[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 135 (Monday, July 17, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32699-32700]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-14836]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9964-54-Region 1]


Program Requirement Revisions Related to the Public Water System 
Supervision Programs for the State of Connecticut, the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, the State of New Hampshire, the State of Rhode Island 
and the State of Vermont

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the State of Connecticut, the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of New Hampshire, the State of 
Rhode Island, and the State of Vermont are in the process of revising 
their respective approved Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) 
programs to meet the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act 
(SDWA).

DATES: All interested parties may request a public hearing for any of 
the above EPA determinations. A request for a public hearing must be 
submitted by August 16, 2017, to the Regional Administrator at the 
address shown below. Frivolous or insubstantial requests for a hearing 
may be denied by the Regional Administrator.
    However, if a substantial request for a public hearing is made by 
this date, 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 his/her own motion, this determination 
shall become final August 16, 2017.
    Any request for a public hearing shall include the following 
information: (1) The name, address, and telephone number of the 
individual organization, or other entity requesting a hearing; (2) a 
brief statement of the requesting person's interest in the Regional 
Administrator's determination; (3) information that the requesting 
person intends to submit at such hearing; and (4) 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 4:00 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, at the following office(s):

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ecosystem Protection, 5 
Post

[[Page 32700]]

Office Square, Suite 100, Boston, MA 02109-3912

    For state-specific documents:

Connecticut Department of Public Health, Drinking Water Section, 410 
Capital Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water 
Supply, 1 Winter Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, Drinking Water and 
Groundwater Bureau, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03302-0095
Rhode Island Department of Public Health, Division of Drinking Water 
Quality, 3 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908-5097
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental 
Conservation, Drinking Water & Groundwater Protection Division, Main 
Building--2nd Floor, One National Life Drive, Montpelier, Vermont 
05620-3521

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeri Weiss, U.S. EPA--New England, 
Office of Ecosystem Protection (telephone 617-918-1568).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The State of Connecticut has adopted 
drinking water regulations for the Lead and Copper Minor Revisions Rule 
(65 FR 1950) promulgated on January 12, 2000, the Lead and Copper Short 
Term Revisions Rule (72 FR 57782) promulgated on October 10, 2007, and 
the Radionuclides Rule (65 FR 76708-76753) promulgated on December 7, 
2000. After review of the submitted documentation, EPA has determined 
that the State of Connecticut's Lead and Copper Minor Revisions Rule, 
the Lead and Copper Short Term Revisions Rule, and the Radionuclides 
Rule are no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. 
Therefore, EPA intends to approve Connecticut's PWSS program revision 
for these rules.
    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has adopted drinking water 
regulations for the Lead and Copper Minor Revisions Rule (65 FR 1950) 
promulgated on January 12, 2000, and the Lead and Copper Short Term 
Revisions Rule (72 FR 57782) promulgated on October 10, 2007. After 
review of the submitted documentation, EPA has determined that the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Lead and Copper Minor Revisions Rule and 
the Lead and Copper Short Term Revisions Rule are no less stringent 
than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to 
approve Massachusetts' PWSS program revision for these rules.
    The State of New Hampshire has adopted drinking water regulations 
for the Lead and Copper Rule (56 FR 26460-26564) promulgated on June 7, 
1991 and the Lead and Copper Minor Revisions Rule (65 FR 1950) 
promulgated on January 12, 2000. After review of the submitted 
documentation, EPA has determined that the state of New Hampshire's 
Lead and Copper Rule and the Lead and Copper Minor Revisions Rule are 
no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. 
Therefore, EPA intends to approve New Hampshire's PWSS program revision 
for these rules.
    The State of Rhode Island has adopted drinking water regulations 
for the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (71 FR 654) 
promulgated on January 5, 2006. After review of the submitted 
documentation, EPA has determined that the State of Rhode Island's Long 
Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule is no less stringent than 
the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to 
approve Rhode Island's PWSS program revision for this rule.
    The State of Vermont has adopted drinking water regulations for the 
Lead and Copper Minor Revisions Rule (65 FR 1950) promulgated on 
January 12, 2000, and the Lead and Copper Short Term Revisions Rule (72 
FR 57782) promulgated on October 10, 2007. After review of the 
submitted documentation, EPA has determined that the State of Vermont's 
Lead and Copper Minor Revisions Rule and the Lead and Copper Short Term 
Revisions Rule are no less stringent than the corresponding federal 
regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to approve Vermont's PWSS program 
revision for these rules.

    Authority:  Section 1401 (42 U.S.C 300f) and Section 1413 (42 
U.S.C 300g-2) of the Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended (1996), and 
(40 CFR 142.10) of the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations.

    Dated: June 26, 2017.
Deborah A. Szaro,
Acting Regional Administrator, EPA Region 1--New England.
[FR Doc. 2017-14836 Filed 7-14-17; 8:45 am]
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