Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 34 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) in Louisiana, 60666-60667 [E7-21063]

Download as PDF 60666 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 206 / Thursday, October 25, 2007 / Notices will advise the Commissioners in the matters discussed will also be present. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–20951 Filed 10–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–R09–OAR–2007–0887; FRL–8487–4 ozone nonattainment area, which encompasses roughly half of Maricopa County, including the cities of Phoenix and Mesa, and also the Apache Junction area of Pinal County, in central Arizona. The finding is available at EPA’s conformity Web site: http:// www.epa.gov/otaq/stateresources/ transconf/adequacy.htm. 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AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability for comment of the administrative record files for 34 TMDLs and the calculations for these TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the Red, Sabine, and the Terrebonne Basins of Louisiana, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). These TMDLs were completed in response to a court order in the lawsuit styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford, et al., No. 96–0527, (E.D. La.). DATES: Comments must be submitted in writing to EPA on or before November 26, 2007. ADDRESSES: Comments on the 34 TMDLs should be sent to Diane Smith, Environmental Protection Specialist, Water Quality Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, 1445 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75202–2733 or e-mail: smith.diane@epa.gov. For further information, contact Diane Smith at (214) 665–2145 or fax 214.665.7373. The administrative record files for the 34 TMDLs are available for public inspection at this address as well. Documents from the administrative record files may be viewed at http:// www.epa.gov/earth1r6/6wq/npdes/ tmdl/index.htm, or obtained by calling or writing Ms. Smith at the above address. Please contact Ms. Smith to schedule an inspection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Smith at (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 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 proposes 26 of these TMDLs pursuant to a consent decree entered in this lawsuit. EPA Seeks Comment on 34 TMDLs By this notice EPA is seeking comment on the following 34 TMDLs for waters located within Louisiana basins: Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 206 / Thursday, October 25, 2007 / Notices Subsegment Waterbody name 100406 ............... 100501 ............... Flat River—Headwaters to Loggy Bayou ................................ Bayou Dorcheat—Arkansas State Line to Lake Bistineau (scenic). Bayou Pierre—Headwaters to Sawing Lake ........................... Boggy Bayou—Headwaters to Wallace Lake .......................... Black Lake Bayou—Webster-Bienville Parish Line ................. Black Lake and Clear Lake ...................................................... Saline Bayou—From Saline Lake to Red River ...................... Rigolette Bayou—Headwaters to Red River ........................... Iatt Lake ................................................................................... Lake Concordia ........................................................................ Bayou Toro—Headwaters to LA Hwy. 473 .............................. Bayou Poydras ......................................................................... Bayou Choctaw ........................................................................ Chamberlin Canal .................................................................... Bayou Plaquemine—Plaquemine Lock to Intracoastal Waterway. Upper Grand River and Lower Flat River—Headwaters to IntracoastalWaterway. Intracoastal Waterway—Morgan City to Port Allen Route— Port Allen Locks to Bayou Sorrel Locks. Bayou Cholpe—Headwaters to Bayou Choctaw ..................... Grand Bayou and Little Grand Bayou—Headwaters to Lake Varret. Lake Palourde .......................................................................... Bayou Chene—From Intracoastal Waterway to Bayou Penchant Navigation Canal to Terrebonne Bay. 100601 100602 100702 100703 100803 101301 101302 101604 110401 120102 120103 120105 120106 ............... ............... ............... ............... ............... ............... ............... ............... ............... ............... ............... ............... ............... 120107 ............... 120109 ............... 120110 ............... 120206 ............... 120205 ............... 120402 ............... EPA requests that the public provide to EPA any water quality related data and information that may be relevant to the calculations for the 34 TMDLs. EPA will review all data and information submitted during the public comment period and revise the TMDLs where appropriate. EPA will then forward the TMDLs to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ). The LDEQ will incorporate the TMDLs into its current water quality management plan. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 206 (Thursday, October 25, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60666-60667]
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[FR Doc No: E7-21063]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8487-3]


Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 34 Total Maximum 
Daily Loads (TMDL) in Louisiana

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability for comment of the 
administrative record files for 34 TMDLs and the calculations for these 
TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the Red, Sabine, 
and the Terrebonne Basins of Louisiana, under section 303(d) of the 
Clean Water Act (CWA). These TMDLs were completed in response to a 
court order in the lawsuit styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford, et 
al., No. 96-0527, (E.D. La.).

