Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 86 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Arkansas, 71409-71410 [E7-24380]

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E7–24372 Filed 12–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ACTION: 71409 Notice of availability. SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of the administrative record file for comment on 86 TMDLs and the calculations for these TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the state of Arkansas under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Several of these TMDLs available for notice, are being completed in response to the lawsuit styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Browner, et al., No. LR–C–99–114. Comments must be submitted in writing to EPA on or before January 16, 2008. DATES: Comments on the 86 TMDLs should be sent to Ms. Diane Smith, Environmental Protection Specialist, Water Quality Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, 1445 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75202–2733, facsimile (214) 665–7373, or e-mail: smith.diane@epa.gov. For further information, contact Diane Smith at (214) 665–2145. Documents from the administrative record file for these TMDLs are available for public inspection at this address as well. Documents from the administrative record file may be viewed at http:// www.epa.gov/region6/6wq/npdes/tmdl/ index.htm, or obtained by calling (214) 665–2145 or writing Ms. Smith at the above address. Please contact Ms. Smith to schedule an inspection. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Smith at (214) 665–2145. In 1999, five Arkansas environmental groups, the Sierra Club, Federation of Fly Fishers, Crooked Creek Coalition, Arkansas Fly Fishers, and Save our Streams (plaintiffs), filed a lawsuit in Federal Court against the EPA, styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Browner, et al., No. LR– C–99–114. Among other claims, plaintiffs alleged that EPA failed to establish Arkansas TMDLs in a timely manner. EPA proposes these TMDLs pursuant to a consent decree entered in this lawsuit. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY EPA Seeks Comments on 86 TMDLs [FRL–8507–7] By this notice EPA is seeking comment on the following 86 TMDLs for waters located within the state of Arkansas: Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 86 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Arkansas Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 71410 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 241 / Monday, December 17, 2007 / Notices Segment-reach 08040102–016 08040102–018 08040102–019 08040102–023 08040201–005 08040201–006 08040201–007 08040201–606 Waterbody name Pollutant ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ Caddo River .............................................. Caddo River .............................................. Caddo River .............................................. South Fork Caddo R. ................................ Ouachita River .......................................... Smackover Creek ..................................... Smackover Creek ..................................... El Dorado Chemical .................................. 08040202–002 ............................................ 08040202–004 ............................................ 08040202–006 ............................................ 08040202–007 ............................................ 08040202–008 ............................................ 08040203–007 ............................................ 08040203–008 ............................................ 08040203–009 ............................................ 08040203–010 ............................................ 08040203–904 ............................................ 08040204–006 ............................................ 08040205–001 ............................................ 08040205–002 ............................................ 08040205–007 ............................................ 08040205–012U ......................................... 08040205–013 ............................................ 08040206–015 ............................................ 08040206–016 ............................................ 08040206–716 ............................................ 08040206–816 ............................................ 08040206–916 ............................................ 08020203–007 ............................................ 08020203–005 ............................................ 08020203–003 ............................................ 08040101–048 ............................................ 08040201–001U ......................................... 08040201–001L .......................................... 08040204–005 ............................................ Ouachita River .......................................... Ouachita River .......................................... Bayou de L’Outre ...................................... Bayou de L’Outre ...................................... Bayou de L’Outre ...................................... Saline River .............................................. Lost River .................................................. Saline River .............................................. Saline River .............................................. Big Creek .................................................. Saline River .............................................. Bayou Bartholomew .................................. Bayou Bartholomew .................................. Cutoff Creek .............................................. Bayou Bartholomew .................................. Bayou Bartholomew .................................. Big Cornie Creek ...................................... Little Cornie Creek .................................... Walker Branch .......................................... Little Cornie Creek .................................... Walker Branch .......................................... Blackfish Bayou ........................................ Blackfish Bayou ........................................ Blackfish Bayou ........................................ Prairie Creek ............................................. Moro Creek ............................................... Moro Creek ............................................... Big Creek .................................................. EPA requests that the public provide to EPA any water quality related data and information that may be relevant to the calculations for these 86 TMDLs. EPA will review all data and information submitted during the public comment period and revise the TMDLs and determinations where appropriate. EPA will then forward the TMDLs to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). The ADEQ will incorporate the TMDLs into its current water quality management plan. Dated: December 10, 2007. Miguel I. Flores, Director, Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6. [FR Doc. E7–24380 Filed 12–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ebenthall on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION [Notice 2007–25] Filing Dates for the Illinois Special Election in the 14th Congressional District AGENCY: Federal Election Commission. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:28 Dec 14, 2007 Jkt 214001 Copper and Zinc. Copper and Zinc. Copper and Zinc. Copper and Zinc. Copper and Zinc. Copper and Zinc. Copper and Zinc. Copper, Zinc., and Nitrate. Company Tributary. Copper and Zinc. Copper and Zinc. TDS, Chloride, Sulfate., Copper, Zinc., and Lead. TDS, Chloride, Sulfate., Copper. Zinc., and Lead. TDS, Chloride, Sulfate., Copper, Zinc., and Lead. TDS, Chloride, and Sulfate. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8507-7]


Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 86 Total Maximum 
Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Arkansas

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of the administrative 
record file for comment on 86 TMDLs and the calculations for these 
TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the state of 
Arkansas under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Several of 
these TMDLs available for notice, are being completed in response to 
the lawsuit styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Browner, et al., No. LR-C-99-
114.

