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Notice of Tentative Approval and Opportunity for Public Comment and Public Hearing for Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for West Virginia

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice of approval and solicitation of requests for public hearing.


Notice is hereby given that the State of West Virginia is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. West Virginia has adopted drinking water regulations for the Revised Total Coliform Rule. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that West Virginia's Revised Total Coliform Rule meets all minimum federal requirements, and that it is no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulation. Therefore, EPA has tentatively decided to approve the State program revisions.


Comments or a public hearing must be submitted by February 10, 2017. This determination shall become final and effective on February 10, 2017 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, and if no comments are received which cause EPA to modify its tentative approval.


Comments or a request for a public hearing must be submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029. 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:

  • Drinking Water Branch, Water Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029.
  • West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Environmental Engineering Division, 350 Capitol Street, Room 313, Charleston, West Virginia 25301-3713.
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Kelly Moran, Drinking Water Branch (3WP21) at the Philadelphia address given above, via email at, or telephone (215) 814-2331 or fax (215) 814-2302.

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All interested parties are invited to submit written comments on this determination and may request a hearing. All comments will be considered, and if necessary EPA will issue a response. Frivolous or insubstantial requests for a hearing will be denied by the Regional Administrator. If a substantial request for a public hearing is made by February 10, 2017, a public hearing will be held. A request for public hearing shall include the following: (1) The name, address, and telephone number of the individual, organization, or other entity requesting a hearing; (2) a brief statement of the requesting person's interest in the Regional Administrator's determination and of information that the requesting person intends to submit at such hearing; and (3) 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.

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Dated: December 28, 2016.

Shawn M. Garvin,

Regional Administrator.

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[FR Doc. 2017-00449 Filed 1-10-17; 8:45 am]