Definition of “Waters of the United States” Under the Clean Water Act Proposed Rule; Notice of Availability, 63594 [2014-25138]

Download as PDF 63594 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 206 / Friday, October 24, 2014 / Proposed Rules • Does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). In addition, this rule does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), because the SIP is not approved to apply in Indian country located in the state, and EPA notes that it will not impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Dated: September 11, 2014. H. Curtis Spalding, Regional Administrator, EPA New England. [FR Doc. 2014–25354 Filed 10–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers 33 CFR Part 328 40 CFR Parts 110, 112 116, 117, 122, 230, 232, 300, 302, and 401 [EPA–HQ–OW–2011–0880; FRL–9918–34– OW] RIN 2040–AF30 Definition of ‘‘Waters of the United States’’ Under the Clean Water Act Proposed Rule; 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; notice of availability. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCIES: This document announces the availability of the Science Advisory Board’s (SAB) final peer review of the EPA’s draft report Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream 16:28 Oct 23, 2014 Jkt 235001 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On April 21, 2014, EPA and the Corps published the proposed rule ‘‘Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’ Under the Clean Water Act’’ in the Federal Register (79 FR 22188). The public comment for the proposed rule closes on November 14, 2014. The independent SAB has completed a peer review of the proposed rule’s primary supporting document, EPA’s draft report Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis. The peer review was drafted by the SAB’s Panel for the Review of the EPA Water Body Connectivity Report and approved by the chartered SAB. The final peer review has been placed as a supporting document in the docket for this proposed rulemaking and is available on the SAB’s Web site, http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/ sabpeople.nsf/WebCommittees/BOARD. How can I get copies of this document and other related information? ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY VerDate Sep<11>2014 The public comment for the proposed rule closes on November 14, 2014. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Carbon monoxide, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Lead, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides, Volatile organic compounds. SUMMARY: Waters: A Review and Synthesis. This document has been placed in the docket for the EPA and the Corps proposed rule ‘‘Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’ Under the Clean Water Act.’’ 1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW–2011–0880; FRL– 9901–47–OW. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through http:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Docket in the EPA Docket Center, (EPA/DC) EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center 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, and the telephone number for the Water Docket is (202) 566–2426. 2. Electronic Access. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 206 (Friday, October 24, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25138]


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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-9918-34-OW]
RIN 2040-AF30


Definition of ``Waters of the United States'' Under the Clean 
Water Act Proposed Rule; Notice of Availability

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

ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the availability of the Science 
Advisory Board's (SAB) final peer review of the EPA's draft report 
Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and 
Synthesis. This document has been placed in the docket for the EPA and 
the Corps proposed rule ``Definition of `Waters of the United States' 
Under the Clean Water Act.''

DATES: The public comment for the proposed rule closes on November 14, 
2014.

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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 21, 2014, EPA and the Corps 
published the proposed rule ``Definition of `Waters of the United 
States' Under the Clean Water Act'' in the Federal Register (79 FR 
22188). The public comment for the proposed rule closes on November 14, 
2014. The independent SAB has completed a peer review of the proposed 
rule's primary supporting document, EPA's draft report Connectivity of 
Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis. The 
peer review was drafted by the SAB's Panel for the Review of the EPA 
Water Body Connectivity Report and approved by the chartered SAB. The 
final peer review has been placed as a supporting document in the 
docket for this proposed rulemaking and is available on the SAB's Web 
site, http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabpeople.nsf/WebCommittees/BOARD.

How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

    1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under 
Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880; FRL-9901-47-OW. Publicly available 
docket materials are available either electronically through http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Docket in the EPA Docket 
Center, (EPA/DC) EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center 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, and the telephone number for the Water Docket is (202) 566-
2426.
    2. Electronic Access. You may access this Federal Register document 
electronically from the Government Printing Office under the ``Federal 
Register'' listings at FDSys (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR).

    Dated: October 14, 2014.
Benita Best-Wong,
Director, Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds, Environmental 
Protection Agency.
    Dated: October 14, 2014.
James Hannon,
Chief, Operations and Regulatory Division, U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers.
[FR Doc. 2014-25138 Filed 10-23-14; 8:45 am]
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