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Applications and nominations for the national awards are recommended by EPA regions. The regulation that establishes the framework for the annual recognition awards program is at 40 CFR part 105. EPA announced the availability of application and nomination information for this year’s awards (73 FR 16299, March 27, 2008). The awards program enhances national awareness of municipal wastewater treatment and encourages public support of programs targeted to protecting the public’s health and safety and the nation’s water quality. State water pollution control agencies and EPA regional offices make recommendations to headquarters for the national awards. Programs and projects being recognized are in compliance with applicable water quality requirements and have a satisfactory record with respect to environmental quality. Municipalities and industries are recognized for their demonstrated creativity and technological achievements in five awards categories as follows: (1) Outstanding Operations and Maintenance practices at wastewater treatment facilities; (2) Exemplary Biosolids Management projects, technology/innovation or development activities, research and public acceptance efforts; (3) Pretreatment Program Excellence; (4) Stormwater Management Excellence; and, (5) Outstanding Combined Sewer Overflow Control programs. The winners of the EPA’s 2008 National Clean Water Act Recognition Awards are listed below by category. E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 62499 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 21, 2008 / Notices Sub-category Category: Operations and Maintenance Awards O&M First Place: F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center, Buford, Georgia, EPA Region 4 ............................................................ 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Grandville Wastewater Treatment Plant, Grandville, Michigan, EPA Region 5 .................................................... Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority, Beaver Estates Water Pollution Control Plant, Douglasville, Georgia, EPA Region 4. Large Advanced Plant. Large Advanced Plant. Medium Advanced Plant. Small Advanced Plant. Large Secondary Plant. Medium Non-Discharging Plant. Small Non-Discharging Plant. Most Improved Plant. Large Secondary Plant. Medium Advanced Plant. Small Advanced Plant. Category: Exemplary Biosolids Management Awards Biosolids First Place: Lawrence Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility, Lawrence, Kansas, EPA Region 7 ..................................... Tahlequah Public Works Authority Compost Operation, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, EPA Region 6 .......................... Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, EPA Region 5 ........................... 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[OW-2003-0064, FRL-8731-1]


U.S. EPA's National Clean Water Act Recognition Awards 
Presentation During the Water Environment Federation's Technical 
Exposition and Conference (WEFTEC), and Announcement of 2008 National 
Awards Winners

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency recognized municipalities 
and industries for outstanding and innovative technological 
achievements in wastewater treatment and pollution abatement programs. 
An inscribed plaque was presented to first and second place national 
winners at the annual Clean Water Act Recognition Awards presentation 
during the Water Environment Federation's Technical Exposition and 
Conference (WEFTEC). Recognition is made for outstanding programs and 
projects in operations and maintenance at wastewater treatment 
facilities, biosolids management and public acceptance, municipal 
implementation and enforcement of local pretreatment programs, cost-
effective storm water controls, and combined sewer overflow controls. 
This action announces the 2008 national awards winners.

DATES: Monday, October 20, 2008, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The national awards presentation ceremony was held at the 
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Richardson, Telephone: (202) 
564-2947. Facsimile Number: (202) 501-2396. E-Mail: 
richardson.matthew@epa.gov. Also visit the Office of Wastewater 
Management's Web page at http://www.epa.gov/owm.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Clean Water Act Recognition Awards are 
authorized by section 501(a) and (e) of the Clean Water Act, and 33 
U.S.C. 1361(a) and (e). Applications and nominations for the national 
awards are recommended by EPA regions. The regulation that establishes 
the framework for the annual recognition awards program is at 40 CFR 
part 105. EPA announced the availability of application and nomination 
information for this year's awards (73 FR 16299, March 27, 2008). The 
awards program enhances national awareness of municipal wastewater 
treatment and encourages public support of programs targeted to 
protecting the public's health and safety and the nation's water 
quality. State water pollution control agencies and EPA regional 
offices make recommendations to headquarters for the national awards. 
Programs and projects being recognized are in compliance with 
applicable water quality requirements and have a satisfactory record 
with respect to environmental quality. Municipalities and industries 
are recognized for their demonstrated creativity and technological 
achievements in five awards categories as follows:
    (1) Outstanding Operations and Maintenance practices at wastewater 
treatment facilities;
    (2) Exemplary Biosolids Management projects, technology/innovation 
or development activities, research and public acceptance efforts;
    (3) Pretreatment Program Excellence;
    (4) Stormwater Management Excellence; and,
    (5) Outstanding Combined Sewer Overflow Control programs. The 
winners of the EPA's 2008 National Clean Water Act Recognition Awards 
are listed below by category.

