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Today's approval action does not extend to public water systems in Indian country as defined in 18 U.S.C. 1151. Please see Supplementary Information, Item B.
All documents relating to this determination are available for inspection at the following locations: (1) U.S. EPA, Region 8, Drinking Water Unit (7th floor), 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202-1129; (2) Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Drinking Water Section, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80246-1530.
The EPA approved Colorado's application for assuming primary enforcement authority for the PWSS program, pursuant to Section 1413 of the SDWA, 42 U.S.C. 300g-2, and 40 C.F.R. Part 142. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment administers Colorado's PWSS program.
States with primary PWSS enforcement authority must comply with the requirements of 40 C.F.R. Part 142 for maintaining primacy. They must adopt regulations that are at least as stringent as the NPDWRs at 40 CFR Parts 141 and 142, as well as adopt all new and revised NPDWRs in order to retain primacy (40 CFR 142.12(a)).
Colorado is not authorized to carry out its PWSS program in Indian country, as that term is defined at 18 U.S.C. 1151. Indian country includes, but is not limited to, land within the formal Indian Reservations located within or abutting the state of Colorado, including the Southern Ute Indian Reservation and the Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation, any land held in trust by the United States for an Indian Tribe, and any other areas which are “Indian country” within the meaning of 18 U.S.C. 1151.
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Notice of any hearing shall be given not less than fifteen (15) days prior to the time scheduled for the hearing and will be made by the RA in the
Frivolous or insubstantial requests for a hearing may be denied by the RA. However, if a substantial request is made within thirty (30) days after this notice, a public hearing will be held.
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