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					                                                                      Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 60 / Thursday, March 27, 2008 / Notices                                            16301

                                         the Resource Conservation and                           announce the submission of the ICR to                 stringent enough to attain or maintain
                                         Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended, the                    OMB and the opportunity to submit                     state water quality standards. For those
                                         U.S. Environmental Protection Agency                    additional comments to OMB. If you                    waters, states are required to establish
                                         (EPA) is finalizing revisions to the                    have any questions about this ICR or the              TMDLs according to a priority ranking.
                                         RCRA hazardous waste permitting                         approval process, please contact the                     EPA’s Water Quality Planning and
                                         program to allow a ‘‘standardized                       technical person listed under FOR                     Management regulations include
                                         permit.’’ The standardized permit is                    FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.                          requirements related to the
                                         available to facilities that generate                     Dated: March 10, 2008.                              implementation of section 303(d) of the
                                         hazardous waste and routinely manage                                                                          CWA (40 CFR 130.7). The regulations
                                                                                                 Matthew Hale,
                                         the waste on-site in non-thermal units                                                                        require states to identify water quality
                                                                                                 Director, Office of Solid Waste.
                                         such as tanks, containers, and                                                                                limited waters still requiring TMDLs
                                                                                                 [FR Doc. E8–6265 Filed 3–26–08; 8:45 am]              every two years. The lists of waters still
                                         containment buildings. This ICR
                                                                                                 BILLING CODE 6560–50–P                                needing TMDLs must also include
                                         presents a comprehensive description of
                                         the information collection requirements                                                                       priority rankings and must identify the
                                         for owners and operators submitting                                                                           waters targeted for TMDL development
                                                                                                 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION                              during the next two years (40 CFR
                                         applications for a standardized permit                  AGENCY
                                         or a standardized permit modification.                                                                        130.7).
                                            Burden Statement: The annual public                  [FRL–8547–7]                                             Consistent with EPA’s regulations,
                                         reporting and recordkeeping burden for                                                                        California submitted to EPA its listing
                                         this collection of information is                       Clean Water Act Section 303(d):                       decisions under section 303(d)(2) on
                                         estimated to average 2 hours per                        Availability of List Decision                         November 24, 2006. On November 30,
                                         response. Burden means the total time,                                                                        2006, EPA approved California’s list of
                                                                                                 ACTION:Notice of Availability and                     impaired waters, except Walnut Creek
                                         effort, or financial resources expended                 Opportunity to Comment.
                                         by persons to generate, maintain, retain,                                                                     Toxicity. On March 8, 2007, EPA
                                         or disclose or provide information to or                SUMMARY: This notice announces the                    disapproved California’s decisions not
                                         for a Federal agency. This includes the                 availability of, and opportunity to                   to list 36 water quality limited segments
                                         time needed to review instructions;                     comment on, an EPA decision                           and associated pollutants, and
                                         develop, acquire, install, and utilize                  reconsidering its decision to approve                 additional pollutants for 34 water
                                         technology and systems for the purposes                 the omission of microcystin toxins                    bodies already listed by the State. On
                                         of collecting, validating, and verifying                listings for three segments of the                    June 28, 2007, EPA issued its final
                                         information, processing and                             Klamath River in California and                       decision regarding the additional waters
                                         maintaining information, and disclosing                 identifying microcystin toxins as an                  and pollutants for inclusion on the 2006
                                         and providing information; adjust the                   additional cause of impairment for a                  section 303(d) list. Among other things,
                                         existing ways to comply with any                        segment of the Klamath River pursuant                 the June 28 decision approved the 2006
                                         previously applicable instructions and                  to Clean Water Act section 303(d)(2).                 section 303(d) list without adding any
                                         requirements which have subsequently                    Section 303(d)(2) requires that states                Klamath River segments as impaired
                                         changed; train personnel to be able to                  submit and EPA approve or disapprove                  due to microcystin toxins.
                                                                                                 lists of waters for which existing                       California’s 2006 section 303(d) List
                                         respond to a collection of information;
                                                                                                 technology-based pollution controls are               already identifies each segment of the
                                         search data sources; complete and
                                                                                                 not stringent enough to attain or                     Klamath River within California as
                                         review the collection of information;
                                                                                                                                                       impaired due to Nutrients, Organic
                                         and transmit or otherwise disclose the                  maintain state water quality standards
                                                                                                                                                       Enrichment/Low Dissolved Oxygen, and
                                         information.                                            and for which total maximum daily
                                            The ICR provides a detailed                                                                                Temperature. EPA has reconsidered its
                                                                                                 loads (TMDLs) must be prepared.
                                         explanation of the Agency’s estimate,                                                                         prior approval of the omission of
                                                                                                 DATES: Comments must be submitted to
                                         which is only briefly summarized here:                                                                        microcystin toxins listings for three
                                                                                                 EPA on or before April 28, 2008.                      Klamath River segments, and on March
                                            Estimated total number of potential                  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
                                         respondents: 175.                                                                                             13, 2008, determined to add a listing for
                                                                                                 Comments should be sent in writing to                 microcystin toxins for one of these three
                                            Frequency of response: 1.                            Peter Kozelka, TMDL Coordinator,
                                            Estimated total average number of                                                                          segments, ‘‘Klamath River HU, Middle
                                                                                                 Water Division (WTR–2), U.S.                          HA, Oregon to Iron Gate’’. EPA’s
                                         responses for each respondent: 1.
                                            Estimated total annual burden hours:                 Environmental Protection Agency                       reconsideration of its decisions related
                                         15,045.                                                 Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San                   to microcystin toxins and the Klamath
                                            Estimated total annual costs:                        Francisco, CA 94105, telephone (415)                  River, and its determination to add a
                                         $1,478,050. This includes an estimated                  972–3448, facsimile (415) 947–3537, e-                listing for microcystin toxins for one of
                                         labor burden cost of $866,391 and an                    mail kozelka.peter@epa.gov. Materials                 the river’s segments, do not affect EPA’s
                                         estimated cost of $611,659 for capital                  relating to EPA’s reconsideration and                 determinations regarding any other
                                         investment or maintenance and                           determination can be viewed at EPA                    portion of California’s section 303(d)
                                         operational costs.                                      Region 9’s Web site: http://                          List. Neither EPA’s approval of the
                                                                                                 www.epa.gov/region9/water/tmdl/                       State’s listings for the Klamath River
                                         What Is the Next Step in the Process for                303d.html or obtained by writing or                   listings, nor EPA’s determination to add
                                         This ICR?                                               calling Mr. Kozelka at the above                      the listing for microcystin toxins,
                                           EPA will consider the comments                        address. Documentation relating to                    extends to any water bodies located
                                         received and amend the ICR as                           EPA’s action is available for public                  within Indian country, as defined in 18
                                         appropriate. The final ICR package will                 inspection at the above address.                      U.S.C. 1151.
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                                         then be submitted to OMB for review                     SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section                       EPA is providing the public the
                                         and approval pursuant to 5 CFR                          303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA)                   opportunity to review EPA’s
                                         1320.12. At that time, EPA will issue                   requires that each state identify those               reconsideration of the listings for the
                                         another Federal Register notice                         waters for which existing technology-                 Klamath River related to microcystin
                                         pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to                   based pollution controls are not                      toxins, and its determination to add a


