16 F.3d 1246 (D.C. Cir. 1994), 92-1601, Horsehead Resource Development Co., Inc. v. Browner

Docket Nº:92-1601 and 92-1610.
Citation:16 F.3d 1246
Party Name:Envtl. HORSEHEAD RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, INC., Petitioner, v. Carol M. BROWNER, Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency, and United States Environmental Protection Agency, Respondents, RSR Corporation, International Mill Service, Dow Chemical Company, B.F. Goodrich Company, American Iron and Steel Institute, American Mini
Case Date:February 22, 1994
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
 
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16 F.3d 1246 (D.C. Cir. 1994)

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HORSEHEAD RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, INC., Petitioner,

v.

Carol M. BROWNER, Administrator, United States Environmental

Protection Agency, and United States Environmental

Protection Agency, Respondents,

RSR Corporation, International Mill Service, Dow Chemical

Company, B.F. Goodrich Company, American Iron and Steel

Institute, American Mining Congress, Chemical Waste

Management, Inc., Association of Battery Recyclers, Inc.,

Edison Electric Institute, et al., Solite Corporation,

Chemical Manufacturers Association, American Petroleum

Institute, Hazardous Waste Treatment Council, Cement Kiln

Recycling Coalition, Battery Council International, American

Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute, Citizens for a Safe

Environment, et al., Marine Shale Processors, Inc., Steel

Manufacturers Association Specialty Steel Industry of the

United States, Tennessee Eastman Company, Cyprus Miami

Mining Corporation, International Metals Reclamation

Company, Inc., Intervenors.

ASSOCIATION OF BATTERY RECYCLERS, INC., Petitioner,

v.

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Respondent.

RSR CORPORATION, Petitioner,

v.

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Respondent.

SOLITE CORPORATION, Petitioner,

v.

Carol M. BROWNER, Administrator, United States Environmental

Protection Agency, and United States Environmental

Protection Agency, Respondents.

AKJ INDUSTRIES, INC., Petitioner,

v.

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Respondent.

MARINE SHALE PROCESSORS, INC., Petitioner,

v.

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Respondent.

TENNESSEE EASTMAN COMPANY, Petitioner,

v.

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Respondent.

CITIZENS FOR A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, et al., Petitioners,

v.

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Respondent,

AKJ Industries, Inc., Intervenor.

CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION, Petitioner,

v.

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Respondent.

AMERICAN IRON AND STEEL INSTITUTE, Petitioner,

v.

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Respondent,

American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute, Intervenor.

CEMENT KILN RECYCLING COALITION, Petitioner,

v.

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Respondent.

CEMENT KILN RECYCLING COALITION, Petitioner,

v.

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Respondent,

Association of Battery Recyclers, Inc., Edison Electric

Institute, et al., Horsehead Resource Development Company,

Inc., Dow Chemical Company, International Mill Service,

Inc., American Mining Congress, American Iron and Steel

Institute, Intervenors.

SOLITE CORPORATION, Petitioner,

v.

Carol M. BROWNER, Administrator, United States Environmental

Protection Agency, and United States Environmental

Protection Agency, Respondents,

Association of Battery Recyclers, Inc., Edison Electric

Institute, et al., American Mining Congress, Dow Chemical

Company, International Mill Service, Inc., Horsehead

Resource Development Company, Inc., American Iron and Steel

Institute, Intervenors.

TENNESSEE EASTMAN COMPANY, Petitioner,

v.

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Respondent,

Association of Battery Recyclers, Inc., Horsehead Resource

Development Company, Inc., Dow Chemical Company,

International Mill Service, Inc., American Mining Congress,

American Iron and Steel Institute, Edison Electric

Institute, et al., Intervenors.

CONTINENTAL CEMENT COMPANY, Lone Star Industries, Inc.,

Holnam Inc., Safety-Kleen Corporation, Petitioners,

v.

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Respondent.

CEMENT KILN RECYCLING COALITION, Petitioner,

v.

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Respondent,

Edison Electric Institute, National Rural Electric

Cooperative Association, American Public Power

Association, Utility Solid Waste

Activities Group, American

Mining Congress,

Intervenors.

LAFARGE CORPORATION, Petitioner,

v.

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Respondent,

Edison Electric Institute, National Rural Electric

Cooperative Association, American Public Power

Association, Utility Solid Waste

Activities Group, Intervenors.

GIANT GROUP, LTD., Petitioner,

v.

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Respondent,

Edison Electric Institute, National Rural Electric

Cooperative Association, American Public Power

Association, Utility Solid Waste

Activities Group, Intervenors.

Nos. 91-1221 to 91-1223, 91-1230, 91-1234, 91-1237, 91-1238,

91-1240, 91-1241, 91-1244, 91-1245, 91-1572,

91-1575, 91-1576, 92-1392, 92-1459,

92-1601 and 92-1610.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

February 22, 1994

Argued Oct. 25, 1993.

