changes modify requirements for information collected in calendar year 2005 and submitted in 2006 and thereafter. These workshops may be of interest to persons currently reporting under the IUR and to manufacturers of inorganic chemical substances. The workshops will include a series of presentations by representatives of EPA on the Instructions for Reporting for the 2006 Partial Updating of the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory. Subjects discussed will include reporting requirements, instructions for completing the reporting form, how to assert confidentiality claims, how to submit completed reports to EPA, and case studies illustrating different aspects of reporting. During the workshops, persons in attendance will be able to ask questions regarding the material being presented. The purpose of these meetings is to provide training to persons who must report in 2006 under the Inventory Update Rule. III. How Can I Request to Participate in this Meeting? You may register to participate in this meeting by directing your web browser PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67703 to www.epa.gov/oppt/iur. There is a workshop registration link on this website that will allow you to provide all necessary information for participation. There is no charge for attending this public meeting. List of Subjects Environmental protection, chemicals, reporting and record keeping requirements. Dated: November 2, 2005. Wendy C. Hamnett, Acting Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. [FR Doc. 05–22230 Filed 11–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–7994–5] Notice of Availability of Draft NPDES General Permit for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Federal Facilities in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of Draft NPDES General Permits—PRR040000 and PRR04000F. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Director of the Caribbean Environmental Protection Division (CEPD), Environmental Protection Agency—Region 2 (EPA), is issuing Notice of a Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit for discharges from small municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) to waters of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. This draft NPDES general permit establishes Notice of Intent (NOI) requirements, standards, prohibitions and management practices for discharges of storm water from municipal separate storm sewer systems. Owners and/or operators of small MS4s that discharge storm water will be required to submit a NOI to EPA–CEPD to be covered by the general permit and will receive a written notification from EPA–CEPD of permit coverage and authorization to discharge under the general permit. The eligibility requirements are discussed in the draft permit. The municipality must meet the eligibility requirements of the permit prior to submission of the NOI. This general permit does not cover new sources as defined under 40 CFR 122.2. DATES: Public comments are due by midnight on February 6, 2006. The general permit shall be effective on the E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 67704 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 215 / Tuesday, November 8, 2005 / Notices date specified in the final general permit published in the Federal Register and will expire five years from the date that the final permit is published in the Federal Register. Within the comment period, interested persons may request a public hearing pursuant to 40 CFR 124.12 concerning the proposed permit. Requests for a public hearing must be sent or delivered in writing to the same address as provided below for public comments prior to the close of the comment period. Requests for a public hearing must state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in the hearing. Pursuant to 40 CFR 124.12, EPA shall hold a public hearing if it finds, on the basis of requests, a significant degree of public interest in a public hearing on the proposed permit. If EPA decides to hold a public hearing, a public notice of the date, time and place of the hearing will be made at least 30 days prior to the hearing. ADDRESSES: The draft permit is based on an administrative record available for public review at EPA—Region 2, Caribbean Environmental Protection Division, Centro Europa Building, Suite 417, 1492 Ponce de Leon Avenue, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907–4127. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information concerning the draft permit may be obtained between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding holidays from: Sergio Bosques, Caribbean Environmental Protection Division, Environmental Protection Agency, Centro Europa Building, Suite 417, 1492 Ponce de Leon Avenue, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907–4127; telephone: 787–977–5838; e-mail: bosques.sergio@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This general permit covers storm water discharges from small municipal separate storm sewer systems meeting the definition of ‘‘small municipal separate storm sewer system’’ at 40 CFR 122.26(b)(16) and designated under 40 CFR 122.32(a)(1) or 40 CFR 122.32(a)(2). Designation under 40 CFR 122.32(a)(1) applies to small MS4s located in an urbanized area. Designation under 40 CFR 122.32(a)(2) applies to small MS4s determined to need a permit by the Director. A small MS4 is a conveyance or system of conveyances—including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, manmade channels, or storm drains. This system must be owned or operated by a municipality. A municipality includes the following entities: The United States, a State, city, town, borough, county, parish, district, association, or other public body VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:11 Nov 07, 2005 Jkt 208001 (created by or pursuant to State law) having jurisdiction over disposal of sewage, industrial wastes, storm water, or other wastes including special districts under State law such as a sewer, flood control district or drainage district, or similar entity, or a designated and approved management agency under section 208 of the CWA that discharges to waters of the United States. A Fact Sheet sets forth principal facts and the significant factual, legal, and policy issues considered in the development of the draft permit. To obtain a paper copy of the documents, please contact Sergio Bosques using the contact information provided above. When the general permits are issued, the notice of final issuance will be published in the Federal Register. The general permits shall be effective on the date specified in the notice of final issuance of the general permits published in the Federal Register and will expire five years from the effective date of the permit. Authority: Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq. Dated: September 30, 2005. ´ Jose C. Font, Acting Director, Caribbean Environmental Protection Division, EPA Region 2. [FR Doc. 05–22252 Filed 11–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION Privacy Act of 1974; Altering a System of Records Farm Credit Administration. ACTION: Notice of altering a system of records maintained on individuals; request for comments. AGENCY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), notice is hereby given that the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) is publishing an amended system notice pertaining to financial management records. The system notice provides information on the existence and character of the system of records. This amended system notice reflects minor changes, which clearly identify the types of Agency records maintained in this system, the purposes for this system of records, and the sources of information. DATES: Written comments should be received by December 8, 2005. This notice will become effective without further publication on December 23, 2005, unless modified by a subsequent notice to incorporate comments received from the public. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Mail written comments to Debra Buccolo, Privacy Act Officer, Farm Credit Administration, McLean, Virginia 22102–5090. You may send comments by e-mail to buccolod@fca.gov. Copies of all communications received will be available for examination by interested parties in the offices of the FCA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debra Buccolo, Privacy Act Officer, Farm Credit Administration, McLean, Virginia 22102–5090, (703) 883–4022, TTY (703) 883–4020, or Jane Virga, Office of General Counsel, Farm Credit Administration, McLean, Virginia, 22102–5090, (703) 883– 4071, TTY (703) 883–4020. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This publication satisfies the requirement of the Privacy Act of 1974 that an agency publish a system notice in the Federal Register when there is a revision, change, or addition to the system of records. The FCA did not file a System Report with Congress and the Office of Management and Budget because the changes were minor. There were no significant changes to this system of records. The amended system notice reflects minor changes, which clearly identify the types of Agency records maintained in this system, the purposes for this system of records, and the sources of information. The amended system of records is: FCA–2, Financial Management Records. The notice is published in its entirety below. ADDRESSES: FCA–2 SYSTEM NAME: Financial Management Records— FCA. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: None. SYSTEM LOCATION: Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean, VA 22102– 5090 and field offices listed in Appendix A. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: Current and former FCA employees and persons that provide or may provide supplies or services to FCA by contract or purchase order. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: This system contains paper files and a computerized database supporting the FCA financial management system, including: Employee travel advance records; travel vouchers; vendor vouchers and purchase orders; requisitions; FCA administrative E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 215 (Tuesday, November 8, 2005)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-7994-5]


