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122.21 (and authorized at 40 CFR other law, and is thus also not subject SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection
122.28), and then petition the to the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) Agency (EPA) is hereby giving notice
Environmental Appeals Board to review and the Unfundated Mandates Reform that the State of Nebraska is revising its
any conditions of the individual permit Act (UMRA) requirements. approved Public Water Supply
(40 CFR 124.19 as modified on May 15, The APA defines two broad categories Supervision Program under the
2000, 65 FR 30886). of agency action—‘‘rules’’ and ‘‘orders.’’ Nebraska Department of Health and
ADDRESSES: Public comments or Its definition of ‘‘rule’’ encompasses ‘‘an Human Services. EPA has determined
requests for a public hearing should be agency statement of general or particular that these revisions are no less stringent
sent to: Greg Davis (8P–W–WW); applicability and future effect designed than the corresponding federal
Attention: NPDES Permits; U.S. EPA, to implement, interpret, or prescribe law regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to
Region 8; 999 18th Street, Suite 200; or policy or describing the organization, approve these program revisions.
Denver, CO 80202–2466. Public procedure, or practice requirements of DATES: This determination to approve
comments will also be accepted via an agency * * *’’ APA section 551(4). the Nebraska program revision is made
electronic mail (E-mail) at Its definition of ‘‘order’’ is residual: ‘‘a pursuant to 40 CFR 142.12(d)(3). This
davis.gregory@epa.gov. final disposition * * * of an agency in determination shall become final and
Public Comment Period: Public a matter other than rule making but effective on January 10, 2007, unless (1)
comments are invited. Comments must including licensing.’’ APA section a timely and appropriate request for a
be received or postmarked no later than 551(6) (emphasis added). The APA public hearing is received or (2) the
January 10, 2007. Comments should be defines ‘‘license’’ to ‘‘include * * * an Regional Administrator elects to hold a
sent to: Greg Davis at the above address. agency permit * * *’’ APA section public hearing on his own motion. Any
Each comment should cite the page 551(8). The APA thus categorizes a interested person, other than federal
number and, where possible, the permit as an order, which by the APA’s agencies, may request a public hearing.
section(s) and/or paragraph(s) in the definition is not a rule. Section 553 of A request for a public hearing must be
draft permit or Fact Sheet to which each the APA establishes ‘‘rule making’’ submitted to the Regional Administrator
comment refers. Commenters should requirements. The APA defines ‘‘rule at the EPA Region 7 address shown
use a separate paragraph for each issue making’’ as ‘‘the agency process for below by January 10, 2007. If a
discussed. formulating, amending, or repealing a substantial request for a public hearing
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For
rule.’’ APA section 551(5). By its terms, is made within the requested 30-day
a copy of the draft permit and Fact then, section 533 applies only to ‘‘rules’’ time frame, a public hearing will be
Sheet or for further information on the and not also to ‘‘orders,’’ which include held and a notice will be given in the
draft permit, contact either Greg Davis permits. Federal Register and a newspaper of
Paperwork Reduction Act: EPA has general circulation. Frivolous or
(303) 312–6314 (davis.gregory@epa.gov)
reviewed the requirements imposed on insubstantial requests for a hearing may
at the above address or Ellen Bonner,
regulated facilities in these proposed be denied by the Regional
(303) 312–6371 (bonner.ellen@epa.gov),
general permits under the Paperwork Administrator. All interested parties
at U.S. EPA Region 8 (8P-W-WW); 999
Reduction Act of 1980, 44 U.S.C. 3501
18th Street, Suite 200; Denver, CO may request a public hearing on the
et seq. The information collection
80202–2466. Copies of the draft permit approval to the Regional Administrator
requirements of these permits have
and Fact Sheet may be downloaded at the EPA Region 7 address shown
already been approved by the Office of
from the EPA Region 8 Web site at below.
