[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 78 (Wednesday, April 23, 2014)]
[Pages 22671-22672]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09256]




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 Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) has tentatively approved revisions to the State of Ohio's 
public water system supervision program. Ohio EPA has revised two of 
its rules to comply with the National Primary Drinking Water 
Regulations, including the Long-Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment 
Rule (LT1ESWTR) and the Lead and Copper Rule Short-Term Revisions and 
Clarifications. EPA has determined that these revisions are consistent 
with and no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. 
Therefore, EPA intends to approve these revisions to the State of 
Ohio's public water system supervision program, thereby giving Ohio EPA 
primary enforcement responsibility for these regulations. Ohio EPA has 
been implementing the LT1ESWTR since August 3, 2004, and Ohio EPA has 
been administering the revised lead and copper requirements since July 
24, 2009.
    Any interested party may request a public hearing. A request for a 
public hearing must be submitted by May 23, 2014 to the Regional 
Administrator at the EPA Region 5 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 23, 2014 EPA Region 5 will hold a public hearing, and a notice 
of such hearing will be given in the Federal Register and a newspaper 
of general circulation. 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 May 23, 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

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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: Ohio Environmental Protection 
Agency, Division of Drinking and Ground Waters, 50 West Town Street, 
Suite 700, Columbus, Ohio 43215, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 
5:00 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 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Water and Drinking Water Branch, at the address given above, by 
telephone at (312) 886-6705, or at drake.wendy@epa.gov.

    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 part 142.

    Dated: April 3, 2014.
Susan Hedman,
Regional Administrator, Region 5.
[FR Doc. 2014-09256 Filed 4-22-14; 8:45 am]