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EPA/OLEM RIN: 2050-AH10 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities; A Holistic Approach to Closure Part A: Deadline to Initiate Closure 
Abstract: On April 17, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (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. Finally, if EPA finalizes changes to the annual groundwater monitoring and corrective action report requirements or to the internet posting requirements, which were proposed in the August 14, 2019 rule entitled: Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities; Enhancing Public Access to Information; Reconsideration of Beneficial Use Criteria and Piles, then those changes would likely be included in this final rule. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  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
None       
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/02/2019  84 FR 65941   
Final Rule  07/00/2020 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OLEM-2019-0172
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: https://www.epa.gov/coalash   Public Comment URL: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OLEM-2019-0172  
Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation 
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
Email: hillyer.kirsten@epa.gov