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California v. Department of the Navy

ELR Citation: ELR 20863
Nos. No. 86-1972, 845 F.2d 222/27 ERC 1569/(9th Cir., 04/27/1988) Aff'd

The court holds that only the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can assess civil penalties under Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) §309(d), and FWPCA §313 does not waive the federal government's sovereign immunity from state civil penalties....

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