Belle Co., L.L.C., et al. v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, No. 13-30262 (5th Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Belle filed suit challenging the Corps' issuance of a jurisdictional determination (JD) stating that the property owned by Belle contains wetlands that are subject to regulation under the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251. The court affirmed the district court's dismissal of the suit based on lack of subject matter jurisdiction because the JD was not a "final agency action" and was therefore not reviewable under the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 500 et seq.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on July 29, 2016.