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EPA/OW RIN: 2040-AF71 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Rule to Withdraw Certain Federal Water Quality Criteria for Lead, Chlorodibromomethane, and Dichlorobromomethane Applicable to California 
Abstract:

In December 2017, EPA proposed to amend the Federal regulations to withdraw the following criteria: a) certain aquatic life criteria for lead applicable to California's Los Angeles River and its tributaries; b) certain human health (water & organism) criteria for dichlorobromomethane applicable to a segment of New Alamo Creek and a segment of Ulatis Creek in California; and c) certain human health (water & organism) criteria for chlorodibromomethane applicable to a segment of New Alamo Creek and a segment of Ulatis Creek in California. On May 18, 2000, EPA promulgated a final rule known as the California Toxics Rule or CTR that established numeric water quality criteria for priority toxic pollutants for certain waters in the State of California. Since California now has adopted, and EPA has approved, criteria for lead dichlorobromomethane and chlorodibromomethane which are applicable water quality standards for purposes of the Clean Water Act, EPA has determined that certain of the Federally promulgated criteria for these parameters are no longer needed for certain waters in California. EPA will remove a Federal regulation that essentially duplicates State regulation. The withdrawal of the Federally promulgated criteria will enable California to implement its EPA-approved water quality criteria for these parameters in certain waters in California as the applicable Clean Water Act water quality standards.

 
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 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131   
Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/11/2017  82 FR 58156   
Final Rule  10/00/2018 
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:
Bryan Goodwin
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 4305T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-0762
Email: goodwin.bryan@epa.gov

Menchu Martinez
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 4503T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1218
Email: martinez.menchu-c@epa.gov