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Petitions for Review of an Order of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Richard G. Stoll argued the cause for industry petitioners and intervenors. Hunter L. Prillman and Gene A. Lucero argued the cause for industry petitioners. With Richard G. Stoll on the joint briefs were David P. Novello, John N. Hanson, Donald J. Patterson, Jr., Edward M. Green, Robert N. Steinwurtzel, Michael W. Steinberg, Arline M. Sheehan, David F. Zoll, Ronald Shipley, Christopher H. Marraro, Patricia G. Butler, Paul E. Gutermann, John N. Moore, Kevin A. Gaynor, Thomas R. Bartman, Joseph E. LeBlanc, Jr., David B. Graham, Lynn L. Bergeson, Kurt J. Olson, Howard B. Myers, Jeremiah J. Jewett, III, Lee B. Zeugin, G. William Frick, Robert L. Sullivan, and David B. Weinberg. Jeffrey S. Holik entered an appearance in 91-1222. Richard S. Wasserstrom entered an appearance in 91-1234. Jennifer L. Wurzbacher entered an appearance in 91-1238. Karl S. Bourdeau and Paul E. Shorb, III entered appearances in 91-1244. Samuel Ira Gutter and Gene A. Lucero entered appearances in 92-1392.

David R. Case argued the cause for petitioners Citizens for a Safe Environment, et al. With him on the briefs were Eli D. Eilbott, Charles W. Elliott, James E. Bradley, Mark A. Finkelstein, Turner R. Odell, Jr., and Douglas M. MacMillan. Charles W. Elliott, Jacqueline M. Warren, Joseph H. Guth and James E. Bradley entered appearances in 91-1240.

Steven E. Silverman, Attorney, United States Environmental Protection Agency and Christopher S. Vaden, Attorney, U.S. Dept. of Justice, argued the cause for respondents. With them on the briefs were Peter R. Steenland, Jr., Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General, David A. Dana and Gretchen Slosser Pirasteh, Attorneys, United States Department of Justice.

William R. Weissman argued the cause for intervenors Edison Electric Institute, et al. With him on the brief were Douglas H. Green, Barton C. Green, Karl S. Bourdeau, John N. Hanson, Donald J. Patterson, Jr., Edward M. Green, Robert N. Steinwurtzel, David B. Weinberg, Kurt J. Olson, Richard G. Stoll, David P. Novello, Michael W. Steinberg, Arline M. Sheehan, Hunter L. Prillman, David F. Zoll, Ronald Shipley, Timothy

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Berg, Douglas E. McAllister, Paul E. Gutermann, John N. Moore, Neil J. King, Lynn L. Bergeson, Howard B. Myers, Jeremiah J. Jewett, III and Roderick T. Dwyer.

David R. Case, Eli D. Eilbott, Charles W. Elliott, James E. Bradley, Mark A. Finkelstein, Turner R. Odell, Jr. and Douglas M. MacMillan were on the brief for intervenors Citizens for a Safe Environment, et al.

Aaron H. Goldberg entered an appearance for intervenor International Mill Service in 91-1221.

Paul E. Shorb, III entered an appearance for intervenor American Iron and Steel Institute in 91-1221.

Jeffrey S. Holik entered an appearance for intervenor Association of Battery Recyclers, Inc. in 91-1221.

Norman L. Rave, Jr. entered an appearance for intervenor Chemical Waste Management, Inc. in 91-1221.

Susan M. Schmedes and G. William Frick entered appearances for intervenor American Petroleum Institute in 91-1221.

David R. Case entered an appearance for intervenor Hazardous Waste Treatment Council in 91-1221.

William F. Pedersen and Ira Dassa entered appearances for intervenor American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute in 91-1221 and 92-1244.

Joseph E. LeBlanc, Jr. entered an appearance for intervenor Marine Shale Processors, Inc. in 91-1221.

William M. Guerry, Jr. and John L. Wittenborn entered appearances for intervenor Steel Manufacturers Association Specialty Steel Industry of the United States in 91-1221.

Lee B. Zeugin entered an appearance for intervenor Tennessee Eastman Company in 91-1221.

Richard S. Wasserstrom and Richard S. Moskowitz entered appearances for intervenor AKJ Industries, Inc. in 91-1240.

Aaron H. Goldberg entered an appearance for intervenors Dow Chemical Company, International Mill Service, Inc., American Iron and Steel Institute and American Mining Congress in 91-1572.

Edward M. Green and Roderick T. Dwyer entered appearances for American Mining Congress in 91-1572.

Before: WALD, EDWARDS and BUCKLEY, Circuit Judges.

Opinion for the Court filed PER CURIAM.

PER CURIAM:

This case involves challenges by industry and environmentalist petitioners to an Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") rule interpreting section 3004(q) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ("RCRA"), 42 U.S.C. Sec. 6924(q) (1988), which directs the agency to regulate facilities burning hazardous waste as fuel. The rule, entitled "Burning of Hazardous Waste in Boilers and Industrial Furnaces" ("BIF Rule"), 56 Fed.Reg. 7,134 (1991)...

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