Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action and Availability of 4 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) in Arkansas, 4215 [E8-1193]

Download as PDF 4215 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 16 / Thursday, January 24, 2008 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8520–4] Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action and Availability of 4 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) in Arkansas Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the final agency action of 4 TMDLs and the availability of the administrative record files for comment on 4 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). These TMDLs were 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 February 25, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments on the 4 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 4 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 Segment-Reach 11140109–013 11140109–013 11140109–033 11140109–033 EPA requests that the public provide to EPA any water quality related data and information that may be relevant to the calculations for the 4 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 Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). The ADEQ will incorporate the TMDLs into its current water quality management plan. BILLING CODE 6560–50–P EPA Seeks Comment on 4 TMDLs By this notice EPA is seeking comment on the following 4 TMDLs for waters located within Arkansas basins: Waterbody name ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... Dated: January 14, 2008. William K. Honker, P.E., Deputy Director, Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6. [FR Doc. E8–1193 Filed 1–23–08; 8:45 am] 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. Holly Creek Holly Creek Mine Creek Mine Creek Pollutant ........................................................................... ........................................................................... ........................................................................... ........................................................................... ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8520–3] Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on 3 Arkansas Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the final agency action on 3 TMDLs established by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the State of Arkansas, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). These TMDLs were completed in response to the lawsuit styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Browner, et al., No. LR– C–99–114. Documents from the administrative record files for the final 3 TMDLs, including TMDL calculations may be viewed at http://www.epa.gov/ region6/6wq/npdes/tmdl/index.htm. ADDRESSES: The administrative record files for these 3 TMDLs may be obtained by writing or calling Ms. Diane Smith, Environmental Protection Specialist, Water Quality Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, 1445 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75202–2733. 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 Takes Final Agency Action on 3 TMDLs By this notice EPA is taking final agency action on the following 3 TMDLs for waters located within the State of Arkansas: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Segment-Reach Waterbody name 08020203–007 ...................................................................... 08020203–005 ...................................................................... 08020203–003 ...................................................................... Blackfish Bayou .................................................................... 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8520-4]


Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action and 
Availability of 4 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) in Arkansas

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the final agency action of 4 TMDLs and 
the availability of the administrative record files for comment on 4 
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). These TMDLs were 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 
February 25, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the 4 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 4 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 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 Seeks Comment on 4 TMDLs

    By this notice EPA is seeking comment on the following 4 TMDLs for 
waters located within Arkansas basins:

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              Segment-Reach                        Waterbody name                        Pollutant
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11140109-013.............................  Holly Creek..................  Fecal coliform.
11140109-013.............................  Holly Creek..................  E. coli.
11140109-033.............................  Mine Creek...................  Fecal coliform.
11140109-033.............................  Mine Creek...................  E. coli.
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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 4 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 Arkansas Department 
of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). The ADEQ will incorporate the TMDLs 
into its current water quality management plan.

    Dated: January 14, 2008.
William K. Honker,
P.E., Deputy Director, Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6.
 [FR Doc. E8-1193 Filed 1-23-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6560-50-P