Notice of Availability of Draft NPDES General Permits for Discharges From Potable Water Treatment Facilities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire: The Potable Water Treatment Facility General Permit, 52851-52852 [2016-19028]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 154 / Wednesday, August 10, 2016 / Notices a petition from Philip Nolan asking EPA to object to a Title V operating permit issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to Waupaca Foundry Plant 1 (Waupaca). Sections 307(b) and 505(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act (Act) provide that a petitioner may ask for judicial review of those portions of the petition that EPA denies in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit. Any petition for review shall be filed within 60 days from the date this notice appears in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 307 of the Act. ADDRESSES: You may review copies of the final Order, the petition, and other supporting information at the EPA Region 5 Office, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. If you wish to examine these documents, you should make an appointment at least 24 hours before the day you would like to visit. Additionally, the final Order for the Waupaca petition is available electronically at: https:// www.epa.gov/title-v-operating-permits/ title-v-petition-database. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Damico, Chief, Air Permits Section, Air Programs Branch, Air and Radiation Division, EPA, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard AR–18J, Chicago, Illinois 60604, telephone (312) 353–4761. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Act affords EPA a 45-day period to review and object, as appropriate, to Title V operating permits proposed by state permitting authorities. Section 505(b)(2) of the Act authorizes any person to petition the EPA Administrator within 60 days after the expiration of the EPA review period to object to a Title V operating permit if EPA has not done so. A petition must be based only on objections to the permit that were raised with reasonable specificity during the public comment period provided by the state, unless the petitioner demonstrates that it was impracticable to raise issues during the comment period, or the grounds for the issues arose after this period. On July 1, 2015, EPA received a petition from Philip Nolan (Petitioner) requesting that EPA object to the Title V operating permit for Waupaca. The Petitioner alleged that the permit is not in compliance with the requirements of the Act. Specifically, the Petitioner alleged that: (1) The permit does not limit Hazardous Air Pollutant emissions to a concentration of 4.59 mg/m3, (2) the permit does not comply with Section 112 of the Act and the National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the iron and steel foundry VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Aug 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 industry, (3) the EPA should conduct a residual risk and technology review, (4) the permit limits are insufficient to protect public health, (5) the modeling procedures used to determine public health risk were not correct, and (6) additional emissions control technology should be used. On July 14, 2016, the Administrator issued an Order denying the petition. The Order explains the reasons behind EPA’s conclusion. Dated: August 1, 2016. Robert A. Kaplan, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5. [FR Doc. 2016–19027 Filed 8–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9950–56–Region 1] Notice of Availability of Draft NPDES General Permits for Discharges From Potable Water Treatment Facilities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire: The Potable Water Treatment Facility General Permit Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of availability of draft NPDES general permits MAG640000 and NHG640000. AGENCY: The Director of the Office of Ecosystem Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency— Region 1 (EPA), is providing a notice of availability of the draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permits (GP) for discharges from potable water treatment facilities (PWTF) to certain waters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire. The draft General Permits establish Notice of Intent (NOI) requirements, effluent limitations, standard and special conditions, prohibitions, and best management practices (BMPs) for sites with discharges from potable water treatment facilities. These General Permits replace the previous PWTF GP that expired on October 2, 2014. DATES: Comments on the draft General Permits must be received on or before September 9, 2016. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the draft General Permits may be mailed to U.S. EPA Region 1, Office of Ecosystem Protection, Attn: Glenda Velez, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100, Mail Code: OEP06–1, Boston, Massachusetts 02109–3912, or sent via email to velez.glenda@epa.gov. No facsimiles (faxes) will be accepted. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52851 The draft PWTF GP is based on an administrative record available for public review at EPA–Region 1, Office of Ecosystem Protection, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts 02109–3912. A reasonable fee may be charged for copying requests. The fact sheet for the draft PWTF GP sets forth principal facts and the significant factual, legal, methodological and policy questions considered in the development of the draft General Permit and is available upon request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information concerning the draft General Permits may be obtained between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from Glenda Velez, U.S. EPA Region 1, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100, Mail Code OEP06–1, Boston, MA 02109–3912; telephone: 617–918–1677; email: velez.glenda@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comment Information: Interested persons may submit written comments on the draft General Permits to the EPA-Region I at the address listed above. Within the comment period, interested persons may also request, in writing, that EPA hold a public hearing pursuant to 40 CFR 124.12, concerning the draft General Permits. Such requests shall state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the hearing. A public hearing may be held at least thirty days after public notice whenever the Regional Administrator finds that response to this notice indicates significant public interest. In reaching a final decision on this draft permit, the Regional Administrator will respond to all significant comments and make responses available to the public at EPA’s Boston office. All comments and requests for public hearings must be postmarked