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                                                       Sub-category
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               Category: Operations and Maintenance Awards
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O&M First Place:
    F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center,         Large Advanced Plant.
     Buford, Georgia, EPA Region 4.
    El Paso Water Utilities Public Service        Large Advanced Plant.
     Board, Northwest Wastewater Treatment
     Facility, El Paso, Texas, EPA Region 6.
    City of Newnan--Wahoo Creek Water Pollution   Medium Advanced Plant.
     Control Plant, Newnan, Georgia, EPA Region
     4.
    Waterville Wastewater Treatment Facility,     Small Advanced Plant.
     Waterville, New York, EPA Region 2.
    Joint Water Pollution Control Plant, Carson,  Large Secondary Plant.
     California, EPA Region 9.
    Southside Wastewater Treatment Plant, City    Medium Non-Discharging
     of Vidalia, ESG Operations, Georgia, EPA      Plant.
     Region 4.
    The Manor Water Reclamation Facility,         Small Non-Discharging
     Alpharetta, Georgia, EPA Region 4.            Plant.
    Bristol, New Hampshire Wastewater Treatment   Most Improved Plant.
     Plant, Bristol, New Hampshire, EPA Region 1.
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O&M Second Place:
    Central Contra Costa Sanitary District,       Large Secondary Plant.
     Martinez, California, EPA Region 9.
    Grandville Wastewater Treatment Plant,        Medium Advanced Plant.
     Grandville, Michigan, EPA Region 5.
    Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer   Small Advanced Plant.
     Authority, Beaver Estates Water Pollution
     Control Plant, Douglasville, Georgia, EPA
     Region 4.
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             Category: Exemplary Biosolids Management Awards
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Biosolids First Place:
    Lawrence Municipal Wastewater Treatment       Large Operating
     Facility, Lawrence, Kansas, EPA Region 7.     Projects.
    Tahlequah Public Works Authority Compost      Small Operating
     Operation, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, EPA Region    Projects.
     6.
    Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of    Public Acceptance.
     Greater Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, EPA
     Region 5.
Biosolids Second Place:
    Spencer Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant,     Large Operating
     Organic Resource Recycling Program, St.       Projects.
     Peters, Missouri, EPA Region 7.
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                  Category: Pretreatment Program Awards
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Pretreatment First Place:
    Union Sanitary District, Union City,          Greater Than 21
     California, EPA Region 9.                     Significant
                                                   Industrial Users
                                                   (SIUs).
    Sam Hobbs Regional Wastewater Treatment       6-20 SIUs.
     Facility, Casper, Wyoming, EPA Region 8.
    St. Johns County Utilities Pretreatment       0-5 SIUs.
     Program, St. Augustine, Florida, EPA Region
     4.
Pretreatment Second Place:
    Laguna Subregional Reclamation Facility,      Greater Than 21 SIUs.
     Santa Rosa, California, EPA Region 9.
    South Valley Water Reclamation Facility       6-20 SIUs.
     Pretreatment Program, West Jordan, Utah,
     EPA Region 8.
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                 Category: Stormwater Management Awards
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Stormwater First Place:
    County of Sacramento Commercial/Industrial    Industrial Program.
     Stormwater, Compliance Program, Sacramento,
     California, EPA Region 9.
Stormwater First Place:
    Rogue Valley Sewer Services, Central Point,   Municipal Program.
     Oregon, EPA Region 10.
Stormwater Second Place:
    Keep It Clean Partnership--City of Boulder,   Municipal Program.
     Town of Erie, City of Longmont, City of
     Louisville, Town of Superior, and Boulder
     County, Colorado, EPA Region 8.
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            Category: Combined Sewer Overflow Control Awards
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CSO First Place:
    Village of Metamora Wastewater Collection     Municipal CSO Program.
     Separation, Metamora, Ohio, EPA Region 5.
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    Dated: October 10, 2008.
Judy Davis,
Acting Director, Office of Wastewater Management.
[FR Doc. E8-24693 Filed 10-20-08; 8:45 am]
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