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Baton Rouge, City of v. EPA

Citation: 10 ELR 20546
No. No. 78-2719, 620 F.2d 478/14 ERC 1752/(5th Cir., 06/30/1980)

The court dismisses a petition for review of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) order requiring petitioner to submit to the Agency a program for improving the performance of its sewage treatment plant. Under §509(b) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the courts of appeals have jurisdiction to review only a narrowly defined class of EPA actions. Because §309 compliance orders are not specifically made reviewable, the court lacks jurisdiction over the case and the petition is therefore dismissed.

Counsel for Petitioners
Frank Gremillion, Ass't Parish Attorney
246 Napoleon St., Baton Rouge LA 70802
(504) 387-5526

Counsel for Respondent
Lee Schroder
Enforcement Division, Region IV
Environmental Protection Agency, 1201 Elm St., Dallas TX 75270
(214) 767-2760

Lloyd S. Guerci, David E. Dearing
Land and Natural Resources Division
Department of Justice, Washington DC 20530
(202) 633-4170

Before TJOFLAT and SAM D. JOHNSON, Circuit Judges, and SEAR*, District Judge.