Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on 29 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Louisiana, 65602-65603 [E8-26262]

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E8–26254 Filed 11–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Subsegment 090101 090102 090103 090104 090105 ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. 15:23 Nov 03, 2008 [FRL–8737–7] Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on 29 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Louisiana Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of availability. SUMMARY: This notice announces final agency action on 29 TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in Louisiana’s Pearl River basin, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Documents from the administrative record file for the 29 TMDLs, including TMDL calculations and responses to comments, may be viewed at https://www.epa.gov/region6/ water/npdes/tmdl/index.htm. The administrative record file may be examined by calling or writing Ms. Diane Smith at the address below. Please contact Ms. Smith to schedule an inspection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Smith, Environmental Protection Specialist, Water Quality Protection Division, U.S. EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202–2733, (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 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 established 18 of these TMDLs pursuant to a consent decree entered in this lawsuit. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA Takes Final Agency Action on 29 TMDLs By this notice EPA is taking final agency action on the following 29 TMDLs for waters located within the Louisiana Pearl River basin: Waterbody name Pollutant Pearl River—MS State Line to Pearl River Navigation Canal ..................................... East Pearl River—Holmes Bayou to I–10 ................................................................... East Pearl River—From I–10 to Lake Borgne (estuarine) .......................................... Peters Creek ................................................................................................................ Pearl River Navigation Canal—From Pools Bluff to Lock No. 3 ................................. Mercury and Fecal coliform. Mercury. Mercury. Fecal coliform. Mercury and Dissolved oxygen. 3 This agenda may change. The Commission will issue a further notice of such changes if time permits. VerDate Aug<31>2005 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Jkt 217001 4 Time assumes approximately 5 minutes per panelist. PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 65603 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 4, 2008 / Notices Subsegment Waterbody name Pollutant 090106 ................................. 090107 ................................. 090201 ................................. 090202 ................................. 090202–5126 ....................... 090203 ................................. 090204 ................................. Holmes Bayou—From the Pearl River to the West Pearl River (scenic) .................... Pearl River—From Pearl River Navigation Canal to Holmes Bayou .......................... West Pearl River—From Headwaters to confluence with Holmes Bayou (scenic) ..... West Pearl River .......................................................................................................... Morgan River—From Porters River to its confluence with Pearl River (scenic) ......... Lower Bogue Chitto—From River Navigation Canal to Wilsons Slough ..................... Pearl River Navigation Canal—Below Lock No. 3 ...................................................... 090205 ................................. 090206 ................................. 090207 ................................. Wilson Slough—Bogue Chitto to West Pearl River ..................................................... Bradley Slough—Bogue Chitto to West Pearl River ................................................... Middle Pearl River and West Middle Pearl River—From West Pearl River to Little Lake. Morgan Bayou—Headwaters near I–10 to confluence with Middle River ................... Pushepatapa Creek ..................................................................................................... Bogue Lusa Creek ....................................................................................................... Bogue Chitto River—From MS State Line to Pearl River Navigation Canal (scenic) Big Silver Creek ........................................................................................................... Bonner Creek ............................................................................................................... Thigpen Creek .............................................................................................................. Mercury and Turbidity. Mercury. Mercury and Turbidity. Turbidity. Mercury. Mercury. Mercury and Dissolved oxygen. Mercury. Mercury. Mercury and Dissolved oxygen. Mercury. Fecal coliform. Fecal coliform. Mercury and Turbidity. Fecal coliform. Fecal coliform. Fecal coliform. 090207–5112 ....................... 090301 ................................. 090401 ................................. 090501 ................................. 090502 ................................. 090505 ................................. 090506 ................................. EPA requested the public to provide EPA with any significant data or information that might impact the 29 TMDLs in the Federal Register Notices: Volume 72, number 137, page 39420 (July 18, 2007) and volume 73, number 22, pages 6178 and 6179 (February 1, 2008). The comments which were received, the EPA’s response to comments, and the TMDLs may be found at https://www.epa.gov/region6/ water/npdes/tmdl/index.htm. Dated: October 28, 2008. Larry D. Wright, Acting Director, Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6. [FR Doc. E8–26262 Filed 11–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY guarantees, grants, revolving loan funds) to encourage venture capital investment in environmental technology commercialization. The Summit will bring together senior career EPA managers (Deputy Assistant Administrators and Deputy Regional Administrators) with senior venture capitalists who were part of the NACEPT Venture Capital Study. A report will be produced from the Summit that will be a companion to the NACEPT Venture Capital Report; both will be given to the next Administration, the venture capital community, technology developers, state and local governments, Congressional members and staff, academia, and members of the public. The Summit will be open to the public. [FRL–8737–6] EPA-Venture Capital Community Summit: Exploring Programs to Commercialize Environmental Technology The Summit will be held on November 12, 2008, beginning at 10 a.m. and adjourning at 4:30 p.m. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. Times noted are Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: AGENCY: DATES: The meeting will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, in the International Gateway Room on the Mezzanine. Environmental Protection Agency. Notice of meeting. dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold an EPA-Venture Capital Community Summit: Exploring Programs to Commercialize Environmental Technology to follow up the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) report on ‘‘EPA and the Venture Capital Community: Building Bridges to Commercialize Technology’’ (April 2008). The report recommends that EPA create programs, similar to those of the U.S. Department of Energy, to provide financial support (e.g., loan VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Nov 03, 2008 Jkt 217001 The Venture Capital Report is available electronically through https:// www.epa.gov/etop. A hard copy of the report can be ordered from the National Service Center for Environmental Publications by requesting document number EPA/600/R–08/043 through the Web site ordering system at https:// www.epa.gov/nscep or by calling 1– 800–490–9198. The agenda for the Summit can be found electronically through the EPA Web site at https:// www.epa.gov/ncer/venturecapital. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Summit is open to the public. Registration before the Summit is requested. Any member of the public wishing to make a presentation at the Summit should request to do so beforehand. Presentations should be limited to 3 minutes or less. Time allotted will be shortened if several people request to speak. The results of the Summit will be discussed the following day (November 13) in a NACEPT forum on future directions for EPA to be chaired by the EPA Administrator. This forum will be part of the NACEPT Council 20-Year Meeting on November 13 and 14, for which there will be a separate Federal Register notice. Special Accommodations: EPA welcomes the attendance of the public at this Summit and will make every effort to accommodate persons with disabilities. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Linda Parham at parham.linda@epa.gov at least seven days before the meeting. To register for the Summit, request time to make an oral public comment at the Summit, and for details on how to provide written public comments, please see the National Center for Environmental Research’s Web site at https://www.epa.gov/ncer/ venturecapital. Questions about the Summit and written comments should be submitted to Paul Shapiro at shapiro.paul@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: October 28, 2008. William H. Sanders III, Director, National Center for Environmental Research. [FR Doc. E8–26263 Filed 11–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 214 (Tuesday, November 4, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65602-65603]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-26262]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on 29 Total 
Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Louisiana

