Public Water System Supervision Program Variance and Exemption Review for the State of Colorado, 9567 [E8-3236]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2008 / Notices what actions, if any, are being taken to protect public health and welfare and the environment. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 10.5 hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. 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E8–3236 Filed 2–20–08; 8:45 am] Public Water System Supervision Program Variance and Exemption Review for the State of Colorado Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Results of Review. BILLING CODE 6560–50–P AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 has completed its statutory review of variances and exemptions issued by the State of Colorado under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) program. This review was announced in the Federal Register published September 25, 2007, 72 FR 54445, and provided the public with an opportunity to comment. No comments related to Variances and/or Exemptions issued or proposed by the State of Colorado were received. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 determined as a result of this review that the State of Colorado did not abuse its discretion on any variance or exemption granted or proposed as of the date of the on site review on September 25, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jack Theis at 303–312–6347 or e-mail at Theis.Jack@epa.gov. Colorado has an EPA approved program for assuming primary enforcement authority for the PWSS program, pursuant to section 1413 of SDWA, 42 U.S.C. 300g–2 and 40 CFR Part 142. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Why do States issue variances and exemptions? States with primary PWSS enforcement authority are authorized to grant variances and exemptions from National Primary Drinking Water Regulations due to particular situations with specific public water systems providing these variances and exemptions meet the requirements of SDWA, Sections 1415 and 1416, and are protective of public health. B. Why is a review of the variances and exemption necessary? Colorado is authorized to grant variances and exemptions to drinking water systems in accordance with the SDWA. The SDWA requires that EPA periodically review State issued variances and exemptions to determine compliance with the Statute. 42 U.S.C. 300g–4(e)(8); 42 U.S.C. 300g–5(d). PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8531–4] Public Water System Supervision Program Variance and Exemption Review for the State of Montana Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 8 will conduct a statutory review of variances and exemptions issued by the State of Montana under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) program. The SDWA, 42 U.S.C. 300 et seq., requires that EPA periodically review variances and exemptions issued by states with primary enforcement authority to determine compliance with requirements of the statute 42 U.S.C. 300g–4(e)(8); 42 U.S.C. 300g–5(d). In accordance with these provisions in the SDWA, and its regulations, EPA is giving public notice that the EPA, Region 8 will conduct a review of the variances and exemptions issued by the State of Montana to Public Water Systems under its jurisdiction. The review will be conducted during February, 2008. The public is invited to submit comments on any or all variances and/ or exemptions issued by the State of Montana, and on the need for continuing them, by March 15, 2008. Results of this review will be published in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Comments on variances and exemptions issued by the State of Montana should be addressed to: Robert E. Roberts, Regional Administrator, c/o Eric Finke, U.S. EPA, Region 8, Montana Office, 10 West 15th Street, Suite 3200, Helena, Montana 59620. All data and other information with respect to the variances and exemptions issued by the State of Montana are located at the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Public Water Subdivisions Bureau, Lee Metcalf Building, 1520 East 6th Avenue, Helena, Montana 59620. E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8531-3]


Public Water System Supervision Program Variance and Exemption 
Review for the State of Colorado

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of Results of Review.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 has 
completed its statutory review of variances and exemptions issued by 
the State of Colorado under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Public 
Water System Supervision (PWSS) program. This review was announced in 
the Federal Register published September 25, 2007, 72 FR 54445, and 
provided the public with an opportunity to comment. No comments related 
to Variances and/or Exemptions issued or proposed by the State of 
Colorado were received.
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 determined as a 
result of this review that the State of Colorado did not abuse its 
discretion on any variance or exemption granted or proposed as of the 
date of the on site review on September 25, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jack Theis at 303-312-6347 or e-mail 
at Theis.Jack@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Colorado has an EPA approved program for 
assuming primary enforcement authority for the PWSS program, pursuant 
to section 1413 of SDWA, 42 U.S.C. 300g-2 and 40 CFR Part 142.

A. Why do States issue variances and exemptions?

    States with primary PWSS enforcement authority are authorized to 
grant variances and exemptions from National Primary Drinking Water 
Regulations due to particular situations with specific public water 
systems providing these variances and exemptions meet the requirements 
of SDWA, Sections 1415 and 1416, and are protective of public health.

B. Why is a review of the variances and exemption necessary?

    Colorado is authorized to grant variances and exemptions to 
drinking water systems in accordance with the SDWA. The SDWA requires 
that EPA periodically review State issued variances and exemptions to 
determine compliance with the Statute. 42 U.S.C. 300g-4(e)(8); 42 
U.S.C. 300g-5(d).

    Dated: December 19, 2007.
Kerrigan G. Clough,
Deputy Regional Administrator, Region 8.

    Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the 
Federal Register on February 15, 2008.
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