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Sierra Club v. Union Oil Co. of Cal.

Citation: 17 ELR 20547
No. No. 85-2868, 813 F.2d 1480/25 ERC 1801/(9th Cir., 04/03/1987) Rev'd in part, aff'd in part

The court holds that the district court improperly allowed the violator of a Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permit to assert an upset defense, the FWPCA does not provide for a de minimis exception, and sampling error in one's discharge monitoring reports (DMRs) is not a valid e...

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