EPA Bolsters CCR Enforcement To Address ‘Widespread Noncompliance’

January 31, 2024
EPA is stepping up its use of enforcement actions to address what the agency says is “widespread noncompliance” with its existing coal ash rules’ mandates governing site closure and groundwater remediation, even as officials prepare to issue new rules that will impose additional mandates on a broader universe of facilities than are currently regulated. EPA quietly posted a December 2023 enforcement alert highlighting findings of “significant noncompliance” with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) coal ash disposal regulations, focusing...

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