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FY18 Deal Funds EPA Work On Backstop Federal Coal Ash Permit Program

April 12, 2018
The fiscal year 2018 omnibus deal contains a little-noticed provision approving funding for a new EPA Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) coal ash permitting program, with utilities and the ash reuse sector urging the agency to quickly develop the program as a backstop for states that opt against creating their own permit programs. If and when the agency does establish a functioning federal ash permit program, it would eliminate the feature of the Obama EPA's 2014 disposal rule that...

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