EPA’s FY24 Budget Signals Increased CCR Enforcement Ahead Of NECI

March 21, 2023
EPA is planning to step up its efforts to enforce against what the agency says is “widespread noncompliance” with its coal combustion residuals (CCR) rule even as states and industry groups battle environmentalists over whether the agency should formally designate CCR-rule enforcement as a priority in EPA’s pending National Enforcement and Compliance Initiatives (NECI). “EPA’s review of publicly posted CCR Rule compliance information suggests widespread noncompliance with CCR regulations,” according to the agency’s fiscal year 2024 budget justification . The...

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