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State and Tribal Water Quality Standards - Notice of EPA Approvals
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is publishing a Federal Register notice listing EPA's approvals of State and Tribal water quality standards during the period beginning on September 1, 1995, and ending on March 31, 1998. This notice is published in accordance with a requirement contained in the Water Quality Standards Regulation (40 CFR 131.21). Additionally, this notice contains a listing of Indian Tribes that obtained EPA approval to administer a water quality standards program during the same period. It also contains a list of EPA actions to promulgate or remove Federal water quality standards during the same period.
Pursuant to 40 CFR 131.21 EPA is required to publish a notice of EPA's approvals of State and Tribal water quality standards.
EPA's notice listing agency approvals of State and Tribal water quality standards informs the public as to recent Agency actions on water quality standards. The most recent previous such list was published on October 3, 1995 (60 FR 51793).
In accordance with the Water Quality Standards Regulation (40 CFR 131.21), EPA is publishing a listing of State and Tribal submissions of new or revised water quality standards that EPA approved during the period September 1, 1995 through March 31, 1998.
For each EPA approval action, this notice provides a reference to the state's or Tribe's regulations that contain the State and Tribal water quality standards; the date of State and Tribal adoption; the date of EPA approval; and a brief description of EPA's approval. Additionally, this notice contains a listing of Tribes that have obtained EPA approval to administer a water quality standards program. It also contains a listing of federal water quality standards rulemakings.
This notice does not include the following information: (1) the text of the water quality standards, (2) any conditions (including disapprovals of portions of the State and Tribal submittals) that might have been attached to the approvals, (3) Tribal application materials submitted to EPA for authorization to administer the water quality standards program, or (4) the text of the federal water quality standards rulemakings. The text of a State's or Tribe's standards and copies of the approval letters may be obtained from the State's or Tribe's pollution control agency or the appropriate EPA Regional Office. Proprietary publications such as those of the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. also contain the text of State and Tribal water quality standards.
For additional information concerning this rule, contact the Water Quality Standards Coordinator of the specific region where information is required. You may also view the Federal Register. The notice gives complete information on how to obtain additional information.