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                                         listing for microcystin toxins for one                  Management (1601M), 1200                              North American Agreement on
                                         segment of the river. EPA may revise its                Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington,                  Environmental Cooperation.’’ The NAC
                                         decision if warranted in response to                    DC 20460.                                             is composed of 12 members
                                         comments received. EPA is soliciting                    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Requests                   representing academia, environmental
                                         comment only with respect to the                        to make oral comments or to provide                   non-governmental organizations, and
                                         reconsideration of listings related to                  written comments to the Council should                private industry. The GAC consists of 12
                                         microcystin toxins for three Klamath                    be sent to Sonia Altieri, Designated                  members representing state, local, and
                                         River segments and EPA’s                                Federal Officer, at the contact                       Tribal governments. The Committees are
                                         determination to add the listing.                       information above by Wednesday, April                 responsible for providing advice to the
                                           Dated: March 20, 2008.                                9, 2008. The public is welcome to attend              U.S. Representative on a wide range of
                                         Alexis Strauss,                                         all portions of the meeting, but seating              strategic, scientific, technological,
                                         Director, Water Division, EPA Region IX.                is limited and is allocated on a first-               regulatory, and economic issues related
                                                                                                 come, first-serve basis. Members of the               to implementation and further
                                         [FR Doc. E8–6278 Filed 3–26–08; 8:45 am]
                                                                                                 public wishing to gain access to the                  elaboration of the NAAEC.
                                         BILLING CODE 6560–50–P
                                                                                                 conference room on the day of the                        The purpose of the meeting is to
                                                                                                 meeting must contact Sonia Altieri at                 review the CEC’s Trade and
                                         ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION                                (202) 564–0243 or altieri.sonia@epa.gov               Environment projects and assist in the
                                         AGENCY                                                  by April 9, 2008.                                     development of U.S. priorities for the
                                                                                                    Meeting Access: For information on                 CEC Council Session in June 2008. The
                                         [FRL–8548–2]                                            access or services for individuals with               meeting will also include a public
                                                                                                 disabilities, please contact Sonia Altieri            comment session. A copy of the agenda
                                         National Advisory Council for                           at 202–564–0243 or
                                         Environmental Policy and Technology                                                                           will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/
                                                                                                 altieri.sonia@epa.gov. To request                     ocem/nacgac-page.htm.
                                         AGENCY: Environmental Protection 
                      accommodation of a disability, please
                                         Agency (EPA). 
                                         contact Sonia Altieri, preferably at least            DATES: The National and Governmental
                                                                                                 10 days prior to the meeting, to give                 Advisory Committees will hold an open
                                         ACTION: Notice of teleconference. 

