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Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA)

California Cattlemen's Ass'n v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service

A district court denied motions to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the federal designation of over 1.8 million acres in the Sierra Nevada mountains as critical habitat for three amphibian species. Associations representing California...

Recreational Fishing Alliance v. Evans

The court denies recreational fishers' challenge to the Secretary of Commerce's regulations implementing the final 1999 Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan. The fishers argued that regulations placing recreational retention...

Allied Local & Reg'l Mfrs. Caucus v. EPA

The court holds that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations limiting the content of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in architectural coatings and paints under the Clean Air Act (CAA) are lawful. The court first holds...

Michigan v. EPA

The court largely upholds a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule mandating that 22 states and the District of Columbia revise their state implementation plans (SIPs) to mitigate ozone transport by reducing nitrogen oxides (NO...

Washington v. Daley

The court reverses two district court decisions dismissing petitions by Washington State and three fishing associations to overturn a U.S. Department of Commerce regulation allocating groundfish catches off the Washington coast to four...

National Propane Gas Ass'n v. Department of Transp.

The court upholds the Research and Special Programs Administration's (RSPA's) final emergency discharge control rule for cargo tank motor vehicles and its interpretation of the attendance regulation requiring an operator to be in...

Southern Offshore Fishing Ass'n v. Daley

The court holds that the Secretary of Commerce complied with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act in setting commercial harvest quotas for Atlantic sharks in its fishery management plan (FMP) for 1997, but...

Associated Fisheries of Me. v. Daley

The court holds that the Secretary of Commerce's adoption of a fishery conservation amendment to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan does not violate the Magnuson Act or the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA). The amendment...