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Natural Resources Defense Council v. Train

Citation: 5 ELR 20405
No. No. 74-1485, 396 F. Supp. 1386/(D.D.C., 06/05/1975)

Section 208(a)(6) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 requires a state to act as the areawide waste treatment management planning agency for non-designated portions of the state in the same manner as waste treatment planning organizations designated for certain portions of the state under § 208(a)(2)-(4). Grants made under § 201(g)(1) and permits issued under § 402 in all non-designated portions of the state must be in conformity with the § 208(a)(6) plan for those areas. EPA's current regulations implementing § 208(a)(6) are therefore ruled inadequate, and the agency is ordered to develop and promulgate regulations which fully implement the requirements of that section.

Counsel for Plaintiffs
Daniel M. Lewis
Peter T. Grossi, Jr.
Arnold & Porter
1229 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036

J. G. Speth
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
917 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005

Counsel for Defendants
Martin Green
Department of Justice
Washington, D.C. 20530

Counsel for Intervenor-Defendant National Forest Products Assn.
Francis M. Shea
Richard T. Conway
David Booth Beers
I. Michael Greenberger
Shea & Gardner
734 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005