Extension of Comment Period for the Definition of “Waters of the United States” Under the Clean Water Act Proposed Rule and Notice of Availability, 61590-61591 [2014-24349]

Download as PDF 61590 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 198 / Tuesday, October 14, 2014 / Proposed Rules tribal consultation policy is not required. Affiliated Native American tribes were contacted by letters sent in June, 2012 and May, 2013 to solicit any interests or concerns with the proposed action. No responses were received by the Park. Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) This rule does not contain information collection requirements, and a submission to the Office of Management and Budget under the PRA is not required. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) We have prepared an environmental impact statement and have determined that this rule will not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment under the NEPA of 1969. The Plan/EIS for the Park and ROD that included an evaluation of bicycling within the proposed areas may be viewed online at http://parkplanning. nps.gov/cuyahogatrailplan. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Effects on the Energy Supply (Executive Order 13211) This rule is not a significant energy action under the definition in Executive Order 13211. A statement of Energy Effects is not required. Clarity of This Regulation We are required by Executive Orders 12866 and 12988 and by the Presidential Memorandum of June 1, 1998, to write all rules in plain language. This means that each rule we publish must: (a) Be logically organized; (b) Use the active voice to address readers directly; (c) Use clear language rather than jargon; (d) Be divided into short sections and sentences; and (e) Use lists and tables wherever possible. If you feel that we have not met these requirements, send us comments by one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. To better help us revise the rule, your comments should be as specific as possible. For example, you should tell us the numbers of the sections or paragraphs that you find unclear, which sections or sentences are too long, the sections where you feel lists or tables would be useful, etc. Drafting Information The primary authors of this regulation are Lynn Garrity, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and C. Rose Wilkinson and A.J. North, NPS Regulations Program, Washington, DC. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:15 Oct 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 Public Participation It is the policy of NPS, whenever practicable, to afford the public an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process. Accordingly, interested parties may submit written comments, suggestions, or objections regarding this proposed rule only as noted at the beginning of this rule. We will not accept comments by fax, email, or any other methods. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. List of Subjects in 36 CFR Part 7 National Parks, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. In consideration of the foregoing, the NPS proposes to amend 36 CFR part 7 as set forth below: scenic and aesthetic values, safety considerations, and management objectives, and will not disturb wildlife or park resources. (ii) The Superintendent will provide public notice of all such actions through one or more of the methods listed in § 1.7 of this chapter. (3) The Superintendent may open or close designated routes, or portions thereof, or impose conditions or restrictions for bicycle use after taking into consideration public health and safety, natural and cultural resource protection, and other management activities and objectives. (i) The Superintendent will provide public notice of all such actions through one or more of the methods listed in § 1.7 of this chapter. (ii) Violating a closure, condition, or restriction is prohibited. * * * * * Dated: September 26, 2014. Michael Bean, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. [FR Doc. 2014–24324 Filed 10–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–EJ–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PART 7—SPECIAL REGULATIONS, AREAS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers ■ 1. The authority for Part 7 continues to read as follows: 33 CFR Part 328 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1, 3, 9a, 462(k); Sec. 7.96 also issued under 36 U.S.C. 501–511, D.C. Code 10–137 (2001) and D.C. Code 50– 2201 (2001). ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 2. Amend § 7.17 to revise the section heading and add paragraph (b) to read as follows: ■ § 7.17 Cuyahoga Valley National Park. (a) * * * (b) Bicycles. (1) The Superintendent may designate routes or portions of routes for bicycle use on the following trails: (i) East Rim (approximately 10 miles); (ii) High Meadow Trail (approximately 3.1 miles); (iii) Old Carriage Connector Trail (approximately 0.35 miles); and (iv) Highland Connector Trail (approximately 1.0 mile). (2) After trail construction is complete: (i) To designate a bicycle route, the Superintendent must make a written determination that: (A) The route is open for public use; and (B) Bicycle use is consistent with the protection of the park area’s natural, PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 40 CFR Parts 110, 112 116, 117, 122, 230, 232, 300, 302, and 401 [EPA–HQ–OW–2011–0880; FRL–9917–90– OW] RIN 2040–AF30 Extension of Comment Period for the Definition of ‘‘Waters of the United States’’ Under the Clean Water Act Proposed Rule and Notice of Availability U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Department of the Army, Department of Defense; and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) are extending the comment period for the proposed rule ‘‘Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’ Under the Clean SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14OCP1.SGM 14OCP1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 198 / Tuesday, October 14, 2014 / Proposed Rules Water Act’’ published on April 21, 2014. The agencies are extending the comment period in response to stakeholder requests for an extension and to allow comments on new supporting materials. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 14, 2014. The comment period was scheduled to end on October 20, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket identification (ID) No. EPA–HQ–OW–2011–0880, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Email: ow-docket@epa.gov. • Mail: Water Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. Attention: Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW–2011– 0880. • Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center, EPA West Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20004, Attention: Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–OW–2011–0880. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket Center’s normal hours of operation. Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information by calling 202–566–2426. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW–2011– 0880. The EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http:// www.regulations.gov or email. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means the EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to the EPA without going through www.regulations.gov your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, the EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disc you submit. If the EPA cannot read your comment VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:15 Oct 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about the EPA’s public docket visit the Docket Center homepage at http://www. epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available (e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute). Certain other materials, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in http:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Office of Water Docket Center, EPA/ DC, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744; the telephone number for the Office of Water Docket Center is (202) 566–2426. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Donna Downing, Office of Water (4502– T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number 202–566–2428; email address: CWAwaters@epa.gov. Ms. Stacey Jensen, Regulatory Community of Practice (CECW–CO–R), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 441 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20314; telephone number 202–761–5856; email address: USACE_CWA_Rule@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 21, 2014, EPA published the proposed rule ‘‘Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’ Under the Clean Water Act’’ in the Federal Register (79 FR 22188). The previous comment deadline was October 20, 2014. The EPA and Corps have received requests for an extension to the comment deadline for this proposed rule. This action extends the comment period until November 14, 2014. Note that additional information is available in the public docket, EPA–HQ–OW– 2011–0880, since publication of the April 21, 2014 proposed rule and a subsequent notice extending the public comment period (June 24, 2014; 79 FR 35712). The agencies also expect additional relevant materials from the Science Advisory Board before October 20, 2014, and will immediately place PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 61591 those materials in the docket when they become available. The agencies will publish a notice of availability at that time. Dated: October 3, 2014. Kenneth J. Kopocis, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency. Dated: October 6, 2014. Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), Department of the Army. [FR Doc. 2014–24349 Filed 10–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 228 [EPA–R02–OW–2014–0587, FRL–9917–51– Region–2] Modification of the Designations of the Caribbean Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Sites (San Juan Harbor, PR; Yabucoa Harbor, PR; Ponce Harbor, PR; Mayaguez Harbor, PR; Arecibo Harbor, PR) Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to modify the designations for the five Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Sites (ODMDS) around Puerto Rico (San Juan Harbor, PR ODMDS; Yabucoa Harbor, PR ODMDS; Ponce Harbor, PR ODMDS; Mayaguez Harbor, PR ODMDS; Arecibo Harbor, PR ODMDS). Currently, each of the ODMDS is restricted to only allow disposal of dredged material from the specific harbor for which it is named. The proposed modification would remove the restriction that limits eligibility for disposal at each of the disposal sites based solely on the geographic origin of the dredged material. The proposed modifications to the site designations do not actually authorize the disposal of any particular dredged material at any site. All proposals to dispose of dredged material at any of the designated sites will continue to be subject to project— specific reviews and must still be demonstrated to satisfy the criteria for ocean dumping before any material is authorized for disposal. This action is necessary to provide long-term flexibility for management of any dredged material that may potentially be derived from maintenance, development, or emergency activities in areas outside those harbors currently SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14OCP1.SGM 14OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 198 (Tuesday, October 14, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-24349]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers

