Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Notice of availability.
This notice announces final agency action on 37 TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in the state of Arkansas, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). These TMDLs were completed in response to the lawsuit styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford, et al., No. LR-C-99-114. Documents from the administrative record files for the final 37 TMDLs, including TMDL calculations and responses to comments, may be viewed at http://www.epa.gov/earth1r6/6wq/artmdl.htm.
The administrative record files for these 37 TMDLs may be obtained by writing or calling Ms. Ellen Caldwell, Environmental Protection Specialist, Water Quality Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, 1445 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75202-2733. Please contact Ms. Caldwell to schedule an inspection.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ellen Caldwell at (214) 665-7513.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
In 1999, five Arkansas environmental groups, the Sierra Club, Federation of Fly Fishers, Crooked Creek Coalition, Arkansas Fly Fishers, and Save our Streams (plaintiffs), filed a lawsuit in Federal Court against the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Browner et al., No. LR-C-99-114. Among other claims, plaintiffs alleged that EPA failed to establish Arkansas TMDLs in a timely manner.
EPA Takes Final Agency Action on 37 TMDLs
By this notice EPA is taking final agency action on the following 37 TMDLs for waters located within the state of Arkansas:
|11110206-02-8.7||Fourche LaFave River||Mercury|
|11010014-36||South Fork Little Red River||Mercury|
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|11110206||Cove Creek Lake||Mercury|
|11110206||Dry Fork Lake||Mercury|
|11110201||Shepherd Springs Lake||Mercury|
|08040202||Oxbow River—Oxbows below Camden||Mercury|
|08040202||Felsenthal Wildlife Refuge||Mercury|
EPA requested the public to provide EPA with any significant data or information that may impact the 37 TMDLs at Federal Register Notice: Volume 67, Number 202, pages 64369-64370 (October 18, 2002). The comments received and EPA's response to comments may be found at http://www.epa.gov/earth1r6/6wq/artmdl.htm.Start Signature
Dated: December 10, 2002.
Miguel I. Flores,
Director, Water Quality Protection Division, Region 6.
[FR Doc. 02-31902 Filed 12-17-02; 8:45 am]
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