Draft NPDES General Permit Modification for Discharges From the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category to Coastal Waters in Texas and Onshore Stripper Well Category East of The 98th Meridian (TXG330000), 72080-72081 [2013-28819]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 72080 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2013 / Notices of the Stationary Source Audit Program (Renewal), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through January 31, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 51183) on August 20, 2013 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before January 2, 2014. 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[FR Doc. 2013–28782 Filed 11–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9903–65–Region–6] Draft NPDES General Permit Modification for Discharges From the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category to Coastal Waters in Texas and Onshore Stripper Well Category East of The 98th Meridian (TXG330000) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; Proposal of NPDES general permit modification. AGENCY: EPA Region 6 today proposes modifications for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit regulating discharges from oil and gas wells in the Coastal Subcategory in Texas and in the Stripper Subcategory which discharge into waters in Texas. These modifications would restore coverage eligibility for certain inland discharges that existed in the previous permit and require freshwater whole effluent toxicity species for discharges to freshwater receiving waters. DATES: Comments must be received by January 16, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to: Ms. Diane Smith (6WQ–NP), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733. Comments may also be submitted via email to the following address: smith.diane@epa.gov FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Diane Smith, Region 6, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733. Telephone: (214) 665–2145. A complete draft permit and a fact sheet more fully explaining the proposal may be obtained online from the Web site below or from Ms. Smith. In addition, the Agency’s current administrative record on the proposal is available for examination at the Region’s Dallas offices during normal working hours after providing Ms. Smith 24 hours advance notice. A copy of the proposed permit, fact sheet, and this Federal Register Notice may be found on the EPA Region 6 Web site at: http:// www.epa.gov/region6/water/npdes/ genpermit/index.htm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This permit modification action proposes to clarify the coverage of discharges from stripper wells located east of the 98th meridian whose produced water comes from the Carrizo/Wilcox, Reklaw or Bartosh formations in Texas and whose produced water does not exceed 3000 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2013 / Notices mg/l total dissolved solids. The modification also adds WET testing requirements using freshwater species for produced waters which discharge to freshwater receiving waters. To determine whether your facility, company, business, organization, etc. is regulated by this action, you should carefully examine the applicability criteria in Part I, Section A.1 of this permit. If you have questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed in the preceding FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. (Note that previous permit was noticed in the Federal Register at 77 FR 47380 on August 8, 2012.) Other Legal Requirements A. State Certification Under section 401(a)(1) of the CWA, EPA may not issue an NPDES permit until the State in which the discharge will occur grants or waives certification to ensure compliance with appropriate requirements of the CWA and State law. EPA will seek certification from the Railroad Commission of Texas prior to issuing a final permit. B. Other Regulatory Requirements When EPA issued the general permit in 2012, EPA had conducted evaluations required by Coastal Zone Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, Historic Preservation Act, Paperwork Reduction Act, and Regulatory Flexibility Act. The scope of Today’s permit modification action does not trigger requirements for new evaluations for compliance with those regulatory requirements. These requirements were discussed in the fact sheet dated March 7, 2012, when EPA proposed the permit. Dated: November 20, 2013. William K. Honker, Director, Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6. [FR Doc. 2013–28819 Filed 11–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES [AU Docket No. 13–268; DA 13–2168] Closed Auction of AM Broadcast Construction Permits Scheduled for May 6, 2014; Comment Sought on Competitive Bidding Procedures for Auction 84 Federal Communications Commission. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:41 Nov 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 ACTION: Notice. This document announces the auction of certain AM broadcast construction permits. Auction 84 will be a ‘‘closed’’ auction; only those entities listed in Attachment A to the Auction 84 Comment Public Notice will be eligible to participate in this auction. This document also seeks comment on competitive bidding procedures for Auction 84. DATES: Comments are due on or before December 6, 2013, and reply comments are due on or before December 20, 2013. ADDRESSES: All filings in response to this notice must refer to AU Docket No. 13–268. The Wireless Telecommunications and Media Bureaus strongly encourage interested parties to file comments electronically, and request that an additional copy of all comments and reply comments be submitted electronically to the following address: auction84@fcc.gov. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: D Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. D Federal Communications Commission’s Web site: http:// fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. D Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and four copies of each filing. Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Attn: WTB/ASAD, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission. D All hand-delivered or messengerdelivered paper filings for the Commission’s Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th Street SW., Room TW–A325, Washington, DC 20554. All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must be disposed of before entering the building. D Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. D U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. D People with Disabilities: Contact the FCC to request reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language interpreters, CART, etc.) by email: FCC504@fcc.gov SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72081 or phone: 202–418–0530 or TTY: 202– 418–0432. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Auctions and Spectrum Access Division: For auction legal questions: Lynne Milne at (202) 418–0660; for general auction questions: Jeff Crooks at (202) 418–0660 or Linda Sanderson at (717) 338–2868. Media Bureau, Audio Division: For AM service rule questions: Lisa Scanlan or Tom Nessinger (202) 418–2700. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Auction 84 Comment Public Notice released on November 18, 2013. The complete text of the Auction 84 Comment Public Notice, including all attachments and related Commission documents, is available for public inspection and copying from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) Monday through Thursday or from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET on Fridays in the FCC Reference Information Center, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–A257, Washington, DC 20554. The Auction 84 Comment Public Notice and its attachments, as well as related Commission documents, also may be purchased from the Commission’s duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (BCPI), 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–B402, Washington, DC 20554, telephone 202–488–5300, fax 202–488–5563, or you may contact BCPI at its Web site: http:// www.BCPIWEB.com. When ordering documents from BCPI, please provide the appropriate FCC document number, for example, DA 13–2168. The Auction 84 Comment Public Notice and related documents also are available on the Internet at the Commission’s Web site: http://wireless.fcc.gov/auctions/84/, or by using the search function for AU Docket No. 13–268 on the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) Web page at http://www.fcc.gov/ cgb/ecfs/. I. Background 1. On November 6, 2003, the Bureaus announced an auction filing window for applications for new AM stations and major modifications to authorized AM stations. By Public Notice dated June 15, 2005, the Bureaus provided a list of all applications received during that filing window that were mutually exclusive with other applications submitted in the filing window from January 26 through January 30, 2004. In the AM Auction 84 MX Public Notice, applicants in several of the listed groups of mutually exclusive applications (‘‘MX groups’’) were given the opportunity to eliminate their mutual exclusivity with other E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 231 (Monday, December 2, 2013)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9903-65-Region-6]


