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E8–23505 Filed 10–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [OW–FRL–8725–1] Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Availability of National List of Beaches under the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act. AGENCY: This notice informs the public that EPA has updated the National List of Beaches pursuant to Section 406(g) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) as amended by the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act. EPA is publishing this list under the title National List of Beaches. Section 406(g) requires EPA to publish a list of discrete coastal recreation waters adjacent to beaches or similar points of access that are used by the public and to update the list jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:44 Oct 03, 2008 Jkt 217001 periodically as new information becomes available. The list specifies whether the waters are subject to a monitoring and notification program consistent with the performance criteria (National Beach Guidance and Required Performance Criteria for Grants June 2002) EPA published under CWA section 406(a). The list contains information that coastal and Great Lakes States made available to EPA as of January 31, 2008, and it replaces the previous list that EPA published on May 4, 2004. The National List of Beaches provides a national baseline of the extent of monitoring of waters adjacent to beaches or similar points of access, which will allow EPA to measure State program performance in implementing the monitoring and notification provisions of the BEACH Act. Address all inquiries concerning this document to Lars Wilcut, Environmental Scientist, Office of Science and Technology, Mail Code 4305T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wilcut, (202) 566–0447, wilcut.lars@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Lars I. General Information A. Interested Entities This notice may be of interest to State and local beach managers, the general public, and environmental organizations concerned with public health at beaches. B. What is the Statutory Authority for the National List of Beaches? The BEACH Act, signed into law on October 10, 2000, incorporated new provisions in the Clean Water Act to reduce the risk of illness to users of the nation’s coastal recreation waters. Section 406(g) of the Clean Water Act, as amended by the BEACH Act, Public Law 106–284, 114 Stat. 970 (2000), states: ‘‘(g) LIST OF WATERS.— ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.— Beginning not later than 18 months after the date of publication of performance criteria under subsection (a), based on information made available to the Administrator, the Administrator shall identify, and maintain a list of, discrete coastal recreation waters adjacent to beaches or similar points of access that are used by the public that— ‘‘(A) specifies any waters described in this paragraph that are subject to a monitoring and notification program consistent with the performance criteria established under subsection (a); and E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1 58230 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 194 / Monday, October 6, 2008 / Notices ‘‘(B) specifies any waters described in this paragraph for which there is no monitoring and notification program (including waters for which fiscal constraints will prevent the State or the Administrator from performing monitoring and notification consistent with the performance criteria established under subsection (a)). ‘‘(2) AVAILABILITY.—The Administrator shall make the list described in paragraph (1) available to the public through— ‘‘(A) publication in the Federal Register; and ‘‘(B) electronic media. ‘‘(3) UPDATES.—The Administrator shall update the list described in paragraph (1) periodically as new information becomes available.’’ jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES C. How did EPA obtain this information? EPA provides federal grant funds to assist coastal and Great Lakes States and Territories in the implementation of their beach monitoring and notification programs. In developing these programs, States and Territories created lists of their coastal recreation waters, including those waters adjacent to beaches and other similar points of access, and identified whether there is a monitoring program for each beach. EPA assisted States through workshops and telephone contact with Regional Beach Coordinators and Headquarters personnel. States then submitted their lists to EPA. EPA compiled the submissions and made the information available to the public on May 4, 2004 (69 FR24597). Since 2004, coastal and Great Lakes States have updated this information as part of their annual submission of beach monitoring and notification data to EPA. EPA is now publishing the most current update to this information based on the States’ beach monitoring and notification data for the 2007 beach season. D. How will EPA use this National List of Beaches? The National List of Beaches provides EPA a national baseline of the extent of monitoring of waters adjacent to beaches or similar points of access, which will allow EPA to measure improvements in monitoring and notification at all coastal and Great Lake beaches. It will also help EPA determine how to improve implementation of the BEACH Act. The list provides information to the public identifying the beaches in their State and whether they are monitored. In 2007, States and Territories identified a total of 6,247 beaches, the waters of 3,655 of those beaches were monitored and the waters of 2,592 of those beaches were not monitored. EPA continues to work with states to compile additional information VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:44 Oct 03, 2008 Jkt 217001 and integrate the National List of Beaches with other program information such as frequency of monitoring and beach location and length. E. How may you look at or get a copy of this list? The National List of Beaches is available on EPA’s Web site at: http:// www.epa.gov/waterscience/beaches/. Copies of the document can also be obtained by writing, calling, or emailing: Office of Water Resources Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 4100T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. (Phone: 202– 566–1731 or e-mail: center.waterresource@epa.gov). F. How do I find more information about my State’s or Territory’s List of Beaches? The 35 States subject to the BEACH Act amendments to the Clean Water Act provided the information that EPA used to compile the National List of Beaches. State and Territory contacts are identified along with each State’s or Territory’s list. G. How will this list change? EPA intends to update this list periodically based on information received from States. EPA will publish notice in the Federal Register of any revisions to the National List of Beaches. Dated: September 30, 2008. Benjamin H. Grumbles, Assistant Administrator for Water. [FR Doc. E8–23555 Filed 10–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2008–0721; FRL–8385–4] Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from August 18, 2008 through September 12, 2008, consists of the PMNs and TME, both pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period. This status report, also includes a PMN and TME that were inadvertently ommitted from a previous report that covered the period from August 4, 2008 through August 15, 2008. DATES: Comments identified by the specific PMN number or TME number, must be received on or before November 5, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2008–0721, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001. • Hand Delivery: OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA East Bldg., Rm. 6428, 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. Attention: Docket ID Number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2008–0721. The DCO is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the DCO is (202) 564–8930. Such deliveries are only accepted during the DCO’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPPT– 2008–0721. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or email. The regulations.gov website is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 194 (Monday, October 6, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58229-58230]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-23555]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[OW-FRL-8725-1]


Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of Availability of National List of Beaches under the 
Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act.

