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EPA/OLEM RIN: 2050-AH11 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of CCR; A Holistic Approach to Closure Part B: Alternate Demonstration for Unlined Surface Impoundments; Implementation of 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. On October 15, 2018, the court issued its mandate, vacating certain provisions of the 2015 final rule and mandating the EPA include "legacy" units in its regulations. This rule would provide a mechanism where unlined surface impoundments meeting strict criteria would be allowed to continue to operate. This rule also addresses a necessary modification to the timeline of closure by removal, co-proposes options for the use of CCR in Closure and requirements for annual closure progress reports. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  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
None       
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/03/2020  85 FR 12456   
Final Action  09/00/2020 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OLEM-2019-0173
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
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.regulatons.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OLEM-2019-0173  
Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jesse Miller
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 5303P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-1180
Email: miller.jesse@epa.gov

Frank Behan
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
5304P, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-8476
Email: behan.frank@epa.gov