[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 133 (Friday, July 11, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 40103]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16259]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-R04-OW-2014-0453; FRL 9913-57-OW]


Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of 
Mississippi

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

ACTION: Notice of tentative approval.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the State of Mississippi is 
revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. 
Mississippi has adopted the following rules: Long Term 1 Enhanced 
Surface Water Treatment Rule, Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water 
Treatment Rule, Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule, 
Lead and Copper Rule Short-Term Regulatory Revisions and 
Clarifications, and Ground Water Rule. The EPA has determined that 
Mississippi's rules are no less stringent than the corresponding 
Federal regulations. Therefore, the EPA is tentatively approving this 
revision to the State of Mississippi's Public Water System Supervision 
Program.

DATES: Any interested person may request a public hearing. A request 
for a public hearing must be submitted by August 11, 2014, to the 
Regional Administrator at the EPA Region 4 address shown below. The 
Regional Administrator may deny frivolous or insubstantial requests for 
a hearing. However, if a substantial request for a public hearing is 
made by August 11, 2014, a public hearing will be held. If no timely 
and appropriate request for a hearing is received and the Regional 
Administrator does not elect to hold a hearing on her own motion, this 
tentative approval shall become final and effective on August 11, 2014. 
Any request for a public hearing shall include the following 
information: The name, address and telephone number of the individual, 
organization or other entity requesting a hearing; a brief statement of 
the requesting person's interest in the Regional Administrator's 
determination and a brief statement of the information that the 
requesting person intends to submit at such hearing; and 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 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, at the following offices: Mississippi State Department 
of Health, Bureau of Public Water Supply, 570 East Woodrow Wilson 
Drive, Jackson, Mississippi 39216; and the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency Region 4, Safe Drinking Water Branch, 61 Forsyth 
Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dale Froneberger, EPA Region 4, Safe 
Drinking Water Branch, by mail at the Atlanta address given above, by 
telephone at (404) 562-9446, or by email at [email protected].
    EPA Analysis: On August 29, 2012, the State of Mississippi 
submitted a request that the Region approve a revision to the State's 
Safe Drinking Water Act Public Water System Supervision Program to 
include the authority to implement and enforce the Long Term 1 Enhanced 
Surface Water Treatment Rule, the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water 
Treatment Rule, the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts 
Rule, and the Lead and Copper Rule Short-Term Regulatory Revisions and 
Clarifications. On November 6, 2012, the State of Mississippi submitted 
a request that the Region approve a revision to the State's Safe 
Drinking Water Act Public Water System Supervision Program to include 
the authority to implement and enforce the Ground Water Rule. For the 
requests to be approved, the EPA must find the State Rules codified at 
15 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 20, Subpt. 72, Ch. 1., to be no less stringent 
than the Federal Rules codified at 40 CFR Part 141, Subpart T--Enhanced 
Filtration and Disinfection--Systems Serving Fewer Than 10,000 People; 
40 CFR part 141, Subpart W--Enhanced Treatment for Cryptosporidium; 40 
CFR part 141, Subpart L--Disinfectant Residuals, Disinfection 
Byproducts, and Disinfection Byproduct Precursors; 40 CFR Part 141, 
Subpart U--Initial Distribution System Evaluations; 40 CFR part 141, 
Subpart V--Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts Requirements; 40 CFR part 
141, Subpart I--Control of Lead and Copper; and 40 CFR Part 141, 
Subpart S--Ground Water Rule. The EPA reviewed the applications using 
the Federal statutory provisions (Section 1413 of the Safe Drinking 
Water Act), Federal regulations (at 40 CFR part 142), State 
regulations, rule crosswalks, and EPA regulatory guidance to determine 
whether the requests for revision are approvable. The EPA determined 
that the Mississippi regulations are no less stringent than the 
corresponding Federal regulations.
    EPA Action: The EPA is tentatively approving this revision. If the 
EPA does not receive a timely and appropriate request for a hearing and 
the Regional Administrator does not elect to hold a hearing on her own 
motion, this tentative approval will become final and effective on 
August 11, 2014.

    Authority: Section 1413 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, as 
amended (1996), and 40 CFR Part 142.

    Dated: June 16, 2014.
Heather McTeer Toney,
Regional Administrator, Region 4.
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