[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Pages 18336-18337]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06895]




Public Water System Supervision Program Approval for the State of 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of tentative approval.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the EPA has tentatively approved 
five revisions to the State of Michigan's public water system 
supervision program. Michigan has revised several of its rules to 
comply with the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations, including 
the Ground Water Rule, the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection 
Byproducts Rule, the Long-Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule, 
the Lead and Copper Rule Short Term Revisions, and the Lead and Copper 
Rule Minor Revisions. These rules better protect public health by 
controlling microbial contaminants and disinfection byproducts, and 
streamline existing lead and copper rule requirements.
    EPA has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than 
the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to 
approve these revisions, thereby giving the Michigan Department of 
Environmental Quality primary enforcement responsibility for these 
regulations. This approval action does not extend to public water 
systems in Indian Country, as the term is defined in 18 U.S.C. 1151. By 
approving these rules, EPA does not intend to affect the rights of 
federally recognized Indian Tribes in Michigan, nor does it intend to 
limit existing rights of the State of Michigan.

DATES: Any interested person may request a public hearing. A request 
for a public hearing must be submitted to the Regional Administrator at 
the EPA Region 5 address shown below by April

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25, 2013. If a substantial request for a public hearing is made within 
the requested timeframe, a public hearing will be held and a notice of 
such hearing will be given in the Federal Register and a newspaper of 
general circulation. The Regional Administrator may deny frivolous or 
insubstantial requests for a hearing. If EPA Region 5 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 
determination shall become final and effective on April 25, 2013. 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 at the following offices: Michigan Department of 
Environmental Quality, Office of Drinking Water and Municipal 
Assistance, 525 W. Allegan Street P.O. Box 30273, Lansing, Michigan 
48909-7773, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, 
Region 5,
    Ground Water and Drinking Water Branch (WG-15J), 77 West Jackson 
Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 
4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Crooks, EPA Region 5, Ground 
Water and Drinking Water Branch, at the address given above, by 
telephone at (312) 886-0244, or at [email protected].

    Authority: Section 1413 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 42 
U.S.C. 300g-2, and the federal regulations implementing Section 1413 
of the Act set forth at 40 CFR 142.

    Dated: March 13, 2013.
Susan Hedman,
Regional Administrator, Region 5.
[FR Doc. 2013-06895 Filed 3-25-13; 8:45 am]