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Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of Arkansas

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice of proposed approval.


Notice is hereby given that the State of Arkansas is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program adopting new regulations for the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) Short-Term Regulatory Revisions and Clarifications, promulgated and published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 57782 on October 10, 2007. Arkansas has adopted the LCR Short-Term Regulatory Revisions and Clarifications to strengthen the implementation of the LCR for more effective protection of public health by reducing exposure to lead in drinking water. EPA has determined that the proposed program revision submitted by Arkansas for the LCR Short-Term Regulatory Revisions and Clarifications are no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, EPA proposes to approve these program revisions.


All interested parties may request a public hearing. A request for a public hearing must be submitted by December 17, 2009 to the Regional Administrator at the EPA Region 6 address shown below. Requests for a hearing may be denied by the Regional Administrator. However, if a substantial request for a public hearing is made by December 17, 2009, a public hearing will be held. If no timely and appropriate request for a hearing is received and the Regional Administrator does not elect to hold a hearing on his own motion, this determination shall become final and effective on December 17, 2009. Any request for a public hearing shall include the following information: the name, address, and telephone number of the individual, organization, or other entity requesting a hearing; a brief statement of the requesting person's interest in the Regional Administrator's determination and a brief statement of the information that the requesting person intends to submit at such hearing; and the signature of the individual making the request or, if the request is made on behalf of an organization or other entity, the signature of a responsible official of the organization or other entity.


All documents relating to this determination are available for inspection between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the following offices: Arkansas Department of Health, Division of Engineering, 4815 West Markham, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205; and the EPA Region 6, Drinking Water Section (6WQ-SD), 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202.

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Amy Camacho, EPA Region 6, Drinking Water Section at the Dallas address given above or at telephone (214) 665-7175, or

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Authority: Section 1413 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended (1996), and 40 CFR Parts 141 and 142 of the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations.

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Dated: October 28, 2009.

Lawrence E. Starfield,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 6.

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[FR Doc. E9-27603 Filed 11-16-09; 8:45 am]