33 CFR Part 328

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 110, 112 116, 117, 122, 230, 232, 300, 302, and 401

[EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880; FRL-9917-90-OW]
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Extension of Comment Period for the Definition of ``Waters of the 
United States'' Under the Clean Water Act Proposed Rule and Notice of 
Availability

AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Department of the Army, 
Department of Defense; and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) are extending the comment period for 
the proposed rule ``Definition of `Waters of the United States' Under 
the Clean

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Water Act'' published on April 21, 2014. The agencies are extending the 
comment period in response to stakeholder requests for an extension and 
to allow comments on new supporting materials.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 14, 2014. The 
comment period was scheduled to end on October 20, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket identification 
(ID) No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: ow-docket@epa.gov.
     Mail: Water Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail 
Code 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. 
Attention: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880.
     Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center, EPA West Room 3334, 1301 
Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20004, Attention: Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880. Such deliveries are only accepted during the 
Docket Center's normal hours of operation. Special arrangements should 
be made for deliveries of boxed information by calling 202-566-2426.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-
0880. The EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http://www.regulations.gov or email. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site 
is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means the EPA will not know 
your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body 
of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to the EPA 
without going through www.regulations.gov your email address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 
placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you 
submit an electronic comment, the EPA recommends that you include your 
name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with 
any disc you submit. If the EPA cannot read your comment due to 
technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the 
EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should 
avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be 
free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about the 
EPA's public docket visit the Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available (e.g., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute). Certain other materials, 
such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard 
copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either 
electronically in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the 
Office of Water Docket Center, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 
Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open 
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal 
holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 
566-1744; the telephone number for the Office of Water Docket Center is 
(202) 566-2426.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Donna Downing, Office of Water 
(4502-T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number 202-566-2428; email 
address: CWAwaters@epa.gov. Ms. Stacey Jensen, Regulatory Community of 
Practice (CECW-CO-R), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 441 G Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20314; telephone number 202-761-5856; email address: 
USACE_CWA_Rule@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 21, 2014, EPA published the 
proposed rule ``Definition of `Waters of the United States' Under the 
Clean Water Act'' in the Federal Register (79 FR 22188). The previous 
comment deadline was October 20, 2014. The EPA and Corps have received 
requests for an extension to the comment deadline for this proposed 
rule.
    This action extends the comment period until November 14, 2014. 
Note that additional information is available in the public docket, 
EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880, since publication of the April 21, 2014 proposed 
rule and a subsequent notice extending the public comment period (June 
24, 2014; 79 FR 35712). The agencies also expect additional relevant 
materials from the Science Advisory Board before October 20, 2014, and 
will immediately place those materials in the docket when they become 
available. The agencies will publish a notice of availability at that 
time.

    Dated: October 3, 2014.
Kenneth J. Kopocis,
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency.
    Dated: October 6, 2014.

Jo-Ellen Darcy,
Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), Department of the Army.
[FR Doc. 2014-24349 Filed 10-10-14; 8:45 am]
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