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[IDEM] Notice of Public Comment Period for the Draft 2012 List of Impaired Waters and Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology under Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act
Start Date: 4/2/2012
End Date: 4/2/2012
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Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Office of Water Quality

Notice of Public Comment Period for the Draft 2012 List of Impaired Waters and Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology under Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act

Please note: The presentation of the 2012 Draft 303(d) list planned for April 12 at the IGCN in Indianapolis has been cancelled.

IDEM will continue to take public comments on the list until May 8, 2012. Interested parties are encouraged to contact IDEM’s Integrated Report Coordinator, Jody Arthur, at (317) 308-3179 or at jarthur@idem.IN.gov with any questions regarding the 303(d) list or how to submit their comments.

The 2012 Draft 303(d) list of impaired waters and supporting materials are available online at http://www.idem.IN.gov/nps/2647.htm.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is soliciting public comment for the development of its draft 2012 303(d) List of Impaired Waters and the Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (CALM) used to develop it. The draft 303(d) list will be submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) on April 1, 2012. Any person having water quality data to support or refute the listing of a specific waterbody or to add a waterbody to the list will be able to provide that information to IDEM during the public comment period. Comments and suggestions regarding the CALM will also be accepted during this period. IDEM will review and respond to all comments received and will work with U.S. EPA after the comment period ends to finalize the list for U.S. EPA approval.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is soliciting public comment for the development of its draft 2012 303(d) List of Impaired Waters and the Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (CALM) used to develop it. The draft 303(d) list will be submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) on April 1, 2012. Any person having water quality data to support or refute the listing of a specific waterbody or to add a waterbody to the list will be able to provide that information to IDEM during the public comment period. Comments and suggestions regarding the CALM will also be accepted during this period. IDEM will review and respond to all comments received and will work with U.S. EPA after the comment period ends to finalize the list for U.S. EPA approval.

The draft 303(d) list and the CALM are available on IDEM's website at http://www.idem.IN.gov/nps/2647.htm.
AUTHORITY: IC 13-18-2-3.

Applicable Federal Law
The 303(d) List of Impaired Waters is developed pursuant to Section 303(d) of the federal CWA. This notice serves as a solicitation for any additional water quality related information that may be used to further develop and refine the 2012 draft 303(d) list and satisfies the federal Water Quality Planning and Management regulation at 40 CFR Part 130, which requires states to provide public notice and opportunity for public comment on the state's 303(d) list and the methodology used to develop it.

Public Participation
IDEM will present the 2012 Draft 303(d) List of Impaired Waters at the Water Pollution Control Board meeting, which will be open to the public and will provide the public an opportunity to discuss the list. This meeting will be held on the following date:
Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 1:30 p.m. EDT
Indiana Government Center South
302 West Washington Street, Conference Center Room A
Indianapolis, Indiana 46206

REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS
At this time, IDEM solicits the following:
(1) Water quality data or water quality related information to support or refute the listing of a specific waterbody or to add a waterbody to the 303(d) list.
(2) Comments and suggestions regarding the CALM.

Comments may be submitted in one of the following ways:
(1) By mail or common carrier to the following address:
2012 Draft 303(d) List of Impaired Waters
Betsy Rouse, Administrative Assistant
Rules Development Branch
Office of Legal Counsel
Indiana Department of Environmental Management
100 North Senate Avenue
MC 65-45
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2251

(2) By facsimile to (317) 233-5970. Please confirm the timely receipt of your faxed comments by calling the Rules Development Branch at (317) 233-8903.

(3) By electronic mail to brouse@idem.IN.gov. To confirm timely delivery of your comments, please request a document receipt when you send the electronic mail. PLEASE NOTE: Electronic mail comments will NOT be considered part of the official written comment period unless they are sent to the address indicated in this notice.

(4) Hand delivered to the receptionist on duty at the thirteenth floor reception desk, Office of Legal Counsel, Indiana Government Center North, 100 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana.

COMMENT PERIOD DEADLINE
All comments must be postmarked, faxed, or time stamped no later than May 8, 2012. Hand-delivered comments must be delivered to the appropriate office by 4:45 p.m. on the above-listed deadline date.

Additional information regarding this notice may be obtained from Jody Arthur, Watershed Assessment and Planning Branch, Office of Water Quality, (317) 308-3179 or (800) 451-6027 (in Indiana).

OWQ Notice of Public Comment Period and Public Meetings for the 2012 Draft List of Impaired Waters & Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (Section 303(d) - CWA) (with Attachments) [PDF]

Contact Information:
Name: Jody Arthur
Phone: 317-308-3179
Email: jarthur@idem.in.gov
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