OMB Begins Review Of First-Time EPA Rules For ‘Inactive’ Coal Ash Landfills

March 9, 2023
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has begun reviewing a first-time EPA proposal aimed at regulating hundreds of “inactive” landfills containing coal combustion residuals (CCR), which are currently exempt from the agency’s other Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules for CCR storage. Once issued, the CCR rule will form part of a package of strict new EPA rules targeting environmental releases from coal-fired power plants, including the just-proposed effluent limitations guidelines (ELG), which environmentalists and EPA...

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