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Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on 3 Arkansas Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice of availability.


This notice announces the final agency action on 3 TMDLs established 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. Browner, et al., No. LR-C-99-114. Documents from the administrative record files for the final 3 TMDLs, including TMDL calculations may be viewed at​region6/​6wq/​npdes/​tmdl/​index.htm.


The administrative record files for these 3 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.

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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. Browner, 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
08020203-007Blackfish BayouSiltation/Turbidity.
08020203-005Blackfish BayouSiltation/Turbidity.
08020203-003Blackfish BayouSiltation/Turbidity.
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EPA requested the public to provide EPA with any significant data or information that might impact the 3 TMDLs at Federal Register Notice: Volume 72, Number 241, pages 71409—71410 (December 17, 2007). No comments were received.

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Dated: January 14, 2008.

William K. Honker,

P.E., Deputy Director, Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6.

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[FR Doc. E8-1195 Filed 1-23-08; 8:45 am]