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Environmental Defense Fund v. Gorsuch

Citation: 12 ELR 20401
No. Nos. 81-2083, -2269, 17 ERC 1172/(D.D.C., 03/19/1982) Order modified

The court extends for a period of 15 days the public comment period and final deadline for promulgation of the revised National Contingency Plan (NCP) required by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. Originally, on February 12, 1982 the court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promulgate the revised NCP by May 13, 1982, 12 ELR 20376. While it notes that EPA unreasonably delayed the filing of its motion for the extension and that the original order is consistent with the Act, the court finds that the extension is in the public interest. Thus, it extends the public comment period from April 13 to April 28, 1982 and the final deadline until May 28, 1982.

[The proposed NCP is analyzed at 12 ELR 10040 — Ed.]

Counsel are listed at 12 ELR 20376.