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Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on 3 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 3 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 3 TMDLs, including TMDL calculations and responses to comments, may be viewed at www.epa.gov/​earth1r6/​6wq/​artmdl.htm

ADDRESSES:

The administrative record files for these 3 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. Clifford, 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 3 TMDLs

By this notice EPA is taking final agency action on the following 3 TMDLs for waters located within the state of Arkansas:

Segment-reachWaterbody namePollutant
AR11110203-904-3Stone Dam CreekAmmonia.
AR11110203-904-3Stone Dam CreekNitrates.
AR11110203-931-10Whig CreekCopper.

EPA requested the public to provide EPA with any significant data or information that may impact the 3 TMDLs at Federal Register Notice: Volume 68, Number 190, page 56632 (October 1, 2003). The comments received and EPA's response to comments may be found at www.epa.gov/​earth1r6/​6wq/​artmdl.htm

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Dated: December 1, 2003.

Miguel I. Flores,

Director, Water Quality Protection Division, Region 6.

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[FR Doc. 03-30515 Filed 12-8-03; 8:45 am]

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