EPA Didn't Need Public Review Of Ship Permit: DC Circ.

Law360, New York (July 22, 2011, 5:06 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday denied a petition by a coalition of ship owners to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's nationwide ship pollution permit, finding that the agency was right to include state-specific conditions on the permit without public review.

At issue is the EPA's vessel general permit, a nationwide permit that regulates the various pollutants discharged during a ship's normal operation. The EPA issued the permit in December 2008, after the Ninth Circuit struck down a 30-year-old exemption to the Clean Water Act which...
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