[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 142 (Tuesday, July 26, 1994)]
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[FR Doc No: 94-18188]

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[Federal Register: July 26, 1994]




Public Water System Supervision Program; Program Revision for the 
Republic of Palau

AGENCY: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of decision and opportunity for hearing.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Republican of Palau (Palau) is 
revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Palau 
has adopted (1) Drinking water regulations for eight volatile organic 
chemicals that correspond to the National Primary Drinking Water 
Regulations promulgated by EPA on July 8, 1987 (52 FR 25690) and 
corrected on July 1, 1988 (53 FR 25108); (2) public notice regulations 
that correspond to the revised EPA public notice requirements 
promulgated on October 28, 1987 (52 FR 41534); (3) a revised drinking 
water regulation for total coliform bacteria which corresponds to the 
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations promulgated by EPA on June 
29, 1989 (54 FR 27544); and (4) a drinking water regulation which 
requires filtration and disinfection of surface water systems and of 
ground water systems influenced by surface water which corresponds to 
the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations promulgated by EPA on 
June 29, 1989 (54 FR 27486). EPA has determined that these four sets of 
state program revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding 
federal regulations. Therefore, EPA has tentatively decided to approve 
these state program revisions. Furthermore, EPA hereby ratifies all 
state filtration determinations that were made pursuant to the rule by 
the Republic of Palau prior to this notice.
    All interested parties are invited to request a public hearing. A 
request for a public hearing must be submitted by August 25, 1994 to 
the Regional Administrator at the address shown below. Insubstantial 
requests for a hearing may be denied by the Regional Administrator. 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 effective August 25, 1994.
    Any request for a public hearing shall include the following: (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 and of information that the requesting 
person intends to submit at such hearing; and (3) 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 offices: Palau Environmental Quality 
Protection Board, Republic of Palau, P.O. Box 100, Koror, PW 96940; and 
EPA, Region IX, Water Management Division, Drinking Water Section (W-6-
1), 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105.

Su Cox, EPA, Region IX, at the San Francisco address given above or by 
telephone at (415) 744-1855.

(Sec. 1413 of the Safe Drinking Water Act as amended [1986]; and 40 
CFR 142.10 of the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations)

    Dated: July 5, 1994.
Felicia Marcus,
Regional Administrator.
[FR Doc. 94-18188 Filed 7-25-94; 8:45 am]