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EPA/OLEM RIN: 2050-AH10 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: ●Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities; Revision of Cease Receipt of Waste Deadline for CCR Surface Impoundments; Response to Court 

On April 17, 2015, the EPA promulgated national minimum criteria for existing and new coal combustion residuals (CCR) landfills and existing and new CCR surface impoundments. On August 21, 2018, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in the case of Utility Solid Waste Activities Group, et al v. EPA. In July 2018, EPA amended pieces of the 2015 final rule. Environmental groups challenged that rule and on March 13, 2019, the DC District Court allowed a voluntary remand without vacatur. This rule will propose a new cease receipt of the October 2020 waste deadline and address some issues from the August 2018 court decision.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
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  Court expectation to finalize by December 13, 2019  12/13/2019 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2019 
Final Action  12/00/2019 
Additional Information: Affected Sectors: 221112 - Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
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