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Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on 37 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice of availability.

SUMMARY:

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.

ADDRESSES:

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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ellen Caldwell at (214) 665-7513.

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SUPPLEMENTARY 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:

Segment-reachWaterbody namePollutant
11140203-20-11.9Dorcheat BayouMercury
11140203-22-8.4Dorcheat BayouMercury
11140203-24-7Dorcheat BayouMercury
11140203-26-23.3Dorcheat BayouMercury
11110206-02-8.7Fourche LaFave RiverMercury
11010014-36South Fork Little Red RiverMercury
11140203Columbia LakeMercury
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11110206Cove Creek LakeMercury
11110206Dry Fork LakeMercury
11110206Nimrod LakeMercury
11010014Johnson HoleMercury
11110201Shepherd Springs LakeMercury
11110207Lake SylviaMercury
11110207Spring LakeMercury
08040201-02-22.5Ouachita RiverMercury
08040201-04-2.5Ouachita RiverMercury
08040202Oxbow River—Oxbows below CamdenMercury
08040202Felsenthal Wildlife RefugeMercury
08040202-02-4Ouachita RiverMercury
08040202-03-8.4Ouachita RiverMercury
08040202-04-28.9Ouachita RiverMercury
08040203Lake WinonaMercury
08040203-01-0.2Saline RiverMercury
08040204-01-2.8Saline RiverMercury
08040204-02-53Saline RiverMercury
08040204-04-16.4Saline RiverMercury
08040204-06-17.5Saline RiverMercury
08040201-01-12Moro CreekMercury
08040201-03-20Champagnolle CreekMercury
08040202-03-8.4Little ChampagnolleMercury
08040205-02-17.9Bayou BartholomewMercury
08040205-12-82.7Bayou BartholomewMercury
08040205-07-16.8Cutoff CreekMercury
08040201-606-8.5ELCC TributaryChloride
08040201-606-8.5ELCC TributarySulfate
08040201-606-8.5ELCC TributaryTDS
08040201-606-8.5ELCC TributaryAmmonia

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.

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Dated: December 10, 2002.

Miguel I. Flores,

Director, Water Quality Protection Division, Region 6.

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[FR Doc. 02-31902 Filed 12-17-02; 8:45 am]

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