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EPA/SWER RIN: 2050-AE81 Publication ID: Spring 2009 
Title: Standards for the Management of Coal Combustion Residues Generated by Commercial Electric Power Producers 
Abstract: This action is for the development of regulations for coal combustion residues. The regulations will apply to landfill and surface impoundment facilities that manage coal combustion wastes generated by steam electric power generators, i.e., electric utilities and independent power producers. This action results from EPA's regulatory determination for fossil fuel combustion wastes (see 65 FR 32214, May 22, 2000), which concluded that waste management regulations under RCRA are appropriate for certain coal combustion wastes. The intended benefits of this action will be to prevent contamination or damage to ground waters and surface waters, thereby avoiding risk to human health and the environment, including ecological risks. The Agency issued on August 29, 2007, a Notice of Data Availability (NODA) announcing the availability for public inspection and comment of new information and data on the management of coal combustion wastes that the Agency will consider in deciding next steps in this effort. The comment period for this NODA closed on February 11, 2008. EPA is currently analyzing the comments and the findings of the peer review in line with its commitment in the May 2000 regulatory determination to regulate coal combustion wastes. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 257   
Legal Authority: 42 USC 6907(a)(3)    42 USC 6944(a)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NODA  08/29/2007  72 FR 49714   
NPRM  12/00/2009    
Additional Information: SAN No. 4470; EPA publication information: NODA -; This effort may also impact federal, state, local or tribal governments that own coal-burning commercial electric power generating facilities.; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2006-0796
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Alexander Livnat
Environmental Protection Agency
Solid Waste and Emergency Response
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 5304P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-7251
Fax:703 605-0595

Steve Souders
Environmental Protection Agency
Solid Waste and Emergency Response
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-8431
Fax:703 605-0595