                                                                                                 EPA as much time as possible to process               meeting on Wednesday, April 16, from
                                         SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory                     your request.                                         8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Thursday,
                                         Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA                      Dated: March 17, 2008.                              April 17, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
                                         gives notice of a public teleconference                 Sonia Altieri,                                        ADDRESSES:   The meeting will be held at
                                         of the National Advisory Council for                    Designated Federal Officer.                           the Hilton Alexandria Old Town Hotel,
                                         Environmental Policy and Technology                     [FR Doc. E8–6267 Filed 3–26–08; 8:45 am]              1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
                                         (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to                     BILLING CODE 6560–50–P                                Telephone: 703–837–0440. The meeting
                                         the EPA Administrator on a broad range                                                                        is open to the public, with limited
                                         of environmental policy, technology,                                                                          seating on a first-come, first-served
                                         and management issues. The Council is                   ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION                              basis.
                                         a panel of individuals who represent                    AGENCY
                                         diverse interests from academia,                                                                              FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
                                         industry, non-governmental                              [FRL–8548–3]                                          Oscar Carrillo, Designated Federal
                                         organizations, and local, state, and                                                                          Officer, carrillo.oscar@epa.gov, 202–
                                                                                                 National and Governmental Advisory
                                         Tribal governments. The purpose of this                                                                       564–0347, U.S. EPA, Office of
                                                                                                 Committees to the U.S. Representative
                                         teleconference is to discuss and approve                                                                      Cooperative Environmental
                                                                                                 to the Commission for Environmental
                                         the NACEPT Environmental Technology                                                                           Management (1601–M), 1200
                                                                                                 Cooperation
                                         Subcommittee’s draft recommendations                                                                          Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
                                         on actions that EPA and the investment                  AGENCY: Environmental Protection 
                    Washington, DC 20460.
                                         community could take and partnerships                   Agency (EPA). 

                                                                                                                                                       SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:     Requests
                                         they could create to achieve the goal of                ACTION: Notice of meeting. 
                          to make oral comments or provide
                                         greater private sector investment in the
                                                                                                 SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory                   written comments to the Committees
                                         commercialization of environmental
                                                                                                 Committee Act, Public Law 92–463,                     should be sent to Oscar Carrillo,
                                         technologies over the long-term. A copy
                                                                                                 EPA gives notice of a meeting of the                  Designated Federal Officer, at the
                                         of the agenda for the meeting will be
                                                                                                 National Advisory Committee (NAC)                     contact information above.
                                         posted at http://www.epa.gov/ocem/
                                         nacept/cal-nacept.htm.                                  and Governmental Advisory Committee                     Meeting Access: For information on
                                         DATES: NACEPT will hold a public
                                                                                                 (GAC) to the U.S. Representative to the               access or services for individuals with
                                         teleconference on Monday, April 14,                     North American Commission for                         disabilities, please contact Oscar
                                         2008 from 2:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m. EDT.                      Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The                  Carrillo at 202–564–0347 or
                                                                                                 National and Governmental Advisory                    carrillo.oscar@epa.gov. To request
                                         ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in
                                                                                                 Committees advise the EPA                             accommodation of a disability, please
                                         the U.S. EPA Office of Cooperative                      Administrator in his capacity as the U.S.             contact Oscar Carrillo, preferably at
                                         Environmental Management at 1201                        Representative to the CEC Council. The                least 10 days prior to the meeting, to
                                         Constitution Ave, NW., EPA East                         Committees are authorized under                       give EPA as much time as possible to
                                         Building, Room 1132, Washington, DC                     Articles 17 and 18 of the North                       process your request.
                                         20004.                                                  American Agreement on Environmental
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                                                                                                                                                         Dated: March 17, 2008.
                                         FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:                        Cooperation (NAAEC), North American
                                                                                                                                                       Oscar Carrillo,
                                         Sonia Altieri, Designated Federal                       Free Trade Agreement Implementation
                                         Officer, altieri.sonia@epa.gov, (202)                   Act, Public Law 103–182, and as                       Designated Federal Officer.
                                         564–0243, U.S. EPA, Office of                           directed by Executive Order 12915,                    [FR Doc. E8–6291 Filed 3–26–08; 8:45 am]
                                         Cooperative Environmental                               entitled ‘‘Federal Implementation of the              BILLING CODE 6560–50–P




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