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Pacific Legal Found. v. Costle

Citation: 10 ELR 20140
No. No. S-79-429-PCW, (E.D. Cal., 10/31/1979)

The court establishes a schedule for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue ocean discharge guidelines pursuant to § 403(c) of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. § 1343(c), ELR STAT. & REG. 42142. By November 9, 1979, the Agency is required to issue interim guidelines that conform to EPA policy for national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permits. The final guidelines are due by July 30, 1980. In a stipulation (not published; available from ELR, 4 pp. $0.75, ELR Order No. C-1207), EPA and plaintiff-intervenors agree (1) that EPA shall issue final guidelines in accordance with the schedule and that the NPDES permits issued prior to the promulgation of the final guidelines shall take into account the criteria of § 403(c) and the ocean dumping criteria of 40 C.F.R. pt. 227 and (2) that plaintiff-intervenors shall discontinue efforts to secure revised ocean discharge guidelines and to have the final NPDES regulations amended.

Counsel for Plaintiff
Ronald A. Zumbrun, Robert K. Best, David M. Shell
Pacific Legal Foundation
455 Capitol Mall, Suite 600, Sacramento CA 95814
(916) 444-0154

Counsel for Defendants
Herman Sillas, Jr., U.S. Attorney
2058 Federal Bldg., 650 Capitol Mall, Sacramento CA 95814
(916) 440-2331

Joan M. Cloonan
Land and Natural Resources Division
Department of Justice, Washington DC 20530
(202) 633-3140

Bethami Auerbach
Office of the General Counsel
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC 20460
(202) 755-0796

Counsel for Plaintiff-Intervenors National Wildlife Federation and California Natural Resources Federation
Kenneth S. Kamlet
National Wildlife Federation
1412 16th St. NW, Washington DC 20036
(202) 797-6870