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces final agency action on 29 TMDLs prepared 
by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in Louisiana's Pearl River basin, 
under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Documents from the 
administrative record file for the 29 TMDLs, including TMDL 
calculations and responses to comments, may be viewed at https://
www.epa.gov/region6/water/npdes/tmdl/index.htm. The administrative 
record file may be examined by calling or writing Ms. Diane Smith at 
the address below. Please contact Ms. Smith to schedule an inspection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Smith, Environmental Protection 
Specialist, Water Quality Protection Division, U.S. EPA Region 6, 1445 
Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202-2733, (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 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 established 18 of these TMDLs pursuant to 
a consent decree entered in this lawsuit.

EPA Takes Final Agency Action on 29 TMDLs

    By this notice EPA is taking final agency action on the following 
29 TMDLs for waters located within the Louisiana Pearl River basin:

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               Subsegment                               Waterbody name                         Pollutant
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090101..................................  Pearl River--MS State Line to Pearl River   Mercury and Fecal
                                           Navigation Canal.                           coliform.
090102..................................  East Pearl River--Holmes Bayou to I-10....  Mercury.
090103..................................  East Pearl River--From I-10 to Lake Borgne  Mercury.
                                           (estuarine).
090104..................................  Peters Creek..............................  Fecal coliform.
090105..................................  Pearl River Navigation Canal--From Pools    Mercury and Dissolved
                                           Bluff to Lock No. 3.                        oxygen.

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090106..................................  Holmes Bayou--From the Pearl River to the   Mercury and Turbidity.
                                           West Pearl River (scenic).
090107..................................  Pearl River--From Pearl River Navigation    Mercury.
                                           Canal to Holmes Bayou.
090201..................................  West Pearl River--From Headwaters to        Mercury and Turbidity.
                                           confluence with Holmes Bayou (scenic).
090202..................................  West Pearl River..........................  Turbidity.
090202-5126.............................  Morgan River--From Porters River to its     Mercury.
                                           confluence with Pearl River (scenic).
090203..................................  Lower Bogue Chitto--From River Navigation   Mercury.
                                           Canal to Wilsons Slough.
090204..................................  Pearl River Navigation Canal--Below Lock    Mercury and Dissolved
                                           No. 3.                                      oxygen.
090205..................................  Wilson Slough--Bogue Chitto to West Pearl   Mercury.
                                           River.
090206..................................  Bradley Slough--Bogue Chitto to West Pearl  Mercury.
                                           River.
090207..................................  Middle Pearl River and West Middle Pearl    Mercury and Dissolved
                                           River--From West Pearl River to Little      oxygen.
                                           Lake.
090207-5112.............................  Morgan Bayou--Headwaters near I-10 to       Mercury.
                                           confluence with Middle River.
090301..................................  Pushepatapa Creek.........................  Fecal coliform.
090401..................................  Bogue Lusa Creek..........................  Fecal coliform.
090501..................................  Bogue Chitto River--From MS State Line to   Mercury and Turbidity.
                                           Pearl River Navigation Canal (scenic).
090502..................................  Big Silver Creek..........................  Fecal coliform.
090505..................................  Bonner Creek..............................  Fecal coliform.
090506..................................  Thigpen Creek.............................  Fecal coliform.
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    EPA requested the public to provide EPA with any significant data 
or information that might impact the 29 TMDLs in the Federal Register 
Notices: Volume 72, number 137, page 39420 (July 18, 2007) and volume 
73, number 22, pages 6178 and 6179 (February 1, 2008). The comments 
which were received, the EPA's response to comments, and the TMDLs may 
be found at https://www.epa.gov/region6/water/npdes/tmdl/index.htm.

    Dated: October 28, 2008.
Larry D. Wright,
Acting Director, Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6.
[FR Doc. E8-26262 Filed 11-3-08; 8:45 am]
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