Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of Los Cerritos Channel Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), 74485 [E8-28981]

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EPA must approve or disapprove the State’s submitted TMDLs. EPA is providing the public the opportunity to review proposed TMDLs for Los Cerritos Channel metals. EPA is establishing these TMDLs in lieu of California because of deadlines associated with the consent decree described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. EPA will prepare a responsiveness summary that demonstrates how public comments were considered in the final TMDL decisions. The responsiveness document will be available when the TMDLs are established. DATES: Comments must be submitted to EPA on or before January 22, 2009. ADDRESSES: Comments on the proposed decisions should be sent to Karen Irwin, Water Division (WTR–2), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, telephone (415) 947–4116, facsimile (415) 947–3537, email irwin.karen@epa.gov. Oral comments will not be considered. Copies of the proposed TMDLs for Los Cerritos Channel will be available on EPA Region 9’s Web site at https:// www.epa.gov/region9/water/tmdl/ 303d.html or by writing or calling Karen Irwin. Underlying documentation comprising the record for these TMDLs is available for public inspection at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Irwin at (415) 947–4116 or irwin.karen@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act requires states to identify water bodies that do not meet water quality standards and then to establish TMDLs for each water body for each pollutant of concern. TMDLs identify the maximum amount of pollutants that can be discharged to water bodies without causing violations of water quality standards. Los Cerritos Channel is included on the State of California’s section 303(d) list of polluted waters due to water quality impacts associated with discharges of PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74485 metals. EPA will establish TMDLs for metals in Los Cerritos Channel by March 2012 because of deadlines under a consent decree (Heal the Bay Inc., et al. v. Browner C 98–4825 SBA, entered March 24, 1999). Dated: November 28, 2008. Alexis Strauss, Director, Water Division, Region IX. [FR Doc. E8–28981 Filed 12–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2006–0922; FRL–8748–5] Final Risk and Exposure Assessment Report for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability of final report. SUMMARY: On November 21, 2008, the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) of EPA made available a final report titled, Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the NO2 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard: Final Report. This final report has two primary purposes. The first is to convey the approaches taken to characterize human exposures and health risks associated with ambient NO2 and to present the results of these analyses. The second is to present a discussion of the NO2 scientific evidence and the exposure- and risk-based information specifically as it relates to the current and potential alternative NO2 standards. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Scott Jenkins, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (Mail Code C504–06), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; e-mail: Jenkins.scott@epa.gov; telephone: 919– 541–1167; fax: 919–541–0237. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: General Information A. How Can I Get Copies of This Document and Other Related Information 1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2006–0922. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of Los Cerritos 
Channel Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: This action announces the availability of EPA proposed total 
maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for the freshwater portion of Los Cerritos 
Channel to address elevated metals concentrations pursuant to Clean 
Water Act section 303(d)(1), and requests public comment. Section 
303(d)(1) requires that states submit water quality planning documents 
called total maximum daily loads for impaired waters for which existing 
technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain 
or maintain state water quality standards. EPA must approve or 
disapprove the State's submitted TMDLs.
    EPA is providing the public the opportunity to review proposed 
TMDLs for Los Cerritos Channel metals. EPA is establishing these TMDLs 
in lieu of California because of deadlines associated with the consent 
decree described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. EPA will prepare a 
responsiveness summary that demonstrates how public comments were 
considered in the final TMDL decisions. The responsiveness document 
will be available when the TMDLs are established.

DATES: Comments must be submitted to EPA on or before January 22, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the proposed decisions should be sent to Karen 
Irwin, Water Division (WTR-2), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, telephone 
(415) 947-4116, facsimile (415) 947-3537, email irwin.karen@epa.gov. 
Oral comments will not be considered. Copies of the proposed TMDLs for 
Los Cerritos Channel will be available on EPA Region 9's Web site at 
https://www.epa.gov/region9/water/tmdl/303d.html or by writing or 
calling Karen Irwin. Underlying documentation comprising the record for 
these TMDLs is available for public inspection at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Irwin at (415) 947-4116 or 
irwin.karen@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act 
requires states to identify water bodies that do not meet water quality 
standards and then to establish TMDLs for each water body for each 
pollutant of concern. TMDLs identify the maximum amount of pollutants 
that can be discharged to water bodies without causing violations of 
water quality standards. Los Cerritos Channel is included on the State 
of California's section 303(d) list of polluted waters due to water 
quality impacts associated with discharges of metals. EPA will 
establish TMDLs for metals in Los Cerritos Channel by March 2012 
because of deadlines under a consent decree (Heal the Bay Inc., et al. 
v. Browner C 98-4825 SBA, entered March 24, 1999).

    Dated: November 28, 2008.
Alexis Strauss,
Director, Water Division, Region IX.
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