Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 30 Modified Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Louisiana, 50610-50611 [E8-19863]

Download as PDF 50610 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 27, 2008 / Notices authorization to drill, own and operate four new vertical storage wells, 3.4 miles of 6-inch and 4-inch associated storage field flow lines, 4-inch orifice meters and appurtenant measurement facilities including one automatic and three manual control valves, and approximately 1.3 miles of new permanent access roads, all within MRT’s East Unionville Storage Field (East Unionville) in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing may also be viewed on the Web at http:// www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Specifically, MRT proposes to construct, own and operate the four new wells and appurtenant facilities for the purpose of recovering non-effective gas and restoring late season deliverability for MRT’s customers. Pursuant to the requirements of section 157.213(b) of the Commission’s regulations, the proposed facilities will not impact the total inventory, pressure, boundaries, or certificated capacity of East Unionville. MRT projects that after successful completion of the project, it will be able to increase its mid-to late-season deliverability from 340 MMcf/d to 390 MMcf/d.2 As MRT is obligated by Article 7.4 of its 2001 Uncontested Stipulation and Agreement in Docket Nos. TM00–1-25–000, et al., and RP01– 292–000, et al., to restore the late season deliverability and to bear all costs incurred to meet customer deliverability requirements,3 MRT is not requesting rolled-in rate treatment for the approximately $15.9 million cost associated with the construction of the proposed facilities. These costs will be recorded and maintained in a separate account to be excluded from MRT’s rate base in any future rate case. Any questions regarding this application should be directed to Lawrence O. Thomas, Director, Rate & Regulatory, CenterPoint EnergyMississippi River Transmission Corporation, P.O. Box 21743, Supervisor—Rate & Regulatory, CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission Company, P.O. Box 21734, Shreveport, Louisiana 71151, or call (318) 429–2804, FAX (318) 429–3133. Any person or the Commission’s Staff may, within 60 days after the issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention and, pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission’s Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.205) a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to Section 7 of the NGA. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests, and interventions via the Internet in lieu of paper. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.ferc.gov) under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Comment Date: October 14, 2008. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–19823 Filed 8–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8708–9] Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 30 Modified Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Louisiana Comments must be submitted in writing to EPA on or before September 26, 2008. DATES: Comments on the 30 modified 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 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/water/npdes/ tmdl/index.htm, or obtained by calling 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 1996, two Louisiana environmental groups, the Sierra Club and Louisiana Environmental Action Network (plaintiffs), filed a lawsuit in Federal Court against the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford et al., No. 96–0527, (E.D. La.). Among other claims, plaintiffs alleged that EPA failed to establish Louisiana TMDLs in a timely manner. EPA originally established these TMDLs pursuant to a consent decree entered in this lawsuit. EPA has modified these TMDLs. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: EPA Seeks Comments on 30 Modified TMDLs SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability for comment of the By this notice EPA is seeking comment on the following 30 modified TMDLs for waters located within the Terrebonne basin: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability. Subsegment sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES administrative record files for 30 modified TMDLs and the calculations for these TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the Lower, Middle, and Upper Terrebonne Basins, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). These TMDLs were completed in response to the court order styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford, et al., No. 96–0527, (E.D. La.). Waterbody name 120102 ............... 120103 ............... 120105 ............... Bayou Poydras ......................................................................... Bayou Choctaw ........................................................................ Chamberlin Canal .................................................................... 2 MRT’s certificated maximum withdrawal volume is 480,000 Mcf/d [51 FPC ¶ 1,866 (1974)]. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:52 Aug 26, 2008 Jkt 214001 3 98 PO 00000 Pollutant Dissolved Oxygen and Nutrients. Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Nutrients. Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Nutrients. FERC ¶ 61,021 (2002). Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 27, 2008 / Notices Subsegment Waterbody name 120106 ............... 120107 ............... Bayou Plaquemine ................................................................... Upper Grand River and Lower Flat River—Headwaters to Intracoastal Waterway. Intracoastal Waterway—in Morgan City to Port Allen Route— Port Allen Locks to Bayou Sorrel Locks. Bayou Cholpe—Headwaters to Bayou Choctaw ..................... Bayou Black—Intracoastal Waterway to Houma ..................... Lake Verret and Grassy Lake .................................................. Intracoastal Waterway—Houma to Larose .............................. Intracoastal Waterway—Bayou Boeuf ..................................... Bayou Blue—Intracoastal Waterway to boundary between segments 1206 and 1207. Bayou Penchant—Bayou Chene to Lake Penchant ................ Lake Penchant ......................................................................... Lake Hatch and Lake Theriot .................................................. Lake de Cade ........................................................................... 120109 ............... 120110 120202 120204 120304 120403 120604 ............... ............... ............... ............... ............... ............... 120401 120404 120405 120406 ............... ............... ............... ............... EPA previously requested the public to provide EPA with any significant data or information that might impact the original 30 TMDLs in Federal Register Notices: Volume 72, Number 206, pages 60666 and 60667 (October 25, 2007); Volume 72, Number 209, pages 61355 and 61356 (October 30, 2007); Volume 73, Number 22, pages 6178 and 6179 (February 1, 2008). EPA now requests that the public provide any water quality related data and information that may be relevant to the calculations for these 30 modified TMDLs. EPA will review all data and information submitted during the public comment period and revise the modifications to the TMDLs where appropriate. EPA will then forward the modified TMDLs to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ). The LDEQ will incorporate the modified TMDLs into its current water quality management plan. Dated: August 20, 2008. James R. Brown, P.G., Acting Director, Water Quality Protection Division, Region 6. [FR Doc. E8–19863 Filed 8–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8709–1] National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Meeting and Public Comment Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92–463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:52 Aug 26, 2008 Jkt 214001 Pollutant Dissolved Oxygen and Nutrients. Dissolved Oxygen. Dissolved Oxygen and Nutrients. Dissolved Dissolved Dissolved Dissolved Dissolved Dissolved Oxygen. Oxygen and Nutrients. Oxygen and Nutrients. Oxygen and Nutrients. Oxygen. Oxygen. Dissolved Dissolved Dissolved Dissolved Oxygen. Oxygen. Oxygen and Nutrients. Oxygen and Nutrients. (NEJAC) will convene a meeting on the date and time described below. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC. For additional information about registering for public comment, please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The NEJAC will convene an open meeting via teleconference call on Thursday, September 11, 2008, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (all times noted are Eastern Time). Due to limited telephone lines, all members of the public who wish to attend the teleconference meeting or to provide public comment must register in advance, no later than Monday, September 8, 2008. ADDRESSES: Because this meeting will be held via teleconference call, there is no physical location where members of the public can listen in. To attend, you must register in advance. See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Preregistration for all attendees is required. Because this meeting is conducted via teleconference call, online registrations will not be accepted. Rather, requests should be sent to Ms. Julianne Pardi of ICF International at: 33 Hayden Avenue, 3rd Floor, Lexington, MA 02421; Telephone: (781) 676–4010; E-mail: jpardi@icfi.com, or FAX: (781) 676– 4005. Please provide name, organization, and telephone number for follow-up as necessary. Correspondence concerning the meeting should be sent to Ms. Victoria Robinson, NEJAC Program Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., (MC2201A), Washington, DC 20460; via e-mail at environmental-justiceepa@epa.gov; by telephone at (202) 564– 6349; or by FAX at (202) 564–1624. Additional information about the PO 00000 Frm 00025 50611 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 meeting is available at the Internet Web site: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/ environmentaljustice/nejac/ meetings.html. The Charter of the NEJAC states that the advisory committee shall provide independent advice to the Administrator on areas that may include, among other things, ‘‘advice about EPA’s progress, quality and adequacy in planning, developing and implementing environmental justice strategies, projects and programs’’ relating to environmental justice. The purpose of the teleconference meeting is to review progress made by the Goods Movement Work Group and the State Environmental Justice Grant Program Work Group. Public Comment: Individuals or groups making oral presentations during the public comment period will be limited to a total time of five minutes. Only one representative of a community, an organization, or a group will be allowed to speak. Any number of written comments can be submitted for the record. The suggested format for individuals making public comment should be as follows: Name of Speaker, Name of Organization/Community, Address/Telephone/E-mail, Description of Concern and its relationship to the policy issue(s), and Recommendations or desired outcome. Written comments received by September 8, 2008, will be included in the materials distributed to the members of the NEJAC. Written comments received after that date will be provided to the NEJAC as logistics allow. All information should be sent to the address, e-mail, or fax number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. Information About Services for the Handicapped: Individuals requiring accommodations for a disability should contact Ms. Julianne Pardi by September SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 167 (Wednesday, August 27, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50610-50611]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-19863]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-8708-9]


Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 30 Modified Total 
Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Louisiana

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability for comment of the 
administrative record files for 30 modified TMDLs and the calculations 
for these TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the 
Lower, Middle, and Upper Terrebonne Basins, under section 303(d) of the 
Clean Water Act (CWA). These TMDLs were completed in response to the 
court order styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford, et al., No. 96-
0527, (E.D. La.).

