|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|13-599||D.C. Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2013|
Issue: Whether, under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act, which gives the Environmental Protection Agency authority to “prohibit the specification (including the withdrawal of specification) of any defined area as a disposal site” for dredged or fill material before the Army Corps of Engineers has issued a permit to discharge that material, the EPA has the uncabined authority to withdraw disposal site specifications years after the Corps has issued a permit, thereby effectively nullifying a permit properly issued by the Corps.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Sep 19 2013||Application (13A286) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 23, 2013 to November 13, 2013, submitted to The Chief Justice.|
|Sep 20 2013||Application (13A286) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until November 13, 2013.|
|Nov 13 2013||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 16, 2013)|
|Nov 20 2013||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Dec 11 2013||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 15, 2014.|
|Dec 11 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed.|
|Dec 13 2013||Brief amici curiae of National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association, et al. filed.|
|Dec 13 2013||Brief amici curiae of United States Conference of Mayors, et al. filed.|
|Dec 16 2013||Brief amici curiae of American Petroleum Institute, et al. filed.|
|Dec 16 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Joy Global Inc. filed.|
|Dec 16 2013||Brief amici curiae of National Mining Association, et al. filed.|
|Dec 16 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.|
|Dec 16 2013||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Home Builders filed.|
|Dec 16 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Resource Development Council for Alaska, Inc. filed.|
|Dec 16 2013||Brief amici curiae of West Virginia and 26 Other States filed.|
|Dec 16 2013||Brief amici curiae of National Association of Manufacturers, et al. filed.|
|Dec 16 2013||Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed.|
|Dec 16 2013||Brief amicus curiae of National Council of Coal Lessors filed.|
|Jan 8 2014||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including February 14, 2014.|
|Feb 14 2014||Brief of respondent Environmental Protection Agency in opposition filed.|
|Mar 4 2014||Reply of petitioner Mingo Logan Coal Company filed.|
|Mar 5 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 21, 2014.|
|Mar 24 2014||Petition DENIED.|
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