Tag Archives: Iowa League of Cities; blending; mixing zone; Clean Water Act

USEPA Opts Not to Appeal 8th Circuit Decision in Iowa League of Cities v. EPA

USEPA has decided not to appeal the 8th Circuit’s March 25, 2013 decision in Iowa League of Cities v. EPA, which vacated USEPA’s across-the-board prohibitions on the use of mixing zones for primary contact recreation waters and “blending” for peak wet weather flows.  The 8th Circuit previously denied USEPA’s request for rehearing.  The deadline for filing an appeal … Continue Reading

8th Circuit Vacates EPA’s Mixing Zone and Blending Prohibitions

In a pivotal opinion, the 8th Circuit vacated EPA’s across-the-board prohibitions on the use of mixing zones for primary contact recreation waters and “blending” for peak wet weather flows.  Iowa League of Cities v. EPA, Case No. 11-3412 (March 25, 2013).  Link to Blending Opinion. In this case, the Iowa League of Cities challenged two … Continue Reading
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