[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 221 (Thursday, November 15, 2001)]
[Notices]
[Page 57465]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 01-28631]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-7103-7]


Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of Public Comment 
Extension for Federal Register Notices

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of public comment period extension availability.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the extension availability of the public 
comment period of the Federal Register notice 66 FR 47673-47674 
published on 9/13/2001 and Federal Register notice 66 FR 52403-52404 
published on 10/15/2001. These TMDLs were completed in response to a 
court order dated October 1, 1999, in the lawsuit Sierra Club, et al. 
v. Clifford et al., No. 96-0527, (E.D. La.).

DATES: Comments must be submitted for the Federal Register notice 
published 9/13/2001 on (pesticides-carbofuran and fipronil) in writing 
to EPA on or before November 30, 2001 and for the Federal Register 
notice published on 10/15/2001 (dissolved oxygen, nutrients, and 
ammonia) in writing to EPA on or before November 30, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the published notices should be sent to Ellen 
Caldwell, Environmental Protection Specialist, Water Quality Protection 
Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, 1445 Ross 
Ave., Dallas, TX 75202-2733. For further information, contact Ellen 
Caldwell at (214) 665-7513. The administrative record file for these 
TMDLs and the determinations that TMDLs are not needed are available 
for public inspection at this address as well. Documents from the 
administrative record file may be viewed at www.epa.gov/region6/water/
tmdl.htm, or obtained by calling or writing Ms. Caldwell at the above 
address. Please contact Ms. Caldwell to schedule an inspection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Caldwell at (214) 665-7513.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 1996, two Louisiana environmental groups, 
the Sierra Club and Louisiana Environmental Action Network 
(plaintiffs), filed a lawsuit in Federal Court against the EPA, styled 
Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford et al., No. 96-0527, (E.D. La.). Among 
other claims, plaintiffs alleged that EPA failed to establish Louisiana 
TMDLs in a timely manner. Discussion of the court's order may be found 
at 65 FR 54032 (September 6, 2000).
    EPA will review all data and information submitted during the 
extended public comment period and revise the TMDLs and determinations 
that TMDLs are not needed where appropriate. EPA will then forward the 
TMDLs to the Court and the Louisiana Department of Environmental 
Quality (LDEQ). LDEQ will incorporate the TMDLs into its current water 
quality management plan. EPA also will revise the Louisiana 303(d) list 
as appropriate.

    Dated: October 30, 2001.
Joan E. Brown,
Acting Director, Water Quality Protection Division, Region 6.
[FR Doc. 01-28631 Filed 11-14-01; 8:45 am]
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