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Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA)

Pebble Ltd. Partnership v. Environmental Protection Agency

A district court held that the developers of the proposed Pebble copper and gold mine in Alaska who filed a Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) claim against EPA following the Agency's initiation of CWA §404(c) proceedings may not...

Pebble Ltd. Partnership v. Environmental Protection Agency

A district court dismissed portions of a mining company's lawsuit against EPA alleging that the Agency violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) during its review of the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska. The company claimed that...

International Brominated Solvents Ass'n v. American Conference of Governmental Indus. Hygienists

A district court dismissed claims that the workplace safety exposure levels—or threshold limit values—for silica, copper, n-propyl bromide, and diesel particulate matter are adopted by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Johnson

The court reversed a lower court's dismissal of an environmental group's Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) claim in a dispute over the registration of two pesticides containing atrazine. The lower court held that the group lacked...

Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Fla. v. Southern Everglades Restoration Alliance

The court reverses and remands a district court decision dismissing a Native American tribe's claim that the Southern Everglades Restoration Alliance (SERA) had violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and that its actions,...

Byrd v. EPA

The court affirms a district court's grant of summary judgment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a toxicologist's claim that EPA violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) by hiring a contractor to convene and...

Huron Envtl. Activist League v. EPA

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not "utilize" a cement industry working group as an "advisory committee" within the meaning of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Although EPA determined...

Alabama-Tombigbee Rivers Coalition v. Department of the Interior

The court affirms a district court injunction against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's use of a scientific report prepared in violation of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that supported the listing of the Alabama sturgeon...

Washington Legal Found. v. U.S. Sentencing Comm'n

The court holds that the U.S. Sentencing Commission's Federal Advisory Working Group on Environmental Sanctions (Advisory Group) is not subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and, therefore, need not open its meetings and...