Looking Ahead to 2016: Second Circuit to Clarify Scope of NPDES "Water Transfer" Rule

December 31, 2015
Garrett D. Trego
MGKF Litigation Blog

Early this month, the Second Circuit heard oral argument in Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Inc. v. United States EPA, No. 14-1823, an appeal from the Southern District of New York’s March 2014 ruling which invalidated the “water transfer” exemption rule from National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) permitting requirements.  A decision from the Second Circuit, which will have far reaching effects on public and private entities alike, is expected in 2016.

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