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EPA/OW RIN: 2040-AF79 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: ●Federal Selenium Criteria for Aquatic Life and Aquatic-Dependent Wildlife Applicable to California 

EPA is proposing water quality criteria applicable to waters under the state of California's jurisdiction to protect aquatic life and aquatic-dependent wildlife from exposure to selenium. EPA's proposed rule does not include waters in the San Francisco Bay Delta system that were previously covered in EPA's June 2016 proposed rule (Water Quality Standards; Establishment of Revised Numeric Criteria for Selenium for the San Francisco Bay and Delta, State of California). EPA's proposed selenium criteria for California relies on the latest science and information regarding selenium bioaccumulation and toxicity as well as California-specific information such as species and habitat information. EPA's proposal also takes into account applicable EPA policies, guidance, and legal requirements.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131   
Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Judicial  Consent Decree  11/30/2018 

Overall Description of Deadline: EPA is under a consent decree with OCE and ERF to take CWA section 303(c) action to approve criteria for selenium adopted by California or propose statewide federal criteria for selenium for CA, by 11/30/18.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2018 
Final Rule  10/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Julianne McLaughlin
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 4305T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-2542

Danielle Anderson
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
Mail Code 4305T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-1631