DATES: Comments must be submitted in writing to EPA on or before 
November 26, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the 34 TMDLs should be sent to Diane Smith, 
Environmental Protection Specialist, Water Quality Protection Division, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, 1445 Ross Ave., Dallas, 
TX 75202-2733 or e-mail: smith.diane@epa.gov. For further information, 
contact Diane Smith at (214) 665-2145 or fax 214.665.7373. The 
administrative record files for the 34 TMDLs are available for public 
inspection at this address as well. Documents from the administrative 
record files may be viewed at http://www.epa.gov/earth1r6/6wq/npdes/
tmdl/index.htm, or obtained by calling or writing Ms. Smith at the 
above address. Please contact Ms. Smith to schedule an inspection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Smith at (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 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 proposes 26 of these TMDLs pursuant to a 
consent decree entered in this lawsuit.

EPA Seeks Comment on 34 TMDLs

    By this notice EPA is seeking comment on the following 34 TMDLs for 
waters located within Louisiana basins:

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       Subsegment             Waterbody name             Pollutant
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100406.................  Flat River--Headwaters   Nutrients and
                          to Loggy Bayou.          Dissolved Oxygen.
100501.................  Bayou Dorcheat--         Dissolved Oxygen and
                          Arkansas State Line to   Mercury.
                          Lake Bistineau
                          (scenic).
100601.................  Bayou Pierre--           Nutrients and
                          Headwaters to Sawing     Dissolved Oxygen.
                          Lake.
100602.................  Boggy Bayou--Headwaters  Nutrients and
                          to Wallace Lake.         Dissolved Oxygen.
100702.................  Black Lake Bayou--       Dissolved Oxygen.
                          Webster-Bienville
                          Parish Line.
100703.................  Black Lake and Clear     Dissolved Oxygen.
                          Lake.
100803.................  Saline Bayou--From       Dissolved Oxygen.
                          Saline Lake to Red
                          River.
101301.................  Rigolette Bayou--        Dissolved Oxygen.
                          Headwaters to Red
                          River.
101302.................  Iatt Lake..............  Dissolved Oxygen.
101604.................  Lake Concordia.........  Dissolved Oxygen.
110401.................  Bayou Toro--Headwaters   Dissolved Oxygen.
                          to LA Hwy. 473.
120102.................  Bayou Poydras..........  Nutrients and
                                                   Dissolved Oxygen.
120103.................  Bayou Choctaw..........  Nutrients, Nitrogen,
                                                   Phosphorus, and
                                                   Dissolved Oxygen.
120105.................  Chamberlin Canal.......  Nutrients, Nitrogen,
                                                   Phosphorus, and
                                                   Dissolved Oxygen.
120106.................  Bayou Plaquemine--       Nutrients and
                          Plaquemine Lock to       Dissolved Oxygen.
                          Intracoastal Waterway.
120107.................  Upper Grand River and    Dissolved Oxygen.
                          Lower Flat River--
                          Headwaters to Intra
                          coastal Waterway.
120109.................  Intracoastal Waterway--  Nutrients and
                          Morgan City to Port      Dissolved Oxygen.
                          Allen Route--Port
                          Allen Locks to Bayou
                          Sorrel Locks.
120110.................  Bayou Cholpe--           Dissolved Oxygen.
                          Headwaters to Bayou
                          Choctaw.
120206.................  Grand Bayou and Little   TSS.
                          Grand Bayou--
                          Headwaters to Lake
                          Varret.
120205.................  Lake Palourde..........  pH.
120402.................  Bayou Chene--From        pH.
                          Intracoastal Waterway
                          to Bayou Penchant
                          Navigation Canal to
                          Terrebonne Bay.
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    EPA requests that the public provide to EPA any water quality 
related data and information that may be relevant to the calculations 
for the 34 TMDLs. EPA will review all data and information submitted 
during the public comment period and revise the TMDLs where 
appropriate. EPA will then forward the TMDLs to the Louisiana 
Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ). The LDEQ will incorporate 
the TMDLs into its current water quality management plan.

    Dated: October 17, 2007.
William K. Honker,
Deputy Director, Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6.
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