or delivered by the close of the public comment period. General Information: EPA is proposing to reissue two general permits for wastewater discharges from potable water treatment facilities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, that are generally less than or equal to 1.0 million gallons per day (MGD) and that use one or more of the following treatment processes: Clarification, Coagulation, Media Filtration, Membrane filtration (not including reverse osmosis), and Disinfection. While the draft General Permits are two distinct permits, for convenience, EPA has grouped them together in a single document and has provided a single fact sheet. This document refers to the draft General ‘‘Permit’’ in the singular. The draft General Permit, fact sheet, and E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 52852 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 154 / Wednesday, August 10, 2016 / Notices appendices are available at: http:// www.epa.gov/region1/npdes/ pwtfgp.html. The draft general permit includes effluent limitations and requirements based on technology-based considerations, best professional judgment (BPJ), and water quality considerations. The effluent limits established in the draft General Permit assure that the surface water quality standards of the receiving water(s) are attained and/or maintained. The permit also contains BMP requirements in order to ensure EPA has the information necessary to ensure compliance and to ensure discharges meet water quality standards. Obtaining Authorization: In order to obtain authorization to discharge, operators must submit a complete and accurate NOI containing the information in Appendix IV of the draft General Permit. Facilities currently authorized to discharge under the Expired PWTF GP must submit a NOI within 90 days of the effective date of the final General Permit. Operators with new discharges must submit a NOI at least 60 days prior to initiating discharges and following the effective date of the final General Permit. Facilities with existing discharges that were not authorized under the Expired PWTF GP and which use aluminum in their treatment process must conduct more extensive water quality sampling data and submit this information with the NOI within 6 months of the effective date of the final General Permit. Operators must meet the eligibility requirements of the General Permit prior to submission of a NOI. An operator will be authorized to discharge under the General Permit upon receipt of written notice from EPA following EPA’s web posting of the submitted NOI. EPA will authorize the discharge, request additional information, or require the operator to apply for an alternative permit or an individual permit. The effective date of the final General Permit will be specified in the Federal Register publication of the Notice of Availability of the final permit. Other Legal Requirements: Endangered Species Act (ESA): EPA has updated the provisions and necessary actions and documentation related to potential impacts to endangered species from facilities seeking coverage under the PWTF GP. EPA has requested concurrence from the appropriate federal services (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service) in connection with this draft General Permit. National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA): In accordance with NHPA, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Aug 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 EPA has established provisions and documentation requirements for sites seeking coverage under the PWTF GP to ensure that discharges or actions taken under this General Permit will not adversely affect historic properties and places. Authority: This action is being taken under the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq. Dated: August 1, 2016. H. Curtis Spalding, Regional Administrator, Region 1. [FR Doc. 2016–19028 Filed 8–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2016–0445; FRL–9950–09] Summitec Corporation, Versar, Inc., and CDM/CSS-Dynamac Joint Venture; Transfer of Data Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be transferred to Summitec Corporation and its subcontractors, Versar, Inc., and CDM/CSS-Dynamac Joint Venture in accordance with the CBI regulations. Summitec Corporation and its subcontractors, Versar, Inc., and CDM/ CSS-Dynamac Joint Venture have been awarded a contract to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Summitec Corporation and its subcontractors Versar, Inc., and CDM/ CSS-Dynamac Joint Venture to fulfill the obligations of the contract. DATES: Summitec Corporation and its subcontractors Versar, Inc., and CDM/ CSS-Dynamac Joint Venture will be given access to this information on or before August 15, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mario Steadman, Information Technology and Resources Management Division (7502P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–8338, email: steadman.mario@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? This action applies to the public in general. As such, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information? The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2016–0445, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. 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, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. II. Contractor Requirements Under Contract No. EP–W–16–019, Summitec Corporation and its subcontractors, Versar, Inc., and CDM/ CSS-Dynamac Joint Venture, will perform critical reviews of EPA designated studies submitted by the registrants and/or from the open literature. These reviews will be provided to the contract officer’s representative in data evaluation records or other similar study data evaluation records or systems, as applicable. A template of the data evaluation records format provided to the contractor will be followed in the preparation of data evaluation records. See the data evaluation records templates for test guidelines at http:// www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/ study-profile-templates. Specific guidance for completing each section is provided in the data evaluation records templates. Each review will encompass all items in the study that contribute to the overall knowledge of the pesticide, and will include the following: • An evaluation of the accuracy, credibility and scientific validity of that study; • its suitability for meeting specific data requirements; • any necessary graphic displays of data, and/or summary tables illustrating results of the study; E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 154 (Wednesday, August 10, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52851-52852]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-19028]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9950-56-Region 1]


