Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 28 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Louisiana, 70442-70443 [2011-29302]

Download as PDF 70442 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 219 / Monday, November 14, 2011 / Notices authorized effective the day after the time allowed for protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA. Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenter’s will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list, will receive copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings associated with he Commission’s environmental review process. Environmental commenter’s will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentary, will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission’s final order. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests, and interventions via the Internet in lieu of paper. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.ferc.gov) under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. Dated: November 3, 2011. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–29244 Filed 11–10–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9491–1] Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 28 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Louisiana Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: This notice announces the availability for comment on the administrative record files and the calculations of 28 TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6. This notice covers waters in the State of Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain Basin that were identified as impaired on the State’s Section 303(d) list. These TMDLs were completed in response to a court order in the lawsuit styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford, et al., No. 96–0527, (E.D. La.). DATES: Comments must be submitted in writing to EPA on or before December 29, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments on the 28 TMDLs should be sent to Diane Smith, Environmental Protection Specialist, SUMMARY: Water Quality Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, 1445 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75202–2733 or email: smith.diane@epa.gov. For further information, contact Diane Smith at (214) 665–2145 or fax (214) 665–7373. The administrative record files for the 28 TMDLs are available for public inspection at this address as well. Documents from the administrative record files may be viewed at http:// www.epa.gov/earth1r6/6wq/npdes/ tmdl/index.htm, or obtained by calling or writing Ms. Smith at the above address. Please contact Ms. Smith to schedule an inspection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Smith at (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 proposes these 28 TMDLs pursuant to a consent decree entered in this lawsuit. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA Seeks Comment on 28 TMDLs By this notice EPA is seeking comment on the following 28 TMDLs for waters located within Louisiana: Subsegment Waterbody name 040102 ..................................................... Comite River—Wilson-Clinton Hwy to entrance of White Bayou (East Baton Rouge Parish) (Scenic). Comite River—Entrance of White Bayou to Amite River ......................................... Bayou Manchac—Headwaters to Amite River ......................................................... Amite River—LA Hwy 37 to Amite River Diversion Canal ....................................... Grays Creek—Headwaters to Amite River .............................................................. Colyell Creek System (includes Colyell Bay) ........................................................... Natalbany River—Headwaters to Tickfaw River ...................................................... Yellow Water River—Origin to Ponchatoula Creek ................................................. Ponchatoula Creek and Ponchatoula River ............................................................. Selsers Creek—Origin to South Slough ................................................................... Big Creek and Tributaries—Headwaters to confluence with Tangipahoia River ..... W–14 Main Diversion Canal—From its origin in the north end of the City of Slidell to its junction with Salt Bayou. Salt Bayou—Headwaters to Lake Pontchartrain (Estuarine) ................................... Lake Pontchartrain Drainage Canals ....................................................................... New Orleans East Leveed Waterbodies (Estuarine) ............................................... Tickfaw River—From MS State Line to LA Hwy 42 (Scenic) .................................. Yellow Water River—Origin to Ponchatoula Creek ................................................. Amite River—MS State Line to LA Hwy 37 (Scenic) ............................................... Blind River—From Amite River Diversion Canal to mouth at Lake Maurepas (Scenic). Bayou Cane—Headwaters to U.S. Hwy 190 (Scenic) ............................................. Amite River—Amite River Diversion Canal to Lake Maurepas ............................... Blind River—From Amite River Diversion Canal to mouth at Lake Maurepas (Scenic). Blind River—Source to confluence with Amite River Diversion Canal (Scenic) ...... Tickfaw River—From MS State Line to LA Hwy 42 (Scenic) .................................. Tangipahoa River—MS State Line to Interstate Hwy 1–12 (Scenic) ...................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 040103 040201 040302 040304 040305 040503 040504 040505 040603 040703 040909 ..................................................... ..................................................... ..................................................... ..................................................... ..................................................... ..................................................... ..................................................... ..................................................... ..................................................... ..................................................... ..................................................... 