EPA announces availability of list decisions: Arkansas TMDLs

EPA has announced the availability of its final action identifying water quality limited segments and associated pollutants in Arkansas to be listed pursuant to Clean Water Act Section 303(d), and request for public comment. Section 303(d) requires that states submit and EPA approve or disapprove lists of waters for which existing technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain state water quality standards and for which TMDLs must be prepared...

Jun 19th, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC, June 17, 2008 -- EPA has announced the availability of its final action identifying water quality limited segments and associated pollutants in Arkansas to be listed pursuant to Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 303(d), and request for public comment. Section 303(d) requires that states submit and EPA approve or disapprove lists of waters for which existing technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain state water quality standards and for which total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) must be prepared.

On June 6, 2008, EPA partially approved and partially disapproved Arkansas' 2006 303(d) submittal. Specifically, EPA approved Arkansas' listing of 321 water body-pollutant combinations, and associated priority rankings. EPA took neither an approval or disapproval action on 36 waters listed for beryllium. EPA disapproved Arkansas' decisions not to list 79 water body-pollutant combinations. EPA identified these additional water body pollutant-combinations along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2006 Section 303(d) List.

EPA is providing the public the opportunity to review its final decisions to add water body pollutant-combinations to Arkansas' 2006 Section 303(d) List, as required by EPA's Public Participation regulations (40 CFR Part 25). EPA will consider public comments and if necessary amend its final action on the additional water body pollutant-combinations identified for inclusion on Arkansas' Final 2006 Section 303(d) List.

DATES: Comments must be submitted in writing to EPA on or before July 17, 2008. Click here for more information.

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For additonal EPA actions, also see:
-- "Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions"
-- "Notice of Tentative Approval and Solicitation of Request for a
Public Hearing for Public Water System Supervision Program Revisions
for the State of West Virginia"

-- "Notice of Public Comment Period for Proposed Clean Water Act
Consent Decree"

-- "National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Water
Transfers Rule"

-- "Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act"
-- "Information Collection Request: Microbial Rules (Renewal)"
-- "Information Collection Request: Public Water System Supervision Program (Renewal)"
-- "Information Collection Request: EPA Strategic Plan Information on
Source Water Protection (Renewal)"

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