Notice of Availability of Draft NPDES General Permits for 
Discharges From Potable Water Treatment Facilities in Massachusetts and 
New Hampshire: The Potable Water Treatment Facility General Permit

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of availability of draft NPDES general permits MAG640000 
and NHG640000.

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SUMMARY: The Director of the Office of Ecosystem Protection, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency--Region 1 (EPA), is providing a notice 
of availability of the draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination 
System (NPDES) General Permits (GP) for discharges from potable water 
treatment facilities (PWTF) to certain waters of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire. The draft General Permits 
establish Notice of Intent (NOI) requirements, effluent limitations, 
standard and special conditions, prohibitions, and best management 
practices (BMPs) for sites with discharges from potable water treatment 
facilities. These General Permits replace the previous PWTF GP that 
expired on October 2, 2014.

DATES: Comments on the draft General Permits must be received on or 
before September 9, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on the draft General Permits may be mailed 
to U.S. EPA Region 1, Office of Ecosystem Protection, Attn: Glenda 
Velez, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100, Mail Code: OEP06-1, Boston, 
Massachusetts 02109-3912, or sent via email to velez.glenda@epa.gov. No 
facsimiles (faxes) will be accepted.
    The draft PWTF GP is based on an administrative record available 
for public review at EPA-Region 1, Office of Ecosystem Protection, 5 
Post Office Square, Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts 02109-3912. A 
reasonable fee may be charged for copying requests. The fact sheet for 
the draft PWTF GP sets forth principal facts and the significant 
factual, legal, methodological and policy questions considered in the 
development of the draft General Permit and is available upon request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information concerning the 
draft General Permits may be obtained between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from Glenda Velez, U.S. 
EPA Region 1, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100, Mail Code OEP06-1, 
Boston, MA 02109-3912; telephone: 617-918-1677; email: 
velez.glenda@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Public Comment Information: Interested persons may submit written 
comments on the draft General Permits to the EPA-Region I at the 
address listed above. Within the comment period, interested persons may 
also request, in writing, that EPA hold a public hearing pursuant to 40 
CFR 124.12, concerning the draft General Permits. Such requests shall 
state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the hearing. A 
public hearing may be held at least thirty days after public notice 
whenever the Regional Administrator finds that response to this notice 
indicates significant public interest. In reaching a final decision on 
this draft permit, the Regional Administrator will respond to all 
significant comments and make responses available to the public at 
EPA's Boston office. All comments and requests for public hearings must 
be postmarked or delivered by the close of the public comment period.
    General Information: EPA is proposing to reissue two general 
permits for wastewater discharges from potable water treatment 
facilities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, that are generally less 
than or equal to 1.0 million gallons per day (MGD) and that use one or 
more of the following treatment processes: Clarification, Coagulation, 
Media Filtration, Membrane filtration (not including reverse osmosis), 
and Disinfection. While the draft General Permits are two distinct 
permits, for convenience, EPA has grouped them together in a single 
document and has provided a single fact sheet. This document refers to 
the draft General ``Permit'' in the singular. The draft General Permit, 
fact sheet, and

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appendices are available at: http://www.epa.gov/region1/npdes/pwtfgp.html.
    The draft general permit includes effluent limitations and 
requirements based on technology-based considerations, best 
professional judgment (BPJ), and water quality considerations. The 
effluent limits established in the draft General Permit assure that the 
surface water quality standards of the receiving water(s) are attained 
and/or maintained. The permit also contains BMP requirements in order 
to ensure EPA has the information necessary to ensure compliance and to 
ensure discharges meet water quality standards.
    Obtaining Authorization: In order to obtain authorization to 
discharge, operators must submit a complete and accurate NOI containing 
the information in Appendix IV of the draft General Permit. Facilities 
currently authorized to discharge under the Expired PWTF GP must submit 
a NOI within 90 days of the effective date of the final General Permit. 
Operators with new discharges must submit a NOI at least 60 days prior 
to initiating discharges and following the effective date of the final 
General Permit. Facilities with existing discharges that were not 
authorized under the Expired PWTF GP and which use aluminum in their 
treatment process must conduct more extensive water quality sampling 
data and submit this information with the NOI within 6 months of the 
effective date of the final General Permit.
    Operators must meet the eligibility requirements of the General 
Permit prior to submission of a NOI. An operator will be authorized to 
discharge under the General Permit upon receipt of written notice from 
EPA following EPA's web posting of the submitted NOI. EPA will 
authorize the discharge, request additional information, or require the 
operator to apply for an alternative permit or an individual permit. 
The effective date of the final General Permit will be specified in the 
Federal Register publication of the Notice of Availability of the final 
permit.
    Other Legal Requirements: Endangered Species Act (ESA): EPA has 
updated the provisions and necessary actions and documentation related 
to potential impacts to endangered species from facilities seeking 
coverage under the PWTF GP. EPA has requested concurrence from the 
appropriate federal services (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and 
National Marine Fisheries Service) in connection with this draft 
General Permit.
    National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA): In accordance with NHPA, 
EPA has established provisions and documentation requirements for sites 
seeking coverage under the PWTF GP to ensure that discharges or actions 
taken under this General Permit will not adversely affect historic 
properties and places.

    Authority:  This action is being taken under the Clean Water 
Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.

    Dated: August 1, 2016.
H. Curtis Spalding,
Regional Administrator, Region 1.
[FR Doc. 2016-19028 Filed 8-9-16; 8:45 am]
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