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Notice of Tentative Approval and Opportunity for Public Comment and Public Hearing for Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for 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 Commonwealth of Virginia is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Virginia has adopted drinking water regulations for the Revised Total Coliform Rule. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that 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 request for a public hearing must be submitted by July 6, 2017. This determination shall become final and effective on July 6, 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, Start Printed Page 26090Philadelphia, 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.
  • Virginia Department of Health, Office of Water, Madison Building, 109 Governor Street, Richmond, VA 23219 or telephone at 804-864-7502.


Patti Kay Wisniewski, Drinking Water Branch (3WP21) at the Philadelphia address given above, via email at or telephone (215) 814-5668 or fax (215) 814-2302.


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 July 6, 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: April 14, 2017.

Cecil A. Rodrigues,

Acting Regional Administrator.

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[FR Doc. 2017-11702 Filed 6-5-17; 8:45 am]