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The Ninth Circuit's decision holding a permittee is not an "Owner" for purposes of CERCLA liability rejects the Second Circuit's test.

In City of Los Angeles v. San Pedro Boat Works, -F.3d- (9th Cir. Mar. 14, 2011), the Ninth Circuit held that the holder of a revocable permit to operate a boat works, which is a facility for repair, maintenance and rebuilding of ships and boats, is not an owner for purpose of determining who is a PRP under CERCLA. 

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