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New York State Waterways Ass'n v. Diamond

Citation: 2 ELR 20244
No. No. 1971-302, 3 ERC 1882/(W.D.N.Y., 01/12/1972)

A New York State statute which requires that marine toilets used on State waterways treat or hold the sewage and which forbids discharge of sewage or other liquid or solid materials from marine facilities is not unconstitutional. The plaintiffs have not alleged any valid basis for federal jurisdiction over the subject matter of this suit. The Federal Water Pollution Control Act does not preempt the field of waterquality.

Counsel for Plaintiffs
Branch, VanVoorhis & Wise
65 Broad Street
Rochester, N.Y. 14614

Counsel for Defendants
Louis J. Lefkowitz Attorney General
Philip Weinberg
Joel H. Sachs
Thomas Harrison Assistant Attorneys General
State Capitol
Albany, N.Y. 12224