EPA Rejects Alabama CCR Permit Program, Citing Facility Noncompliance

May 23, 2024
EPA is finalizing its denial of Alabama’s application to operate its own permit program for coal combustion residuals (CCR) disposal, largely standing behind arguments it made when it proposed the rejection last year while finding that the state has failed to require its CCR units to comply with minimum requirements set in federal waste rules. The agency on May 23 issued its final action denying the Alabama Department of Environmental Management’s (ADEM) application for delegated authority over CCR permits, emphasizing...

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