Notice of Public Hearing and Extension of Public Comment Period of Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permits for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4), 8734-8735 [2011-3380]

Download as PDF 8734 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 31 / Tuesday, February 15, 2011 / Notices Generator imbalance service Proposed rate schedule DSW–GI1 Class of service Effective date 10/01/2011 Energy within Bandwidth .......................................................................................................................... Energy outside Bandwidth ....................................................................................................................... Under Deliveries ....................................................................................................................................... Over Deliveries ......................................................................................................................................... Proposed Formula Rates for Operating Reserves Service—Spinning and Supplemental Western’s WALC Balancing Authority would continue to offer these services only on a pass-through basis. This proposal would not change the current methodology for the WALC Balancing Authority. See the following table Min: 5 MW Under Deliveries. 100% return. 100% return. 60% return. comparing the existing with the proposed Operating Reserves structure: Existing rate schedule DSW–SPR2 DSW–SUR2 Operating Reserve—Spinning Reserve Service .............. jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Operating Reserve—Supplemental Reserve Service ...... Legal Authority Because the proposed rates constitute a major rate adjustment as defined by 10 CFR part 903, Western will hold both a public information forum and a public comment forum. After review of public comments, Western will take further action on the Proposed Rates consistent with 10 CFR part 903. Western is proposing ancillary service rates for the Desert Southwest Customer Service Region in accordance with section 302 of the Department of Energy (DOE) Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7152). 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By Delegation Order No. 00–037.00, effective December 6, 2001, the Secretary of Energy delegated: (1) The authority to develop power and transmission rates to Western’s Administrator; (2) the authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis to the VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:51 Feb 14, 2011 Jkt 223001 Proposed rate schedules DSW–SPR3 DSW–SUR3 Effective date 07/01/2006 Class of service Effective date 10/01/2011 None available on long-term basis; market price, if available, on short term basis, or on request. Western will procure at cost plus 10% administrative charge. None available on long-term basis; market price, if available, on short term basis, or on request. Western will procure at cost plus 10% administrative charge. Deputy Secretary of Energy; and (3) the authority to confirm, approve, and place into effect on a final basis, to remand, or to disapprove such rates to the FERC. 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[FR Doc. 2011–3361 Filed 2–14–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9266–8] Notice of Public Hearing and Extension of Public Comment Period of Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permits for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 31 / Tuesday, February 15, 2011 / Notices Notice of public hearing and extension of public comment period of draft NPDES general permits. ACTION: The Director of the Office of Ecosystem Protection, Environmental Protection Agency-Region 1 (EPA), issued a Notice of Availability of Draft NPDES general permits for discharges from small MS4s to certain waters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on November 4, 2010. A subsequent notice of a public hearing was published on November 29, 2011. Due to inclement weather, the public meeting and hearing for the Draft Massachusetts Interstate, Merrimack and South Coastal Small MS4 General Permit in Leominster, MA on January 12, 2011 were cancelled. EPA has rescheduled the hearing and extended the comment permit of the draft permits. Information on the draft permits, appendices and fact sheet is available at: http://www.epa.gov/ne/npdes/ stormwater/mimsc_sms4.html. DATES: The public comment period is now from the November 4, 2010 to March 11, 2011. Interested persons may submit comments on the draft general permit as part of the administrative record to the EPA–Region 1, at the address given below, no later than midnight March 11, 2011. The general permit shall be effective on the date specified in the Federal Register publication of the Notice of Availability of the final general permit. The final general permit will expire five years from the effective date. ADDRESSES: Submit comments by one of the following methods: • E-mail: Renahan.Kate@epa.gov. • Mail: Kate Renahan, US EPA– Region 1, Office of the Regional Administrator, 5 Post Office Square— Suite 100, Mail Code—ORA01–1, Boston, MA 02109–3912. No facsimiles (faxes) will be accepted. The draft permit is based on an administrative record available for public review at EPA–Region 1, Office of Ecosystem Protection, 5 Post Office Square—Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts 02109–3912. The following SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section sets forth principal facts and the significant factual, legal, and policy questions considered in the development of the draft permit. A reasonable fee may be charged for copying requests. Public Meeting Information: EPA– Region 1 will hold a public meeting to provide information about the draft general permit and its requirements. This public meeting will include a brief presentation on the draft general permits and a brief question and answer jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:51 Feb 14, 2011 Jkt 223001 session. Written, but not oral, comments for the official draft permit record will be accepted at the public meeting. A Public meeting will be held at the following time and locations: Wednesday—March 9, 2011 Leominster Public Library Community Room, 30 West Street, Leominster, MA 01453, 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Public Hearing Information: Following the March 9, 2011 public meeting, a public hearing will be conducted in accordance with 40 CFR 124.12 and will provide interested parties with the opportunity to provide written and/or oral comments for the official draft permit record. The public hearing will be held at the following time and location: Wednesday—March 9, 2011: Leominster Public Library Community Room, 30 West Street, Leominster, MA 01453, 11 a.m .–2 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information concerning the draft permit may be obtained between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding holidays from: Kate Renahan, Office of the Regional Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, 5 Post Office Square—Suite 100, Mail Code: ORA01– 1, Boston, MA 02109–3912; telephone: 617–918–1491; e-mail: Renahan.Kate@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information about the proposed permits including background of the permit and summary of permit conditions was previously published on the November 4, 2010 (75 FR 67960–67962). Dated: February 7, 2011. H. Curtis Spalding, Regional Administrator, Region 1. [FR Doc. 2011–3380 Filed 2–14–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–1145; FRL–9266–9] Release of Final Document Related to the Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) of EPA is announcing the availability of a document titled, Policy Assessment for SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8735 the Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur (Policy Assessment). The Policy Assessment contains staff analyses of the scientific bases for alternative policy options for consideration by the Agency prior to rulemaking. DATES: This Policy Assessment was released to the public via the internet on February 4, 2011. ADDRESSES: The document will be available primarily via the Internet at the following Web site: http:// www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/ no2so2sec/cr_pa.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions related to this document, please contact Dr. Richard Scheffe, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (Mail code C304–02), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; email: scheffe.rich@epa.gov telephone: 919–541–4650; fax: 919–541–2357. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under section 108(a) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Administrator identifies and lists certain pollutants which ‘‘cause or contribute to air pollution which may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare.’’ The EPA then issues air quality criteria for these listed pollutants, which are commonly referred to as ‘‘criteria pollutants.’’ The air quality criteria are to ‘‘accurately reflect the latest scientific knowledge useful in indicating the kind and extent of all identifiable effects on public health or welfare which may be expected from the presence of [a] pollutant in the ambient air, in varying quantities.’’ Under section 109 of the CAA, EPA establishes primary (healthbased) and secondary (welfare-based) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for pollutants for which air quality criteria are issued. Section 109(d) of the CAA requires periodic review and, if appropriate, revision of existing air quality criteria. The revised air quality criteria reflect advances in scientific knowledge on the effects of the pollutant on public health or welfare. The EPA is also required to periodically review and revise the NAAQS, if appropriate, based on the revised criteria. Presently, EPA is reviewing the secondary NAAQS for oxides of nitrogen and sulfur.1 The document 1 The EPA’s initial overall plan for this review was presented in the Integrated Review Plan for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide (EPA–452/R– 08–006, December 2007). Documents related to the current review of the secondary NAAQS for oxides E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM Continued 15FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 31 (Tuesday, February 15, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8734-8735]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-3380]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9266-8]


