EPA Proposes Rule Regulating Legacy CCR Impoundments, Inactive Landfills

May 17, 2023
EPA is seeking to regulate for the first time disposal of coal ash from coal-fired power plant sites that were previously exempt under the agency’s 2015 rule, proposing to extend those regulations to inactive legacy surface impoundments at inactive facilities and to inactive landfills as well. EPA quietly released on May 17 a prepublication version of its proposed changes for legacy coal combustion residuals surface impoundments and inactive landfills, which it now refers to as CCR management units (CCRMU). EPA...

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