[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 75 (Friday, April 18, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21921-21922]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08889]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9909-69-Region-4; EPA-R04-OW-2013-0745]


Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of 
Alabama

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of tentative approval.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the State of Alabama is revising 
its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Alabama has 
adopted the following rule: Ground Water Rule. The EPA has determined 
that Alabama's rule is no less stringent than the corresponding federal 
regulation. Therefore, the EPA is tentatively approving this revision 
to the State of Alabama's Public Water System Supervision Program.

DATES: Any interested person may request a public hearing. A request 
for a public hearing must be submitted by May 19, 2014, to the Regional 
Administrator at the EPA Region 4 address shown below. The Regional 
Administrator may deny frivolous or insubstantial requests for a 
hearing. However, if a substantial request for a public hearing is made 
by May 19, 2014, 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 her own motion, this 
tentative approval shall become final and effective on May 19, 2014. 
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.

ADDRESSES: All documents relating to this determination are available 
for inspection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, at the following offices: Alabama Department of 
Environmental Management, Water Division, 1400 Coliseum Boulevard, 
Montgomery, Alabama 36110; and the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency,

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Region 4, Safe Drinking Water Branch, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, 
Georgia 30303.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Burns, EPA Region 4, Safe 
Drinking Water Branch, by mail at the Atlanta address given above, by 
telephone at (404) 562-9456, or by email at burns.robert@epa.gov.
    EPA Analysis: On February 5, 2013, the State of Alabama submitted a 
request that the Region approve a revision to the State's Safe Drinking 
Water Act Public Water System Supervision Program to include the 
authority to implement and enforce the Ground Water Rule. For the 
revision to be approved, the EPA must find the State Rules, contained 
within ADEM Administrative Code Division 335-7, to be no less stringent 
than the Federal Rules, codified at 40 CFR part 141, Subpart S--Ground 
Water Rule. The EPA reviewed the application using the Federal 
statutory provisions (Section 1413 of the Safe Drinking Water Act), 
Federal regulations (at 40 CFR part 142), State regulations, rule 
crosswalks, and the EPA regulatory guidance to determine whether the 
request for revision is approvable. The EPA determined that the Alabama 
revision is no less stringent than the corresponding Federal 
regulation.
    EPA Action: The EPA is tentatively approving this revision. If the 
EPA does not receive a timely and appropriate request for a hearing and 
the Regional Administrator does not elect to hold a hearing on her own 
motion, this tentative approval will become final and effective on May 
19, 2014.

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

    Dated: March 26, 2014.
A. Stanley Meiburg,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4.
[FR Doc. 2014-08889 Filed 4-17-14; 8:45 am]
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