Awaiting Runoff Discharge Rules For Oil, Gas Sites

Law360, New York (November 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- There has been no decision by the Ninth Circuit on whether it will grant the EPA’s petition for rehearing filed following the decision rendered in Natural Resources Defense Council v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, Number 06-73217 (9th Cir. 5/23/2008), 526 F.3d 591 in May 2008.

In NRDC v. EPA, the Ninth Circuit vacated a final rule issued by the EPA which had amended section 402(l)(2) of the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) and had provided an exemption to the NPDES permitting requirements for storm water runoff...
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