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[Federal Register: July 24, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 141)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 41752-41753]
 From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr24jy06-20]

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
40 CFR Part 122
[EPA-HQ-OW-2006-0141; FRL-8202-7]
RIN A2040-AE86
 
Extension of Public Comment Period for the National Pollutant 
Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Water Transfers Proposed Rule

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of the public comment period.

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SUMMARY: On Wednesday, June 7, 2006, the Environmental Protection 
Agency published a proposed rule entitled ``National Pollutant 
Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Water Transfers Proposed Rule.'' 
As initially published in the Federal Register on June 7, 2006, written 
comments on the proposed rulemaking were to be submitted to EPA on or 
before July 24, 2006 (a 45-day public comment period). Since 
publication, EPA has received several requests for additional time to 
submit comments. Therefore, the public comment period is being extended 
for 14 days and will now end on August 7, 2006.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 7, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-

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OW-2006-0141 by one of the following methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: <A HREF="http://www.regulations.gov";>http://www.regulations.gov</A>. Follow 
the on-line instructions for submitting comments. EPA prefers to 
receive comments submitted electronically.
    (2) E-mail: <A HREF="mailto:ow-docket@epa.gov";>ow-docket@epa.gov</A>, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-
2006-0141.
    (3) Mail: Send the original and three copies of your comments to: 
Water Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode 4203M, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-OW-2006-0141.
    (4) Hand Delivery: Deliver your comments to: EPA Docket Center, EPA 
West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, 
Attention: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2006-0141. Such deliveries are only 
accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation and special 
arrangements should be made.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2006-
0141. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in 
the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
<A HREF="http://www.regulations.gov";>http://www.regulations.gov</A>, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or e-
mail. The federal regulations.gov Web sites are ``anonymous access'' 
systems, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact 
information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you 
send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through 
regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and 
included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and 
made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, 
EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information 
in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If 
EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot 
contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your 
comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, 
any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the Regulations 
index at <A HREF="http://www.regulations.gov/";>http://www.regulations.gov/</A>. Although listed in the index, 

some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other 
material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet 
and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly 
available docket materials are available either electronically at 
<A HREF="http://www.regulations.gov";>http://www.regulations.gov</A> or in hard copy at the Water Docket in the 
EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 
p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone 
number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone 
number for the Water Docket is (202) 566-2426.

    Note: The EPA Docket Center suffered damage due to flooding 
during the last week of June 2006. The Docket Center is continuing 
to operate. However, during the cleanup, there will be temporary 
changes to Docket Center telephone numbers, addresses, and hours of 
operation for people who wish to make hand deliveries or visit the 
Public Reading Room to view documents. Consult EPA'sFederal Register 
notice at 71 FR 38147 (July 5, 2006) or the EPA Web site at <A HREF="http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm";>http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm</A> for current information on docket 
operations, locations and telephone numbers. The Docket Center's 
mailing address for U.S. mail and the procedure for submitting 
comments to <A HREF="http://www.regulations.gov";>http://www.regulations.gov</A> are not affected by the 
flooding and will remain the same.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information contact 
Jeremy Arling, Water Permits Division, Office of Wastewater Management 
(4203M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-564-2218, e-mail address: <A HREF="mailto:arling.jeremy@epa.gov";>
arling.jeremy@epa.gov</A>.

    Dated: July 19, 2006.
Brent A. Fewell,
Acting Assistant Administrator for Water.
[FR Doc. E6-11702 Filed 7-21-06; 8:45 am]
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