[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 178 (Wednesday, September 14, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 63158]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-22087]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 131

[EPA-HQ-OW-2015-0392; FRL-9952-39-OW]
RIN 2040-AF61


Water Quality Standards; Establishment of Revised Numeric 
Criteria for Selenium for the San Francisco Bay and Delta, State of 
California; Extension of Public Comment Period

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the 
comment period for the proposed rule, ``Water Quality Standards; 
Establishment of Revised Numeric Criteria for Selenium for the San 
Francisco Bay and Delta, State of California.'' In response to 
stakeholder requests, EPA is extending the comment period for an 
additional 45 days, from September 13, 2016, to October 28, 2016.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule that published on July 
15, 2016 (81 FR 46030) has been extended. Comments must be received on 
or before October 28, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-
2015-0392, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from 
Regulations.gov. EPA may publish any comment received to its public 
docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, 
video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written 
comment is considered the official comment and should include 
discussion of all points you wish to make. EPA will generally not 
consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary 
submission (i.e., on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For 
additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, 
information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance 
on making effective comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epa-dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julianne McLaughlin, Office of Water, 
Standards and Health Protection Division (4305T), U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: (202) 566-2542; email address: 
Mclaughlin.Julianne@epa.gov; or Diane E. Fleck, P.E., Esq., Water 
Division (WTR-2-1), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, 75 
Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105; telephone number (415) 972-
3527; email address: Fleck.Diane@EPA.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 15, 2016, EPA published the proposed 
rule, ``Water Quality Standards; Establishment of Revised Numeric 
Criteria for Selenium for the San Francisco Bay and Delta, State of 
California'' in the Federal Register (81 FR 46030). EPA proposes to 
revise the current federal Clean Water Act selenium water quality 
criteria applicable to the San Francisco Bay and Delta to ensure that 
the criteria are set at levels that protect aquatic life and aquatic-
dependent wildlife, including federally listed threatened and 
endangered species.
    The original deadline to submit comments on the proposed rule was 
September 13, 2016. This action extends the comment period for 45 days. 
Written comments must now be received on or before October 28, 2016.
    For more information on this proposed rule, please visit https://epa.gov/wqs-tech/water-quality-standards-establishment-revised-numeric-criteria-selenium-san-francisco-bay.

    Dated: September 7, 2016.
Michael H. Shapiro,
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Water.
[FR Doc. 2016-22087 Filed 9-13-16; 8:45 am]
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