[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 82 (Tuesday, April 29, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23973-23974]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09566]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-R04-OW-2013-0728]


Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of 
North Carolina

AGENCY: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of tentative approval.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the State of North Carolina is 
revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. North 
Carolina has adopted the following rules: Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface 
Water Treatment Rule, Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment 
Rule, Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule, Lead and 
Copper Rule Short-Term Regulatory Revisions and Clarifications, and 
Ground Water Rule. The EPA has determined that North Carolina's rules 
are no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. 
Therefore, the EPA is tentatively approving this revision to the State 
of North Carolina'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 29, 2014, to the Regional 
Administrator at the EPA Region 4 address shown below. The Regional 
Administrator may deny frivolous or

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insubstantial requests for a hearing. However, if a substantial request 
for a public hearing is made by May 29, 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 29, 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: North Carolina Department of 
Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Water Resources, Public 
Water Supply Section, 512 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North 
Carolina 27601; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4, 
Safe Drinking Water Branch, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 
30303.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Lad, EPA Region 4, Safe Drinking 
Water Branch, by mail at the Atlanta address given above, by telephone 
at (404) 562-9458, or by email at lad.paul@epa.gov.
    EPA Analysis: On March 3, 2008, the State of North Carolina 
submitted a request that the Region approve revisions to the State's 
Safe Drinking Water Act Public Water System Supervision Program to 
include the authority to implement and enforce the Lead and Copper Rule 
Short-Term Regulatory Revisions and Clarifications. On November 9, 
2009, the State of North Carolina submitted a request that the Region 
approve revisions to the State's Safe Drinking Water Act Public Water 
System Supervision Program to include the authority to implement and 
enforce the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule. On 
December 18, 2009, the State of North Carolina submitted a request that 
the Region approve revisions to the State's Safe Drinking Water Act 
Public Water System Supervision Program to include the authority to 
implement and enforce the Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment 
Rule. On December 18, 2009, the State of North Carolina submitted a 
request that the Region approve revisions to the State's Safe Drinking 
Water Act Public Water System Supervision Program to include the 
authority to implement and enforce the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface 
Water Treatment Rule. On November 3, 2010, the State of North Carolina 
submitted a request that the Region approve revisions 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 revisions to be approved, the EPA must find the State Rules 15A 
NCAC 18C .1507, 15A NCAC 18C .2008, 15A NCAC 18C .2007, and 15A NCAC 
18C .2202, to be no less stringent than the Federal Rules codified at 
40 CFR part 141, Subpart I--Lead and Copper Rule Short-Term Regulatory 
Revisions and Clarifications; 40 CFR part 141, Subpart V--Stage 2 
Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule; 40 CFR part 141, 
Subpart T--Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule; 40 CFR 
part 141, Subpart W--Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule; 
and 40 CFR part 141, Subpart S--Ground Water Rule. The EPA reviewed the 
applications 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 EPA regulatory guidance to 
determine whether the requests for revisions are approvable. The EPA 
determined that the North Carolina revisions are no less stringent than 
the corresponding Federal regulations.
    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 
29, 2014.

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

    Dated: April 10, 2014.
Heather McTeer Toney,
Regional Administrator, Region 4.
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