[Coral-List] EPA requests comments on proposal to address Ocean Acidification under Clean Water Act

Mark Eakin Mark.Eakin at noaa.gov
Thu Apr 16 14:12:38 EDT 2009

This Notice of data availability (NODA)  provides interested parties  
with information submitted to EPA on ocean acidification and solicits  
additional pertinent data or information that may be useful in  
addressing this issue. In addition, EPA is notifying the public of its  
intent to review the current aquatic life criterion for marine pH to  
determine if a revision is warranted to protect the marine designated  
uses of States and Territories pursuant to Section 304(a)(1) of the  
Clean Water Act. The NODA also solicits additional scientific  
information and data, as well as ideas for effective strategies for  
Federal, State, and local officials to address the impacts of ocean  
acidification. This information can then be used as the basis for a  
broader discussion of ocean acidification and marine impacts. EPA also  
requests information pertaining to monitoring marine pH and  
implementation of pH water quality standards.

See http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-WATER/2009/April/Day-15/w8638.pdf  
for details.

C. Mark Eakin, Ph.D.
Coordinator, NOAA Coral Reef Watch
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Center for Satellite Applications and Research
Satellite Oceanography & Climate Division
e-mail: mark.eakin at noaa.gov
url: coralreefwatch.noaa.gov

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