Critics Charge EPA Rewriting Coal Ash Closure Rule Via Waiver Denials

March 30, 2022
State and power industry groups are objecting to the process EPA is using to revise aspects of longstanding policy on closure-in-place requirements for unlined coal ash impoundments in its plan to deny facilities’ requests for waivers from the EPA coal ash rule, an approach they say is procedurally flawed and requires notice-and-comment rulemaking. The industry groups, which oppose the EPA proposal on its merits, also charge that the move will potentially jeopardize coal combustion residual (CCR) compliance certifications for hundreds...

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