OMB Weighs EPA Proposal To Loosen Ban On Unlined Coal Ash Sites

January 3, 2020
EPA has sent for White House pre-publication review a proposal to allow some disposal sites that lack protective liners to continue operating, which would loosen a separate proposed rule from November in which the agency floated banning unlined ash disposal as unsafe and forcing existing facilities to shut down. The new proposal, which the agency submitted to the White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB), also floats first-time disposal requirements for “legacy” ash sites at former power plants. The...

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