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Ventnor City v. Fri

ELR Citation: 5 ELR 20029
Nos. No. 1101-73, 6 ERC 2104/(D.N.J., 03/08/1974)

The court dismisses an action seeking injunctive relief against EPA approval of a federal grant for the construction of a sewerage treatment plant in Atlantic City. Plaintiffs' claim that additional studies of alternative methods of sewerage disposal are required is jurisdictionally defective, since the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 clearly provide that plaintiffs must give 60 days' notice prior to filing a citizen suit, and no such notice was given in this case.

Counsel for Plaintiffs
Martin L. Blatt
Blatt, Blatt & Mairone
3201 Atlantic Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Counsel for Defendants
Z. Lance Samay, Asst. U.S. Attorney
U.S. Courthouse
Federal Square
Newark, NJ 07102