040910 041302 041401 040501 040504 040301 040401 ..................................................... ..................................................... ..................................................... ..................................................... ..................................................... ..................................................... ..................................................... 040903 ..................................................... 040303 ..................................................... 040401 ..................................................... 040403 ..................................................... 040501 ..................................................... 040701 ..................................................... 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EPA requests the public provide to EPA any water quality related data and information that may be relevant to the calculations for the 28 TMDLs. EPA will review all data and information submitted during the public comment period and will revise the TMDLs where appropriate. EPA will then forward the TMDLs to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ). The LDEQ will incorporate the TMDLs into its current water quality management plan. Dated: November 3, 2011. Troy Hill, Acting Director, Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6. [FR Doc. 2011–29302 Filed 11–10–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2011–0793; FRL–9327–4] Decision on Waiver Application From 3M Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA conditionally granted the request from 3M for a waiver from testing tetrabromobisphenol A (CASRN 79–94–7). Regulations issued by EPA under section 4 of the Toxic Substances Control Act require that specified chemical substances be tested to determine if they are contaminated with halogenated dibenzo-p-dioxins (HDDs) or halogenated dibenzofurans (HDFs), and that results be reported to EPA. However, the regulations allow for exclusion and waiver from these requirements if an appropriate application is submitted to EPA and is approved. EPA received such a request for a waiver from these testing requirements from 3M. DATES: EPA conditionally granted the 3M waiver on November 7, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: Rebecca Edelstein, National Program Chemicals Division, Office Pollution Prevention and Toxics (7404T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–8566; mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:40 Nov 10, 2011 Jkt 226001 Email address: edelstein.rebecca@epa.gov. For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 554– 1404; email address: TSCAHotline@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? This action is directed to the public in general. As such, the Agency has not attempted to describe the specific entities that this action may apply to. Although others may be affected, this action applies directly to the submitter of the request for waiver, 3M. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Pollutant Mercury. Mercury. Mercury. and subject to search. Visitors will be provided an EPA/DC badge that must be visible at all times in the building and returned upon departure. II. What action is the agency taking? This notice announces the conditional granting of the request from 3M for a waiver from testing under 40 CFR 766.32(a)(2)(i) for tetrabromobisphenol A (CASRN 79–94–7). This waiver is conditional on 3M manufacturing (including importing) no more than 100 kilograms (kg) of the chemical substance per year, and on its doing so solely for research and development purposes. III. What is the agency’s authority for taking this action? Under 40 CFR part 766, EPA requires testing of certain chemical substances to determine whether they may be contaminated with HDDs and HDFs. Under 40 CFR 766.32(a)(2)(i), a waiver may be granted if a responsible B. How can I get copies of this document company official certifies that the chemical substance is produced only in and other related information? quantities of 100 kg or less per year, and EPA has established a docket for this only for research and development action under docket identification (ID) purposes. number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2011–0793. Under 40 CFR 766.32(b), a request for All documents in the docket are listed a waiver must be made 60 days before in the docket index available at http:// resumption of manufacture or www.regulations.gov. Although listed in importation of a chemical substance not the index, some information is not being manufactured, imported, or publicly available, e.g., Confidential processed as of June 5, 1987. Business Information (CBI) or other On September 14, 2011, EPA received information whose disclosure is a waiver request from 3M under 40 CFR restricted by statute. Certain other 766.32(a)(2)(i). EPA announced receipt material, such as copyrighted material, of the 3M waiver request and requested will be publicly available only in hard public comment in the Federal Register copy. Publicly available docket issue of September 27, 2011 (76 FR materials are available electronically at 59699) http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only (FRL–8890–4). The waiver request available in hard copy, at the OPPT from 3M indicates that 3M intends to Docket. The OPPT Docket is located in import less than 100 kg of the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) at Rm. tetrabromobisphenol A (CASRN 79–94– 3334, EPA West Bldg., 1301 7), a chemical substance subject to Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, testing under 40 CFR part 766, as part DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room of an experimental formulation for hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 research and development purposes. In p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding a subsequent email message, dated legal holidays. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 219 (Monday, November 14, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70442-70443]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-29302]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9491-1]


Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of 28 Total Maximum 
Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Louisiana

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability for comment on the 
administrative record files and the calculations of 28 TMDLs prepared 
by EPA Region 6. This notice covers waters in the State of Louisiana's 
Lake Pontchartrain Basin that were identified as impaired on the 
State's Section 303(d) list. These TMDLs were completed in response to 
a court order in the lawsuit styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford, et 
al., No. 96-0527, (E.D. La.).

DATES: Comments must be submitted in writing to EPA on or before 
December 29, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the 28 TMDLs should be sent to Diane Smith, 
Environmental Protection Specialist, Water Quality Protection Division, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, 1445 Ross Ave., Dallas, 
TX 75202-2733 or email: smith.diane@epa.gov. For further information, 
contact Diane Smith at (214) 665-2145 or fax (214) 665-7373. The 
administrative record files for the 28 TMDLs are available for public 
inspection at this address as well. Documents from the administrative 
record files may be viewed at http://www.epa.gov/earth1r6/6wq/npdes/tmdl/index.htm, or obtained by calling or writing Ms. Smith at the 
above address. Please contact Ms. Smith to schedule an inspection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Smith at (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 proposes these 28 TMDLs pursuant to a 
consent decree entered in this lawsuit.

EPA Seeks Comment on 28 TMDLs

    By this notice EPA is seeking comment on the following 28 TMDLs for 
waters located within Louisiana:

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                Subsegment                           Waterbody name                        Pollutant
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040102...................................  Comite River--Wilson-Clinton Hwy   Fecal Coliform.
                                            to entrance of White Bayou (East
                                            Baton Rouge Parish) (Scenic).
040103...................................  Comite River--Entrance of White    Fecal Coliform.
                                            Bayou to Amite River.
040201...................................  Bayou Manchac--Headwaters to       Fecal Coliform.
                                            Amite River.
040302...................................  Amite River--LA Hwy 37 to Amite    Fecal Coliform.
                                            River Diversion Canal.
040304...................................  Grays Creek--Headwaters to Amite   Fecal Coliform.
                                            River.
040305...................................  Colyell Creek System (includes     Fecal Coliform.
                                            Colyell Bay).
040503...................................  Natalbany River--Headwaters to     Fecal Coliform.
                                            Tickfaw River.
040504...................................  Yellow Water River--Origin to      Fecal Coliform.
                                            Ponchatoula Creek.
040505...................................  Ponchatoula Creek and Ponchatoula  Fecal Coliform.
                                            River.
040603...................................  Selsers Creek--Origin to South     Fecal Coliform.
                                            Slough.
040703...................................  Big Creek and Tributaries--        Fecal Coliform.
                                            Headwaters to confluence with
                                            Tangipahoia River.
040909...................................  W-14 Main Diversion Canal--From    Fecal Coliform.
                                            its origin in the north end of
                                            the City of Slidell to its
                                            junction with Salt Bayou.
040910...................................  Salt Bayou--Headwaters to Lake     Fecal Coliform.
                                            Pontchartrain (Estuarine).
041302...................................  Lake Pontchartrain Drainage        Fecal Coliform.
                                            Canals.
041401...................................  New Orleans East Leveed            Fecal Coliform.
                                            Waterbodies (Estuarine).
040501...................................  Tickfaw River--From MS State Line  TDS.
                                            to LA Hwy 42 (Scenic).
040504...................................  Yellow Water River--Origin to      TDS.
                                            Ponchatoula Creek.
040301...................................  Amite River--MS State Line to LA   TSS.
                                            Hwy 37 (Scenic).
040401...................................  Blind River--From Amite River      TSS.
                                            Diversion Canal to mouth at Lake
                                            Maurepas (Scenic).
040903...................................  Bayou Cane--Headwaters to U.S.     TSS.
                                            Hwy 190 (Scenic).
040303...................................  Amite River--Amite River           Mercury.
                                            Diversion Canal to Lake Maurepas.
040401...................................  Blind River--From Amite River      Mercury.
                                            Diversion Canal to mouth at Lake
                                            Maurepas (Scenic).
040403...................................  Blind River--Source to confluence  Mercury.
                                            with Amite River Diversion Canal
                                            (Scenic).
040501...................................  Tickfaw River--From MS State Line  Mercury
                                            to LA Hwy 42 (Scenic).
040701...................................  Tangipahoa River--MS State Line    Mercury.
                                            to Interstate Hwy 1-12 (Scenic).

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040801...................................  Tchefuncte River and Tributaries-- Mercury.
                                            Headwaters to confluence with
                                            Bogue Falaya River (Scenic).
040905...................................  Bayou Liberty--Headwaters to LA    Mercury.
                                            Hwy 433.
040906...................................  Bayou Liberty--LA Hwy 433 to       Mercury.
                                            confluence with Bayou Bonfouca
                                            (Estuarine).
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    EPA requests the public provide to EPA any water quality related 
data and information that may be relevant to the calculations for the 
28 TMDLs. EPA will review all data and information submitted during the 
public comment period and will revise the TMDLs where appropriate. EPA 
will then forward the TMDLs to the Louisiana Department of 
Environmental Quality (LDEQ). The LDEQ will incorporate the TMDLs into 
its current water quality management plan.

    Dated: November 3, 2011.
Troy Hill,
Acting Director, Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6.
[FR Doc. 2011-29302 Filed 11-10-11; 8:45 am]
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