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Extension of Public Comment Period for the Proposed Reissuance of General NPDES Permits (GPs) for Aquaculture Facilities in Idaho Subject to Wasteload Allocations Under Selected Total Maximum Daily Loads (Permit Number IDG-13-0000), Cold Water Aquaculture Facilities in Idaho (Not Subject to Wasteload Allocations) (Permit Number IDG-13-1000), and Fish Processors Associated With Aquaculture Facilities in Idaho (Permit Number IDG-13-2000)

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Environmental Protection Agency.


Extension of Public Comment Period on three draft general NPDES permits for Idaho aquaculture facilities and associated fish processors.


On June 19, 2006, EPA Region 10 proposed to reissue three general permits to cover aquaculture facilities and associated fish processors in Idaho. 71 FR 35269. In response to requests from the regulated community, EPA is extending the public comment period from August 3 to August 18, 2006.


The end of the public comment period is now extended to August 18, 2006. Comments must be received or postmarked by that date.

Public Comment: Interested persons may submit written comments on the draft permits to the attention of Sharon Wilson at the address below. All comments should include the name, Start Printed Page 42092address, and telephone number of the commenter and a concise statement of comment and the relevant facts upon which it is based. Comments of either support or concern which are directed at specific, cited permit requirements are appreciated.

After the expiration date of the Public Notice on August 18, 2006; the Director, Office of Water and Watersheds, EPA Region 10, will make a final determination with respect to issuance of the general permits. The proposed requirements contained in the draft general permits will become final upon issuance if no significant comments are received during the public comment period.


Comments on the proposed General Permits should be sent to Sharon Wilson, Office of Water and Watersheds; USEPA Region 10; 1200 Sixth Avenue, OWW-130; Seattle, Washington 98101 or by e-mail to

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Carla Fromm, 208-378-5755, or Sharon Wilson, 206-553-0325, Copies of the draft general permit and fact sheet may be downloaded from the EPA Region 10 web site at . They are also available upon request from Audrey Washington at (206) 553-0523, or e-mailed to For information on physical locations in Idaho and Seattle where the documents may be viewed, see the June 19, 2006, notice at 71 FR 35269.

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Dated: July 17, 2006.

Christine Psyk,

Associate Director, Office of Water & Watersheds, Region 10, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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[FR Doc. E6-11815 Filed 7-24-06; 8:45 am]