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Review and revision, §303(c)

Gulf Restoration Network v. McCarthy

A district court upheld EPA’s refusal to determine whether new water quality standards were necessary to control nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in the mainstem of the Mississippi River and the Northern Gulf of Mexico. The case arose...

Pine Creek Watershed Ass'n v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court held that EPA does not have a mandatory duty to review an amendment to the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act under the CWA. The amendment allows the use of certain on-lot sewage systems to satisfy the state's...

Gulf Restoration Network v. Jackson

A district court ordered EPA to conduct a necessity determination under CWA §303(c)(4)(B) in response to an environmental group's petition asking the Agency to establish water quality standards to control nitrogen and phosphorous...

Florida Clean Water Network v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court remanded to EPA its determination that several provisions of Florida's "impaired water rule" are not new or revised water quality standards and, thus, not subject to approval by the Agency. An environmental group...

Florida Wildlife Federation v. Jackson

A district court upheld EPA's rule setting numeric nutrient criteria for Florida except in two respects: the stream criteria and the default downstream-protection criteria for unimpaired lakes. In 2009, recognizing that the state's...