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EPA/OW RIN: 2040-AF94 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: ●Withdrawal of Certain Federal Water Quality Criteria Applicable to Washington 

On November 15, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved 45 human health criteria submitted by the State of Washington and issued a final rule that revised 144 additional human health criteria applicable to Washington's waters. EPA's final rule took effect on December 28, 2016. In response to an industry petition, the EPA is considering proposing to reverse its disapproval of some or all human health criteria submitted by Washington and withdraw its previous rulemaking relating to those criteria.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq., Clean Water Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2019 
Final Rule  02/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
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

Matthew Szelag
Environmental Protection Agency
Regional Office Seattle
EPA Region 10,
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone:907 271-1208