[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 116 (Tuesday, June 17, 2014)]
[Page 34527]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-14118]




Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Withdrawal of One Total Maximum 
Daily Load

AGENCY: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of Withdrawal of One Total Maximum Daily Load.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby issues 
notice of the withdrawal of one Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for 
lead, as found in the document titled ``TMDLs for Lead and Siltation/
Turbidity for Big Creek near Sheridan, Arkansas.'' The TMDL was 
established by the EPA in March of 2008. This withdrawal action will 
not affect the TMDLs for Siltation/Turbidity established in the same 
TMDL document.
    The lead TMDL is being withdrawn in this unique circumstance based 
on uncertainty in the representativeness of the data associated with 
the original listing for lead in Big Creek near Sheridan (reach 
08040203-904) and, therefore, the questionable need for the TMDL.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The TMDLs were developed under EPA Contract 
Number 68-C-02-108. The Federal Register (FR) notice of availability, 
seeking public comments on the draft TMDLs, was published on December 
17, 2007 (72 FR 71409). Public comments were received by January 16, 
2008, and a response to each comment was provided. The FR notice of 
availability for the final TMDLs was published on August 14, 2008 (see 
73 FR 47596). The FR notice seeking public comments on the proposed 
withdrawal for the lead TMDL for reach 08040203-904 was published on 
April 21, 2014. The comment period ended on May 21, 2014, and the EPA 
did not receive any adverse comments relating to the proposed 
withdrawal action.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Evelyn Rosborough, Water Quality 
Protection Division, U.S. EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 
75202-2733, (214) 665-7515.

    Dated: June 5, 2014.
William K. Honker,
Director, Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6.
[FR Doc. 2014-14118 Filed 6-16-14; 8:45 am]