Description: Request to regional water quality control board in California for recommendation that ocean waters be listed as impaired for pH due to absorption of carbon dioxide.
Center for Biological Diversity Petition Asking That California Ocean Waters Be Listed as “Impaired”
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 02/27/2007 Petition Download Petition submitted. The Center for Biological Diversity requested that the North Coast Water Quality Control Board recommend that ocean waters under its jurisdiction be included in the list of impaired waters prepared pursuant to Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act as impaired for pH due to their absorption of anthropogenic carbon dioxide. The Center for Biological Diversity said it was submitting similar petitions to other regional water quality control boards with jurisdiction over California ocean waters, and that it would also submit similar requests to other states with ocean waters.