WASHINGTON, DC, March 30, 2010 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on ocean acidification as it relates to Clean Water Act section 303(d) (also known as the Total Maximum Daily Loads Program) through a Federal Register notice (FRN). In the FRN, EPA is soliciting specific input on what considerations EPA should take into account when deciding how to address listing of waters as threatened or impaired for ocean acidification (OA) under the 303(d) program.
By November 15, 2010, EPA will complete a memorandum that describes how EPA intends to proceed with its section 303(d) program in light of the responses to the notice. There is a 60 day public comment period on this FRN, which lasts until May 21, 2010.
The FRN is titled "The Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Notice of Call for Public Comment on 303(d) Program and Ocean Acidification" and is posted at: http://www.epa.gov/owow/tmdl/oceanfrMarch_2010/