14 ELR 20185 | Environmental Law Reporter | copyright © 1984 | All rights reserved

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. Ruckelshaus

Consol. Nos. 2153-73 et al. (D.D.C. January 6, 1984)

The court modifies a consent decree, 6 ELR 20588, governing promulgation of technology-based effluent limitations for toxic water pollutants under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. The court sets dates for promulgation of standards for the nine industry categories for which such standards still must be set.

Counsel for Plaintiffs
Barry J. Trilling
Suite 310, 1900 L St. NW, Washington DC 20036
(202) 223-1577

counsel for Defendants
Barry S. Neuman
land and Natural Resources Division
Department of Justice, Washington DC 20530
(202) 633-2664

Counsel for Intervenors
Michael A. Wiegard
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton
1752 N St. NW, Washington DC 20036
(202) 728-2700

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Flannery, J.:


Upon consideration of Defendants' Unopposed Motion to Modify the Consent Decree and all papers submitted and proceedings had in support thereof and in response thereto, it is hereby ORDERED this 6th day of January, 1984 that Defendants' Motion to Modify the Consent Decree is granted; and it is further

ORDERED that the Consent Decree in this case approved by this Court on June 8, 1976 and modified by this Court on March 9, 1979, October 26, 1982 and August 2, 1983, be, and hereby is, revised to permit the regulations required by Paragraph 7(b) to be proposed and promulgated according to the following schedule:

IndustryDate *Date *
Battery Manufacturing ** 10/821/84
Foundries ** 10/826/84
Nonferrous Metals (Phase I) ** 1/831/84
Organic Chemicals and Plastics
& Synthetic Fibers ** 2/832/85
Pesticides ** 11/8211/84
Inorganic Chemicals (Phase II) ** 9/836/84
Nonferrous Metals (Phase II)2/8411/84
Nonferrrous Metals Forming1/8410/84
Plastics Molding & Forming1/849/84
* Signature date

** Completed

14 ELR 20185 | Environmental Law Reporter | copyright © 1984 | All rights reserved