Management and Budget in submissions
http://www.epa.gov/region8/water/ made for the NPDES permit program ADDRESSES: Any request for a public
stormwater. under the provisions of the Clean Water hearing shall include the following
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When the Act. information: (1) Name, address, and
final general permit is issued, it will be Authority: Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251
telephone number of the individual
published by reference in the Federal et seq. organization or other entity requesting a
Register. The general permit will be hearing; (2) a brief statement of the
Dated: November 29, 2006. requesting person’s interest in the
effective on the date specified in the
Federal Register with an expiration five Carol L. Campbell, Regional Administrator’s determination
years from such date. Acting Assistant Regional Administrator, and a brief statement about the
Administrative Record: The proposed Office of Partnerships and Regulatory information that the requesting person
Assistance.
general permit and other related intends to submit at such hearing; (3)
documents in the administrative record [FR Doc. E6–20986 Filed 12–8–06; 8:45 am] the signature of the individual making
are on file in the EPA Region 8 NPDES BILLING CODE 6560–50–P the request or, if the request is made on
file room and may be inspected upon behalf of an organization or other entity,
request any time between 8 a.m. and the signature of a responsible official of
4 p.m., Monday through Friday, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION the organization or other entity.
excluding legal holidays, at the AGENCY Requests for Public Hearing shall be
following address: U.S. EPA, Region 8; [FRL–8253–7] addressed to: Regional Administrator,
999 18th Street, Suite 200; Denver, CO U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
80202–2466. Requests to view files in Notice of Approval of the Primacy Region 7, 901 North 5th Street, Kansas
the Region 8 NPDES file room should be Application for National Primary City, KS 66101.
sent to Ellen Bonner, (303) 312–6371 Drinking Water Regulations for the All documents relating to this
(bonner.ellen@epa.gov). State of Nebraska determination are available for
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OMB Review: Issuance of an NPDES AGENCY: Environmental Protection inspection between the hours of 9 a.m.
general permit is not subject to Agency (EPA). and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at
rulemaking requirements, including the the following offices: Nebraska
ACTION: Notice of approval and
requirement for a general notice of final Department of Health and Human
solicitation of requests for a public
rulemaking, under Administrative Services, Department of Regulation and
hearing.
Procedure Act (APA) Section 533 or any Licensure, Environmental Health

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Service, 301 Centennial Mall South, 3rd ACTION: Notice of approval and Bureau of Water, Public Water Supply
Floor, P.O. Box 95007, Lincoln, NE solicitation of requests for a public Section, 1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite
68509. hearing. 420, Topeka, Kansas 66612–1367.
U.S. Environmental Protection Environmental Protection Agency—
Agency Region 7, Water, Wetlands and SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Region 7, Water Wetlands and
Pesticides Division, Drinking Water Agency (EPA) is hereby giving notice Pesticides Division, Drinking Water
Management Branch, 901 North 5th that the State of Kansas is revising its Management Branch, 901 North 5th
Street, Kansas City, KS 66101. approved Public Water Supply Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66101.
Supervision Program under the Kansas FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Department of Health and Environment. Neftali Hernandez-Santiago,
Kenneth L. Deason, EPA Region 7,
The EPA has determined that these Environmental Protection Agency—
Drinking Water Management Branch,
revisions are no less stringent than the Region 7, Drinking Water Management
(913) 551–7585 or toll-free at 800–223–
corresponding Federal regulations. Branch, (913) 551–7036, or by e-mail at
0425, or by e-mail at
Therefore, the EPA intends to approve hernandez-santiago.neftali@epa.gov.
deason.ken@epa.gov.
