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Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of New Mexico

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice of tentative approval.


Notice is hereby given that the State of New Mexico is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) program. New Mexico has adopted the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) by reference under of the New Mexico Administrative Code and Regulations Pertaining to Public Water Systems. EPA has determined that the RTCR primacy application submitted by New Mexico is no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to approve this PWSS program revision package.


All interested parties may request a public hearing. A request for a public hearing must be submitted by October 17, 2016 to the Regional Administrator at the EPA Region 6 address shown below. Frivolous or insubstantial requests for a hearing may be denied by the Regional Administrator. However, if a substantial request for a public hearing is made by October 17, 2016, 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 October 17, 2016. 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 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the following offices: New Mexico Environment Department, Drinking Water Bureau, Harold Runnels Building, 190 St. Francis Dr., Suite S2120, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505; and United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, Drinking Water Section (6WQ-SD), 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202. Copies of the documents which explain the rule can also be obtained at EPA's Web site at​articles/​2013/​02/​13/​2012-31205/​national-primary-drinking-water-regulations-revisions-to-the-total-coliform-rule and​articles/​2014/​02/​26/​2014-04173/​national-primary-drinking-water-regulations-minor-corrections-to-the-revisions-to-the-total-coliform, or by writing or calling Ms. Evelyn Rosborough at the address below.

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For further information contact Evelyn Rosborough, Environmental Protection Specialist, Water Quality Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, 1445 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75202-2733, telephone (214) 665-7515, facsimile (214) 665-6490, or email:

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

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Dated: September 2, 2016.

Ron Curry,

Regional Administrator, Region 6.

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[FR Doc. 2016-22237 Filed 9-14-16; 8:45 am]