Californians For Renewable Energy et al v. United States Environmental Protection Agency et al

Northern District of California, cand-4:2015-cv-03292


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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 OAKLAND DIVISION 8 9 CALIFORNIANS FOR RENEWABLE Case No: C 15-3292 SBA ENERGY, ASHURST BAR/SMITH 10 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION, SECOND ORDER OF REFERENCE CITIZENS FOR ALTERNATIVES TO FOR MANDATORY SETTLEMENT 11 RADIOACTIVE DUMPING, SAINT CONFERENCE FRANCIS PRAYER CENTER, SIERRA 12 CLUB, and MICHAEL BOYD, 13 Plaintiffs, 14 vs. 15 UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY and GINA 16 MCCARTHY, in her official capacity as Administrator of the Environmental 17 Protection Agency, 18 Defendants. 19 20 This matter is RE-REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler for a mandatory 21 settlement conference to take place within sixty (60) days of the date this order is filed or at 22 such time as mutually agreed upon by the parties and Judge Beeler. A representative from 23 the EPA's Office of Civil Rights shall be present at the settlement conference. Pending 24 further order of the Court, discovery is temporarily held in abeyance pending the 25 conclusion of the settlement conference and related discussions supervised by Judge Beeler. 26 The parties are encouraged to address with Judge Beeler potential options for informally 27 exchanging information germane to anticipated settlement discussions. 28 1 The parties shall appear for a further telephonic Case Management Conference on 2 November 2, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. At least seven (7) calendar days prior to the conference, 3 the parties shall meet and confer and file an Updated Joint Case Management Statement in 4 accordance with Civil Local Rule 16-9. Plaintiffs' counsel shall be responsible for filing 5 the Joint Case Management Statement and setting up the conference call. At the date and 6 time indicated above, Plaintiffs' counsel shall call (510) 879-3550 with all parties on the 7 line. NO PARTY SHALL OTHERWISE CONTACT CHAMBERS DIRECTLY 8 WITHOUT PRIOR AUTHORIZATION OF THE COURT. 9 IT IS SO ORDERED. 10 Dated: 7/7/16 ______________________________ SAUNDRA BROWN ARMSTRONG 11 Senior United States District Judge 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 cc: Mag. Judge Beeler Mag Ref Clerk 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -2-