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Case TitleWaterkeeper Alliance, Inc. et al v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2017cv07400
Date Filed2017-09-28
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Valerie E. Caproni
PlaintiffWaterkeeper Alliance, Inc.
PlaintiffSierra Club
PlaintiffClean Water Action
PlaintiffEnvironmental Integrity Project
Case DescriptionThe Waterkeeper Alliance, the Sierra Club, Clean Water Action, and the Environmental Integrity Project submitted FOIA requests to the EPA for records concerning the current status of the Effluent Limitation Guidelines rule. The agency asked the groups to clarify the request. The agency then started to process the request, but had only provided a single document when the groups filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Docket
Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
Complaint attachment 4
Complaint attachment 5
Complaint attachment 6
Complaint attachment 7
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2017-09-281COMPLAINT against U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number 0208-14179069)Document filed by Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc., Environmental Integrity Project, Clean Water Action, Sierra Club. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G)(Cmar, Thomas) (Entered: 09/28/2017)
2017-09-282CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Cmar, Thomas) (Entered: 09/28/2017)
2017-09-283RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc..(Cmar, Thomas) (Entered: 09/28/2017)
2017-09-284RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by Sierra Club.(Cmar, Thomas) (Entered: 09/28/2017)
2017-09-285RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by Clean Water Action.(Cmar, Thomas) (Entered: 09/28/2017)
2017-09-286RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by Environmental Integrity Project.(Cmar, Thomas) (Entered: 09/28/2017)
2017-09-287REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Clean Water Action, Environmental Integrity Project, Sierra Club, Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc.. (Cmar, Thomas) (Entered: 09/28/2017)
2017-09-288FILING ERROR - DEFICIENT DOCKET ENTRY - MOTION for Mychal Robert Ozaeta to Appear Pro Hac Vice as Counsel for Plaintiffs . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-14183082. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. Document filed by Clean Water Action, Environmental Integrity Project, Sierra Club, Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit and Exhibit A - Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Ozaeta, Mychal) Modified on 9/29/2017 (wb). (Entered: 09/28/2017)
2017-09-29>>>NOTICE REGARDING DEFICIENT MOTION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE. Notice to RE-FILE Document No. 8 MOTION for Mychal Robert Ozaeta to Appear Pro Hac Vice as Counsel for Plaintiffs . Filing fee $ 200.00, receipt number 0208-14183082. Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. </B.. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): missing Certificate of Good Standing from Supreme Court of California;. Re-file the motion as a Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice - attach the correct signed PDF - select the correct named filer/filers - attach valid Certificates of Good Standing issued within the past 30 days - attach Proposed Order.. (wb) (Entered: 09/29/2017)
2017-09-29CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Valerie E. Caproni. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/judges/District . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/ecf_filing.php . (rch) (Entered: 09/29/2017)
2017-09-29Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: http://nysd.uscourts.gov/forms.php . (rch) (Entered: 09/29/2017)
2017-09-29Case Designated ECF. (rch) (Entered: 09/29/2017)
2017-09-299ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (rch) (Entered: 09/29/2017)
2017-10-0410NOTICE OF INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE: Initial Conference set for 11/3/2017 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 443, 40 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Valerie E. Caproni. (Signed by Judge Valerie E. Caproni on 10/4/2017) (kgo) (Entered: 10/04/2017)
2017-10-0611MOTION for Mychal Robert Ozaeta to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. Document filed by Clean Water Action, Environmental Integrity Project, Sierra Club, Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Mychal R. Ozaeta, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Cmar, Thomas) (Entered: 10/06/2017)
2017-10-10>>>NOTICE REGARDING PRO HAC VICE MOTION. Regarding Document No. 11 MOTION for Mychal Robert Ozaeta to Appear Pro Hac Vice . Motion and supporting papers to be reviewed by Clerk's Office staff. . The document has been reviewed and there are no deficiencies. (wb) (Entered: 10/10/2017)
2017-10-1012ORDER FOR ADMISSION PRO HAC VICE granting 11 Motion for Mychal R. Ozaeta to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (Signed by Judge Valerie E. Caproni on 10/10/2017) (kgo) (Entered: 10/10/2017)
2017-10-1613SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED (FOIA CASE) Summons and Complaint, served. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency served on 10/4/2017, answer due 11/3/2017. Service was made by MAIL. Document filed by Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc.; Environmental Integrity Project; Clean Water Action; Sierra Club. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Cmar, Thomas) (Entered: 10/16/2017)
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