Cooling Water Intake Structure Coalition

    Water Docket
    Environmental Protection Agency
    Mailcode:  4101T
    1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
    Washington, DC 20460
    Attn: Docket ID No. OW-2004-0002

    Re: Proposed Regulations to Establish Requirements for Cooling Water Intake Structures at Phase III Facilities, 69 Fed. Reg. 68,444

    Dear Sirs:

    The Cooling Water Intake Structure Coalition (“the Coalition”) offers the following comments on EPA's “Proposed Regulations to Establish
    Requirements for Cooling Water Intake Structures at Phase III Facilities,” published November 24, 2004, 69 Fed. Reg. 68444 (the “Proposed
    Rule”).  The Coalition is an informal group of industry and electric utility trade associations whose members operate cooling water intake
    structures and will be affected by the Proposed Rule.  These comments are submitted on behalf of the American Chemistry Council, the
    American Forest & Paper Association, the American Iron and Steel Institute, the American Petroleum Institute, the American Public Power
    Association, and the Utility Water Act Group.

    These comments focus on issues of general interest to the Cooling Water Intake Structure Coalition.  Individual members of the Coalition may
    also be filing separate comments on their own behalf.  The Coalition appreciates EPA’s willingness to consider the Coalition’s input over the
    course of this rulemaking, and we hope that these comments will continue that constructive dialogue.