Notice of Availability of Draft NPDES General Permit for Small 
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems in the Commonwealth of Puerto 
Rico and Federal Facilities in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of Draft NPDES General Permits--PRR040000 and PRR04000F.

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SUMMARY: The Director of the Caribbean Environmental Protection 
Division (CEPD), Environmental Protection Agency--Region 2 (EPA), is 
issuing Notice of a Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination 
System (NPDES) general permit for discharges from small municipal 
separate storm sewer systems (MS4) to waters of the Commonwealth of 
Puerto Rico. This draft NPDES general permit establishes Notice of 
Intent (NOI) requirements, standards, prohibitions and management 
practices for discharges of storm water from municipal separate storm 
sewer systems. Owners and/or operators of small MS4s that discharge 
storm water will be required to submit a NOI to EPA-CEPD to be covered 
by the general permit and will receive a written notification from EPA-
CEPD of permit coverage and authorization to discharge under the 
general permit. The eligibility requirements are discussed in the draft 
permit. The municipality must meet the eligibility requirements of the 
permit prior to submission of the NOI. This general permit does not 
cover new sources as defined under 40 CFR 122.2.

DATES: Public comments are due by midnight on February 6, 2006. The 
general permit shall be effective on the

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date specified in the final general permit published in the Federal 
Register and will expire five years from the date that the final permit 
is published in the Federal Register. Within the comment period, 
interested persons may request a public hearing pursuant to 40 CFR 
124.12 concerning the proposed permit. Requests for a public hearing 
must be sent or delivered in writing to the same address as provided 
below for public comments prior to the close of the comment period. 
Requests for a public hearing must state the nature of the issues 
proposed to be raised in the hearing. Pursuant to 40 CFR 124.12, EPA 
shall hold a public hearing if it finds, on the basis of requests, a 
significant degree of public interest in a public hearing on the 
proposed permit. If EPA decides to hold a public hearing, a public 
notice of the date, time and place of the hearing will be made at least 
30 days prior to the hearing.

ADDRESSES: The draft permit is based on an administrative record 
available for public review at EPA--Region 2, Caribbean Environmental 
Protection Division, Centro Europa Building, Suite 417, 1492 Ponce de 
Leon Avenue, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907-4127.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information concerning the 
draft permit may be obtained between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 
p.m. Monday through Friday excluding holidays from: Sergio Bosques, 
Caribbean Environmental Protection Division, Environmental Protection 
Agency, Centro Europa Building, Suite 417, 1492 Ponce de Leon Avenue, 
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907-4127; telephone: 787-977-5838; e-mail: 
bosques.sergio@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This general permit covers storm water 
discharges from small municipal separate storm sewer systems meeting 
the definition of ``small municipal separate storm sewer system'' at 40 
CFR 122.26(b)(16) and designated under 40 CFR 122.32(a)(1) or 40 CFR 
122.32(a)(2). Designation under 40 CFR 122.32(a)(1) applies to small 
MS4s located in an urbanized area. Designation under 40 CFR 
122.32(a)(2) applies to small MS4s determined to need a permit by the 
Director. A small MS4 is a conveyance or system of conveyances--
including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, 
curbs, gutters, ditches, manmade channels, or storm drains. This system 
must be owned or operated by a municipality. A municipality includes 
the following entities: The United States, a State, city, town, 
borough, county, parish, district, association, or other public body 
(created by or pursuant to State law) having jurisdiction over disposal 
of sewage, industrial wastes, storm water, or other wastes including 
special districts under State law such as a sewer, flood control 
district or drainage district, or similar entity, or a designated and 
approved management agency under section 208 of the CWA that discharges 
to waters of the United States. A Fact Sheet sets forth principal facts 
and the significant factual, legal, and policy issues considered in the 
development of the draft permit. To obtain a paper copy of the 
documents, please contact Sergio Bosques using the contact information 
provided above.
    When the general permits are issued, the notice of final issuance 
will be published in the Federal Register. The general permits shall be 
effective on the date specified in the notice of final issuance of the 
general permits published in the Federal Register and will expire five 
years from the effective date of the permit.

    Authority: Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.

    Dated: September 30, 2005.
Jose C. Font,
Acting Director, Caribbean Environmental Protection Division, EPA 
Region 2.
[FR Doc. 05-22252 Filed 11-7-05; 8:45 am]
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