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EPA Coal Ash Permit Guide Limits States' Flexibility But Avoids New Rule

August 10, 2017
EPA's guidance for how states' coal ash permit programs should comply with the agency's ash disposal rule limits states' flexibility from the regulation's various provisions in their programs -- a potential win for environmentalists seeking strict adherence to the rule, although EPA is not codifying the guide through a new rulemaking. The “interim” guide , released on Aug. 10, outlines how EPA plans to review states' proposed permit programs for ash disposal sites to ensure they will be “at least...

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