[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 185 (Thursday, September 24, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 57605]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-24310]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OW-2004-0019; FRL-9934-70-OW]


Extension of Request for Scientific Views on the Draft Aquatic 
Life Ambient Water Quality Criterion for Selenium--Freshwater 2015

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the 
comment period for the Agency's draft recommended aquatic life water 
quality chronic criterion for selenium in freshwater. The draft 
criterion was announced in a July 27, 2015 notice entitled ``Request 
for Scientific Views: Draft Recommended Aquatic Life Ambient Water 
Quality Chronic Criterion for Selenium--Freshwater 2015.'' In response 
to stakeholder requests, EPA is extending the period of time in which 
the Agency will accept scientific views for an additional 15 days.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 10, 2015. 
Scientific views postmarked after this date may not receive the same 
consideration. The comment period was originally scheduled to end on 
September 25, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on the notice may be submitted to the EPA 
electronically, by mail, by facsimile or through hand delivery/courier. 
Please refer to the proposal (80 FR 44350-44354) for the addresses and 
detailed instructions.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the 
www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such 
as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the EPA-HQ-OW-2004-0019 
Docket, EPA/DC, William Jefferson Clinton Building West, Room 3334, 
1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is 
open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding 
legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is 
(202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the EPA Water Docket is 
(202) 566-2426.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Gallagher at U.S. EPA, Office 
of Water, Health and Ecological Criteria Division (4304T), 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone: (202) 564-
1398; or email: gallagher.kathryn@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 27, 2015, EPA announced the 
availability of the draft recommended aquatic life water quality 
criterion for selenium in a previous notice entitled ``Request for 
Scientific Views: Draft Recommended Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality 
Chronic Criterion for Selenium--Freshwater 2015'' in the Federal 
Register (80 FR 44350). EPA's recommended aquatic life water quality 
criteria provide technical information for states and authorized tribes 
to adopt water quality standards under the Clean Water Act to protect 
aquatic life.
    EPA is extending the public comment period for the Draft Aquatic 
Life Ambient Water Quality Criterion for Selenium--Freshwater 2015 
(EPA-822-P-15-001). The original comment deadline was September 25, 
2015. This action extends the comment period for 15 days. Written 
scientific views must now be received by October 10, 2015.
    Following closure of the public comment period, EPA will consider 
the public comments and revise the document as necessary. EPA will then 
publish a Federal Register notice announcing the availability of the 
final updated selenium criterion.

    Dated: September 18, 2015.
Elizabeth Southerland,
Director, Office of Science and Technology.
[FR Doc. 2015-24310 Filed 9-23-15; 8:45 am]
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