these program revisions. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is DATES: This determination to approve hereby given that the EPA has
hereby given that EPA has determined the Kansas program revision is made determined to approve an application
to approve an application by the pursuant to 40 CFR 142.12(d)(3). This by the Kansas Department of Health and
Nebraska Department of Health and determination shall become final and Environment to incorporate the
Human Services to incorporate the effective on January 10, 2007, unless (1) following EPA National Primary
following EPA National Primary a timely and appropriate request for a Drinking Water Regulations: (1) Arsenic
Drinking Water Regulations: (1) Arsenic public hearing is received or (2) the and Clarifications to Compliance and
and Clarifications to Compliance and Regional Administrator elects to hold a New Source Contaminants Monitoring
New Source Monitoring Rule (January public hearing on his own motion. Any (January 22, 2001, 66 FR 6975); (2)
22, 2001, 66 FR 6975); (2) Filter interested person, other than Federal Consumer Confidence Reports Rule
Backwash Recycling Rule (June 8, 2001, Agencies, may request a public hearing. (August 19, 1998, 63 FR 44511); (3)
66 FR 31086); (3) Lead and Copper Rule A request for a public hearing must be Filter Backwash Recycling Rule (June 8,
Minor Revisions (January 12, 2000, 65 submitted to the Regional Administrator 2001, 66 FR 31085); (4) Interim
FR 1950); (4) Long Term 1 Enhanced at the address shown below by January Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule
Surface Water Treatment Rule (January 10, 2007. If a substantial request for a (December 16, 1998, 63 FR 69477); (5)
14, 2002, 67 FR 1812); (5) Public public hearing is made within the Lead and Copper Rule Minor Revisions
Notification Rule (May 4, 2000, 65 FR requested thirty-day time frame, a (January 12, 2000, 65 FR Page 1949); (6)
25982); (6) Radionuclides Rule public hearing will be held and a notice Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water
(December 7, 2000, 65 FR 76708); and will be given in the Federal Register Treatment Rule (January 14, 2002, 67 FR
(7) Variance and Exemption Rule and a newspaper of general circulation. 1811); (7) Public Notification Rule (May
(August 14, 1998, 63 FR 43834). The Frivolous or insubstantial requests for a 4, 2000, 65 FR 25981); (8) Radionuclides
application demonstrates that Nebraska hearing may be denied by the Regional Rule (December 7, 2000, 65 FR 76707);
has adopted drinking water regulations Administrator. All interested parties and (9) Stage 1 Disinfectants and
that satisfy the National Primary may request a public hearing on the Disinfection Byproducts Rule
Drinking Water Regulations. EPA has approval to the Regional Administrator (December 16, 1998, 63 FR 69389). The
determined that Nebraska’s regulations at the EPA Region 7 address shown application demonstrates that Kansas
are no less stringent than the below. has adopted drinking water regulations
corresponding federal regulations and
ADDRESSES: Any request for a public which satisfy the National Primary
that Nebraska continues to meet all Drinking Water Regulations. The EPA
requirements for primary enforcement hearing shall include the following
information: (1) Name, address and has determined that Kansas’s
responsibility as specified in 40 CFR
telephone number of the individual regulations are no less stringent than the
142.10.
organization or other entity requesting a corresponding Federal regulations and
(Authority: Section 1413 of the Safe Drinking hearing; (2) a brief statement of the that Kansas continues to meet all
Water Act, as amended and 40 CFR 142.10, requirements for primary enforcement
requesting person’s interest in the
142.12(d) and 142.13) responsibility.
Regional Administrator’s determination
Dated: November 20, 2006. and a brief statement on information (Authority: Section 1413 of the Safe Drinking
John B. Askew, that the requesting person intends to Water Act, as amended, and 40 CFR 142.10,
Regional Administrator, Region 7. submit at such hearing; (3) the signature 142.12(d) and 142.13)
[FR Doc. E6–20977 Filed 12–8–06; 8:45 am] of the individual making the request or, Dated: November 20, 2006.
BILLING CODE 6560–50–P if the request is made on behalf of an John B. Askew,
organization or other entity, the Regional Administrator, Region 7.
signature of a responsible official of the [FR Doc. E6–20983 Filed 12–8–06; 8:45 am]
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION organization or other entity. Requests
BILLING CODE 6560–50–P
AGENCY for Public Hearing shall be addressed to:
Regional Administrator, Environmental
[FRL–8253–8]
Protection Agency—Region 7, 901 North
5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66101. FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION
Notice of Approval of the Primacy
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Application for National Primary All documents relating to this Farm Credit Administration Board;
Drinking Water Regulations for the determination are available for Regular Meeting
State of Kansas inspection between the hours of 9 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, AGENCY: Farm Credit Administration.
AGENCY: Environmental Protection at the following offices: Kansas SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given,
Agency (EPA). Department of Health and Environment, pursuant to the Government in the

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