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EPA/OW RIN: 2040-AF61 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Water Quality Standards for Selenium in the San Francisco Bay and Delta 
Abstract: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (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 the 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. 
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 
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  07/15/2016  81 FR 46030   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  09/14/2016  81 FR 63158   
Final Rule  02/00/2024 
Additional Information: 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:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Diane Fleck
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
WTR-2-1, 75 Hawthorne Street,
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone:213 244-1836

Erica Fleisig
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
4305T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1057