Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of North Carolina, 23973-23974 [2014-09566]

Download as PDF 23973 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 82 / Tuesday, April 29, 2014 / Notices emissions inventory projections for PM2.5 and nitrogen oxides (NOX) in 2017 and 2025. The Tier 2 MVEBs will become effective if it is determined that technical uncertainties primarily due to model changes and to vehicle fleet turnover, which may affect future motor vehicle emissions inventories, lead to motor vehicle emissions estimates above the Tier 1 MVEBs. The determination will be made through the interagency consultation process and fully documented within the first conformity analysis that uses the Tier 2 MVEBs. Receipt of the submittal was announced on EPA’s transportation conformity Web site. No comments were received. The findings letter is available at EPA’s conformity Web site: http:// www.epa.gov/otaq/stateresources/ transconf/adequacy.htm. The adequate direct particulate matter (PM) and NOX MVEBs for Tier 1 and Tier 2 are provided in Table 1 and Table 2. TABLE 1—TIER 1 ON-ROAD MVEBS CONTAINED IN THE WASHINGTON AREA MAINTENANCE PLAN FOR THE 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS Motor vehicle emissions budget for PM2.5 on-road emissions (tons per year) Year 2017 ..................................................................................................................... 2025 ..................................................................................................................... Mobile vehicle emissions budget for NOX on-road emissions (tons per year) 1,787 1,350 41,709 27,400 TABLE 2—TIER 2 ON-ROAD MVEBS CONTAINED IN THE WASHINGTON AREA MAINTENANCE PLAN FOR THE 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS Motor vehicle emissions budget for PM2.5 on-road emissions (tons per year) Year sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 2017 ..................................................................................................................... 2025 ..................................................................................................................... Transportation conformity is required by section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA’s conformity rule requires that transportation plans, transportation improvement programs, and projects conform to SIPs and establishes the criteria and procedures for determining whether or not they do. Conformity to a SIP means that transportation activities will not produce new air quality violations, worsen existing violations, or delay timely attainment of the national ambient air quality standards. The criteria by which we determine whether a SIP’s MVEBs are adequate for conformity purposes are outlined in 40 CFR 93.118(e)(4). EPA described the process for determining the adequacy of submitted SIP budgets in a July 1, 2004 preamble starting at 69 FR 40038 and used the information in these resources in making this adequacy determination. The District of Columbia did not provide emission budgets for sulfur dioxide (SO2), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), or ammonia for the Washington Area’s Maintenance Plan because it concluded that emissions of these precursors from motor vehicles are not significant contributors to the area’s PM2.5 air quality problem. The transportation conformity rule provision at 40 CFR 93.102(b)(2)(v) indicates that conformity does not apply for these precursors, due to the lack of motor vehicle emissions budgets for these VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Apr 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 2,144 1,586 precursors and state’s conclusion that motor vehicle emissions of SO2, VOCs, and ammonia do not contribute significantly to the area’s PM2.5 nonattainment problem. This provision of the transportation conformity rule predates and was not disturbed by the January 4, 2013 decision in the litigation on the PM2.5 implementation rule. EPA has preliminarily concluded that the District’s decision to not include budgets for SO2, VOCs, and ammonia is consistent with the requirements of the transportation conformity rule. That decision does not affect EPA’s adequacy finding for the submitted direct PM and NOX MVEBs for the Washington Area’s Maintenance Plan. Please note that an adequacy review is separate from EPA’s completeness review, and should not be used to prejudge EPA’s ultimate approval action for the SIP. Even if EPA finds the budgets for the Washington Area’s Maintenance Plan adequate, the SIP could later be disapproved. The finding and the response to comments are available at EPA’s conformity Web site: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/ stateresources/transconf/adequacy.htm. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401–7671q. Dated: April 11, 2014. W. C. Early, Acting Regional Administrator, Region III. [FR Doc. 2014–09719 Filed 4–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Mobile vehicle emissions budget for NOX on-road emissions (tons per year) 50,051 32,880 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–R04–OW–2013–0728] Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of North Carolina U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of tentative approval. