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EPA/SWER RIN: 2050-AE81 Publication ID: Spring 2011 
Title: Standards for the Management of Coal Combustion Residuals Generated by Commercial Electric Power Producers 
Abstract: This action is for the development of regulations for coal combustion residuals (as referred to as coal combustion waste). The regulations will apply to the management of coal combustion residuals that are generated by steam electric power generators, i.e., electric utilities and independent power producers and are disposed of in landfills and surface impoundments. 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 announcing the availability for public inspection and comment new information and data on the management of coal combustion residuals. The Agency considered these comments in developing the proposed rule regarding the regulation of coal combustion residuals under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency issued a proposed rule on June 21, 2010, in which the Agency co-proposed two approaches- one which would regulate coal combustion residuals under subtitle C of RCRA as a "special waste" and one under subtitle D of RCRA as a non-hazardous waste. Under both approaches, coal combustion residuals that are beneficially used would remain Bevill exempt. 
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: State, local, or tribal governments; Private Sector 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 257    40 CFR 261    40 CFR 264    40 CFR 265    40 CFR 268    40 CFR 271    40 CFR 302   
Legal Authority: 42 USC 6905 and 6906    42 USC 6907(a)(3)    42 USC 6912 to 6912(a)(1)    42 USC 6921 to 6925(j)    42 USC 6935 to 6937    42 USC 6944(a)    42 USC 6949a(c)    33 USC 1345(d) and 1345(e)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NODA  08/29/2007  72 FR 49714   
NPRM  06/21/2010  75 FR 35128   
Notice - Public Hearings  07/15/2010  75 FR 41121   
Notice - Public Meeting---  08/05/2010    
Notice - Public Meeting--  08/12/2010    
Notice - Correction, Extension of Comment Period, and Additional Public Hearings  08/20/2010  75 FR 51434   
Notice - Public Meeting -  10/06/2010    
Notice - Additions to Docket  10/21/2010  75 FR 64974   
Notice - Public Hearing  10/27/2010    
NODA  06/00/2011    
Final Action  To Be Determined    
Additional Information: EPA publication information: NODA -; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-RCRA-2009-0640
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions  Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
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