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Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

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Where to Report a Spill in California

California - Emergency Services Warning Center: (800) 852-7550
or (916) 845-8911

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In January 2001, US EPA developed a new recommended water quality criterion for methylmercury, under section 304(a) of the Clean Water Act. This criterion is a fish tissue residue criterion. As a result of an Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation concerning US EPA's promulgation of water quality criteria for toxic pollutants for California in the California Toxics Rule (40 CFR 131.38), US EPA entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct an analysis to determine whether the new fish tissue residue criterion may affect any federally listed species in California. For this analysis, and for more information, go to: Sacramento Fish & Wildlife Office's Bio-Monitoring.  Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

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