[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 10, 2010)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 11079-11080]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-5103]



40 CFR Part 131

[EPA-HQ-OW-2009-0596; FRL-9125-7]
RIN 2040-AF11

Extension of Public Comment Period for Water Quality Standards 
for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing Waters

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of the public comment period.


SUMMARY: On January 14, 2010, EPA signed a proposed rule entitled 
``Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing 
Waters.'' On January 26, 2010 (75 FR 4174), EPA published this proposed 
rule. Written comments on the proposed rulemaking were to be submitted 
to EPA on or before March 29, 2010 (a 60-day public comment period). 
Since publication, the Agency has received several requests for 
additional time to submit comments. Therefore, EPA is extending the 
public comment period for 30 days.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 28, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-
2009-0596, by one of the following methods:
    1. http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
    2. E-mail: [email protected].
    3. Mail to: Water Docket, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 
Mail code: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, 
Attention: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2009-0596.
    4. Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center, EPA West Room 3334, 1301 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004, Attention Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-OW-2009-0596. Such deliveries are only accepted during the 
Docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be 
made for deliveries of boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2009-
0596. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in 
the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site 
is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your 
identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of 
your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without 
going through http://www.regulations.gov your e-mail address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 
placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you 
submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name 
and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any 
disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to 
technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA 
may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid 
the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of 
any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA's public 
docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in www.regulations.gov or

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in hard copy at a docket facility. The Office of Water (OW) Docket 
Center is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
excluding legal holidays. The OW Docket Center telephone number is 
(202) 566-2426, and the Docket address is OW Docket, EPA West, Room 
3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. The Public 
Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public 
Reading Room is (202) 566-1744.
    Public Hearings: Additional public hearings will be held in Florida 
in mid-April, 2010. The dates and locations of these hearings have yet 
to be confirmed. Relevant information pertaining to these hearings will 
be provided at the following Web site: http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/standards/rules/florida/Information on the public hearings will be 
available shortly after publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register. For further information, please contact Sharon Frey at 202-
566-1480 or [email protected]

Headquarters, Office of Water, Mailcode: 4305T, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-564-1649; fax 
number: 202-566-9981; e-mail address: [email protected].

    Dated: March 4, 2010.
Peter S. Silva,
Assistant Administrator for Water.
[FR Doc. 2010-5103 Filed 3-9-10; 8:45 am]