• Your NPDES Permit’s Narrative Language is Critically Important
  • March 15, 2017 | Author: Richard E. Stultz
  • Law Firm: Morris Polich & Purdy LLP - Los Angeles Office
  • In a January 4, 2017, opinion the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia’s decision that narrative language in Fola Coal’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit applied to its mining discharges the same as did the permit’s numerical standards. See Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition v. Fola Coal Company LLC (4th Cir. 2017) 2017 WL 35726.