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Welch v. Board of Supervisors of Rappahannock County

ELR Citation: ELR 20171
Nos. No. 94-002-C, 888 F. Supp. 753/(W.D. Va., 05/24/1995) aff'g magistrate decision

The court holds that the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) does not preempt a county ordinance banning land application of sewage sludge on agricultural lands. Plaintiff farmers challenged the ordinance because they would like to apply sewage sludge to their land. The court first holds that the FWPCA does not preempt the ordinance....

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