Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

Publication Date: 
Monday, October 31, 2022 - 4:00am

In accordance with the Clean Air Act, as amended (CAA or the Act), notice is given of a proposed consent decree in Our Children's Earth Foundation v. U.S. EPA, No. 22-cv-276-CKK (D.D.C.). On February 2, 2022, Plaintiff Our Children's Earth Foundation filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, alleging that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) failed to perform certain non-discretionary duties in accordance with the Act to timely respond to numerous state implementation plan (SIP) submissions from the State of New Jersey. EPA is providing notice of this proposed consent decree, which would resolve all claims in the case by establishing deadlines for EPA to take final actions on twelve submissions from New Jersey as specified in the decree.

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