DATES: Comments must be submitted in writing to EPA on or before 
September 26, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the 30 modified 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 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/
water/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 1996, two Louisiana environmental groups, 
the Sierra Club and Louisiana Environmental Action Network 
(plaintiffs), filed a lawsuit in Federal Court against the United 
States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), styled Sierra Club, et 
al. v. Clifford et al., No. 96-0527, (E.D. La.). Among other claims, 
plaintiffs alleged that EPA failed to establish Louisiana TMDLs in a 
timely manner. EPA originally established these TMDLs pursuant to a 
consent decree entered in this lawsuit. EPA has modified these TMDLs.

EPA Seeks Comments on 30 Modified TMDLs

    By this notice EPA is seeking comment on the following 30 modified 
TMDLs for waters located within the Terrebonne basin:

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       Subsegment             Waterbody name             Pollutant
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120102.................  Bayou Poydras..........  Dissolved Oxygen and
                                                   Nutrients.
120103.................  Bayou Choctaw..........  Dissolved Oxygen,
                                                   Nitrogen, Phosphorus,
                                                   and Nutrients.
120105.................  Chamberlin Canal.......  Dissolved Oxygen,
                                                   Nitrogen, Phosphorus,
                                                   and Nutrients.

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120106.................  Bayou Plaquemine.......  Dissolved Oxygen and
                                                   Nutrients.
120107.................  Upper Grand River and    Dissolved Oxygen.
                          Lower Flat River--
                          Headwaters to
                          Intracoastal Waterway.
120109.................  Intracoastal Waterway--  Dissolved Oxygen and
                          in Morgan City to Port   Nutrients.
                          Allen Route--Port
                          Allen Locks to Bayou
                          Sorrel Locks.
120110.................  Bayou Cholpe--           Dissolved Oxygen.
                          Headwaters to Bayou
                          Choctaw.
120202.................  Bayou Black--            Dissolved Oxygen and
                          Intracoastal Waterway    Nutrients.
                          to Houma.
120204.................  Lake Verret and Grassy   Dissolved Oxygen and
                          Lake.                    Nutrients.
120304.................  Intracoastal Waterway--  Dissolved Oxygen and
                          Houma to Larose.         Nutrients.
120403.................  Intracoastal Waterway--  Dissolved Oxygen.
                          Bayou Boeuf.
120604.................  Bayou Blue--             Dissolved Oxygen.
                          Intracoastal Waterway
                          to boundary between
                          segments 1206 and 1207.
120401.................  Bayou Penchant--Bayou    Dissolved Oxygen.
                          Chene to Lake Penchant.
120404.................  Lake Penchant..........  Dissolved Oxygen.
120405.................  Lake Hatch and Lake      Dissolved Oxygen and
                          Theriot.                 Nutrients.
120406.................  Lake de Cade...........  Dissolved Oxygen and
                                                   Nutrients.
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    EPA previously requested the public to provide EPA with any 
significant data or information that might impact the original 30 TMDLs 
in Federal Register Notices: Volume 72, Number 206, pages 60666 and 
60667 (October 25, 2007); Volume 72, Number 209, pages 61355 and 61356 
(October 30, 2007); Volume 73, Number 22, pages 6178 and 6179 (February 
1, 2008).
    EPA now requests that the public provide any water quality related 
data and information that may be relevant to the calculations for these 
30 modified TMDLs. EPA will review all data and information submitted 
during the public comment period and revise the modifications to the 
TMDLs where appropriate. EPA will then forward the modified TMDLs to 
the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ). The LDEQ will 
incorporate the modified TMDLs into its current water quality 
management plan.

    Dated: August 20, 2008.
James R. Brown,
P.G., Acting Director, Water Quality Protection Division, Region 6.
[FR Doc. E8-19863 Filed 8-26-08; 8:45 am]
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