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Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on 27 Arkansas 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 27 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. Clifford, et al., No. LR-C-99-114. Documents from the administrative record files for the final 27 TMDLs, including TMDL calculations may be viewed at www.epa.gov/​region6/​water/​npdes/​tmdl/​index.htm.

ADDRESSES:

The administrative record files for these 27 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 27 TMDLs

By this notice EPA is taking final agency action on the following 27 TMDLs for waters located within the State of Arkansas:

Segment-reachWaterbody namePollutant
08040102-016Caddo RiverCopper and Zinc.
08040102-018Caddo RiverCopper and Zinc.
08040102-019Caddo RiverCopper and Zinc.
08040102-023South Fork Caddo R.Copper and Zinc.
08040203-904Big CreekLead and Turbidity.
08040205-001Bayou BartholomewTDS, Chloride, and Sulfate.
08040205-002Bayou BartholomewTDS, Chloride, and Sulfate.
08040205-007Cutoff CreekTurbidity.
08040205-012UBayou BartholomewTDS, Chloride, and Sulfate.
08040205-013Bayou BartholomewTDS, Chloride, and Sulfate.
08040101-048Prairie CreekTurbidity.
08040201-001UMoro CreekTurbidity.
08040201-001LMoro CreekTurbidity.
08040204-005Big CreekTurbidity.
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EPA requested the public to provide EPA with any significant data or information that might impact the 27 TMDLs at Federal Register Notice: Volume 72, Number 241, pages 71409 and 71410 (December 17, 2007). The received comments were reviewed, and the EPA's response to comments and the TMDLs may be found at http://www.epa.gov/​region6/​water/​npdes/​tmdl/​index.htm.

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Dated: August 6, 2008.

Miguel I. Flores,

Director, Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6.

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[FR Doc. E8-18839 Filed 8-13-08; 8:45 am]

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