April 25, 2019 -- Client Alert
On April 18, 2019, the Orange County Superior Court issued a ruling in City of Duarte v. State Water Resources Control Board - Case No. 30-2016-00833614-CU-WM-CJC and City of Gardena v. Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles – Case No. 30-2016-00833722.
The Cities of Gardena and Duarte (“Cities”) challenged the municipal separate storm sewer system (“MS4”) permit requirements with respect to the Water Quality-Based Effluent Limitations (“WQBEL”) imposed by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (“Regional Board”) and the SWRCB (collectively “Respondents”).