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Gulf Restoration Network v. Oscar Renda Contracting, Inc.

United States District Court, S.D. Mississippi, Southern Division

March 27, 2019

GULF RESTORATION NETWORK Plaintiff,
v.
OSCAR RENDA CONTRACTING, INC. Defendant.

          CONSENT JUDGMENT

          LOUIS GUIROLA, JR., UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

         PARTIES

         1. The Gulf Restoration Network (hereafter sometimes “GRN”) is a coalition of environmental, social justice, citizens' groups, and individuals committed to protecting and restoring the valuable resources of the Gulf of Mexico to an ecologically and biologically sustainable condition.

         2. Oscar Renda Contracting, Inc. (sometimes hereafter “Oscar Renda” or “Oscar Renda Contracting”) is a Texas corporation authorized to do and doing business in this district.

         3. For purposes of this Consent Judgment, GRN and Oscar Renda will collectively be referred to as the “Parties”.

         4. This Court has jurisdiction over the subject matter herein and the parties to this action pursuant to 33 U.S.C. § 1365 and 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331 and 1355.

         5. Venue is proper in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, pursuant to 33 U.S.C. § 1365, and 28 U.S.C. §§ 1391(b) and 1395(a), because it is the judicial district in which the matters at issue occurred. The parties stipulate that facts can be presented demonstrating that venue is proper in this Court, and that this Court has proper jurisdiction over this matter.

         OBJECTIVES

         6. The Complaint in this matter involves issues regarding Clean Water Act compliance associated with a construction project sometimes called the Biloxi North Infrastructure Project. The Parties agree that it is in their mutual interest to enter into a Consent Judgment that sets forth the terms and conditions appropriate to resolving this lawsuit.

         7. It is the express purpose of the Parties to further the objectives set forth in section 101 of the Clean Water Act (“CWA”), 33 U.S.C. § 1251, and to resolve the Gulf Restoration Network's claims for civil penalties, injunctive relief, and for attorneys' fees and costs, as alleged in the Complaint, in a manner consistent with the public interest, the Clean Water Act, and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

         8. This Consent Judgment constitutes a complete and final release of all civil claims arising out of the facts and circumstances giving rise to the Complaint in this matter. The provisions of this Consent Judgment apply to and are binding on GRN and Oscar Renda, each of their respective successors and/ or assigns, officers, agents, servants, employees, and any other individuals or entities in privity or concert with any of the foregoing or whose interests were adequately represented by one of the Parties in connection with this action.

         COMPLIANCE WITH 33 U.S.C. § 1365(c)

         9. This Consent Judgment was submitted to the United States Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency for the 45-day statutory review period on February 15, 2019, pursuant to 33 U.S.C. § 1365(c) and 40 C.F.R. § 135.5. On March 25, 2019 the Court received a response from the Department of Justice and the ...


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