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Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on 13 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice of availability.


This notice announces final agency action on 13 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 13 TMDLs, including TMDL calculations and responses to comments, may be viewed at​earth1r6/​6wq/​artmdl.htm.


The administrative record files for these 13 TMDLs may be obtained by writing or calling Ms. Diane Smith, Environmental Protection Specialist, Water Quality Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, 1445 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75202-2733. Please contact Ms. Smith to schedule an inspection.

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Diane Smith at (214) 665-2145. Start Printed Page 11971

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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 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 13 TMDLs

By this notice EPA is taking final agency action on the following 13 TMDLs for waters located within the State of Arkansas:

Segment-reachWaterbody namePollutant
08050001-022Big BayouSiltation/turbidity.
08050001-022Big BayouChloride.
08050001-018Boeuf RiverSiltation/turbidity.
08050001-018Boeuf RiverChloride.
08050001-018Boeuf RiverSulfates.
08050001-018Boeuf RiverTDS.
08050001-019Boeuf RiverSiltation/turbidity.
08050001-019Boeuf RiverChloride.
08050002-010Oak Log BayouSiltation/turbidity.
08050002-010Oak Log BayouChloride.
08050002-010Oak Log BayouTDS.
08050002-003Bayou MaconSiltation/turbidity.
08050002-006Bayou MaconSiltation/turbidity.

EPA requested the public to provide EPA with any significant data or information that may impact the 13 TMDLs at Federal Register Notice: Volume 70, Number 6, pages 1710-1711 (January 10, 2005). No comments were received.

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Dated: March 3, 2005.

Miguel I. Flores,

Director, Water Quality Protection Division, Region 6.

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[FR Doc. 05-4711 Filed 3-9-05; 8:45 am]