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Illinois v. Costle

Citation: 9 ELR 20243
No. Nos. 78-1689 et al., 12 ERC 1597/(D.D.C., 01/03/1979) schedule for issuance of RCRA regulations

In a lawsuit brought by the State of Illinois and several environmental groups over the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) failure to meet the statutory deadlines for promulgating regulations for the hazardous waste management program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, the court establishes a timetable under which the Agency must issue the regulations by December 31, 1979. Finding that EPA is proceeding in good faith given the limited resources available, the court accepts the Agency's proposed schedule but orders EPA to report each quarter beginning March 31, 1979 any anticipated deviations from the implementation schedule.

Counsel for Plaintiffs
George W. Wolff, Ass't Attorney General
500 S. 2d St., Springfield IL 62701
(217) 782-1090

William A. Butler
Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.
1525 18th St. NW, Washington DC 20036
(202) 833-1484

William G. Brashares
Cladouhos & Brashares
1750 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC 20006
(202) 833-1101

Counsel for Defendants
Barry J. Trilling
Land and Natural Resources Division
Department of Justice, Washington DC 20530
(202) 633-2800

Dorothy A. Darrah, James Rogers, Lisa Friedman
Office of the General Counsel
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC 20460
(202) 426-4497

Counsel for Intervenors Manufacturing Chemists Ass'n, Central & South West Corp., American Paper Institute, and National Forest Products Ass'n
Andrew T. A. MacDonald
Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering
1666 K St. NW, Washington DC 20006
(202) 872-6000

Thomas H. Truitt
Wald, Harkrader & Ross
1320 19th St. NW, Washington DC 20036
(202) 296-2121

John R. Quarles, Jr.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
1800 M St. NW, Washington DC 20036
(202) 872-5000