DATES: Comments must be submitted in writing to EPA on or before 
January 16, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the 86 TMDLs should be sent to Ms. Diane Smith, 
Environmental Protection Specialist, Water Quality Protection Division, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, 1445 Ross Ave., Dallas, 
TX 75202-2733, facsimile (214) 665-7373, or e-mail: 
smith.diane@epa.gov. For further information, contact Diane Smith at 
(214) 665-2145. Documents from the administrative record file for these 
TMDLs are available for public inspection at this address as well. 
Documents from the administrative record file may be viewed at http://
www.epa.gov/region6/6wq/npdes/tmdl/index.htm, or obtained by calling 
(214) 665-2145 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 1999, five Arkansas environmental groups, 
the Sierra Club, Federation of Fly Fishers, Crooked Creek Coalition, 
Arkansas Fly Fishers, and Save our Streams (plaintiffs), filed a 
lawsuit in Federal Court against the EPA, styled Sierra Club, et al. v. 
Browner, et al., No. LR-C-99-114. Among other claims, plaintiffs 
alleged that EPA failed to establish Arkansas TMDLs in a timely manner. 
EPA proposes these TMDLs pursuant to a consent decree entered in this 
lawsuit.

EPA Seeks Comments on 86 TMDLs

    By this notice EPA is seeking comment on the following 86 TMDLs for 
waters located within the state of Arkansas:

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         Segment-reach            Waterbody name         Pollutant
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08040102-016..................  Caddo River......  Copper and Zinc.
08040102-018..................  Caddo River......  Copper and Zinc.
08040102-019..................  Caddo River......  Copper and Zinc.
08040102-023..................  South Fork Caddo   Copper and Zinc.
                                 R..
08040201-005..................  Ouachita River...  Copper and Zinc.
08040201-006..................  Smackover Creek..  Copper and Zinc.
08040201-007..................  Smackover Creek..  Copper and Zinc.
08040201-606..................  El Dorado          Copper, Zinc., and
                                 Chemical.          Nitrate.
                                                   Company Tributary.
08040202-002..................  Ouachita River...  Copper and Zinc.
08040202-004..................  Ouachita River...  Copper and Zinc.
08040202-006..................  Bayou de L'Outre.  TDS, Chloride,
                                                    Sulfate., Copper,
                                                    Zinc., and Lead.
08040202-007..................  Bayou de L'Outre.  TDS, Chloride,
                                                    Sulfate., Copper.
                                                    Zinc., and Lead.
08040202-008..................  Bayou de L'Outre.  TDS, Chloride,
                                                    Sulfate., Copper,
                                                    Zinc., and Lead.
08040203-007..................  Saline River.....  TDS, Chloride, and
                                                    Sulfate.
08040203-008..................  Lost River.......  TDS, Chloride, and
                                                    Sulfate.
08040203-009..................  Saline River.....  TDS, Chloride, and
                                                    Sulfate.
08040203-010..................  Saline River.....  TDS, Chloride, and
                                                    Sulfate.
08040203-904..................  Big Creek........  Lead., Siltation/
                                                    Turbidity.
08040204-006..................  Saline River.....  TDS, Chloride, and
                                                    Sulfate.
08040205-001..................  Bayou Bartholomew  TDS, Chloride, and
                                                    Sulfate.
08040205-002..................  Bayou Bartholomew  TDS, Chloride, and
                                                    Sulfate.
08040205-007..................  Cutoff Creek.....  Turbidity.
08040205-012U.................  Bayou Bartholomew  TDS, Chloride, and
                                                    Sulfate.
08040205-013..................  Bayou Bartholomew  TDS, Chloride, and
                                                    Sulfate.
08040206-015..................  Big Cornie Creek.  Sulfate. and Zinc.
08040206-016..................  Little Cornie      Sulfate. and Zinc.
                                 Creek.
08040206-716..................  Walker Branch....  Sulfate. and Zinc.
08040206-816..................  Little Cornie      Sulfate. and Zinc.
                                 Creek.
08040206-916..................  Walker Branch....  Sulfate. and Zinc.
08020203-007..................  Blackfish Bayou..  Siltation/Turbidity.
08020203-005..................  Blackfish Bayou..  Siltation/Turbidity.
08020203-003..................  Blackfish Bayou..  Siltation/Turbidity.
08040101-048..................  Prairie Creek....  Siltation/Turbidity.
08040201-001U.................  Moro Creek.......  Siltation/Turbidity.
08040201-001L.................  Moro Creek.......  Siltation/Turbidity.
08040204-005..................  Big Creek........  Siltation/Turbidity.
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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 these 86 TMDLs. EPA will review all data and information submitted 
during the public comment period and revise the TMDLs and 
determinations where appropriate. EPA will then forward the TMDLs to 
the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). The ADEQ will 
incorporate the TMDLs into its current water quality management plan.

    Dated: December 10, 2007.
Miguel I. Flores,
Director, Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6.
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