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SUMMARY: This notice informs the public that EPA has updated the 
National List of Beaches pursuant to Section 406(g) of the Clean Water 
Act (CWA) as amended by the Beaches Environmental Assessment and 
Coastal Health (BEACH) Act. EPA is publishing this list under the title 
National List of Beaches. Section 406(g) requires EPA to publish a list 
of discrete coastal recreation waters adjacent to beaches or similar 
points of access that are used by the public and to update the list 
periodically as new information becomes available. The list specifies 
whether the waters are subject to a monitoring and notification program 
consistent with the performance criteria (National Beach Guidance and 
Required Performance Criteria for Grants June 2002) EPA published under 
CWA section 406(a). The list contains information that coastal and 
Great Lakes States made available to EPA as of January 31, 2008, and it 
replaces the previous list that EPA published on May 4, 2004. The 
National List of Beaches provides a national baseline of the extent of 
monitoring of waters adjacent to beaches or similar points of access, 
which will allow EPA to measure State program performance in 
implementing the monitoring and notification provisions of the BEACH 
Act.

ADDRESSES: Address all inquiries concerning this document to Lars 
Wilcut, Environmental Scientist, Office of Science and Technology, Mail 
Code 4305T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lars Wilcut, (202) 566-0447, 
wilcut.lars@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. General Information

A. Interested Entities

    This notice may be of interest to State and local beach managers, 
the general public, and environmental organizations concerned with 
public health at beaches.

B. What is the Statutory Authority for the National List of Beaches?

    The BEACH Act, signed into law on October 10, 2000, incorporated 
new provisions in the Clean Water Act to reduce the risk of illness to 
users of the nation's coastal recreation waters. Section 406(g) of the 
Clean Water Act, as amended by the BEACH Act, Public Law 106-284, 114 
Stat. 970 (2000), states:

    ``(g) LIST OF WATERS.--
    ``(1) IN GENERAL.-- Beginning not later than 18 months after the 
date of publication of performance criteria under subsection (a), 
based on information made available to the Administrator, the 
Administrator shall identify, and maintain a list of, discrete 
coastal recreation waters adjacent to beaches or similar points of 
access that are used by the public that--
    ``(A) specifies any waters described in this paragraph that are 
subject to a monitoring and notification program consistent with the 
performance criteria established under subsection (a); and

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    ``(B) specifies any waters described in this paragraph for which 
there is no monitoring and notification program (including waters 
for which fiscal constraints will prevent the State or the 
Administrator from performing monitoring and notification consistent 
with the performance criteria established under subsection (a)).
    ``(2) AVAILABILITY.--The Administrator shall make the list 
described in paragraph (1) available to the public through--
    ``(A) publication in the Federal Register; and
    ``(B) electronic media.
    ``(3) UPDATES.--The Administrator shall update the list 
described in paragraph (1) periodically as new information becomes 
available.''

C. How did EPA obtain this information?

    EPA provides federal grant funds to assist coastal and Great Lakes 
States and Territories in the implementation of their beach monitoring 
and notification programs. In developing these programs, States and 
Territories created lists of their coastal recreation waters, including 
those waters adjacent to beaches and other similar points of access, 
and identified whether there is a monitoring program for each beach. 
EPA assisted States through workshops and telephone contact with 
Regional Beach Coordinators and Headquarters personnel. States then 
submitted their lists to EPA. EPA compiled the submissions and made the 
information available to the public on May 4, 2004 (69 FR24597).
    Since 2004, coastal and Great Lakes States have updated this 
information as part of their annual submission of beach monitoring and 
notification data to EPA. EPA is now publishing the most current update 
to this information based on the States' beach monitoring and 
notification data for the 2007 beach season.

D. How will EPA use this National List of Beaches?

    The National List of Beaches provides EPA a national baseline of 
the extent of monitoring of waters adjacent to beaches or similar 
points of access, which will allow EPA to measure improvements in 
monitoring and notification at all coastal and Great Lake beaches. It 
will also help EPA determine how to improve implementation of the BEACH 
Act. The list provides information to the public identifying the 
beaches in their State and whether they are monitored. In 2007, States 
and Territories identified a total of 6,247 beaches, the waters of 
3,655 of those beaches were monitored and the waters of 2,592 of those 
beaches were not monitored. EPA continues to work with states to 
compile additional information and integrate the National List of 
Beaches with other program information such as frequency of monitoring 
and beach location and length.

E. How may you look at or get a copy of this list?

    The National List of Beaches is available on EPA's Web site at: 
http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/beaches/. Copies of the document can 
also be obtained by writing, calling, or e-mailing: Office of Water 
Resources Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 
4100T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. (Phone: 
202-566-1731 or e-mail: center.water-resource@epa.gov).

F. How do I find more information about my State's or Territory's List 
of Beaches?

    The 35 States subject to the BEACH Act amendments to the Clean 
Water Act provided the information that EPA used to compile the 
National List of Beaches. State and Territory contacts are identified 
along with each State's or Territory's list.

G. How will this list change?

    EPA intends to update this list periodically based on information 
received from States. EPA will publish notice in the Federal Register 
of any revisions to the National List of Beaches.

    Dated: September 30, 2008.
Benjamin H. Grumbles,
Assistant Administrator for Water.
[FR Doc. E8-23555 Filed 10-3-08; 8:45 am]
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