Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions, 57355-57356 [E8-23259]

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Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in http:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the OEI Docket in the EPA Headquarters Docket Center. Dated: September 11, 2008. Rebecca Clark, Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. E8–23247 Filed 10–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8724–1] Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s Responsiveness Summary Concerning EPA’s June 26, 2008 Public Notice of Final Decisions to Add Waters and Pollutants to Arkansas’ 2008 Section 303(d) List. On June 26, 2008, EPA published a notice in the Federal Register at Volume 73, Number 124, page 36319 providing the public the opportunity to review its final decisions to add waters and pollutants to Arkansas’ 2008 Section 303(d) List as required by EPA’s Public Participation regulations (40 CFR Part 25). Based on the Responsiveness Summary, EPA has decided to remove six waterbody-pollutant combinations identified in EPA’s Final Action on Arkansas’ 2008 Section 303(d) list based on additional information provided by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). Furthermore, EPA is delisting five waterbody-pollutant combinations previously approved by EPA on June 18, 2008 based on information provided by GBMc & Associates. EPA is also adding one new waterbody-pollutant combination, Bayou DeView and aluminum, based on information provided by ADEQ. Therefore, EPA has E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 57356 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 192 / Thursday, October 2, 2008 / Notices revised its decision to disapprove Arkansas’ decisions not to list 67 waterbody-pollutant combinations instead of the 73 waterbody-pollutant combinations proposed in EPA’s Record of Decision for the 2008 Section 303(d) List. With the addition of Bayou DeView, EPA is adding 68 waterbodypollutant combinations. A listing of these 68 waterbody-pollutant combinations along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2008 Section 303(d) List can be found in Tables 2 and 4 of EPA’s Responsiveness Summary. A listing of the five waterbody-pollutant combinations EPA is delisting can be found in Table 3 of EPA’s Responsiveness Summary. ADDRESSES: Copies of EPA’s Responsiveness Summary Concerning EPA’s June 26, 2008 Public Notice of Final Decisions to Add Waters and Pollutants to Arkansas; 2008 Section 303(d) List and the list of 68 waterbodypollutant pairs can be obtained at EPA Region 6’s Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/region06/water/npdes/ tmdl/index.htm, or by writing or calling Ms. Diane Smith at 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– 6490, or e-mail: smith.diane@epa.gov. 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 Clean Water Act (CWA) requires that each state identify those waters for which existing technologybased pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain state water quality standards. For those waters, states are required to establish Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) according to a priority ranking. 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 waterbody-pollutant combinations and associated priority rankings. EPA took neither an approval or disapproval action on 34 waters listed for beryllium and twenty (20) waterbody-pollutant pairs that appear to have been listed in error. EPA disapproved Arkansas’ decisions not to list 73 waterbodypollutant combinations. Based on the public comments, EPA has revised its decision to disapprove Arkansas’s VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:52 Oct 01, 2008 Jkt 217001 decision not to list 67 waterbodypollutant combinations and added one additional waterbody-pollutant combination. A listing of these 68 waterbody-pollutant combinations along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2008 Section 303(d) List can be found in Table 4 of EPA’s Responsiveness Summary. Furthermore, based on public comments, EPA is reversing its approval decision for five waterbody-pollutant combinations in favor of delisting. A listing of these five waterbody-pollutant combinations which are being delisted can be found in Table 3 of EPA’s Responsiveness Summary. Dated: September 23, 2008. Miguel I Flores, Director, Water Quality Protection Division, Region 6. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 192 (Thursday, October 2, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57355-57356]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-23259]


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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 (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA's Responsiveness 
Summary Concerning EPA's June 26, 2008 Public Notice of Final Decisions 
to Add Waters and Pollutants to Arkansas' 2008 Section 303(d) List.
    On June 26, 2008, EPA published a notice in the Federal Register at 
Volume 73, Number 124, page 36319 providing the public the opportunity 
to review its final decisions to add waters and pollutants to Arkansas' 
2008 Section 303(d) List as required by EPA's Public Participation 
regulations (40 CFR Part 25). Based on the Responsiveness Summary, EPA 
has decided to remove six waterbody-pollutant combinations identified 
in EPA's Final Action on Arkansas' 2008 Section 303(d) list based on 
additional information provided by the Arkansas Department of 
Environmental Quality (ADEQ). Furthermore, EPA is delisting five 
waterbody-pollutant combinations previously approved by EPA on June 18, 
2008 based on information provided by GBMc & Associates. EPA is also 
adding one new waterbody-pollutant combination, Bayou DeView and 
aluminum, based on information provided by ADEQ. Therefore, EPA has

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revised its decision to disapprove Arkansas' decisions not to list 67 
waterbody-pollutant combinations instead of the 73 waterbody-pollutant 
combinations proposed in EPA's Record of Decision for the 2008 Section 
303(d) List. With the addition of Bayou DeView, EPA is adding 68 
waterbody-pollutant combinations. A listing of these 68 waterbody-
pollutant combinations along with priority rankings for inclusion on 
the 2008 Section 303(d) List can be found in Tables 2 and 4 of EPA's 
Responsiveness Summary. A listing of the five waterbody-pollutant 
combinations EPA is delisting can be found in Table 3 of EPA's 
Responsiveness Summary.

ADDRESSES: Copies of EPA's Responsiveness Summary Concerning EPA's June 
26, 2008 Public Notice of Final Decisions to Add Waters and Pollutants 
to Arkansas; 2008 Section 303(d) List and the list of 68 waterbody-
pollutant pairs can be obtained at EPA Region 6's Web site at http://
www.epa.gov/region06/water/npdes/tmdl/index.htm, or by writing or 
calling Ms. Diane Smith at Water Quality Protection Division, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, 1445 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 
75202-2733, telephone (214) 665-2145, facsimile (214) 665-6490, or e-
mail: smith.diane@epa.gov. 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 Clean Water Act (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 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) according to a 
priority ranking.
    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 waterbody-pollutant 
combinations and associated priority rankings. EPA took neither an 
approval or disapproval action on 34 waters listed for beryllium and 
twenty (20) waterbody-pollutant pairs that appear to have been listed 
in error. EPA disapproved Arkansas' decisions not to list 73 waterbody-
pollutant combinations. Based on the public comments, EPA has revised 
its decision to disapprove Arkansas's decision not to list 67 
waterbody-pollutant combinations and added one additional waterbody-
pollutant combination. A listing of these 68 waterbody-pollutant 
combinations along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2008 
Section 303(d) List can be found in Table 4 of EPA's Responsiveness 
Summary. Furthermore, based on public comments, EPA is reversing its 
approval decision for five waterbody-pollutant combinations in favor of 
delisting. A listing of these five waterbody-pollutant combinations 
which are being delisted can be found in Table 3 of EPA's 
Responsiveness Summary.

    Dated: September 23, 2008.
Miguel I Flores,
Director, Water Quality Protection Division, Region 6.
 [FR Doc. E8-23259 Filed 10-1-08; 8:45 am]
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