Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Notice of availability.
This notice announces final agency action on 2 TMDLs prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in Louisiana's Barataria river basin, under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Documents from the administrative record file for the 2 TMDLs, including TMDL calculations and responses to comments, may be viewed at http://www.epa.gov/region6/water/tmdl.htm. The administrative record file may be examined by calling or writing Ms. Diane Smith at the following address. Please contact Ms. Smith to schedule an inspection.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Diane Smith, Environmental Protection Specialist, Water Quality Protection Division, U.S. EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202-2733, (214) 665-2145.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
In 1996, two Louisiana environmental groups, the Sierra Club and Louisiana Environmental Action Network (plaintiffs), filed a lawsuit in Federal Court against the EPA, styled Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford et al., No. 96-0527, (E.D. La.). Among other claims, plaintiffs alleged that EPA failed to establish Louisiana TMDLs in a timely manner.
EPA Takes Final Agency Action on 2 TMDLs
By this notice EPA is taking final agency action on the following 2 TMDLs for waters located within the Barataria river basin:
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EPA requested the public to provide EPA with any significant data or information that might impact the 2 TMDLs in the Federal Register Notice 69 FR pages 5985-5986 (February 9, 2004). The comments received and the EPA's response to comments may be found at http://www.epa.gov/region6/water/tmdl.htm.Start Signature
Dated: March 29, 2005.
Miguel I. Flores,
Director, Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6.
[FR Doc. 05-6707 Filed 4-4-05; 8:45 am]
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