Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 20 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) in Louisiana, 61355-61356 [E7-21322]

Download as PDF 61355 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 30, 2007 / Notices Agency should provide permit-based support. H. Identification of New Industrial Categories and Sectors EPA solicits comment on the methodology for grouping industrial sectors currently not subject to effluent guidelines or pretreatment standards for review and prioritization, and the factors and measures EPA should consider for determining whether to identify such industries for a rulemaking. EPA solicits comment on other data sources and approaches EPA can use to identify industrial sectors currently not subject to effluent guidelines or pretreatment standards for review and prioritization. I. 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Specifically, EPA solicits wastewater characterization data (e.g., wastewater volumes, concentrations of discharged pollutants), current examples of pollution prevention, treatment technologies, and local limits for all industries without pretreatment standards. EPA also solicits comment on whether there are industrial sectors discharging pollutants that cause interference issues that cannot be adequately controlled through the general pretreatment standards. Dated: October 18, 2007. Benjamin H. Grumbles, Assistant Administrator for Water. [FR Doc. E7–21310 Filed 10–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8488–8] Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 20 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) in Louisiana Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability for comment of the administrative record files for 20 TMDLs and the calculations for these TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the Red 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.). Subsegment 100404 100405 120202 120204 120304 120401 120403 120404 120405 120406 120604 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 120708 ........................................... 120709 ........................................... By this notice EPA is seeking comment on the following 20 TMDLs for waters located within Louisiana basins: Pollutant Cypress Bayou Reservoir ..................................................................... Black Bayou (including Black Bayou Reservoir) .................................. Bayou Black—Intracoastal Waterway to Houma ................................. Lake Verret and Grassy Lake .............................................................. Intracoastal Waterway—Houma to Larose ........................................... Bayou Penchant—Bayou Chene to Lake Penchant ............................ Intracoastal Waterway—Bayou Boeuf Lake Penchant ........................ ............................................................................................................... Lake Hache, Lake Theriot .................................................................... Lake de Cade ....................................................................................... Bayou Blue—Intracoastal Waterway to boundary between segments 1206 and 1207. Lost Lake, Four League Bay ................................................................ Bayou Petite Cailou—From Houma Navigation Canal to Terrebonne Bay. EPA requests that the public provide to EPA any water quality related data and information that may be relevant to the calculations for the 20 TMDLs. EPA will review all data and information 20:46 Oct 29, 2007 EPA Seeks Comment on 20 TMDLs Waterbody name ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... ........................................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 Comments must be submitted in writing to EPA on or before November 29, 2007. ADDRESSES: Comments on the 20 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 20 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 15 of these TMDLs pursuant to a consent decree entered in this lawsuit. DATES: Jkt 214001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dissolved Oxygen. Dissolved Oxygen. Nutrients and Dissolved Nutrients and Dissolved Nutrients and Dissolved Dissolved Oxygen. Dissolved Oxygen. Dissolved Oxygen. Nutrients and Dissolved Nutrients and Dissolved Dissolved Oxygen. Oxygen. Oxygen. Oxygen. Oxygen. Oxygen. Nutrients and Dissolved Oxygen. Nutrients and Dissolved Oxygen. LDEQ will incorporate the TMDLs into its current water quality management plan. E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 61356 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 30, 2007 / Notices Dated: October 23, 2007. James R. Brown, Chief, Planning and Analysis Branch, EPA Region 6. [FR Doc. E7–21322 Filed 10–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES October 22, 2007. SUMMARY: The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the information collection requirements contained in this document, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law No. 104–13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Subject to the PRA, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid control number. Comments are requested concerning (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before December 31, 2007. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: You may submit all PRA comments by e-mail or U.S. post mail. To submit your comments by e-mail, send them to PRA@fcc.gov. To submit your comments by U.S. mail, mark them to the attention of Cathy Williams, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1–C823, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:46 Oct 29, 2007 Jkt 214001 information collection(s), contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918 or send an e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0029. Title: Application for TV Broadcast Station License, FCC Form 302–TV; Application for DTV Broadcast Station License, FCC Form 302–DTV; Application for Construction Permit for Reserved Channel Noncommercial Educational Broadcast Station, FCC Form 340; Application for Authority to Construct or Make Changes in an FM Translator or FM Booster Station, FCC Form 349. Form Number: FCC Forms 302–TV, 302–DTV, 340 and 349. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities; Not-for-profit institutions; State, local or tribal government. Number of Respondents: 4,625. Estimated Time per Response: 1–4 hours. Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement; On occasion reporting requirement; One time reporting requirement; Third party disclosure requirement. Total Annual Burden: 13,050 hours. Total Annual Costs: $21,835,025. Nature of Response: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this information collection. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Needs and Uses: The FCC is proposing rules that will permit AM radio stations to use FM translator stations under certain circumstances. Therefore, AM radio stations will use FCC Form 349 to apply for authorizations to operate such FM translator stations. The Commission proposes to revise the FCC Form 349 to reflect the revised purpose and eligibility changes in the rules applicable to FM translator stations. FCC Form 349 is used to apply for authority to construct a new FM translator or FM booster broadcast station, or to make changes in the existing facilities of such stations. This form also includes the third party disclosure requirement of 47 CFR 73.3580. Section 73.3580 requires local public notice in a newspaper of general circulation of all application filings for new or major change in facilities. This notice must be completed within 30 days of the tendering of the application. This notice must be published at least twice a week for two consecutive weeks PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 in a three-week period. A copy of this notice must be placed in the public inspection file along with the application. FCC Form 302–TV is used by licensees and permittees of TV broadcast stations to obtain a new or modified station license and/or to notify the Commission of certain changes in the licensed facilities of these stations. FCC Form 302–DTV is used by licensees and permittees of Digital TV (‘‘DTV’’) broadcast stations to obtain a new or modified station license and/or to notify the Commission of certain changes in the licensed facilities of those stations. It may be used: (1) To cover an authorized construction permit (or auxiliary antenna), provided that the facilities have been constructed in compliance with the provisions and conditions specified on the construction permit; or (2) To implement modifications to existing licenses as permitted by 47 CFR 73.1675(c) or 73.1690(c). FCC Form 340 is used by licensees and permittees to apply for authority to construct a new noncommercial educational (‘‘NCE’’) FM, TV, and DTV broadcast station, or to make changes in the existing facilities of such a station. The FCC Form 340 is only used if the station will operate on a channel that is reserved exclusively for noncommercial educational use, or in the situation where applications for NCE stations on non-reserved channels are mutually exclusive only with one another. The Commission is only proposing to revise FCC Form 349 in this information collection. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–21339 Filed 10–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting October 19, 2007. 10 a.m., Thursday, November 1, 2007. PLACE: The Richard V. Backley Hearing Room, 9th Floor, 601 New Jersey Avenue, NW., Washington, DC STATUS: Open. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 209 (Tuesday, October 30, 2007)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8488-8]


Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 20 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 20 TMDLs and the calculations for these 
TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the Red 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 29, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the 20 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 20 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 15 of these TMDLs pursuant to a 
consent decree entered in this lawsuit.

EPA Seeks Comment on 20 TMDLs

    By this notice EPA is seeking comment on the following 20 TMDLs for 
waters located within Louisiana basins:

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            Subsegment                    Waterbody name                            Pollutant
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100404............................  Cypress Bayou Reservoir...  Dissolved Oxygen.
100405............................  Black Bayou (including      Dissolved Oxygen.
                                     Black Bayou Reservoir).
120202............................  Bayou Black--Intracoastal   Nutrients and Dissolved Oxygen.
                                     Waterway to Houma.
120204............................  Lake Verret and Grassy      Nutrients and Dissolved Oxygen.
                                     Lake.
120304............................  Intracoastal Waterway--     Nutrients and Dissolved Oxygen.
                                     Houma to Larose.
120401............................  Bayou Penchant--Bayou       Dissolved Oxygen.
                                     Chene to Lake Penchant.
120403............................  Intracoastal Waterway--     Dissolved Oxygen.
                                     Bayou Boeuf Lake Penchant.
120404............................  ..........................  Dissolved Oxygen.
120405............................  Lake Hache, Lake Theriot..  Nutrients and Dissolved Oxygen.
120406............................  Lake de Cade..............  Nutrients and Dissolved Oxygen.
120604............................  Bayou Blue--Intracoastal    Dissolved Oxygen.
                                     Waterway to boundary
                                     between segments 1206 and
                                     1207.
120708............................  Lost Lake, Four League Bay  Nutrients and Dissolved Oxygen.
120709............................  Bayou Petite Cailou--From   Nutrients and Dissolved Oxygen.
                                     Houma 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 20 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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    Dated: October 23, 2007.
James R. Brown,
Chief, Planning and Analysis Branch, EPA Region 6.
[FR Doc. E7-21322 Filed 10-29-07; 8:45 am]
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