Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on 3 Arkansas Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), 4215-4216 [E8-1195]

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 .................................................................... Blackfish Bayou .................................................................... Blackfish Bayou .................................................................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:35 Jan 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Fecal coliform. E. coli. Fecal coliform. E. coli. E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM Pollutant 24JAN1 Siltation/Turbidity. Siltation/Turbidity. Siltation/Turbidity. 4216 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 16 / Thursday, January 24, 2008 / Notices EPA requested the public to provide EPA with any significant data or information that might impact the 3 TMDLs at Federal Register Notice: Volume 72, Number 241, pages 71409— 71410 (December 17, 2007). No comments were received. Dated: January 14, 2008. William K. Honker, P.E., Deputy Director, Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6. [FR Doc. E8–1195 Filed 1–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0012; FRL–8348–6] FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: There will be a 4–day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) Proposed Tier-1 Screening Battery. DATES: The meeting will be held on March 25–28, 2008, from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Eastern Standard Time. Comments. The Agency encourages written comments be submitted by March 11, 2008 and requests for oral comments be submitted by March 18, 2008. Written comments and requests to make oral comments are accepted until the date of the meeting but anyone submitting written comments after March 11, 2008 should contact the Designated Federal Official (DFO) listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. For additional instructions, see Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Nominations. Nominations of candidates to serve as ad hoc members of the FIFRA SAP for this meeting should be provided on or before February 7, 2008. Special accommodations. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, and to request accommodation of a disability, please contact the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency, Conference Center - Lobby Level, One VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:35 Jan 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, Virginia 22202. Comments. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2008–0012, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S–4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. Instructions. Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPP–2008– 0012. 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If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket. All documents in the docket are listed in a docket index available in regulations.gov. To access the electronic docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, select ‘‘Advanced Search,’’ then ‘‘Docket Search.’’ Insert the docket ID number where indicated and select the ‘‘Submit’’ button. Follow the instructions on the regulations.gov website to view the docket index or access available documents. Although listed in a docket index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available in the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S– 4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305–5805. Nominations: Nominations, requests to present oral comments, and requests for special accommodations. Submit nominations to serve as an ad hoc member of the FIFRA SAP, requests for special seating accommodations, or requests to present oral comments to the DFO listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Downing, DFO, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–8432; fax number: (202) 564– 8382; e-mail addresses: downing.jim@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? This action is directed to the public in general. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 16 (Thursday, January 24, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4215-4216]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-1195]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8520-3]


Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on 3 Arkansas 
Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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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:

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              Segment-Reach                        Waterbody name                        Pollutant
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08020203-007.............................  Blackfish Bayou..............  Siltation/Turbidity.
08020203-005.............................  Blackfish Bayou..............  Siltation/Turbidity.
08020203-003.............................  Blackfish Bayou..............  Siltation/Turbidity.
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    EPA requested the public to provide EPA with any significant data 
or information that might impact the 3 TMDLs at Federal Register 
Notice: Volume 72, Number 241, pages 71409--71410 (December 17, 2007). 
No comments were received.

    Dated: January 14, 2008.
William K. Honker,
P.E., Deputy Director, Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6.
[FR Doc. E8-1195 Filed 1-23-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6560-50-P