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Notice of Tentative Approval and Solicitation of Requests for a Public Hearing for Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of Delaware

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice of tentative approval and solicitation of requests for a public hearing.


Notice is hereby given in accordance with the provision of section 1413 of the Safe Drinking Water Act as amended, and the rules governing National Primary Drinking Water Regulations that the State of Delaware has revised its approved Public Water System Supervision Primacy Program. Specifically, Delaware has revised its Administrative Penalty Authority and its definition of a public water system. EPA has determined that these program revisions satisfy the requirements of the Federal regulations. Therefore, EPA has decided to tentatively approve these program revisions. All interested parties are invited to submit written comments on this determination and may request a public hearing.


Comments or a request for a public hearing must be submitted by February 2, 2001. This determination shall become effective on February 2, 2001 if no timely and appropriate request for a hearing is received and the Regional Administrator does not elect to hold a hearing on his own motion, and if no comments are received which cause EPA to modify its tentative approval.


Comments or a request for a public hearing must be submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region III, Mail Code 3WP22, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029. All documents relating to this determination are available for inspection between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the following offices:

  • Drinking Water Branch, Water Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-2029; and
  • Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Office of Drinking Water, Blue Hen Corporate Center-Suite 203, Dover, DE 19001.
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Frederick N. Mac Millan, Drinking Water Branch (3WP22) at the Philadelphia address given above; telephone (215) 814-3201 or fax (215) 814-2318.

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All interested parties are invited to submit written comments on this determination and may request a public hearing. All comments will be considered, and, if necessary, EPA will issue a response. Frivolous or insubstantial requests for a hearing may be denied by the Regional Administrator. However, if a substantial request for a public hearing is made by February 2, 2001, a public hearing will be held. A request for public hearing shall include the following: (1) the name, address, and telephone number of the individual, organization, or other entity requesting a hearing; (2) a brief statement of the requesting person's interest in the Regional Administrator's determination and of information that the requesting person intends to submit at such a hearing; and (3) 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.

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Dated: December 21, 2000.

Bradley M. Campbell,

Regional Administrator, EPA, Region III.

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[FR Doc. 01-36 Filed 1-2-01; 8:45 am]