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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 124 / Thursday, June 26, 2008 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 6,119,259. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $452,688,716, includes $240,118,273 annualized capital or O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 604,910 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease is primarily attributable to the use of updated system inventories and entry points per system to calculate monitoring costs. Dated: June 20, 2008. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–14522 Filed 6–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8685–3] Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. Notice of Availability. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s final action identifying water quality limited segments and associated pollutants in Arkansas to be listed pursuant to Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 303(d), and request for public comment. Section 303(d) requires that states submit and EPA approve or disapprove lists of waters for which existing technologybased pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain state water quality standards and for which total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) must be prepared. On June 18, 2008, EPA partially approved and partially disapproved Arkansas’ 2008 303(d) submittal. Specifically, EPA approved Arkansas’ listing of 369 water body-pollutant combinations, and associated priority rankings. EPA took neither an approval or disapproval action on 34 waters listed for beryllium and twenty (20) water body pollutant pairs that appear to have been listed in error. EPA disapproved Arkansas’ decisions not to list 73 water body-pollutant combinations. EPA identified these additional water body pollutantcombinations along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2008 Section 303(d) List. EPA is providing the public the opportunity to review its final decisions to add water body pollutantcombinations to Arkansas’ 2008 Section VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:05 Jun 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 303(d) List, as required by EPA’s Public Participation regulations (40 CFR Part 25). EPA will consider public comments and if necessary amend its final action on the additional water body pollutantcombinations identified for inclusion on Arkansas’ Final 2008 Section 303(d) List. Comments must be submitted in writing to EPA on or before July 28, 2008. DATES: Comments on the decisions 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, telephone (214) 665–2145, facsimile (214) 665–7373, or e-mail: smith.diane@epa.gov. Oral comments will not be considered. Copies of the documents which explain the rationale for EPA’s decisions and a list of the 73 water quality limited segments for which EPA disapproved Arkansas’ decision not to list can be obtained at EPA Region 6’s Web site at https:// www.epa.gov/region06/6wq/npdes/ tmdl.htm, or by writing or calling Ms. Smith at the above address. Underlying documents from the administrative record for these decisions are available for public inspection at the above address. Please contact Ms. Smith to schedule an inspection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Smith at (214) 665–2145. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 303(d) of the CWA requires that each state identify those waters for which existing technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain state water quality standards. For those waters, states are required to establish TMDLs according to a priority ranking. EPA’s Water Quality Planning and Management regulations include requirements related to the implementation of Section 303(d) of the CWA (40 CFR 130.7). The regulations require states to identify water quality limited waters still requiring TMDLs every two years. The list of waters still needing TMDLs must also include priority rankings and must identify the waters targeted for TMDL development during the next two years (40 CFR 130.7). Consistent with EPA’s regulations, Arkansas submitted to EPA its listing decisions under Section 303(d) on April 1, 2008. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA's final action 
identifying water quality limited segments and associated pollutants in 
Arkansas to be listed pursuant to Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 303(d), 
and request for public comment. Section 303(d) requires that states 
submit and EPA approve or disapprove lists of waters for which existing 
technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain 
or maintain state water quality standards and for which total maximum 
daily loads (TMDLs) must be prepared.
    On June 18, 2008, EPA partially approved and partially disapproved 
Arkansas' 2008 303(d) submittal. Specifically, EPA approved Arkansas' 
listing of 369 water body-pollutant combinations, and associated 
priority rankings. EPA took neither an approval or disapproval action 
on 34 waters listed for beryllium and twenty (20) water body pollutant 
pairs that appear to have been listed in error. EPA disapproved 
Arkansas' decisions not to list 73 water body-pollutant combinations. 
EPA identified these additional water body pollutant-combinations along 
with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2008 Section 303(d) List.
    EPA is providing the public the opportunity to review its final 
decisions to add water body pollutant-combinations to Arkansas' 2008 
Section 303(d) List, as required by EPA's Public Participation 
regulations (40 CFR Part 25). EPA will consider public comments and if 
necessary amend its final action on the additional water body 
pollutant-combinations identified for inclusion on Arkansas' Final 2008 
Section 303(d) List.

DATES: Comments must be submitted in writing to EPA on or before July 
28, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the decisions 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, telephone (214) 665-2145, facsimile (214) 665-7373, or 
e-mail: smith.diane@epa.gov. Oral comments will not be considered. 
Copies of the documents which explain the rationale for EPA's decisions 
and a list of the 73 water quality limited segments for which EPA 
disapproved Arkansas' decision not to list can be obtained at EPA 
Region 6's Web site at https://www.epa.gov/region06/6wq/npdes/tmdl.htm, 
or by writing or calling Ms. Smith at the above address. Underlying 
documents from the administrative record for these decisions are 
available for public inspection at the above address. Please contact 
Ms. Smith to schedule an inspection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Smith at (214) 665-2145.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 303(d) of the CWA requires that each 
state identify those waters for which existing technology-based 
pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain state 
water quality standards. For those waters, states are required to 
establish TMDLs according to a priority ranking.
    EPA's Water Quality Planning and Management regulations include 
requirements related to the implementation of Section 303(d) of the CWA 
(40 CFR 130.7). The regulations require states to identify water 
quality limited waters still requiring TMDLs every two years. The list 
of waters still needing TMDLs must also include priority rankings and 
must identify the waters targeted for TMDL development during the next 
two years (40 CFR 130.7).
    Consistent with EPA's regulations, Arkansas submitted to EPA its 
listing decisions under Section 303(d) on April 1, 2008. On June 18, 
2008, EPA approved Arkansas' listing of 369 water body-pollutant 
combinations and associated priority rankings. EPA took neither an 
approval or disapproval action on 34 waters listed for beryllium and 
twenty (20) water body pollutant pairs that appear to have been listed 
in error. EPA disapproved Arkansas' decisions not to list 73 water 
body-pollutant combinations. EPA identified these additional water body 
pollutant-combinations along with priority rankings for inclusion on 
the 2008 Section 303(d) List. EPA solicits public comment on its 
identification of 73 additional water body-pollutant combinations for 
inclusion on Arkansas' 2008 Section 303(d) List.

    Dated: June 18, 2008.
Miguel I Flores,
Director, Water Quality Protection Division, Region 6.
[FR Doc. E8-14516 Filed 6-25-08; 8:45 am]
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