Notice of Public Hearing and Extension of Public Comment Period 
of Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) 
General Permits for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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ACTION: Notice of public hearing and extension of public comment period 
of draft NPDES general permits.

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SUMMARY: The Director of the Office of Ecosystem Protection, 
Environmental Protection Agency-Region 1 (EPA), issued a Notice of 
Availability of Draft NPDES general permits for discharges from small 
MS4s to certain waters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on November 
4, 2010. A subsequent notice of a public hearing was published on 
November 29, 2011. Due to inclement weather, the public meeting and 
hearing for the Draft Massachusetts Interstate, Merrimack and South 
Coastal Small MS4 General Permit in Leominster, MA on January 12, 2011 
were cancelled. EPA has rescheduled the hearing and extended the 
comment permit of the draft permits.
    Information on the draft permits, appendices and fact sheet is 
available at: http://www.epa.gov/ne/npdes/stormwater/mimsc_sms4.html.

DATES: The public comment period is now from the November 4, 2010 to 
March 11, 2011. Interested persons may submit comments on the draft 
general permit as part of the administrative record to the EPA-Region 
1, at the address given below, no later than midnight March 11, 2011. 
The general permit shall be effective on the date specified in the 
Federal Register publication of the Notice of Availability of the final 
general permit. The final general permit will expire five years from 
the effective date.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments by one of the following methods:
     E-mail: Renahan.Kate@epa.gov.
     Mail: Kate Renahan, US EPA-Region 1, Office of the 
Regional Administrator, 5 Post Office Square--Suite 100, Mail Code--
ORA01-1, Boston, MA 02109-3912.
No facsimiles (faxes) will be accepted.
    The draft permit is based on an administrative record available for 
public review at EPA-Region 1, Office of Ecosystem Protection, 5 Post 
Office Square--Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts 02109-3912. The 
following SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section sets forth principal facts 
and the significant factual, legal, and policy questions considered in 
the development of the draft permit. A reasonable fee may be charged 
for copying requests.
    Public Meeting Information: EPA-Region 1 will hold a public meeting 
to provide information about the draft general permit and its 
requirements. This public meeting will include a brief presentation on 
the draft general permits and a brief question and answer session. 
Written, but not oral, comments for the official draft permit record 
will be accepted at the public meeting. A Public meeting will be held 
at the following time and locations:

Wednesday--March 9, 2011

    Leominster Public Library Community Room, 30 West Street, 
Leominster, MA 01453, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
    Public Hearing Information: Following the March 9, 2011 public 
meeting, a public hearing will be conducted in accordance with 40 CFR 
124.12 and will provide interested parties with the opportunity to 
provide written and/or oral comments for the official draft permit 
record. The public hearing will be held at the following time and 
location:

Wednesday--March 9, 2011:

    Leominster Public Library Community Room, 30 West Street, 
Leominster, MA 01453, 11 a.m .-2 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information concerning the 
draft permit may be obtained between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
Monday through Friday excluding holidays from: Kate Renahan, Office of 
the Regional Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, 5 Post 
Office Square--Suite 100, Mail Code: ORA01-1, Boston, MA 02109-3912; 
telephone: 617-918-1491; e-mail: Renahan.Kate@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information about the proposed permits 
including background of the permit and summary of permit conditions was 
previously published on the November 4, 2010 (75 FR 67960-67962).

    Dated: February 7, 2011.
H. Curtis Spalding,
Regional Administrator, Region 1.
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