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EPA/OLEM RIN: 2050-AG88 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residues From Electric Utilities: Amendments to the National Minimum Criteria (Phase 1, Part 1) 

The EPA published a proposed rule to modify the final Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Disposal Rule, published April 17, 2015. Issues covered by the proposal included the height limitation of the vegetative slopes of dikes; the type and magnitude of non-groundwater releases that would require a facility to comply with some or all of the corrective action procedures set forth in the final CCR rule; and adding boron to the list of contaminants in appendix IV of the final CCR rule that trigger's the corrective action requirements under the final rule. Further, the Agency proposed alternative performance standards for owners and operators of CCR units located in States that have approved CCR permit programs, as well as other potential revisions based on comments received since the date of the final CCR rule and petitions for rulemaking that were granted on September 13, 2017. The Agency is addressing these issues in two final rules; this action is the first of the final rules.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 257   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6906    42 U.S.C. 6907    42 U.S.C. 6912(a)    42 U.S.C. 6944    42 U.S.C. 6945(c)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Judicial  Issue a final rule 3 years after settlement agreement date (6/14/2016).  06/14/2019 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/15/2018  83 FR 11584   
Final Rule  07/30/2018  83 FR 36435   
Final Rule Effective  08/29/2018 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OLEM-2017-0286
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Mary Jackson
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 5304P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-8453

Kirsten Hillyer
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
Mail Code 5304P, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 347-0369