[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 218 (Wednesday, November 12, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67164-67165]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-26732]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-R04-OW-2014-0307; FRL-9919-14-Region 4]


Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of 
Tennessee

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 Tennessee is revising 
its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Tennessee has 
adopted the following rules: Ground Water Rule, and Lead and Copper 
Rule Short-Term Regulatory Revisions and Clarifications. The 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that Tennessee's 
rules are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations. 
Therefore, the EPA is tentatively approving this revision to the State 
of Tennessee'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 December 12, 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 December 12, 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 December 12, 
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: Tennessee Department of 
Environment and Conservation, Division of Water Resources, 312 Rosa L. 
Parks Avenue, William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower, Nashville, 
Tennessee 37243; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4, 
Safe Drinking Water Branch, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 
30303.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Smith, EPA Region 4, Safe 
Drinking Water Branch, by mail at the Atlanta address given above, by 
telephone at (404) 562-9845, or by email at smith.brian@epa.gov.
    EPA Analysis: On November 10, 2008, the State of Tennessee 
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. 
On June 8, 2009, the State of Tennessee 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 Lead and Copper Rule Short-Term Regulatory Revisions 
and Clarifications. For the requests to be approved, the EPA must find 
the State Rules codified at Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0400-45-01-40 and 
0400-45-01-.33, to be no less stringent than the Federal Rules codified 
at 40 CFR part 141, Subpart S--Ground Water Rule; and Subpart I--
Control of Lead and Copper. 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 revision are approvable. The EPA identified concerns with 
each application and transmitted comments to Tennessee. Based on these 
comments, Tennessee submitted revisions to its Ground Water Rule 
application on February 25, 2013; April 1, 2013; April 19, 2013; and 
June 24, 2013. Tennessee submitted revisions to its Lead and Copper 
Rule Short-Term

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Regulatory Revisions and Clarifications application on November 22, 
2013, and January 23, 2014. The EPA has determined that the Tennessee 
regulations 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 
December 12, 2014.

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

    Dated: October 23, 2014.
Heather McTeer Toney,
Regional Administrator, Region 4.
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