Filing 87

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AL-ZAHRANI v. DONALD RUMSFELD, et al Doc. 87 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ________________________________________________ ) KINGMAN PARK CIVIC ASSOCIATION, et al. ) ) Plaintiffs, ) Case No. 1:98CV00758 ) v. ) ) Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ) AGENCY, et al. ) ) Defendants. ) ________________________________________________) NOTICE OF SEPTEMBER 2007 MODIFICATION TO CONSENT DECREE Defendant Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") hereby notifies the Court that on September 24th, 2007, pursuant to Paragraph 12 of the Consent Decree entered in this case on June 13, 2000, the parties have entered a written agreement providing for an extension in the date by which EPA shall establish pH and organics total maximum daily loads ("TMDLs") for the Middle Potomac River . Under Paragraphs 4(v) and 5(a)(5) of the Consent Decree, EPA was required to establish pH and organics total maximum daily loads ("TMDLs") for the Middle Potomac River by September 30, 2007, if EPA has not approved TMDLs submitted by the District by that date. On September 24th, 2007, the parties agreed to further modify Paragraph 5(a)(5) of the Consent Decree to require EPA to establish the organics TMDL on or before October 31, 2007 and the pH TMDL on or before November 30, 2007, as detailed in the attached September 2007 modification. This modification changes only the dates for performance of the specified actions under the June 2000 Consent Decree, and does not modify any other aspect of that decree. Respectfully submitted, RONALD J. TENPAS Acting Assistant Attorney General Environment and Natural Resources Division /s/ Angeline Purdy ANGELINE PURDY, Attorney Environmental Defense Section U.S. Department of Justice P.O. Box 23986 Washington, D.C. 20026-3986 (202) 514-0996 Attorneys for the Defendants UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, and STEPHEN L. JOHNSON OF COUNSEL: JAMES CURTIN Office of General Counsel Environmental Protection Agency Ariel Rios Building, Mail Code 2355A 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20460 Dated: September 25th, 2007 CHRISTOPHER DAY Associate Regional Counsel Environmental Protection Agency - Region 3 Mail Code 3RC20 1650 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 - 2-

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