[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 9 (Tuesday, January 16, 2007)]
[Page 1723]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-410]




Proposed Reissuance of General NPDES Permit (GP) for Alaskan 
Small Suction Dredging (Permit Number AKG-37-5000)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of proposed reissuance of a general permit.


SUMMARY: On June 4, 2007, a general permit regulating the activities of 
small suction dredge mining for gold placer mining operations in the 
State of Alaska expires. EPA proposes to reissue this general permit 
with minor changes. EPA is proposing to make this permit effective as 
the previous general permit expires.

DATES: Interested persons may submit comments on the proposed 
reissuance of the general permit to EPA, Region 10 at the address 
below. Comments must be received by March 2, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the proposed General Permit should be sent to 
Director, Office of Water and Watersheds; USEPA Region 10; 1200 Sixth 
Avenue, OWW-130; Seattle, Washington 98101.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the Fact Sheet and draft 
General Permit are available upon request. The Fact Sheet and draft 
General Permit may be found on the Region 10 Web site at http://www.epa.gov/r10earth/waterpermits.htm (click on draft permits, then 
    Requests for copies may be made to Audrey Washington at (206) 553-
0523 or to Cindi Godsey at (907) 271-6561 or electronically mailed to: 
[email protected] or [email protected].


Executive Order 12866

    The Office of Management and Budget has exempted this action from 
the review requirements of Executive Order 12866 pursuant to Section 6 
of that order.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    After review of the facts presented in the notice printed above, I 
hereby certify pursuant to the provision of 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this 
reissuance of this general permit will not have a significant impact on 
a substantial number of small entities. Moreover, the permit reduces a 
significant administrative burden on regulated sources.

    Dated: January 5, 2007.
Michael F. Gearheard,
Director, Office of Water & Watersheds, Region 10, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency.
 [FR Doc. E7-410 Filed 1-12-07; 8:45 am]