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the State of North Carolina is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. North Carolina has adopted the following rules: Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule, Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule, Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule, Lead and Copper Rule Short-Term Regulatory Revisions and Clarifications, and Ground Water Rule. The EPA has determined that North Carolina’s rules are no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, the EPA is tentatively approving this revision to the State of North Carolina’s Public Water System Supervision Program. DATES: Any interested person may request a public hearing. A request for a public hearing must be submitted by May 29, 2014, to the Regional Administrator at the EPA Region 4 address shown below. The Regional Administrator may deny frivolous or SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 23974 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 82 / Tuesday, April 29, 2014 / Notices insubstantial requests for a hearing. However, if a substantial request for a public hearing is made by May 29, 2014, a public hearing will be held. If no timely and appropriate request for a hearing is received and the Regional Administrator does not elect to hold a hearing on her own motion, this tentative approval shall become final and effective on May 29, 2014. Any request for a public hearing shall include the following information: The name, address and telephone number of the individual, organization or other entity requesting a hearing; a brief statement of the requesting person’s interest in the Regional Administrator’s determination and a brief statement of the information that the requesting person intends to submit at such hearing; and the signature of the individual making the request or, if the request is made on behalf of an organization or other entity, the signature of a responsible official of the organization or other entity. ADDRESSES: All documents relating to this determination are available for inspection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the following offices: North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Water Resources, Public Water Supply Section, 512 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4, Safe Drinking Water Branch, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Lad, EPA Region 4, Safe Drinking Water Branch, by mail at the Atlanta address given above, by telephone at (404) 562– 9458, or by email at lad.paul@epa.gov. EPA Analysis: On March 3, 2008, the State of North Carolina submitted a request that the Region approve revisions to the State’s Safe Drinking Water Act Public Water System Supervision Program to include the authority to implement and enforce the Lead and Copper Rule Short-Term Regulatory Revisions and Clarifications. On November 9, 2009, the State of North Carolina submitted a request that the Region approve revisions to the State’s Safe Drinking Water Act Public Water System Supervision Program to include the authority to implement and enforce the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule. On December 18, 2009, the State of North Carolina submitted a request that the Region approve revisions to the State’s Safe Drinking Water Act Public Water System Supervision Program to include the authority to implement and enforce VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Apr 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 the Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule. On December 18, 2009, the State of North Carolina submitted a request that the Region approve revisions to the State’s Safe Drinking Water Act Public Water System Supervision Program to include the authority to implement and enforce the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule. On November 3, 2010, the State of North Carolina submitted a request that the Region approve revisions to the State’s Safe Drinking Water Act Public Water System Supervision Program to include the authority to implement and enforce the Ground Water Rule. For the revisions to be approved, the EPA must find the State Rules 15A NCAC 18C .1507, 15A NCAC 18C .2008, 15A NCAC 18C .2007, and 15A NCAC 18C .2202, to be no less stringent than the Federal Rules codified at 40 CFR part 141, Subpart I—Lead and Copper Rule ShortTerm Regulatory Revisions and Clarifications; 40 CFR part 141, Subpart V—Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule; 40 CFR part 141, Subpart T—Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule; 40 CFR part 141, Subpart W— Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule; and 40 CFR part 141, Subpart S—Ground Water Rule. The EPA reviewed the applications using the Federal statutory provisions (Section 1413 of the Safe Drinking Water Act), Federal regulations (at 40 CFR part 142), State regulations, rule crosswalks, and EPA regulatory guidance to determine whether the requests for revisions are approvable. The EPA determined that the North Carolina revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations. EPA Action: The EPA is tentatively approving this revision. If the EPA does not receive a timely and appropriate request for a hearing and the Regional Administrator does not elect to hold a hearing on her own motion, this tentative approval will become final and effective on May 29, 2014. Authority: Section 1413 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended (1996), and 40 CFR part 142. Dated: April 10, 2014. Heather McTeer Toney, Regional Administrator, Region 4. [FR Doc. 2014–09566 Filed 4–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 82 (Tuesday, April 29, 2014)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-R04-OW-2013-0728]


Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of 
North Carolina

AGENCY: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of tentative approval.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the State of North Carolina is 
revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. North 
Carolina has adopted the following rules: Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface 
Water Treatment Rule, Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment 
Rule, Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule, Lead and 
Copper Rule Short-Term Regulatory Revisions and Clarifications, and 
Ground Water Rule. The EPA has determined that North Carolina's rules 
are no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. 
Therefore, the EPA is tentatively approving this revision to the State 
of North Carolina's Public Water System Supervision Program.

DATES: Any interested person may request a public hearing. A request 
for a public hearing must be submitted by May 29, 2014, to the Regional 
Administrator at the EPA Region 4 address shown below. The Regional 
Administrator may deny frivolous or

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insubstantial requests for a hearing. However, if a substantial request 
for a public hearing is made by May 29, 2014, a public hearing will be 
held. If no timely and appropriate request for a hearing is received 
and the Regional Administrator does not elect to hold a hearing on her 
own motion, this tentative approval shall become final and effective on 
May 29, 2014. Any request for a public hearing shall include the 
following information: The name, address and telephone number of the 
individual, organization or other entity requesting a hearing; a brief 
statement of the requesting person's interest in the Regional 
Administrator's determination and a brief statement of the information 
that the requesting person intends to submit at such hearing; and the 
signature of the individual making the request or, if the request is 
made on behalf of an organization or other entity, the signature of a 
responsible official of the organization or other entity.

ADDRESSES: All documents relating to this determination are available 
for inspection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, at the following offices: North Carolina Department of 
Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Water Resources, Public 
Water Supply Section, 512 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North 
Carolina 27601; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4, 
Safe Drinking Water Branch, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 
30303.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Lad, EPA Region 4, Safe Drinking 
Water Branch, by mail at the Atlanta address given above, by telephone 
at (404) 562-9458, or by email at lad.paul@epa.gov.
    EPA Analysis: On March 3, 2008, the State of North Carolina 
submitted a request that the Region approve revisions to the State's 
Safe Drinking Water Act Public Water System Supervision Program to 
include the authority to implement and enforce the Lead and Copper Rule 
Short-Term Regulatory Revisions and Clarifications. On November 9, 
2009, the State of North Carolina submitted a request that the Region 
approve revisions to the State's Safe Drinking Water Act Public Water 
System Supervision Program to include the authority to implement and 
enforce the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule. On 
December 18, 2009, the State of North Carolina submitted a request that 
the Region approve revisions to the State's Safe Drinking Water Act 
Public Water System Supervision Program to include the authority to 
implement and enforce the Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment 
Rule. On December 18, 2009, the State of North Carolina submitted a 
request that the Region approve revisions to the State's Safe Drinking 
Water Act Public Water System Supervision Program to include the 
authority to implement and enforce the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface 
Water Treatment Rule. On November 3, 2010, the State of North Carolina 
submitted a request that the Region approve revisions to the State's 
Safe Drinking Water Act Public Water System Supervision Program to 
include the authority to implement and enforce the Ground Water Rule. 
For the revisions to be approved, the EPA must find the State Rules 15A 
NCAC 18C .1507, 15A NCAC 18C .2008, 15A NCAC 18C .2007, and 15A NCAC 
18C .2202, to be no less stringent than the Federal Rules codified at 
40 CFR part 141, Subpart I--Lead and Copper Rule Short-Term Regulatory 
Revisions and Clarifications; 40 CFR part 141, Subpart V--Stage 2 
Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule; 40 CFR part 141, 
Subpart T--Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule; 40 CFR 
part 141, Subpart W--Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule; 
and 40 CFR part 141, Subpart S--Ground Water Rule. The EPA reviewed the 
applications using the Federal statutory provisions (Section 1413 of 
the Safe Drinking Water Act), Federal regulations (at 40 CFR part 142), 
State regulations, rule crosswalks, and EPA regulatory guidance to 
determine whether the requests for revisions are approvable. The EPA 
determined that the North Carolina revisions are no less stringent than 
the corresponding Federal regulations.
    EPA Action: The EPA is tentatively approving this revision. If the 
EPA does not receive a timely and appropriate request for a hearing and 
the Regional Administrator does not elect to hold a hearing on her own 
motion, this tentative approval will become final and effective on May 
29, 2014.

    Authority: Section 1413 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, as 
amended (1996), and 40 CFR part 142.

    Dated: April 10, 2014.
Heather McTeer Toney,
Regional Administrator, Region 4.
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