Thursday, August 13, 2015

Berks County v. U.S. EPA

<> Berks County v. U.S. EPA - 8/11/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Case No. 14-2913. Non-precedential opinion. The Appeals Court said, "Petitioner Berks County challenges EPA's approval of the most recent SIP submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) with respect to the monitoring of airborne lead particles in the vicinity of Reading, Pennsylvania. For the reasons that follow, we will deny the petition for review."
     The Appeals Court ruled, "Because EPA's conclusion on this point was based on a factual question falling squarely within EPA's area of expertise, and because the record shows that EPA evaluated the merits of Petitioner's position and rejected it after due consideration, we see no basis on which to grant relief."