OCB Community provides second round of input to EPA on Ocean Acidification

In 2009, the EPA published a notice of data availability (NODA) regarding its “aquatic life criteria for pH of marine waters” under the Clean Water Act. The OCB Ocean Acidification Subcommittee and the OCB Project Office compiled a comprehensive response to this notice that included input from numerous members of the OCB community. In 2009, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against the EPA on the grounds that increasingly acidic waters off the Washington state coast were in violation of EPA standards. The settlement, reached in the U.S. Dis- trict Court of Seattle, has prompted a second round of information gathering. The EPA just recently solicited public comments on the effects of ocean acidification as it relates to the 303(d) (Clean Water Act) program. Specifically, the EPA sought answers about how states and the EPA can aid OA monitor- ing, how to address TMDLs (total maximum daily loads) development for OA-threatened or impaired wa- ters, and how to incorporate these efforts into other programs. The OCB Ocean Acidification Subcom- mittee, together with the OCB Project Office, compiled another detailed response to this notice. Download the final OCB response about OA and the 303(d) program.

OCB Newsletter 3(2):13. Article.

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