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Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on 44 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice of availability.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces the final agency action on 44 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 44 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 44 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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Diane Smith at (214) 665-2145.

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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 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 44 TMDLs

By this notice EPA is taking final agency action on the following 44 TMDLs for waters located within the state of Arkansas:

Segment-ReachWaterbody namePollutant
08020401-003Wabbaseka BayouSiltation/turbidity.
11110205-011Cadron CreekSiltation/turbidity..
11110205-012Cadron CreekSiltation/turbidity.
11110203-927White Oak CreekSiltation/turbidity.
08020302-004Bayou DeviewSiltation/turbidity.
08020302-005Bayou DeviewSiltation/turbidity.
08020302-006Bayou DeviewSiltation/turbidity.
08020302-007Bayou DeviewSiltation/turbidity.
08020302-009Bayou DeviewSiltation/turbidity.
08020302-016Cache RiverSiltation/turbidity.
08020302-017Cache RiverSiltation/turbidity.
08020302-018Cache RiverSiltation/turbidity.
08020302-019Cache RiverSiltation/turbidity.
08020302-020Cache RiverSiltation/turbidity.
08020302-021Cache RiverSiltation/turbidity.
08020302-027Cache RiverSiltation/turbidity.
08020302-028Cache RiverSiltation/turbidity.
08020302-029Cache RiverSiltation/turbidity.
08020302-031Cache RiverSiltation/turbidity.
08020302-032Cache RiverSiltation/turbidity.
11010013-006Village CreekSiltation/turbidity.
11010013-007Village CreekSiltation/turbidity.
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11010013-008Village CreekSiltation/turbidity.
11010013-012Village CreekSiltation/turbidity.
11010013-014Village CreekSiltation/turbidity.
11010014-009Ten Mile CreekSiltation/turbidity.
11010012-004Strawberry RiverSiltation/turbidity.
11010012-005Strawberry RiverSiltation/turbidity.
11010012-006Strawberry RiverSiltation/turbidity.
110100 12-008Strawberry RiverSiltation/turbidity.
11010012-009Strawberry RiverSiltation/turbidity.
11010012-010Little Strawberry RiverSiltation/turbidity.
11010012-011Strawberry RiverSiltation/turbidity.
11010001-023West Fork White RiverSiltation/turbidity.
11010001-024White RiverSiltation/turbidity.
08020203-012Tyronza RiverSiltation/turbidity.
11110105-001Poteau River near Fort SmithSiltation/turbidity.
11110105-031LPoteau River near WaldronTotal phosphorus, Copper, and Zinc.
11140302-003Days CreekNitrate.
11140109-919Rolling ForkTotal phosphorus, and Nitrate.
11010001-045LOsage Creek near BerryvilleTotal phosphorus.

EPA requested the public to provide EPA with any significant data or information that might impact the 44 TMDLs at Federal Register Notices: Volume 70, Number 217, pages 68448-68449 (November 10, 2005) and Volume 70, Number 46, page 11971 (March 10, 2005). 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: January 10, 2006.

Miguel I. Flores,

Director, Water Quality Protection Division, Region 6.

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[FR Doc. E6-813 Filed 1-23-06; 8:45 am]

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