TITLE

EPA Cannot Exempt Discharges of Ballast Water from the Clean Water Act's Permit Requirements

AUTHOR(S)
Mah, Liwen A.
PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
Ecology Law Quarterly;2005, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p757
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the decision of a federal district court which repudiates the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) interpretation of the Clean Water Act (CWA). It was held that ballast water releases are subject to the CWA. According to a petition of environmental organizations, efforts to regulate ballast water had failed to prevent invasive species. The petition was denied by EPA. Historical analyses and history of interagency cooperation to control the introduction of invasive species in ballast water were presented by EPA. However, more credence was given by the court to the statutory text than to assertions that Congress had acquiesced to its thirty-two year old rule.
ACCESSION #
19324135

 

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