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THOMAS P. O’BRIEN United States Attorney 2 LEON W. WEIDMAN Chief, Civil Division 3 MONICA L. MILLER Assistant United States Attorney
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RONALD J. TENPAS Assistant Attorney General Environment & Natural Resources Division

MICHAEL R. EITEL, Neb. Bar No. 22889 Trial Attorney, Wildlife & Marine Resources Section United States Department of Justice 8 1961 Stout Street, 8th Floor, Room 812 Denver, CO 80294 9 Tele: (303) 844-1479 / Fax: (303) 844-1350 E-mail: Michael.Eitel@usdoj.gov
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CHARLES R. SHOCKEY, D.C. Bar No. 914879 GUILLERMO A. MONTERO, Ma. Bar No. 660903 LUTHER L. HAJEK, D.C. Bar No. 467742 Trial Attorneys, Natural Resources Section United States Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division P.O. Box 663, Washington, DC 20044-0663 Tele: (202) 305-0492/(916) 930-2203 Fax: (202) 305-0274/(916) 930-2210 E-mail: Luke.Hajek@usdoj.gov Attorneys for Defendants UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA WESTERN DIVISION NATURAL RESOURCES ) DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC., et al., ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) v. ) ) DONALD C. WINTER, Secretary ) of the Navy, et al., ) ) Defendants. ) ) ) ) Case No. 8:07-cv-00335-FMC (FMOx) DEFENDANTS’ EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR STAY PENDING APPEAL Hearing Date: TBD Time: TBD Hon. Florence-Marie Cooper U.S. District Judge

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, by submission to the Honorable Florence-Marie Cooper of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division, located at 255 East Temple Street, Los Angeles, California, Defendants Donald C. Winter, et al., by and through their undersigned counsel, hereby apply ex parte for a stay pending appeal of the Court’s January 3, 2008 Order Issuing Preliminary Injunction (docket no. 91) (“January 3 Order”). Defendants’ respectfully request a determination on this ex parte Application as soon as practicable and no later than January 14, 2008 so that they may pursue an appeal of the Court’s January 3 Order prior to the start of the next scheduled exercise. Notice of Application to Counsel. On January 4, 2008, in accordance with L.R. 7-19, Defendants gave notice to Plaintiffs’ counsel by electronic mail of Defendants’ intention to file this Application on January 7, 2008, between approximately 5:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. Plaintiffs have indicated that they oppose this Application.1/

Defendants also provided notice to counsel on January 8, 2008, of Defendants’ intention to file this Application on January 9, 2008. This Application is made pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 62(c) and 62(e) and Fed. R. App. P. 8(a)(1) and is based upon the accompanying Memorandum of Points and Authorities; the accompanying classified evidence for which Defendants have concurrently sought leave to submit for ex parte and in camera review; the accompanying Declaration of Michael R. Eitel; the pleadings and other documents on file in this action; and such other matters that the Court may consider or of which the Court may take judicial notice.

Although the California Coastal Commission’s (“CCC”) status in this case is unclear, see Defendants’ Response to the CCC’s Brief on Proposed Mitigation 27 Measures for Preliminary Injunction at 1 n. 1 (docket no. 78) (filed Dec. 21, 2007), Defendants provided the CCC with notice of Defendants’ intent to file the instant 28 Application, and the CCC indicated that it would oppose this Application.
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Respectfully submitted this 9th day of January, 2008. /s/ Luther L. Hajek LUTHER L. HAJEK, D.C. Bar No. 467742 U.S. Department of Justice THOMAS P. O’BRIEN United States Attorney LEON W. WEIDMAN Chief, Civil Division MONICA L. MILLER Assistant United States Attorney RONALD J. TENPAS Assistant Attorney General Environment & Natural Resources Division MICHAEL R. EITEL, Neb. Bar No. 22889 Trial Attorney, Wildlife & Marine Resources Section United States Department of Justice 1961 Stout Street, 8th Floor, Room 812 Denver, CO 80294 Tele: (303) 844-1479 / Fax: (303) 844-1350 E-mail: Michael.Eitel@usdoj.gov CHARLES R. SHOCKEY, D.C. Bar No. 914879 GUILLERMO A. MONTERO, Ma. Bar No. 660903 LUTHER L. HAJEK, D.C. Bar No. 467742 Trial Attorneys, Natural Resources Section United States Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division P.O. Box 663, Washington, DC 20044-0663 Tele: (202) 305-0492/(916) 930-2203 Fax: (202) 305-0274/(916) 930-2210 E-mail: Charles.Shockey@usdoj.gov Guillermo.Montero@usdoj.gov Luke.Hajek@usdoj.gov Attorneys for Defendants

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I, Luther L. Hajek, hereby certify that on Wednesday, January 9, 2008, I electronically filed the foregoing DEFENDANTS’ EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR STAY PENDING APPEAL with the Clerk of Court using the CM/ECF system, which will automatically send email notification to attorneys of record. Moreover, I caused to be served, via electronic and overnight mail, postage prepaid, copies of the foregoing on the following counsel: Joel R. Reynolds Andrew E. Wetzler Cara A. Horowitz NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC. 1314 Second Street Santa Monica, CA 90401 Tele: (310) 434-2300 / Fax: (310) 434-2399 awetzler@nrdc.org /s/ Luther L. Hajek Luther L. Hajek

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