Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions, 74057-74058 [2011-30848]

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The ICR draft supporting statement available in the public docket provides a detailed explanation of the Agency’s estimate, which is only briefly summarized here: • Estimated total number of potential respondents: 1143. • Frequency of response: —Producers, importers, exporters of methyl bromide, laboratory suppliers, and distributors of QPS methyl bromide (Class I, Group VI substances) are to report to EPA quarterly (45 days after the end of each quarter). —Exporters (of non-methyl bromide Class I substances), and persons that destroy and transform Class I controlled ODS are to report to EPA annually (45 days after the end of the control period). —Persons wanting to transfer CFCs or who petition to import used Class I controlled substances are to submit reports to EPA on a transactional basis. —All entities may be required to provide other such information that the Administrator may reasonably require to comply with requests from the Ozone Secretariat seeking information required by decisions taken by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol. • Estimated total annual burden hours: 2583 hours. • Estimated total annual costs: $277,130. This includes an estimated burden cost of $71,550 and an estimated cost of $5,580 for capital investment or maintenance and operational costs. emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval? There is a decrease of 227 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the EPA ICR 1432.29 which is currently approved by OMB. This decrease is due to the continued phaseout and decreased use of Class I controlled substances which subsequently reduces reporting obligations. For example, the exemption under the Montreal Protocol allowing for production and export of Class I controlled substances to developing countries for basic domestic needs expired in 2010. The burden and cost estimates for the Agency decreased due to revisions to the managerial review of reporting forms. Most reviews are done at the technical staff level. 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[FR Doc. 2011–30855 Filed 11–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9498–4] Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s action identifying water quality limited segments and associated pollutants in Louisiana to be listed pursuant to Clean Water Act Section 303(d), and request for public comment. Section 303(d) requires that States submit and EPA approve or disapprove lists of waters for which existing technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain State water quality standards and for which total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) must be prepared. On November 17, 2011, EPA partially approved and proposed to partially disapprove Louisiana’s 2010 Section 303(d) submittal. Specifically, EPA approved Louisiana’s listing of 410 waterbody pollutant combinations, and associated priority rankings. EPA proposed to disapprove Louisiana’s decisions not to list three waterbodies. These three waterbodies were added by EPA because the applicable numeric water quality standards marine criterion SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74057 for dissolved oxygen was not attained in these segments. EPA is providing the public the opportunity to review its proposed decisions to add the three waters to Louisiana’s 2010 Section 303(d) List. EPA will consider public comments and if necessary amend its proposed action on the additional waterbodies identified for inclusion on Louisiana’s Final 2010 Section 303(d) List. DATES: Comments must be submitted in writing to EPA on or before December 30, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments on the decisions 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, telephone (214) 665–2145, facsimile (214) 665–6490, or email: smith.diane@epa.gov. Oral comments will not be considered. Copies of the documents which explain the rationale for EPA’s decisions and a list of the 3 water quality limited segments for which EPA proposed disapproval of Louisiana’s decisions not to list can be obtained at EPA Region 6’s web site at http://www.epa.gov/region6/water/ npdes/tmdl/index.htm, or by writing or calling Ms. Smith at the above address. Underlying documents from the administrative record for these decisions are available for public inspection at the above address. Please contact Ms. Smith to schedule an inspection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Smith at (214) 665–2145. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) requires that each State identify those waters for which existing technologybased pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain State water quality standards. For those waters, States are required to establish Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) according to a priority ranking. EPA’s Water Quality Planning and Management regulations include requirements related to the implementation of Section 303(d) of the CWA (40 CFR 130.7). The regulations require States to identify water quality limited waters still requiring TMDLs every two years. The list of waters still needing TMDLs must also include priority rankings and must identify the waters targeted for TMDL development during the next two years (40 CFR 130.7). On March 31, 2000, EPA promulgated a revision to this regulation that waived the requirement for States to submit Section 303(d) lists in 2000 except in cases where a court E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 74058 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 230 / Wednesday, November 30, 2011 / Notices order, consent decree, or settlement agreement required EPA to take action on a list in 2000 (65 FR 17170). Consistent with EPA’s regulations, Louisiana submitted to EPA its listing decisions under Section 303(d) on January 13, 2011. On November 17, 2011, EPA approved Louisiana’s listing of 410 water body-pollutant combinations and associated priority rankings. EPA proposed to disapprove Louisiana’s decisions not to list three waterbodies. These three waterbodies were proposed for addition by EPA because the applicable numeric water quality standards marine criterion for dissolved oxygen was not attained in these segments. EPA solicits public comment on its identification of three additional waters for inclusion on Louisiana’s 2010 Section 303(d) List. placed on an attendee list. If any person wishes auxiliary aids (such as a sign language interpreter) or other special accommodations, please contact, prior to December 6, 2011, Susan Houser, Room 1273, 811 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20571, Voice: (202) 565–3232. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, contact Susan Houser, Room 1273, 811 Vermont Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20571, (202) 565– 3232. Dated: November 17, 2011. William K. (Bill) Honker, Acting Director, Water Quality Protection Division. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Lisa Terry, Assistant General Counsel for Administration (Acting). [FR Doc. 2011–30669 Filed 11–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6690–01–M [DA 11–1912] Notice of Suspension and Initiation of Debarment Proceedings [FR Doc. 2011–30848 Filed 11–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES In this document, the Commission gives notice of Dr. Dennis L. Bruno’s suspension from the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism (or ‘‘E–Rate Program’’). Additionally, the Bureau gives notice that debarment proceedings are commencing against him. Dr. Bruno, or any person who has an existing contract with or intends to contract with him to provide or receive services in matters arising out of activities associated with or related to the schools and libraries support, may respond by filing an opposition request, supported by documentation. 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Members of the public may also file written statement(s) before or after the meeting. If you plan to attend, a photo ID must be presented at the guard’s desk as part of the clearance process into the building, and you may contact Susan Houser to be emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:30 Nov 29, 2011 Jkt 226001 Opposition requests must be received by December 30, 2011. However, an opposition request by the party to be suspended must be received 30 days from the receipt of the suspension letter or December 30, 2011, whichever comes first. The Bureau will decide any opposition request for reversal or modification of suspension or debarment within 90 days of its receipt of such requests. ADDRESS: Federal Communications Commission, Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division, Room 4–A236, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. However, an opposition request by the party to be suspended must be received 30 days from the receipt of the suspension letter or December 30, 2011, whichever comes DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 first. The Bureau will decide any opposition request for reversal or modification of suspension or debarment within 90 days of its receipt of such requests. Joy Ragsdale, Federal Communications Commission, Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division, Room 4–C330, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. Joy Ragsdale may be contacted by phone at (202) 418–1697 or email at Joy.Ragsdale@fcc.gov. If Ms. Ragsdale is unavailable, you may contact Ms. Terry Cavanaugh, Acting Chief, Investigations and Hearings Division, by telephone at (202) 418–1420 and by email at Theresa.Cavanaugh@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Bureau has suspension and debarment authority pursuant to 47 CFR 54.8. Suspension will help to ensure that the party to be suspended cannot continue to benefit from the schools and libraries mechanism pending resolution of the debarment process. Attached is the suspension letter, DA 11–1912, which was mailed to Dr. Bruno and released on November 18, 2011. The complete text of the notice of suspension and initiation of debarment proceedings is available for public inspection and copying during regular business hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portal II, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–A257, Washington, DC 20554, In addition, the complete text is available on the FCC’s Web site at http://www.fcc.gov. The text may also be purchased from the Commission’s duplicating inspection and copying during regular business hours at the contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portal II, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–B420, Washington, DC 20554, telephone (202) 488–5300 or (800) 378– 3160, facsimile (202) 488–5563, or via email http://www.bcpiweb.com. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9498-4]


Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA's action 
identifying water quality limited segments and associated pollutants in 
Louisiana to be listed pursuant to Clean Water Act Section 303(d), and 
request for public comment. Section 303(d) requires that States submit 
and EPA approve or disapprove lists of waters for which existing 
technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain 
or maintain State water quality standards and for which total maximum 
daily loads (TMDLs) must be prepared.
    On November 17, 2011, EPA partially approved and proposed to 
partially disapprove Louisiana's 2010 Section 303(d) submittal. 
Specifically, EPA approved Louisiana's listing of 410 waterbody 
pollutant combinations, and associated priority rankings. EPA proposed 
to disapprove Louisiana's decisions not to list three waterbodies. 
These three waterbodies were added by EPA because the applicable 
numeric water quality standards marine criterion for dissolved oxygen 
was not attained in these segments.
    EPA is providing the public the opportunity to review its proposed 
decisions to add the three waters to Louisiana's 2010 Section 303(d) 
List. EPA will consider public comments and if necessary amend its 
proposed action on the additional waterbodies identified for inclusion 
on Louisiana's Final 2010 Section 303(d) List.

DATES: Comments must be submitted in writing to EPA on or before 
December 30, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the decisions 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, telephone (214) 665-2145, facsimile (214) 665-6490, or 
email: smith.diane@epa.gov. Oral comments will not be considered. 
Copies of the documents which explain the rationale for EPA's decisions 
and a list of the 3 water quality limited segments for which EPA 
proposed disapproval of Louisiana's decisions not to list can be 
obtained at EPA Region 6's web site at http://www.epa.gov/region6/water/npdes/tmdl/index.htm, or by writing or calling Ms. Smith at the 
above address. Underlying documents from the administrative record for 
these decisions are available for public inspection at the above 
address. Please contact Ms. Smith to schedule an inspection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Smith at (214) 665-2145.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) 
requires that each State identify those waters for which existing 
technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain 
or maintain State water quality standards. For those waters, States are 
required to establish Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) according to a 
priority ranking. EPA's Water Quality Planning and Management 
regulations include requirements related to the implementation of 
Section 303(d) of the CWA (40 CFR 130.7). The regulations require 
States to identify water quality limited waters still requiring TMDLs 
every two years. The list of waters still needing TMDLs must also 
include priority rankings and must identify the waters targeted for 
TMDL development during the next two years (40 CFR 130.7). On March 31, 
2000, EPA promulgated a revision to this regulation that waived the 
requirement for States to submit Section 303(d) lists in 2000 except in 
cases where a court

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order, consent decree, or settlement agreement required EPA to take 
action on a list in 2000 (65 FR 17170).
    Consistent with EPA's regulations, Louisiana submitted to EPA its 
listing decisions under Section 303(d) on January 13, 2011. On November 
17, 2011, EPA approved Louisiana's listing of 410 water body-pollutant 
combinations and associated priority rankings. EPA proposed to 
disapprove Louisiana's decisions not to list three waterbodies. These 
three waterbodies were proposed for addition by EPA because the 
applicable numeric water quality standards marine criterion for 
dissolved oxygen was not attained in these segments. EPA solicits 
public comment on its identification of three additional waters for 
inclusion on Louisiana's 2010 Section 303(d) List.

    Dated: November 17, 2011.
William K. (Bill) Honker,
Acting Director, Water Quality Protection Division.
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