Draft NPDES General Permit Modification for Discharges From the 
Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category to Coastal Waters in Texas 
and Onshore Stripper Well Category East of The 98th Meridian 
(TXG330000)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice; Proposal of NPDES general permit modification.

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SUMMARY: EPA Region 6 today proposes modifications for the National 
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit 
regulating discharges from oil and gas wells in the Coastal Subcategory 
in Texas and in the Stripper Subcategory which discharge into waters in 
Texas. These modifications would restore coverage eligibility for 
certain inland discharges that existed in the previous permit and 
require freshwater whole effluent toxicity species for discharges to 
freshwater receiving waters.

DATES: Comments must be received by January 16, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to: Ms. Diane Smith (6WQ-NP), U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 
Texas 75202-2733.
    Comments may also be submitted via email to the following address: 
smith.diane@epa.gov

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Diane Smith, Region 6, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202-
2733. Telephone: (214) 665-2145.
    A complete draft permit and a fact sheet more fully explaining the 
proposal may be obtained online from the Web site below or from Ms. 
Smith. In addition, the Agency's current administrative record on the 
proposal is available for examination at the Region's Dallas offices 
during normal working hours after providing Ms. Smith 24 hours advance 
notice. A copy of the proposed permit, fact sheet, and this Federal 
Register Notice may be found on the EPA Region 6 Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/region6/water/npdes/genpermit/index.htm.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This permit modification action proposes to 
clarify the coverage of discharges from stripper wells located east of 
the 98th meridian whose produced water comes from the Carrizo/Wilcox, 
Reklaw or Bartosh formations in Texas and whose produced water does not 
exceed 3000

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mg/l total dissolved solids. The modification also adds WET testing 
requirements using freshwater species for produced waters which 
discharge to freshwater receiving waters. To determine whether your 
facility, company, business, organization, etc. is regulated by this 
action, you should carefully examine the applicability criteria in Part 
I, Section A.1 of this permit. If you have questions regarding the 
applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person 
listed in the preceding FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. (Note 
that previous permit was noticed in the Federal Register at 77 FR 47380 
on August 8, 2012.)

Other Legal Requirements

A. State Certification

    Under section 401(a)(1) of the CWA, EPA may not issue an NPDES 
permit until the State in which the discharge will occur grants or 
waives certification to ensure compliance with appropriate requirements 
of the CWA and State law. EPA will seek certification from the Railroad 
Commission of Texas prior to issuing a final permit.

B. Other Regulatory Requirements

    When EPA issued the general permit in 2012, EPA had conducted 
evaluations required by Coastal Zone Management Act, National 
Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act, Historic Preservation Act, 
Paperwork Reduction Act, and Regulatory Flexibility Act. The scope of 
Today's permit modification action does not trigger requirements for 
new evaluations for compliance with those regulatory requirements. 
These requirements were discussed in the fact sheet dated March 7, 
2012, when EPA proposed the permit.

    Dated: November 20, 2013.
William K. Honker,
Director, Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6.
[FR Doc. 2013-28819 Filed 11-29-13; 8:45 am]
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