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EPA/OW RIN: 2040-AF61 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Water Quality Standards for Selenium in the San Francisco Bay and Delta 

The EPA proposed water quality criteria for selenium in the San Francisco Bay and Delta of California (Bay and Delta) on July 15, 2016. If finalized, these regulations would protect Bay and Delta aquatic life and aquatic-dependent wildlife, including species listed as threatened and endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act, from the harmful effects of exposure to toxic levels of selenium. A consent decree with Our Children's Earth Foundation and Ecological Rights Foundation provided that if the EPA proposed this rule by June 2016, the EPA's consent decree deadline for proposing selenium criteria for the rest of California would be extended from November 2016 to November 2018. In the event that the EPA approves selenium criteria for the Bay and Delta submitted by California prior to promulgation of a final federal rule, the EPA would no longer be obligated to finalize criteria for such waters

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131   
Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq., Clean Water Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Judicial  Consent Decree  06/30/2016 

Overall Description of Deadline: Per 2014 consent decree to resolve CA Toxics Rule litigation.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/15/2016  81 FR 46030   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  09/14/2016  81 FR 63158   
Final Rule  04/00/2021 
Additional Information: Docket # EPA-HQ-OW-2015-0392
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
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

Diane Fleck
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
WTR-2-1, 75 Hawthorne Street,
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone:213 244-1836