[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 64 (Monday, April 4, 2011)]
[Page 18548]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-7906]




Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Final Agency Action on Three 
Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Louisiana

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: This notice announces final agency action on three TMDLs 
prepared by EPA Region 6 for waters listed in Louisiana's Mississippi 
River Basin, under Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). 
Documents from the administrative record file for the three TMDLs, 
including TMDL calculations and responses to comments, may be viewed at 
http://www.epa.gov/region6/water/npdes/tmdl/index.htm. The 
administrative record file may be examined by calling or writing Ms. 
Diane Smith at the address below. Please contact Ms. Smith to schedule 
an inspection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Smith, Environmental Protection 
Specialist, Water Quality Protection Division, U.S. EPA Region 6, 1445 
Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202-2733, (214) 665-2145.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 1996, two Louisiana environmental groups, 
the Sierra Club and Louisiana Environmental Action Network 
(plaintiffs), filed a lawsuit in Federal Court against the EPA, styled 
Sierra Club, et al. v. Clifford et al., No. 96-0527, (E.D. La.). Among 
other claims, plaintiffs alleged that EPA failed to establish Louisiana 
TMDLs in a timely manner. EPA established three of these TMDLs pursuant 
to a consent decree entered in this lawsuit.

EPA Takes Final Agency Action on Three TMDLs

    By this notice EPA is taking final agency action on the following 
three TMDLs on waters located within the Louisiana Mississippi River 

      Subsegment           Waterbody name              Pollutant
070401...............  Mississippi River      Fecal Coliform.
                        Passes (estuarine).
070502...............  Thompson Creek.......  Fecal Coliform.
070503...............  Capitol Lake.........  Fecal Coliform.

    EPA requested the public provide to EPA any significant water 
quality related data or information that might impact the three TMDLs 
in the Federal Register Notice: volume 75, number 37, page 8698 
(February 25, 2010). The comments which were received, EPA's response 
to comments, as well as the TMDLs may be found at http://www.epa.gov/region6/water/npdes/tmdl/index.htm.

    Dated: March 28, 2011.
Miguel I. Flores,
Director, Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6.
[FR Doc. 2011-7906 Filed 4-1-11; 8:45 am]