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EPA/OW RIN: 2040-AF56 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Revision of Certain Federal Water Quality Criteria Applicable to Washington 

The EPA promulgated Washington's existing criteria for the protection of human health in 1992 as part of the National Toxics Rule (40 CFR 131.36). The EPA published a proposed rule on September 14, 2015, to update the currently applicable human health criteria in Washington to reflect the latest science and information, and to ensure that Washington residents are protected from exposure to toxic pollutants. The EPA received written and oral public comments on the proposal, and is finalizing the proposal to reflect consideration of the comments received, as well as local and regional information, and the EPA guidance in light of Clean Water Act requirements.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131   
Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq. Clean Water Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/14/2015  80 FR 55063   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  10/28/2015  80 FR 65980   
Final Rule  11/00/2016 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OW-2015-0174
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL: 4  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Erica Fleisig
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
4305T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1057